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Shaman (Bomoh apprentice)

Shaman (Bomoh apprentice) Kelantan, Malaysia I served as an apprentice Bomoh (Malay Shaman) in Kelantan, Malaysia, learning about ethnobotany, medicinal plants, Malay rituals, Malay divination and sociocultural aspects of Malay Shamanism (in an Islamic environment). I consulted with villagers and performed herbal and shamanistic treatment on patients with mental incap

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Dr. Peter Cohen

Rockville, Maryland, USA

Graduated 1995, PhD, Interdisciplinary Biology

Faculty of Science