Showing posts with label Mau. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mau. Show all posts

Paganism & Wicca - Who Is A Mau?

The prefix Mau is a frequent prefix for practitioners of Thailand's traditional spirit cults. 

  • These spirit cults are more concerned with daily needs of people and communities, such as healing and human and agricultural fecundity, than with theological concepts like salvation or Nirvana. 
  • In their practice, practitioners summon pre-Buddhist guardian spirits. 
  • Many, if not all, of these holy technologists are female. 

The prefix distinguishes their professional titles, as follows: 

• Mau Du (astrologer) 

• Mau Lek (fortune teller) 

• Mau Ram (medium) 

• Mau Song (diagnostician, diviner) 

• Mau Tham (exorcist) (traditional herbal doctor)

You may also want to read more about Paganism here.

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