Pawang

A pawang is a type of shaman from Malaysia and Indonesia.wikipedia
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Dukun

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Pawang are usually associated with mountains in contrast to the traditional healers (dukun or bomoh) who are most often linked to rivers.
In common usage the dukun is often confused with another type of shaman, the pawang.

Bomoh

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Pawang are usually associated with mountains in contrast to the traditional healers (dukun or bomoh) who are most often linked to rivers.
In colloquial usage, the term bomoh is often interchangeable with another type of shaman, the pawang, but they generally serve different functions.

Malaysian folk religion

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Shamanic performances are held by people known as bomohs, otherwise also known as pawang or dukun.

Malaysia

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A pawang is a type of shaman from Malaysia and Indonesia.

Indonesia

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A pawang is a type of shaman from Malaysia and Indonesia.

Mining

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Particular rituals and chants exist for ensuring a good hunt, a safe trip through the jungle, or success in mining.

Spirit possession

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They further claim that spirits can be used to possess people, cause sickness and miseries and many other bad things.

Curse

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They further claim that spirits can be used to possess people, cause sickness and miseries and many other bad things.

Frank Swettenham

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The British colonial administrator Frank Swettenham wrote about the role of the pawang in late nineteenth century Malaya in a chapter on 'Malay Superstitions' in his volume of essays Malay Sketches (1895).

Dowsing

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Swettenham described how the supposed victim of a bajang would employ a pawang to use various methods to determine the identity of their attacker, such as scraping an iron bowl with a razor to produce a corresponding loss of hair in the guilty party, divination by use of a water bowl or dowsing.

Shamanism

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A pawang is a type of shaman from Malaysia and Indonesia.

Hantu Air

In that case, one's health would decline and may become very ill. A pawang would have to identify the spirit, address the issue, and correct the wrong doing.

Religion in Indonesia

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In common usage, the dukun is often confused with another type of shaman, the pawang.