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- n. in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination
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She assumed the form of a priest-doctor, clothed herself in a priest's gown, with the regulation headdress and straw shoes, and attached to her girdle a gourd containing pills and other medicines.
But the whole decision rests entirely with the patient and his confessor; or they can call in an expert priest-doctor.
With the Katingans the blian (priest-doctor) always drinks a little of the blood when an animal is sacrificed.
Every tribe has a priest-doctor; he neither knows nor attempts to practise the healing art, but is a pure exorcist; all bodily ailments being deemed the operations of devils, who are cast out by prayers and invocations.
Examen to be forwarded to a priest-doctor for a few weeks. "