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Can you list a society and their worldview that affects whether they can heal ; or cause illness .


In the personalistic system illnesses are caused by a supernatural being or someone with magical abilities. Eg: the evil eye in Latin American countries. Eg:The sorcerer in Papua New Guinea that causes shock and death. Wikipedia says that when one has a illness he/she is out of sync spiritually or emotionally. This is not so with disease as it can be objectively measured. Eg:broken ankle. Today do westerners still believe in "the shaman"?

 

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