Dating to perhaps 3,200 BC in Mesopotamia and their Religious Beliefs, The Asipu were a unique combination of ''Arts''. Part Shaman (Healer), Scientist with a dab of Witchcraft thrown in for good measure, these Men were highly regarded for their abilities. The Asipu were noted for their talent at visiting a person who was sick and determining thru ''Magic'', IF the victim ''could be saved'' or EVEN should be! Trained to recognize various illness which may be seen by today's Modern ''eyes'' as ''communicable'' (such as Plague etc.), many Scholars found that they were possibly instrumental in maintaining such a high level of health among the ancient Mesopotamians. The Asipu were also regarded as ''masterful'' Demon Hunters and Exorcists as well.