• Folk Magic Beliefs
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By Crusader1307

In Mapuchian (Chile, South America) Tribal Beliefs, a ''Rehue'' is a type of sacrificial Totem which is believed to channel supernatural powers and abilities to those who invoke various Gods (via Spirits). The Rehue is carved from a variety of trees – to resemble ''Human Spines'' with an attached ''Head/Face''. During a conjuring Ceremony, food is prepared and placed on the ''Head'' of The Totem. After the selected participant (normally a person suffering from an illness), ''eats'' thee food – He or She will be ''possessed'' by The Spirit so summoned. This ''possession'' is seen as a means of ''healing'' the afflicted or – the Possessed can now transfer such ''power'' to others.