psychic surgery


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psychic surgery

A form of psychic healing particularly popular in Brazil and the Philipinnes in which healers claim to be able to perform surgical operations using no anesthetic or instruments and causing no pain.
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On page 80 of The PK Zone, she writes, "Brazil and the Philippines are the two countries where one hears the most about psychic surgeons (McClenon, 1994)" and then on page 82 refers to how Brazilian psychic surgery is different and cites the same source to back the claim.
Promoting psychic surgery for cancer is, of course, not a rational social choice, but some attention to the religious aspect of patients' lives may well be genuinely helpful.