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Mariri is the traditional name for a magical nature spirit that lives in the phlegm of the curandero healers of the Peruvian Amazon Basin. This spirit is fed with tobacco smoke. It is regurgitated at will by the shamans, and is passed on to a disciple either by swallowing the regurgitated substance from the hands of the shaman, or is smoked through a pipe. It can also be given to someone from nature spirits, such as the ayahuasca plant spirit.

It is used by the Shamans as a defense and protection in acts of magic, and is also considered a powerful healer.

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Witch doctor

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