term used by some spirits to describe their role as Herald, Minister or Speaker
for another spririt, whom they serve in this capacity. The etymology of this word
pre-dates the current Persian word used for the people of Afghanistan and their
language. Interestingly many Pashtuns will exhibit the sign of Khamsa (Hamsa) upon
arrival as a symbol of their office and function. Originally the raised right hand
by a spirit messanger was a ward against fear of a divine presence, and the affect
of anxiety caused in the body of the human witnessing its presence. But this symbol
has degenerated in the last few Aeons, far from its original use into a superstitious
sign now used to ward off the so-called "evil eye" in many Near-Eastern cultures.
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