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Glossary of Terms


PashtunA 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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