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The Buddha’s Wizards: Magic, Protection, and Healing in Burmese Buddhism

Explores the supernatural landscape of Buddhism in Myanmar to explain the persistence of wizardry as a form of lived religion in the modern era. Introduces power and appearances of weizza and the power of protection and how the wizards and their devotees organize paramilitary secret associations. Describes the Buddha’s chief wizard, women of the wizard king, and power of pagodas.