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Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
VDM Publishing, Jul 24, 2010 - Medical - 156 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pagtatawas is a ritual in psycho-medicine in Filipino Psychology (but considered just as a Filipino superstition in Western Psychology) where an affliction or psychological disorder is diagnosed by interpreting the form produced in a basin of water as heated alum or molten max drop from a lighted candle.arlier and in some rural areas in the Philippines, alum (i.e., hydrated aluminum potassium sulfate called tawas in the vernacular) is ritualistically used by the albularyo or medicine man for diagnosis of a variety of health conditions: a child's incessant crying, frequent fatigue, or even failure to conceive.

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