Illustrated by Raph Unpingco
Illustration by Raph Unpingco

In anthropology, a shaman is an individual who is a part-time specialist involved in healing. A sorcerer is an individual who communicates with the supernatural in the belief that spirits can act on their behalf for the purpose of good or evil. Although these terms, in addition to “medicine men” and “herbalists” are sometimes used interchangeably, Chamorros did distinguish between their healers, known as makåna, and their sorcerers, or kakåhna, who manipulated spirits to do evil. Learn more>>>