mal puesto

mal puesto (mäl pwesˑ·tō),

n according to Curanderismo, the Mexican folk healing system, a mental disorder resulting from a hex in which the individual engages in abnormal behavior.
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Consistent with scientific studies that suggest that negative consciousness can adversely affect living systems, traditional emotional categories of curandersimo include envidia (envy); mal puesto (hex or curse), in which negative energy directed toward a person creates havoc or disharmony; mal ojo (staring), in which children become ill because they cannot handle excessive adult attention; and mala suerte (bad luck), in which adversity fuels a vicious-circle creation of bad luck.