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zombification

The purported conversion by magic means to a state in which the awareness of an individual is retained by a sorcerer in a bottle or jar while the body, lacking will or agency, becomes the slave of the sorcerer. Zombification is deemed to be murder in Haiti even if the victim is manifestly still alive. The state is either induced by various poisons or by strong suggestion in a context of powerful superstitious belief. Some zombis have been found to be schizophrenics.
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Bokors (Bokor yo, plural form in Kreyol) are also the police force of the society or village life, and mitigate the harshest punishment, zombification, in Vodou.
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Zombies are characterized by vacant stare, milkly eyes, black gums, blue lips, drool, foreign objects embedded in their bodies, rotting flesh, oozing pus or blood, missing body parts, shredded clothing, visible bones protruding from flesh, stiffness in body and limbs, shuffling gait in which they drag one leg behind the other as a result of some wounds suffered before zombification or from uneven decomposition afterwards.
Amendment, and the impetus for its ongoing zombification in the service
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