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Red colour cloth at the external sheath means that this keris is ready for war.
A keris is the single most important item in the life of a
Bomoh or Silat exponent. It is both a weapon and a spiritual object. According
to some occult practitioner, a keris need to be bathed every Muharam month
(first month of Islamic calendar).
the below materials, but first ask the khodam of your keris what does it like:
types of flowers
water collected from banana trunk
the keris into above material for 24 hours.
that put the keris point down and dry it in a room for 7 days and 7 nights.
Burn 3 pieces of joss stick every night but do not disturb the keris. This is
to let the keris ‘meditate’.
the 7 days and 7 nights, rub the keris with kaffir lime then smudge it with
white benzoic incense.
ask the keris (khodam) what type of cloth it want to wear?
cloth – for war only.
cloth – for healing purpose.
cloth – for both healing and war.
keris must be inside its sheath when not working. There was a case happen to a
collector. He left his keris blade exposed in a bedroom and when the couple was
having sex, the khodam of keris also joined in. After that his wife didn’t want
to have sex with the person because no kick!!
a general rule:
out the keris for working.
work, put the keris back to its sheath. But give some time for the khodam of
keris to return.
It is believed that a keris with khodam must be bathed at
least once in 3 years or the khodam may leave. The above is just one of many
methods out there for taking care of a keris. As some keris may fetch up to
thousands of US dollars, practice the above at your own accord.
There are many ways if one person wants to be a Tok Bomoh (Shaman)
in Malaysia or Indonesia:
inheritance. If the person’s ancestor or parents were once a Bomoh, then the
knowledge will automatically transfer to their decedents.
visitations of spirits in the dreams. The person may be taught to recite
certain mantras as communication tools. So each time the practitioners recite
these mantras, the spirits will act as their khodams to lend helping hands.
recitations such as prayers, incantations and mantras.
the practice of martial arts such as Silat or Kuda Kepang.
meditation and fasting in the jungle, mountain, cave, dried well or graves.
imitating other shamans.
from experience Bomoh who have familiar spirits.
ommunication methods of a Bomoh:
Bomoh believe that the spirit of the grave can help them to fulfil their
wishes. More so if the deceased was once a Bomoh.
offerings such as roast chicken, glutinous rice, bertih, bananas etc. must be
presented to the spirit in the exchange of their services.
Spear and Lime
keris and spears are weapons of the old days. They are still widely used in
traditional medicine. These weapons must be wash with flowers and lime, then smudge
with benzoic incense and finally wrap with yellow, red or black cloth.
weapon worships are normally done on a Friday night with certain mantra and
incantation. It is believed that with such worship, the weapon will become
stronger and will not create problems to their owners.
ancak is made from bamboo or banana leaves. Normally an ancak is filled with
yellow glutinous rice, ketupat and other offerings for the spirits.
sanggu is normally made from banana leave or coconut leave stem. Only the leave
stem that dangles vertically to the tree is usable. This stem must be collected
during sun set. The making of a sanggu must be in the middle of the night while
facing the direction of sun rise. After that the sanggu must be smudge with
benzoic incense while reciting certain incantations.
with an ancak, a sanggu also filled with food offering to spirits, but a mast
and sail is erected in the centre of the sanggu; also one white candle is put
in the front and back of the ancak. After the ritual the sanggu will be set
adrift in a river.
sangkak is also made from bamboo. As before, it mainly serves as food offering
container for spirits.
a sangkak is for ensuring the safety of a family, then it is put in side a
house; if however it is for the safety of a village, then the sangkak is put at
the edge of the village accompanied with mantra and incantation. Sometimes a
goat or water buffalo is sacrificed as well.
At this point, anyone who has read this posting has the
potential of becoming a Bomoh. But before you proceed, check with your
religious expert if you are allowed to do so. Otherwise, I don’t want to be
responsible if you are sent to the gallows or being burnt alive!
the right skull is a rare one-sectioned skull, the left skull is used in subjugation ritual.
Tantric skull or kapala is an important ritual element in Tibetan rituals. A kapala symbolizes "impermanent". It acted as a container for consecrated liquid or 'nectar'. Not all kapala can be used however. Traditionally before one gets a kapala from his or her guru, this person must pray for an auspicious sign before sleeping. If no good signs are available, then this kapala cannot be used.
Skulls with various sections carry different meanings:
One-sectioned skull is the most valuable because practitioners believe one-sectioned skull are those of highly realized persons such as those of Bodhisattvas. It is a 'ksaitreya' and controls of all people, land and property.
A two-sectioned skull is a 'vaishya', it works for the king and knows how amass food.
A three-sectioned skull is a 'brahmin', it stimulates the realisation of Mantra.
A four-sectioned skull is a 'shudra' and thus amasses an entourage.
A five-sectioned skull is an outcast, it is a skull cup suitable for a fierce person as it wins disputes.
A six-and more sections stimulate illness. They are normally use in destruction Mantras.
Some gurus forbid the use of skull after 4 pm as they believe that is the time when the demons are most active and may be harmful to the uninitiated. A tantric skull must be evoked before use: mantra and mudra must be performed, and prior to picking up the skull; some rice or flower need to be thrown to the skull. It is forbidden to pick up the skull directly as it is deem disrespect.
There is an old Chinese saying: “Do not let your daughter
marry with a witchdoctor household (有女莫嫁師公屋).” A “Sai Kong” (師公) is a term generally given to a person
involved in Taoist magic.
In Chinese society, and other community a like; a
witchdoctor is normally a person of lower social status, he can have some
income but the livelihood is generally quite poor. There are exceptions of
course. Below is a folk song describes the condition of a Sai Kong:
“People’s ancestor produces
ministers, my ancestor produces a witchdoctor.
Do not marry a witchdoctor;
a witchdoctor is lazy does not plow the land.
Earning three bowls of rice
by divination, no need to plow also can live.
While ordinary people plow
to live, the rice stores open every October.
Don’t want to use handkerchief
as my blanket,
Don’t want the rice bowl if
I never plow the land.
Don’t want the fragrance of
flower to be rich,
Don’t want my name to stay
in the lower classes.
People said a witchdoctor
I enjoy my meat by plowing
People said a witchdoctor
No one sees a witchdoctor
gets drunk arrogantly.
People said a witchdoctor
earns a living,
No one sees a witchdoctor rides
Having said so… Guys, do you still want to be a
Wonders why a spirit can appear and disappear as it wishes? Taoists
believe that a spirit has a magic robe that enables it to do such a trick. If
you can get your hands on one of these robes, then you can also perform many
Below is the how to:
1.Catch yourself a magpie bird (喜鵲) and 21 fire flies on the 7th day or 7th
month of lunar calendar.
2.Put all your catches into a cloth pouch and hang
the pouch on the Northern corner of your house and let it wind dry for 100
3.After that erect a piece of peach tree branch outside of your house and tie
49 feet of red rope onto it; leave the end of the rope into your ritual room.
4.Tie the pouch with all its content onto your right
shoulder, hold the end of the red rope and meditate.
5.Not long after that, there will be many spirits
approaching you and demand you to give them the pouch. Do not be afraid and
ignore them. Until finally their leader approach you and ask: “What do you want
to do the exchange?”
6.Tell the lead spirit that you want the robe that it
wears for exchange.
7.If you can get hold of the spirit’s magic robe,
then you can travel across the continent without being noticed by anyone.
8.Contact me once you really have your hands on one,
I will teach you what to do further J.
This is the
intermediate to advance level of conjuration practice. What you are inviting is
the spirit of a person from his/her grave. So, please do not try it if you have
no previous experience in conjuration. Human spirits are a little hard to
predict as they behave just as when they are alive. However, these spirits will
be useful in helping us in certain ways.
if you are inviting a spirit of a famous singer, then your singing skill may be
improved etc. But also bear in mind that if the person die by committed
suicide, then you might be influenced to follow the same course of action.
the ritual outline:
to the grave of the person with a piece of white paper and a pen.
down the name of the person and the date the person dies.
a piece of earth, a plant or a small pebble and wrap it with the piece of paper
you just wrote your name.
buy some stuff such as a bottle of white wine, some biscuits, fruits etc to
feast the spirit at night.
soon as you return home or to your altar, put the paper wrapping onto the altar
and set up the food offerings.
the same night after 7pm, go to the nearest cross roads and call up the name of
the deceased for seven times, ask the spirit to follow you home to enjoy the
you are again at you altar with the spirit, you can say your request to the
spirit in plain language. Express the help you want from this spirit such as
wanted to be friends but NEVER promise anything that you cannot handle.
the spirit for a password that it can appear to you swiftly. Don’t reveal it to
anyone as this will be the secret between you and the spirit.
the spirit farewell and perform a ritual cleansing of your altar.
to my experience, this ritual work best for new deceased; older spirits react
People say that when a lady cuts her long hair, it is a sign
that she wants to change her state of mind. I am not an expert in behavioural
science, so I will leave it to the experts. But I do know that a lady’s long
hair can be used for various magical uses. Let us explore two of them.
This ritual is meant to make your target temporarily sick
and wanted to vomit. Below is the how-to:
a piece of ladies hair about 1 foot in length.
it as shown above.
down your target’s name and date of birth and tug it into the hair.
take your ritual knife and stab it into the hair blob.
target will fell sick within one hour’s time.
The below ritual is for making your enemy to have acute migraine.
a piece of ladies hair as before.
a knot with the hair and hold it in your left hand.
“Om Chelijin Cheli Soha” 49x; after 1x recitation, blow 1x onto the hair knot.
the hair with you.
you are being attacked by bad guys, hold the hair in your left hand and your
attacker will kneel down in pain.
you want to release the spell, just release your grip on the hair.
So men, beware of the power of ladies’ hair. For your reference and reading pleasure.
I have finally
got more information on the old artisan’s spells. So here’s the updated
artisans of old days would have learnt one or two magical tricks to benefit or
to teach their picky house owners some hard to forget lessons. In fact, many
old Chinese are very wary of the hanky-panky that an indignant artisan can do
to his beloved house; so counter magic rituals were also common at that time.
the list is the “under the well” ritual (落井法):
really a very simple but awful method to torture a person. The artisan would
perform this trick in front of a house, or on the road that the person will
pass by. The method is to draw the Chinese word “well” (井) at the front door/road by chanting below
becomes a stream, second line becomes a river, third line becomes sea, fourth line
all evils down the well.)
the artisan will continue to recite the victim’s name and date of birth.
of such a curse is that the victim’s stomach will become bigger and bigger
until eventually compressing his/her heart and lungs. This would impair the
functioning of heart and lungs; and the victim would suffer excruciating pain.
A medical doctor would not be able to trace the source of the illness and the
patient will be wasting away slowly.
“the curse of seven arrows” (放暗箭):
yourself seven iron needles and an iron bow. Then, a black bean is stick into
the tip of each iron needle. Bury the needles and bow with the needle tips
pointing towards to your victim’s house. Then within one hundred days, members
of the house hold would suffer from injuries or even death.
“the curse on dwelling place” (敗陽宅風水):
must be performed at midnight. First, go to the front door of your victim; then
recite the below mantra:
(The curse applied to this
house, cripple and blind she/him. Things are thrown and whipped, according to
my master’s order; house collapse, no way to be reincarnated. This is on gods
and spirits alike, according to Master Yang’s order; as my will, so mote it
After you have recited the
mantra, use a needle to prick your ring finger and smear your blood onto the
main gate. The household will run into bad lucks after 120 days.
Fourth, “the curse on a
Prepare a wooden spike made
of wood about seven inches in length. Then go to your victim’s ancestral tomb.
Recite the below mantra while holding a hammer and the spike:
(The dark energy is in
living world, the demon is getting active. I am holding ritual implements to
carry out my master’s order. The environment is changing color; the tomb’s
energy is exhausted; I executed master Yang’s order hastily!)
After reciting the mantra
for 3-7x, prick your ring finger with a needle and smear some blood onto the
wooden spike, then hammer the wooden spike into the tomb. Within 120 days the
descendents of the deceased will suffer from unknown illness or even death.
Fifth, below are a collection
of forbidden spells (禁法). These forbidden spells are banned in old China as they are believed
to have brought sufferings to many people. An artisan can be prosecuted if
found guilty at ancient time:
·Causing robbery to
oWrite the word ‘井’ on the floor while the
roof of a house is being constructed will cause the household to be robbed
three times in 120 days.
·Curse of a wooden
oCarve a wooden doll and inscribe curses onto the
doll and then nail the doll onto the main house pole. This spell will take
effect in one month’s time.
·Causing a dog to
bite its master
oCollect some rain water and some dirt from the
southern wall of the house. Feed the water and dirt to the dog and it become
crazy and bite its owner.
oBury two packages of rice under the edge of house
roof will create strange noises when the house tenant switch off the light to
go to bed at night. The spell normally takes effect in 4 days.
·Crazy and ill spell
oWhile the house in installing lock at the main
gate, inscribe a “+” sign onto the lock will cause the owner and tenants to
fall ill or crazy within one month’s time.
·Causing animals to
oBury a butcher’s chopper in front of the animal
farm will cause the horse, cow, pig and the like to be restless.
tenants to be restless
oCut a paper manikin and nail it onto the main hose
·Causing rice fail
to be cooked
oTake a piece of rope and tie it around your waist
and call out the name of the person who is cooking rice will cause the rise
hard to be cooked.
And of course … too many spells
to be recorded down completely.
N/B: Master Yang (楊公) is believed to be the
grand master of Feng Shui.