Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Between Possessed And Insane (附身与神经)

I have read many letters that one cannot tell from head to tail even after reading many times. That has caused me to rethink if I should just stop writing magical things. This is a concern as just too many people start writing gibberish things that are just nonsense at the end.

It is not difficult to differentiate from possessed and insane:

Well, if a person is possessed, then the person would not be possessed for the entire 24 hours. For example: it is likely that a person would be possessed and become another person after night. And that this person would just himself/herself for the rest of the day.

However, if a person remains to be another person for the rest of the day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year; then this person is insane.

If a person just talking gibberish, then chances are that if he/she is not taking drugs, then it is also possible that this person is possessed.

Let me elaborate with the below conversation:

Q: What is her date of birth?

A: she is born on the day of Buddha's enlightenment... vows day of the monks @ ABCD

(A more acceptable answer is December 25, 201 etc.)

Q: Tell me about the person…

A:  She is 24 hours not herself as she is possessed by demons…

(As I said before those demons don’t possess a person 24 hours, so the above person is most likely to have mental illnesses!)

Another example is that someone wrote:

$12345 is too expensive…
Mantra A is good…
She is the reincarnation of Amitabah…

(The above sentences don’t have specific aims…)

Please pay attention if anyone in your house is having the above behaviours… too much talking, too much ghosts, Buddha, gods, goddesses, devils etc. also indication of spiritual or mental illnesses. Unfortunately these types of disorders are very difficult to cure as first, people would not admit that he/she has a problem; secondly, it is very difficult to isolate the ‘patient’ for curing as his/her environment also plays an important part in influencing the patient.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Beware Of Secondhand Items (附灵二手货)

Some secondhand items look as if they are good buys as at times; secondhand items may be 80%~90% cheaper than new ones. However, there is a catch: there may be a string attached to these items. So, one should indeed beware of the below cheap items:

·         ‘Special items’ or ‘cheap items’
·         Cars with number plates from other areas
·         Popular car types selling super cheap
·         Good house selling below market price

Normally super cheap items especially vehicles would have its previous owners’ ‘life forces’ (生灵) attached and these life forces may affect the well beings of new owners.
If one does not have psychic abilities and intend to test if an item or car has any residual energies, then he/she can go to the item after sunset and then sits beside an item or inside a car or a house and meditate for about 15 minutes or so.

If an item, especially a car has experienced fatal incident, then the residual energy of the deceased would be very strong indeed. It is best to avoid purchasing such items however cheap, but if one need to be; then extensive prayers and rituals should be made until these residual energies are released for good. Otherwise, a new owner may suffer from the same mishap as the previous owner. For example: If a house owner was burnt to death in a house and this house is subsequently purchased by another person, then the new owner have a higher chance to be hurt in a fire incident also.

My friend, Chong studied and worked in Japan for 10 years. He once purchased a secondhand car to solve his travelling issues. Since he was on a budget, he could only afford a low cost one and after some search, he found a relatively new car with number plate from another state at a secondhand car dealer. Without much thought, Chong purchased the used car and happily went home.

After a while, Chong was quite satisfied with his purchase but one very nagging issue with the car was that there is a sort of mud smell lingered within the car; no matter how many times Chong cleaned the car, the mud smell was there to stay put…

During one weekend, Chong brought his family out for picnic and they spent the whole day beside the foot of Mount Fuji. It was in the early evening they decided to head back home as it was getting dark and looks like the weather wasn’t very good too.

As Chong was driving, the rain started to fall. Chong’s wife was at the passenger seat beside Chong, and their children were at the back seat. There were altogether four of them. When the car passed by a lake, Chong suddenly saw in his rear mirror, the reflection of two adults and two children at the back seat. At the same time, he lost control of the steering wheel as if it was pulled by an invisible force towards right side. After some struggle, Chong’s car plunged into a lake nearby.

The luck was Chong’s side as there were some people fishing nearby. So the family was quickly pulled out from the car and local folks sent them to a temple beside the lake. A Shinto priest came and greeted the Chong family and accommodated them for one night. Before Chong left the temple the next morning, the priest told Chong that there were four dead souls following Chong family and he would pray for the spirits to be delivered.

When Chong finally returned home, he went to the secondhand car dealer to enquire of the origin of his ill fated car. After some persuasions, the salesman finally revealed that the previous car owner and his family all 4 persons were drowned when the car plunged into a river a year ago!

Chong was lucky, but not all people are as lucky as Chong. As you can see, it is important to think twice before one purchase a used item… or he/she will find that he/she is not alone…

Anti-Witchcraft Kit From University (抗巫术商品)

My bro forwarded this super interesting article to me so I shall share with all… And I quote below:

Malaysian University sells kit to combat evil spirits for $2,500
By Brian Booker     May 1, 2015 in World

A Malaysian public university has announced that it will sell a special kit to ward off evil spirits for the low price of RM 8,750, or approximately $2,500.

The kit contains a mix of everyday items, most of which anyone could picked up at a local grocery store. Items include chopsticks, salt, vinegar and lime. A few items might be a bit harder to procure, including formic acid and pepper spray.

Malaysia's gross domestic income per capita weighs in at $10,803, so the price tag of nearly $2,500 represents a substantial portion of income.

The university in question is the Universiti Malaysia Pahang, and is located in the heavily Malay populated state of Pahang. As decreed by Malaysia's constitution, all Malays are Muslim, and the kit is clearly targeted at Muslims.

Apparently, students have been reporting bouts of exaggerated and even uncontrollable emotions.

According to researchers at the University, the kit is the result of three years worth of study. Apparently, the Quran and Islamic hadiths state that spirits are unable to tolerate salty, sour, or spicy items.

To put the kit's cost into perspective, the Universiti Malaysia Pahang charges only RM1,865 per semester, including all fees and a spot in the university's hostel system, meaning the “anti-hysteria” kit will cost nearly as much as the total cost of a three year degree.

The kit was launched at the Education Ministry in Putrajaya this past Thursday.
Besides the basic ingredients, most of which have long been used to combat spirits and witchcraft in Malaysia, those who purchase the kit will also be given two training sessions on how to use the kit. The university will also provide two free refills, risk management services, online consultation and additional treatment for chronic cases. University looks to combat “witchcraft”

The Universiti Malaysia Pahang is taking witchcraft and spirits seriously, having already set up a Committee for Advanced Studies in Witchcraft Law. The university has also laid out a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), which itself was a part of a two year study, to deal with paranormal activities. The two year study was supported by a RM189,000 grant from the Ministry of Education.

Witchcraft and black magic are often cited at Syariah (Sharia) Court hearings in Malaysia. Since there are no legal provisions governing black magic, claims are often dismissed.

Local Muslims must adhere to both national laws, and sharia laws, which are overseen by the country's royal families, who hold the final say in most religious matters.

So, my question is: should we still belittle the ‘power’ of witchcraft now that even a reputable Malaysian university is selling a ‘super’ kit to combat this!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Blowing Ritual Horns (角鼓与我)

There is an old saying:

(If one does not know how to draw talisman, the ghost and gods laugh;
If one does not know how to blow ritual horns; the ghosts laugh at gods!)

However, the above saying is not totally true as not all Taoist sects will need to blow horns… Mao Shan Sect (茅山) does not really need a ritual horn.

I don’t really use to blow horns and it is exceedingly difficult to get a good ritual horn at my area. So, I started to source from the intranet and started my own venture. And I finally got my first horn a few years back but it was quite difficult to blow, so while I was doing my horn blowing practices, I used a small electric drill to adjust the horn hole…

At that time, I tried to blow my horn during traffic jams, and I blew my horns after my work at night too. At times I went to an open field to practise my horn blowing. Well, to tell you the truth, the sound of horn blowing did scared many people especially at night. Many old folks related the sounding of horn to funeral services. Once during my horn blowing session at night, an old uncle passed by on his bicycle and this poor uncle was so startled that he fell off from his bicycle. The news travelled really fast the next morning in a local morning market. Since then I had to stay at a very low profile when blowing my ritual horn. Now that I am staying in an apartment, I certainly have lesser chance to blow my horn freely and at will.

It is very rare to hear the sound of horn blowing locally now a day as people would relate the sounding of horn to mourning matters. The fact is that the purpose of horn blowing is to invite gods/goddesses and to assembly solders. In fact blowing a ritual horn now carries the same meaning in ancient warfare; that is for conveying a message.  And different ways of blowing a ritual horn carry different meanings, some people say that 3 long blows indicate the summoning of gods and 2 long blows are to request gods to depart etc.

Indeed, it is true that a ritual horn should be blown in traditional Taoist funeral because the purpose is to invite gods and armies to protect a dead soul; and to escort this soul to the other side.

Common folks call a ritual horn as a “cow horn drum” (牛角鼓) but Taoist calls it a “dragon horn’ (龙角). In ancient times, the sounding of a horn was used to convey a general’s message; so Taoists use the same method to convey their messages to their military. 

Older generations even hold fast to the thinking that any Taoist should know how to blow a ritual and also to blow a horn beautifully. Otherwise if a horn is not blown properly, the gods would not come to assist and when this happens, the Taoist would not able to control spirits.

Of course, that really depends on individual Taoist sect. To a Lu Shan Taoist, the blowing of a horn is mandatory, other sects many not follow this practice. Whatever case that may be, Taoists who are proficient in horn blowing techniques are getting fewer. Perhaps we can attribute this as a loss in Taoist culture and I only mentioned this so that people aware there are various horn blowing techniques in Taoism.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Mani Stone Of A Serpent (蛇精的宝石)

My Bangladesh and Indian friends believe that when a serpent lives long enough, it shall possess a mani stone and that it shall carry this stone on its head where ever it goes. Normally this serpent shall come out to feed only twice a day only. If it comes out, it will only come out between 3am ~ 5am and while it was drizzling in the sky.

It is said that when this serpent feeds, it shall temporarily put down this mani stone that is always on its head and feed in the vicinity. The snake shall not leave the stone too far as it fears someone will steal it. If anyone has gotten his/her hand on this snake’s mani stone, then it is worth billions of dollars.

My Bangladesh friend told me that there was a huge tree nearby where he lives. A giant white serpent with a red ruby stone on its head used to be seen active around the area. It didn’t disturb my friend but the tree was chopped down some time ago, and after that; the serpent was nowhere to be seen since.

According to my friend, he has not personally seen the said mani stone; but his cousin did came across one about 15 years ago:

My friend’s cousin known as Ahmed was a poor farmer who earned a living by planting the fields of a rich landlord. One day as he was hurriedly to the field after a drizzle; he suddenly kicked a stone and fell onto the ground. As Ahmed was inspecting his foot injuries, he saw the culprit was a round stone. Without thinking too much, Ahmed picked up the stone and tugged it near his waist and proceeded to the field where he encountered his landlord, Ali.

When Ali enquired about Ahmed’s reason for late to work, he told his landlord the story and showed Ali the stone. Ali was a learnt person, he immediately knew what the stone was and the value it carries. So Ali told Ahmed to hand over the stone and he shall reward Ahmed with 4 cattle and 500kg of rice. Since Ahmed was a simple minded person, he didn’t think of the incident too much and happily handed over the stone to Ali and went home.

Problems arose when Ahmed returned home and told his father the story. The old man was eager to have a look at the stone so he went to Ali’s place to ask for the stone’s return. Somehow Ali denied that he has the possession of the stone and a fight eventually broke out and the old man was seriously injured by Ali.

The commotion eventually stirred up the authority and all parties were brought to police station. After some interrogations, Ali finally admitted that he has kept the stone is a huge iron safe. Since the judge was also eager to have a look of the said mani stone, he ordered the safe to be opened.

And… to everyone’s surprise, there is no stone but a 6 feet living white cobra! As when the crowd was about to do something, the cobra suddenly vanished into thin air…

Well, that was some sort of anticlimax, but I made my pal promised that he shall bring me to his hometown to look for the mysterious mani stone.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mysterious Indochinese Miasma (瘴气之谜)

It is believed that miasma is a type of secretive poisonous vapour exists in Southern part of Chinese and Indochinese thick forests with beautiful sceneries, wide and deep hinterlands. When people enter into the forest, they would feel that the atmosphere is very pleasing with winter warmth and summer cool. Folks would unconsciously become enchanted and become carried away; and then losing control of themselves.

According to a local Vietnamese legend, during Vietnamese war against the French in the 50’s, there was once a 1,000 men French troop lost in a piece of picturesque Vietnamese mountain range and no one returned ever since. It was strange that there was no war at that area at that time… No one knows what had happened to the 1,000 strong men. No one knows whether they are dead or alive… Local Vietnamese said it was the work of miasma. The miasma has devoured the whole troop and transformed them into local landscape and misty fog…

The Chinese believe that miasma is actually poisonous gaseous substance formed by decaying snakes, centipedes, toads and etc. poisonous insect carcases. Once unwary folks entered into the jungle and this poisonous gases entered into their bodies; they would feel cold, hot, sweating and these people would die not long after that. In today’s terms, this is just like malaria.

I supposed it would take a long passage to prove or disprove the miasma phenomenon scientifically as it is suffice for a layman like me to know the symptoms and related remedies.

There are many formulas available to local Indochinese folks but the easiest formula is to consume some ipomoea root powder when one is attached by miasma. First, a person need to collect some ipomoea roots, dry them and then grind them to powder form.

When a person is attacked by miasma, he/she only needs to mix half an ounce of ipomoea root powder with a bowl of white rice and eats them all. The miasma syndrome shall subside the next morning.

The above formula was given to me by a Vietnamese who always travel into deep Indochinese jungle. I posted here in the hope that if you too would like venture into these uncharted Indochinese regions, please do prepare yourself adequately.

From Worm Poison To Ms Ong (翁姐蛊毒事件)

A famous late Hong Kong kung fu actress known by the name Ms Ong committed suicide on May 15, 1985. Many people attributed the cause of her suicide due to broken heart. However, insider said that Ms Ong was the victim of worm poison (蛊毒) and not as what was publicized in mass media.

According to an insider, there are two reasons:

1.      One week before her death, someone has said that he/she want to teach Ms Ong a lesson using worm poison.
2.      Ms Ong’s face, eyes and hairs were swollen and showed yellowish color, and that she was losing hairs. Further red spots were also seen on her body. In addition, green vines were seen on Ms Ong’s face and neck. She was not herself and she looked lost…

All of the above symptoms are in fact signs of worm poisoning. Perhaps Ms Ong’s poisoning case is not unfounded.

So, how do we detect is we ourselves are the victim of worm poisoning?

Well, it is not difficult. We only need to get a glass of plain water and then spit into the glass. If the saliva sinks; then chances are that we have become victims of worm poisons. Otherwise, we are safe.

Since it is very difficult to cure worms, then it is best not to in taking any of the contaminated food since most of the worm poisoning is due to food consumption. There is a quick and easy to test if your food is contaminated:

If we suspect that a cup of tea is being tempered with, its surface temperature and the bottom would be different. For example, while the top part feels hot, the bottom feels cold. In this case, one can choose not to drink the beverage. If there is no way to avoid, then he/she can rotate the cup away from his/her body.

In any case, prevention is better than cure. So, please stay away from bad company.