Magic SEA Museum targets to be a catchall for all popular magic rituals across the Southeast Asia regions. So, most of the introductory materials are copied from the intranet just to make a point, or translated into English and provided as it is under one roof to ease your reading. This blog materials are for light reading purpose only. If U need serious academic references, kindly visit the nearest library.
I was lucky
to learn about this mysterious Vietnamese and Thai Ngai ritual. So I can only
share the outline of this ritual to you. Since this is a dangerous ritual to
begin with, I will leave out the details for now: In the respect of the Ngai
master who has taught me this technique and for your safety reasons.
must already a follower of any of the magical systems: Thai, Vietnamese,
Laotian or Taoist magic. It would be to one’s advantage if he/she has a
connection to mountainous spirits or has 5 legionnaire armies to command.
Although Ngai plants can be cultivated; they are best to be collected from deep
seen some information about Ngai plant in:
Now, let us
assume that we already identified a wild Ngai plant for our own use. We must
get some soils from cemetery or a haunted place and empower the soil for 7
days. After that we should request permission from our lineage masters and then
we will raise our 5 legionnaire armies so as to capture the Ngai spirit.
Once we are
at the Ngai plant, we must make offerings to the mountain spirits to ask for
their help in capturing the Ngai spirit. Normally we would take 4 spikes and
secure the 4 corners of the plant and then encircle the compound with a piece
of white string. The next step is to lock the Ngai spirit so that it would not
escape through the soil. A Yant is burnt before the Ngai plant is dug up as
this will prevent the spirit from attacking us and to pacify the earth gnome
watching the area.
Ngai plant is uprooted, it is wrapped with a piece of black cloth with an Ngai
Yant to capture the Ngai spirit. Now we are ready to return to our altar for
further empowerment rituals. Before leaving the place, we should block the Ngai
spirit from the watchful eyes of the heavenly gods and goddesses by drawing a
Yant at the sky. It is said that the Ngai master may be struck by lightning if
he does not follow this step.
step in Ngai magic is to empower Ngai plant in the altar for 7 or 49 days with burning
more Yants and the plant will be blown breaths taken from all 5 directions.
During the empowerment period, Ngai spirits will be summoned every day so as to
attune to the master. If the Ngai ritual is successful, the plant consumes only
water and chicken eggs. At advance level, some Ngai master would feed their
Ngai plants with live chicken or other live stocks.
So what can
an Ngai plant do? Believers say that Ngai can do almost anything: from love
magic to killing of enemies. Other than that, Ngai can also bring in fortune
and protect its owners.
are dangerous in that they have masses and if the master failed to control
his/her plants, and then he/she will be consumed by his/her plants. Most
protective rituals are powerless against Ngai because it moves through the
ground and consumes life force silently. It is believed that a good Ngai master can
control up to 25 Ngai plants.
What do you think a Beach Oak can do other than provide shades for beach picnikers?
Casuarina Equisetifolia or
commonly known as Beach Oak can be found in many places in China, Southeast
Asia, Australia, Africa and even USA. Not many people realize that this common
plant also has its use in love and break magic.
First, to cast the love
·Purchase a pair of
·Cut a length of
Casuarina Equisetifolia twig and further cut this branch into 6 sub-sections.
·After that wrap
the branch pieces with a piece of black cloth.
·Go near to the sea
or river bank, recite mantra 49 times then say the name of the person you
intend to charm to empower the twig.
·Take one section
for him/her to step over, or soak into water to drink or bath.
·Your target will
fall in love with you in good time.
Second, to cast the break
·Get a pair of new
·Go to the tree
after 4pm and cut a length of twig. Further cut the twig into 7 small pieces.
·Wrap the pieces
with a black cloth and bring them to a river bank.
·Throw the twig
pieces into the flowing water one by one while calling his/her name.
·Your target will
leave you in good time.
I would like to put forward
a very gentle reminder that adequate protection must be exercised before
tempting this ritual or harm may come to the ritual caster.
never believe what happened to me last night.
friend sent me many Kumanthong statues … a total of ten pieces plus a piece of Arjarn
Perm’s special Phra Ngang and Lady Wanthong or also known as Nang Phim amulet.
We all know that Wanthong is the mother of Kumanthong and Kun Pean is the
father. Well, I will just let you google the net to find out more about
Back to the
story … So I happily unpacked the parcel and carefully arranged all statues and
amulets onto my altar. Looked pretty impressive I thought. After that I lighted
some incense and prayed to the mother to watch over her children as I don’t want mischievous
children to be in my house. What’s so special about all this you think? Hold
your horses; let me come to the second part of the story.
yesterday afternoon, my old time sailor pal from Johor Bahru came to visit me.
He said that he wasn’t married for that day (being out of sight of his wife) as
he traveled alone. So what else? We both went out for Penang downtown bar hopping
and ‘special’ massaging. Yeah… you guessed it right, we brought the special
Phra Ngang and the Nam Man Prai Oil out too! Hmm… just want to test out their
powers so to speak ;-).
As we were
ready to go out at around 6pm, a swallow flew into my balcony four times, and
on the final time; it suddenly dropped in front of me as if giving me a Tibetan
style prostration! After that the swallow stared at me and then flipped its wings
and flew off. Pretty interesting don’t you think so? I don’t know if it is the
power of Phra Ngang or something else. Whatever the case was, we did enjoy our
night out and only returned to my apartment with two dozen can of beers to
continue the drinking session in front of my altar until we were so drunk that we
slept there until I got this very strange dream in the morning …
dream, I saw many children moving my pal, all the beers, female masseurs, ladies away …
as I stared transfixed with amazement, a very pretty lady in Thai costume came
to me and said: “You shouldn’t do that type of things, they're extremely bad for the children and the lady doesn’t like
them at all. A decent girl will come to you if you promise to stay away from
those sinful things …” Interesting enough, I found my pal who were supposed to be lying beside me intoxicated by the alcohol, somehow inside the toilet. And when I woke him up; the first thing he said to me was: "I saw many children pushing me to the toilet! Maybe I'm too old to have a mug too many already.. Hahaha.."
don’t know if it was my alcohol effect or something else; but I do know that
Lady Wanthong and Phra Ngang don’t mix well! What do you think folks? Do I follow Phra Ngang's way ... or do I follow Lady Wanthong's ;-)??
There are many types of thunder stones, but majority of them
are black in colour. Some say that there are some metallic substances in these
stones. Sometimes these stones are found in fragments due to the lightning
It is said that the thunder stones are found in two
·During dry season
Some people say that the thunder stones can be subdivided
into male and female. The male will be black and the female will be white in
colour. Some even attest to it that the stones found in the rain are the best
ones. But I don’t think anyone will search for a stone in rainy days though (or
he/she may be strike by the lightning!)
How to differentiate if it is a real or fake?
Well, the authentic thunder stone possesses a burnt smell.
The wearer of this stone will feel his or her hands heavy and ring finger numb
or ache as if there is electric charge. However, if the energy of the stone is
already attuned with the owner, then this person will feel as if the ring
finger is empty (vanished)!
It is said that the one who wears a thunder stone can move
as swift as a lightning. The thunder stone is also said to possess power to
exorcise spirits and distance punching. I have a friend who put his thunder
stone together with his other mustika pearls. The next day, he found all his mustika
pearls scattered across the floor as if hit by a lightning… except the thunder
stone of course.
This is a
ritual narrated to me by a friend from Vietnam.
spirit is known to exist in many Southeast Asian cultures. In Thai magic, it is
known as Phi Phop and it is believed that Phi Phop can bestow the practitioner
with fortune and magical power. The Chinese also has a set of ritual meant to
get fun with the banana spirit or ask for favor. Below ritual is somehow new to
me. So I just described as it is and hopefully to draw more elaboration from
purpose for carrying out this ritual is to achieve invulnerability and good
life. The prerequisite is that you must first be a single person and once you
are married to a banana spirit, you can never marry again. If you break this
taboo, then you will have to bear for the consequences.
must prepare a banana plant. Then you must take care of it carefully every day:
water it, talk to it and even sleep with it. The idea is to get as close as
possible to the banana plant as if it is your wife.
You must do
the ritual consistently until the banana plant flowers.
a full moon night, tie the end of a red string on the banana blossom while the
other end onto your ring finger. Cut the banana blossom and bring it together
with some incense, candles and food offerings to a sea, lake or river. Now, you
must swear to heaven and earth that you and the banana plant will live and die
together as if a pair of real human couples.
After the ritual,
throw the banana blossom and offerings into the water and let it flow away
signifying that the gods and goddesses have accepted your union. What left now
for you is to take very good care of the banana plant. Whatever you do, don’t
let the banana die.
It is said
that the practitioner of this ritual can fight like no man fight and when he
feels tired. He only needs to lay flat onto the ground and he will recover
almost immediately. Personally I think this Vietnamese ritual is somehow similar
to marriage to spirits for wealth:
The above is a very recent photo of orb sent to me by a friend from Hawaii. This is said to be the first of the kind foto in my pal's building after trying evoking five brothers to watch over his shop. I never know the 5 brothers can travel across the ocean to Australia and now to Hawaii too. Pretty interesting don't you think so?
See if you can spot any thing inside this foto? ;-)
bathwater have many uses in the hands of a pawang. On one hand, our bathwater
can be used to tame our spouse; on the other it can be used in love magic. Below
is one such love magic making use of our bathwater.
a bowl of bathwater and a ring or anything that you want to give to your target
a white candle and some Benzoic incense.
the bathwater into an earth container.
that throw the ring into the bathwater.
both of your palms over the container and recite something like: “I am
empowering this ring as a present to the one I love. When she wears my ring,
she will fall in love with me…”
reciting the above mantra for 7 times, bring the container outside of your
to break the container with a parang or a sword.
the ring to your target and she will fall in love with you.