Magic SEA Underground targets to be a catchall for all popular magic rituals across the Southeast Asia regions. 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. By 'underground' means this is a black box blog, no references to original sources will be provided.
There are many reasons why a person wants to request for a
dream: for guidance or for wanting to know a thing that he or she doesn’t have
an answer or no way to get a satisfactory answer by any means. This also
includes those people who want to perform a magic ritual to call back a
The methods for requesting a dream from a higher being are
many and vary, and the interpretation of a dream also varies; some are direct
and some are not so direct. For the purpose to relieve those earnest folks to
want to seek an answer, I give them the below simple ritual:
First one should offer some flowers and burns incense in
front of the statue of a Buddha before he/she go to bed and recites the below
mantra for 7~108 times requesting for a guidance in the dream:
“Namo ratna lisase namo alisa polutatisa parasa bhodisattva se
mahasattva se tojito jirini jiri rara yiyi maha lisevalutadhri varase svaha.”
He/she should go to bed directly after reciting the above mantra
without converses with other people or answering phone call. In this way,
whatever the person wants to know shall be shown in his/her dream.
Although the above method is pretty simple by only reciting
the above mantra faithfully, it still best to first to take a bath and clean
one self and of course, it is best if one already engaged in some form of
spiritual practices. The most important of all, is one must believe in this
method and hence easier to be successful in getting a clear dream. If one cannot
concentrates and his/her mind tends to wander off, then it is pretty difficult
to get a good dream; more so to make the dream come true.
I have many times requested to perform ‘phowa’ (破瓦) or transference of
consciousness (迁识) for the
dying. This is the vow that I made to my guru rinpoche before he taught me the
phowa ritual. Normally I only serve the poor and those who are willing to
accept phowa method as a means of deliverance.
My guru’s idea is pretty simple:
“You must see how people die only then you can die properly.”
It is certainly true that Asian people don’t like to talk
about death compared to the Tibetan. Consequently, when I stand in front of a
dying person; it is not the dying that I need to console, but the dependents.
Just too many times that I see rich and highly educated
people crying and moaning at the sick bead; there are also people bugging
before the sickbed wanting to know where the old pa has kept all his money… and
yet there are people arguing about which religious rituals to follow so as to create
more merits etc. People would argue furiously even up to a stage that no one
aware that the poor pa has long passed away.
On the other hand, the lesser well to do folks are more peaceful
as most of them have accepted their fates and they are more willing to let the
nature to take its courses. This also makes my work easier too.
People are afraid of dying, especially the old folks. Many
times, I have to assure them that they are okay and healthy and that what they
need is to have a strong fate. There is one old hawker whom I respected very
much because of what he said before he passed away.
As usual, I was called to the sickbed of the old man. He
was just lying peacefully in the bed. All his dependents were at his bed
weeping and kept asking the pa, the husband not to leave them and go. They held
the old man’s hands and shake his shoulders until one point; the old man opened
his eyes and uttered his final words:
“Regardless if we had good time or otherwise together;
there is no need to repeat what we have gone through in the next life.”
After he has said these words, I quickly asked the old man
to think of Amitabah and then made a short supplication to the lineage gurus. As
soon as the old man’s head dropped; I shouted: “Hi! Phat!” and the old man had
gone for good.
The old man’s last words have echoed in my mind for a very
long time: indeed it is our urge to ‘repeat’ what we had missed in this life
that causes us to be trapped in this cycle of birth and rebirth. I am sure that
this old man was the reincarnation of a Bodhisattva as his final words indicated
he has hidden wisdom more than that of an ordinary monk!
I am in no
position to give advices concerning love affairs for I am only an occultist.
Having said so, there are just too many people with love problems came to me in
the hope to call back their lost loves.
Before I go
on, let me quote two famous sentences form the work “catching fish-remarks from
goose grave” (摸鱼儿·雁丘辞) by a
famous writer, Yuan Haowen (元好问) from Jin and Yuan Dynasty:
“I ask the world: what
love means? It is a binding affair until the death.”
writers normally described loves as poignant and enchanting, but for an
astrology standpoint; love cannot be kept by whatever means. When love comes,
one has to embrace it; when love turned sour, then we will have to let it go.
There is no other means to retain a lost love. The more we grasp onto the faded
love, the sadder we shall become and hence loosing sights of further coming
opportunities. Regardless of if what religion said, we only live once and most
of the time, there is no second chance.
In case of
anyone wanting to bring back lost loves, I would advise just to let go: if the
person is destined to be his/hers; then he/she shall come back by his/her own.
To me, there is nothing such as ‘die together’ or ‘fatal love affairs’. My worries
are that too many people who came to me showing a tendency of hurting
themselves and their lost loves.
embracing and letting go is part of our life learning; without letting go, then
we shall simultaneously lose sight of coming opportunities too. If you wonder the
full posting of “catching fish” is as below:
years ago, I was assigned to participate in a technology transfer project in
Europe. At that time I was required to travel between Regensburg, Germany and
Villach in Austria monthly for about 6 months or so. So, the company arranged
me to stay in a hotel when I was in Villach and vice versa when I was again in
I like both
of the places especially the Villach with beautiful and clean drinking water
quality streams flowing down from the Alps. There is one particular thing that
kept bringing my memory back about the hotel that I was staying in. The hotel
is in the middle of a cornfield, about 10km from Villach town and I think it is
haunted by the spirit of a little girl. As I heard that the daughter of the
hotel owner died at a very young age and there is a small shrine setup to
commemorate her young soul.
staying in the Villach hotel together with a few colleagues and at times we
went out together after work. Since we almost had the whole floor to ourselves,
we seldom lock our doors. On one occasion when the whole gang was about to go
out for bar hopping, Alice was still nowhere to be found. So, I hurried to
Alice’s room to check her out.
When I was
in front of Alice’s door, I gave a few knocks and called her name. The door
suddenly opened jarred just enough to let me looked into the pitched black
room. At this point, I thought I saw the silhouette of Alice moving fairly
quickly across the room; at least I thought the figure looked like Alice. Well,
to tell you the truth; I didn’t really dare to peep inside Alice’s room in the
fear of she may be just changing her clothes. And after a while, I gave out
another yell: “Hey, Alice! You don’t want to stop the world from turning would
you? The whole world is waiting for you…”
I finished my words, Alice’s voice echoed at my back: “Hold your houses! I was
just doing my laundry…”
question came into my mind: If Alice was at the laundry room, who did open the
door? And if the silhouette is not Alice, then who or what was it?
There is another
occasion; I was sleeping in my room and the IT guy, Mr. Tan actually ‘saw’ me
walking into the kitchen and ignored his greetings… I was in a dark until he
gave me some cynical remarks in the morning. Hmm… I still have no answer as who
was the other Mr. Liew that Mr. Tan saw… Perhaps it was the spirit of the
little girl that played a prank on both of us?
There are indeed many means to detect if a house has
invisible occupants without resort to sixth senses sort of things. In olden
days, a person can use a compass to see if a house is haunted; if a compass
needle swings vigorously, then chances are spirits are present in the house.
But this trick seldom works now days as modern household will have many
electronic gadgets that produce electromagnetic fields; if not, then power
cables that run underground will affect the compass readings too.
Of course, the so-called modern ghost hunters use electromagnetic
detectors, infrared sensors and thermometers to detect the presence of spirits
in the vicinity. But for an ordinary potential house buyer like you and me, it
is perhaps not so polite to carry out a full fledge investigations with those ghost
hunter gadgets; especially if we need to survey a few houses in a row.
Have no fear; there is a very simple method for potential house buyers to see if a
house is haunted. The method is simple but requires some practise:
You must do the below before you go into a house for the
first time; first stand in front of the main door. Then take a deep breath and
hold your breath. You should now open the door slowly and while doing so, have your
eyes half closed and take a step into the door brim. At this point your
position should be one leg in the house and the other leg out.
Now, slowly scan the house and if the house indeed has ‘something’
in side, then you should be able to see white shadows, black shadows or green
shadows moving across your vision. You should keep what you see to yourself only
for if you speak out loud, whatever there is in the house shall follow you
Only if you dare, then walk into the house and you should
feel that the house though big and empty; you shall feel a sense of pressure in
such an empty house. It is also likely that there is a strong foul smell, a
sense of coldness or hot or even a gust of wind out from nowhere.
If you sense that there is a presence, then leave the place
quickly and don’t return home straight. Instead, please stop over to a
restaurant for a drink; or go to a shopping mall for window shopping. You don’t
need to buy anything; the idea is just to lose the entities that may follow you
from the haunted house.
It is best to take a bath or at least wash your hands and
feet, and then fumigate yourself and your house before doing other business.
These additional steps will clean off residual energies that may attach to your
body, or else injuries by falling or accidents may occur at some later time.
This story is told to me by Ann who is a local part-time
movie actress. She at times receives some calls to make movie shots so Ann
needs to be quite mobile in her work. Some of the scripts would require Ann to
act as a lady ghost and for a more realistic effect; most of the ghost stories
are actually filmed on a haunted site.
Just a couple of months ago, Ann was appointed by a local
director to make appearance in a ghost film at a former Japanese headquarters
which is now an abandoned building and a reputed haunted building located at Fraser's Hill.
So the story goes, the whole of the film crew arrived at the
bungalow at evening time and while the technicians were setting up the lighting
and cameras, Ann gave the director a notice that she would take a nap in a quiet
room upstairs in case he needed her for the role play.
It would actually take the technical crews a few hours for
the setup and testing and the actual shooting would probably begin late at
night, further Ann would have to wait for her turns for the filming. At times,
it would be quite possible for the whole team to stay at the filming site for a
few days or so… well, they can’t just leave their expensive equipments
After Ann has isolated herself from the crew, she soon fell
asleep as the Fraser's Hill is a highland and the temperature is much cooler than
the lowland area and it is actually very comfy to sleep with a thick blanket on…
It seemed that the sun sets early at highland area, soon it
was dark and Ann can’t recall for how long she has fallen asleep and suddenly,
she heard the sound of some crying in the next room: “Whooooo… warrr… Ooooo… U…”
Though Ann felt extremely curious as who would cry in that
type of sorrowful tone, and suddenly the word ‘ghost’ lingered in her mind; so
she continued to cover her head with her blanket while murmuring in her heart: “If
you’re a ghost, go to see the director…” And oddly, the moaning sound stopped
for a while.
As Ann thought the ‘spirit’ has left her alone, the familiar
creepy moaning sound continued again: “Whooooo… Ohhh… Uuu…” This time the weeping
tone became more horrible and goose bumps begun to develop all over her body.
This time Ann said again in her heart: “If you have issues,
go and see Mr. Liew…” And strangely, the sound paused for a while. At this
point, Ann felt curious and decided to go out to investigate as she has heard
the building was haunted but she didn’t think the spirit was so powerful in
making those horrible creepy noises.
Well, as soon as Ann has stepped out of her room, she at
once saw a long haired lady in white gown and the lady has a pair of long
fangs! Ann immediately gave out a fearful high pitched shriek: “Help!
Pontianak!” and fainted…
When Ann regained her consciousness, her director and a
paramedic were at a side; together with the ‘pontianak’… Apparently the ‘pontianak’
was also a temporary actress who did some vocal training prior to shooting in a
room just next to where Ann has fallen asleep…
Hmm… perhaps I should say at this point that, not what you ‘see’
is a ‘ghost’… just a thought. Well, don’t laugh… for next joker would probably
be you… Hahaha!
The Kuala Lumpur–Karak Expressway or Karak Expressway, is also
known as Karak Highway which is a 60-kilometre (37 miles) controlled-access
highway or motorway in Malaysia connecting Kuala Lumpur to the town of Karak in
This expressway is thought to be the most haunted express way
in Malaysia and if one googles ‘Karak Expressway’ then he/she can find many
interesting ghost stories about Karak Expressway:
·Eaten alive by a Pontianak
·The yellow Volkswagen
·Sighting of a small boy
Well, I am not about to repost all of the stories above as
anyone can easily find these stories on-line. I just want to share some taboos
when using Karak Expressway, especially at night. These tips are given to me by
those drivers who frequently plying from KL to Karak at night due to work or
The most important thing is of course; have your car checked
before travelling especially at night. I supposed this is a common sense as
having car troubles in the midst of a night is no funny matters. This is common
sense, but as careful drivers; we ought to take care of our cars anyway.
Now, the second thing when travelling at night through Karak
Expressway is that unless necessary, avoid looking at the rear mirror, or side
mirrors in that matters especially when you are driving alone. The reason is
that you might ‘inadvertently’ see an ‘invited guest’ sitting at the back of
I am not making things up but a friend of mine known as
Saiful who is a coordinator of a film company and due to his work requirements,
he has to travel on short notices. At one point, Saiful travelled from KL to
the East Coast almost weekly to coordinate a film shooting for 6 months or so;
needless to say, he travelled at night so that work can be done during the day.
The first few trips were relatively peaceful, until one
night; Saiful was again travelled on short notice from his boss. It was a rainy
Friday night, and Saiful just passed the KL toll and he was driving slowly as
he knew that this expressway is an accident hot spot. The traffic wasn’t heavy
at night, there were only occasional car light observed from the opposite lane whooshed
by and disappeared from the sight.
Saiful has the habit of occasional checking the rear mirror
in case if there is any fast moving vehicle from the back. This is quite normal
as some cars travel without turning on their headlights. This just as if any
other occasions that Saifu habitually veered at his rear mirror to check for an
overtaking vehicle; he suddenly found a long haired figure sat at his backseat!
He immediately got a shock out of his living daylight!
Saiful’s heart palpitated and sweat started to roll down from his forehead. And
Saiful decided to take a second look just to make sure that he wasn’t having a
To his horror, the figure was still there sitting quietly!
There weren’t anything Saiful could do but to drive on while reciting ‘Bismillah’
(in the name of God) continuously. Saiful can’t recalled how long the figure
was in his car, but just when his car was about to approach the toll at Karak,
he heard the sound of his rear door opened and shut as if someone or something
has alighted from his car. As his natural reflexes, he turned around and see
the figure no more… Perhaps the figure just wanted to have a hitchhike or ‘tumpang’
for a short distance…
According to Saiful, after the initial incidents; the long
haired figure hitch hiked his car for a few occasions during his six month
assignments. But since the ‘thing’ only sat there quietly and left without
disturbing Saiful, he wasn’t frighten anymore after that and live to tell his
story to me later.
I supposed that the moral of the story is: “jangan pandang
belakang!” (Don’t look back) when you are driving alone in the expressway at night.
I have some pal who nearly kaput in an auto accident as his steering wheel
jammed in that particular expressway too… I will keep the story for now and
tell you later.