Thursday, July 5, 2012

Some Magical Uses Of Bamboo

Bamboo is a native plant in South East Asia and traditionally used as building materials, rafts, brooms, food containers etc. Bamboo leaves are said to be of cooling characteristic and good to cure cough, respiratory problems and to neutralize toxin inside a person’s body. In modern times however, bamboo has extended uses such as it can be used as the external covers of electronic gadgets, as bicycle frames and the extracted fiber of bamboo can be made into clothing.

Nasi lemang is a traditional Malay dish of glutinous rice with coconut milk and banana leaf cooked in a hollowed bamboo.

Bamboo has other magical uses too:

1.      In a Taoist soul calling ceremony, a long bamboo is stripped of leaves except some leaves at the end. Then a black flag or cloth is hung at the top end. This assembly is erected with some incense burnt will congregate many wandering spirits.

2.      In Taoist ritual, bamboo can be used to deliver a water spirit.

3.      A section of bamboo with both sealing ends intact, when buried underground in reverse order can be used to return any black magic workings. But if the bamboo section bursts, that means that the magician has launched a second attack.

4.      If you know the name of the magician, write his or her name on a piece of paper then put the paper inside a section of bamboo. Hang the bamboo on a tree branch. This bamboo will swing along with the blowing of winds; the effect is that the magician will feel as if swinging in the air.

5.      If you want to curse your enemy, take a bamboo section and tug in a black chicken head; bury the bamboo with the chicken’s head facing your enemy’s direction beside a cross road.

Well, that is what I can think of for now. If you know more bamboo uses, then kindly let me update my database.

Regardless weather if you are a magic lover or otherwise, please do try out the lemang dish, I am sure you will enjoy it too.

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