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Saturday, September 15, 2012
Bomoh DIY: Grave Worship
Traditionally if a person is inspired to become a Bomoh or a
shaman, he or she will either have to learn directly from another Bomoh; or
this person can go to the grave of a deceased Bomoh to perform “Pemujaan Kubur”
or literally speaking “grave worship”.
First below items need to be prepared:
pieces of ivory palm fronds (coconut ivory) to be put on the grave.
pieces of ivory palm fronds to be served as imaginary boat paddles.
This ritual is best to be performed on a Tuesday night.
the benzoic incense is burnt and the grave is fumigated thoroughly.
the aspired Bomoh will take the incense and walk around the grave 3 times while
calling the name of the deceased.
that the incensed is put on the head stone of the grave and below mantra is
recited 3 times.
is followed by fumigating the two “boat paddles” and recite “Kur Allah” 7
the Bomoh will sit on the grave while holding the paddles and meditate.
is said that the surrounding scene will change into middle of a sea and at this
time the Bomoh will do paddling action as if paddling a boat until he sees the
spirit of the deceased. This is the time when this aspired Bomoh will make his
or her request on whatever knowledge he or she wanted to learn.