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Monday, October 29, 2012
1001 Uses Of A Woodpecker
Not many people realise the benefits of a woodpecker except
for a handful bird lovers and some old folks. The Malay calls a woodpecker by
many names: “Burung Pelatuk Bawang”, “jelatuk” and “belatuk”. Accordingly there
are many species of woodpecker in SEA reagion, only this “Pelatuk Bawang” is of
the interest of an occultist.
According to Sahibul Hikayat, woodpecker is one of God’s
blessed animals. It always sharpens its beaks with “yellow iron” or “besi kuning”.
“Besi kuning” is a type of rare metal only found in old bee hive on a mountain
The Javanese community believe that a woodpecker has a
strong standpoint, diligent but quite impatient. Once upon a time, many Malays
keep woodpeckers in their home due to this belief.
According to some old Malays, the upper beak of a woodpecker
when pulverized can be used to sharpen weapons. It is believed by doing so the
weapons will become very potent against the strongest enemy; it is said that by
a single cut in the hand alone suffice to kill a person.
The tongue of a woodpecker when consume together with “pisang
emas” (banana), will make a person good in articulation and on top of that, this
person will become more diligent and better.
A woodpecker’s eyes can be made into talismans. The method
is that the eyes are wrapped with a piece of white cloth and put on the main
door. In this way, intruders are afraid to enter this house as they will feel
frightened immediately. If there are brave ones enter this house forcefully, then
he will feel confused and will be easily catch by the house tenants.
The head feathers of a woodpecker are commonly used as
talismans to ward off sickness. These feathers are wrapped with white cloth and
inserted in the waist level. The wearer of this talisman is believed to be free
from all types of illness even at the time of death.
A woodpecker’s brain when dried can be made into eye
medications. The method is to soak the dehydrated brain into water together
with Jasmine flower. After that the water is used to wipe onto the affected
If the heart of a woodpecker is eaten, then a sick person
can be cured and all his wishes can be fulfilled. It is also believed that one
can open the door to the spiritual realm if he consumes the heart of a
A woodpecker’s chest meat when consumed will cure any
disease and this person will always be rational throughout his life.
If a man consumes the testicles of a woodpecker, then he
will be loved by women and the teachers; he will become very cleaver. This man
will also become so brave as to defeat all his opponents.
It the tail of a
woodpecker is eaten by a woman, then she will be loved by her husband and she
also has the power to defeat any evil forces. All her wishes will be granted, praised
and loved spiritually and physically.
The neck and tail feathers of a woodpecker when burnt and
consume together with food can be made into sex drugs.
The furs of a woodpecker can be knitted into bracelet or
waist belt. Whoever wears them will have a good memory, sharp mind and good
The viscera of the woodpecker if dried can be made into
talismans for war against enemies. The enemies will become timid and disperse.
The right wing feathers of a woodpecker can be used as a ‘neutralizer’
for a haunted place. One has only to bury one of the feathers in north-eastern corner
of the haunted area and it is believed that all of the ghosts and goblins will
vanish by themselves.
It is believed that the blood of a woodpecker can be made
into medications for eyes and ears. The blood needs to be mixed with fennel (a
type of herbs) and palm wine (a type of liquor), then these mixtures are then
soak in water. After that the water is wiped or drops on the eyes or ears. The
woodpecker’s blood can also be made into offering dish to ward off bad lucks or
Before anyone can make use of a woodpecker, the Malay believes
that one must first fast for three days and perform prayers to God. As to how
effective are the above tips, I only record down this knowledge as the treasure
heritage of our forefathers. Follow if you believe them, otherwise; just treat
them as your bed time story.