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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A Talk Concerning Kejawen
Since we have look into many Kejawen rituals already. So, let
us have a simple talk about Javanese magic rituals in general; many people have
performed these rituals in the hope to get richness and power in order to
satisfy our worldly desires. Normally people only choose to perform these
rituals because of need and urgency to get money. So let go over one by one:
People will go to certain caves or jungle to fast in the
hope to get guidance from spirits. The fasting period ranges from 7 days, 14
days, 21 days, 40 or even 100 days depending on the extent of the wish: it is
either for money, invulnerability or for magical power; or even political power
to destroy oppositions.
The general ritual to get favours from mountainous spirits is
Prepare benzoic incense, 7 types of flowers, perfume and
mantras to call upon the spirits. Normally a messenger will approach the person
to ask what the favour he/she wanted is; so answer to the messenger that it
money/love/power that he/she is looking for. The messenger will list out a list
of requirements that one must follow. Many times the spirit will ask for human
sacrifices but it will be up to the individual to judge the appropriateness of
such a request. At times, the spirit will also request one of the requester’s
children is given to the spirit as a foster child.
If a person is only looking for money, then a queen will
appear. However spirits of crocodile, snake, tiger, monkey, wild boar, buto
ijo, buto merah etc. are also capable of providing a person with treasures.
If it is the magic power one is seeking, then the spirit
will take the form of a pious person with a turbine. The knowledge normally
transferred is concerning flying, invulnerability to sharp weapons,
invulnerable to fire etc. The one who seeks magical power must consume 1, 3 or
even 7 bullets depending on the power requested. The power can also be
transferred to the descendants for the next 7 generations.
One can also ask for “money sucking” power, but the person
must behave as if a holy man and do good deeds. The spirit that can “suck”
money or fortune is normally in the form of a dog. It can smell out the place
with abundance money and inform its owner of such location; or it can slowly
steal from the rich and pass the money to the owner. In this case, this doggy
spirit also functions like a Toyol, but with a boost. On the same count, a boar
spirit also can “suck” money as above, but it only acts at night.
Alliance rituals can be made between a mortal person and
Queen of the South Sea or Queen of the North Sea; depending on one’s location
and liking. Whatever the case is, the procedures are the same. So we would just
look into the ritual of having a pact with Nyi Blorong.
For those who want to obtain some gold scales form Nyi
Blorong, first he must have a pact with the queen. So the first step is to
perform the ‘mbucal badan’ ritual (fasting and meditation) on the Beach of
South Sea for 40 days and 40 nights. During the ritual Nyi Blorong will appear
and give the person specific requirements for the alliance.
Once the requirements are obtained, the person will be able
to see the spiritual realms of the Palace of South Sea. The following ritual
will be performing the float offering in the South Sea. The main offerings are
2 branches of pisang raja, betel nuts, shredded batik, complete market snacks and
diverse plant potatoes or commonly called 'pala kepandhem'. These offerings are
divided into two portions and put on two brass plates.
On the first brass plate, additional three long clothes and
6 pieces of chest clothes must be included. In addition a sand mat covered by
mori cloth. Finally one must also include perfume, hundred types of incense and
coins worth of 100 rupiah.
While the second brass plate must be filled with 2 pieces of
long clothes and 4 pieces of chest clothes, perfume, 100 types of incense and
coins worth of 100 rupiah.
The above offerings must be done on yearly basis on the same
date and same time in order to keep the pact.