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Thursday, December 27, 2012
SEA Magic Face 2 Face
many magical systems in SEA regions, let us just meet face to face with them
one by one before New Year:
Magic is almost synonym to Islamic Magic now.
typical Arabic magic that I think is relevant is the Solomon Magic although all
other systems exist.
of the Saefi, Asma and Hizib in SEA region are originated from Middle East.
Birhatiya Conjuration Oath and Jaljalutiya are two important texts influencing
magic is mainly ancestor worship. It is famous of its love magic and the star
is said that Dayak Magic cannot cross oceans, so I supposed it only works on
the Borneo Island; that is likely as most of the ingredients can only be found
in Borneo and nowhere else.
magic is the only magic system that has western influenced although there are some people doing Malay Magic and Arabic Magic as well, especially towards the southern part.
elements of Hindu magic dominate the magic circle of SEA. We can find traces of
Hindu influence in Taoism, Balinese, Javanese, Malay and Thai systems.
land of Java has give birth to most of magic spells within the SEA region. First
there is the Asma Sungai Rajeh (ASR) said to be the top of the line, and this
ASR spawn to more than 25 versions. Later some ingenious people developed the
Asma Raja Di-Rajah (RDR) to replace ASR. This RDR also give birth to more than
10 versions. But some masters deny the existence of RDR. Many people tried RDR
and it doesn’t work… And the story goes on and on. Referring to the story of the
“final seeker”, I supposed you can decide if this system really works. http://liewsp1-magicsea.blogspot.com/2012/12/in-final-search-of-invulnerability.html
Balinese magic is a subset of Hindu Magic as the gods and goddesses are the
same. The worship of Leak is no other than the worship of Goddess Durga.
system is almost extinct now due to government control. Although there are some
traces left in Indonesia and Malaysia. As far as I know, there are still people practicing
Santau in Perak and Selangor.
magic make use of mountainous spirits and this is the most comprehensive system
preserved today. This is also the most commercialized system in the world as
one amulet can fetch up to the price of a bungalow. Still many followers in
Singapore and Malaysia. And rest of the world too.
influence by Hinduism and Buddhism, but except for religious values; many of
the rituals were simplified and hence lost the actual power.
magic in SEA has lost its significance and in declining state. Many of the so
called Taoists are just ceremonial Taoists or even spirit mediums.
significance presence in SEA as yet, at least to me.
can see more and more of tarot card readings, pendulum, angelic magic and
crystals used in SEA area at present days.
So, here we
are most of the magic system in SEA. Hopefully future seekers can find out
which systems still relevant years later. Just a comparison but don't be too serious folks!