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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Getting Fortune From 5-Brothers (五鬼運財)
Shan Taoists believe that asking ghosts to do their biddings is faster and
smoother than asking gods or goddesses. The reason is that gods and goddesses
will look down on a person as they already have what human belong or perhaps
more. So why bother to accept just a little negligible offering from human
world? The ghosts on the other hand, will do anything with some food offerings
as the ghosts are normally poor and need shelter. Once a person satisfies “good
brothers’” worldly needs, they will serve you faithfully.
many ways to get fortune from our 5-Brothers:
5 legionnaires (五營兵)
is the strongest Taoist ritual for spirit manipulation, not for ordinary
people. Need attentions and magic power to attend to the 5 legionnaires.
army is controlled with a snake or dragon head whip.
to have a separate altar and not to keep with a Toyol or Kumantong as they will
be consumed by the giants.
·The 5 brothers (五鬼)
oThe 5 brothers are
a step lower than the 5 legionnaire army, and this is the most widely used
systems of all. There are many variants, but the most powerful type use 5 real
oThe 5 brothers are
controlled by a ghost king.
oBest to have a
separate altar, preferably in a quiet and dark corner.
oThis is the ritual
practiced by our grandmothers, and the easiest of all ghost rituals but the
power is much lesser than the above two. The spirits come and go as they like,
so ritual of this type is normally to appease the ghosts than to control them.
The spirits may bring in small fortune at times.
ghosts are unpredictable and they come in groups, ordinary people will not be
able to handle them. If care is not taken, then mishaps such as accidents, bad
luck, bad business or bad public relations. Below precautions must be taken
before the ritual:
one’s astrology chart is checked to make sure that the person is not undergoing
his or her bad luck.
ancestral tomb and house Feng Shui must be checked and space cleaning rituals
carried out to clear away unwanted energies. If the Feng Shui is not good, then
such ritual must be avoided.
Taoist master is satisfied with all the findings, then one can choose the type
of rituals he or she wishes to uphold. Once a decision is made, it is best to
continue the rituals for at least one full year to see the results. For the
first two: the 5-legionnaires and the 5-brothers; the altar is best to be set
up in a factory or shop if one is in business. Whatever the choice is, once
setup is done; the offerings are almost similar:
joss papers and candles.
or cooked meat: chicken, duck, pork, fish and eggs. For businesses, use full
offerings, for private premises, use smaller portions such as a drumstick.
Remember the golden rule: “Strike a gong harder, then the sound would he
offerings such as rice wine, tea, fruits, and biscuits are also needed.
Taoist “Fu” or talismans coupled with incantations to force the good brothers
to work. If none, then just say to them what is required of them. The key is
that you must make a promise that if your situation gets better, then the good
brothers will get more offerings.
ritual is normally performed on the 2nd and 14th day of
the Chinese calendar after 4pm. But many people will do that during lunch time
for convenience or evening at 7pm.
to perform the ritual:
the food stuffs on a table or on the floor.
the candles and incense.
the spirits using flipping coins method.
joss paper should be folded accordingly.
until the incense is burnt to half length, then pour the rise wine onto the
floor and say your wish or recite mantras.
the coins to get a favorable answer.
the joss paper and pour the rice wine around the joss paper.
the spirits farewell if one doesn’t have an altar, or ask the spirits to stay
in the altar to help you.
prepare a vase with small opening and big body. Put the vase at your Local Lord’s
altar, if none a quiet place. Keep 1% of your daily income in the vase and you
will see your income gradually increases.
I have to
nag that care must be taken on offering to the spirits and conditions of self
and family members must be checked. If you do the rituals, kindly do so and
keep me informed. I am not nosy; again I will help you to oversee your situation.
As for the mantras and talismans, I will need to work closely with you.