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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Taiwanese Five Ghost Fortune (I)
The Taiwanese five ghost fortune method is a little
different from the ones that we know in SEA.
First, we must find a god forsaken grave, bones or the
cremation ashes of a bandit or someone that died of horrific causes. When this
is done, we should offer it with dishes and liquor. Following the meal offering,
two pieces of incense sticks should be lit and explicitly telling the spirit
the objective of calling it up from resting. It is a norm to have some sort of
divination to see if the spirit agrees to help. If it does, then one fu with
the inscriptions is burnt: 奉雾渐耳勒令五鬼到此运财入刘先生本人得罡’
Now we should do a calculation our own astrological chart to
find out our likings and dislikes (喜忌).
For example, if I have affinity to fire element, then I would burn the
It is best to perform this ritual after noon, preferably
around 4pm. We only call one of the five ghosts not all. And that the one dies
in the utmost unkind situation works best. But be careful that this method must
be carried out for 49 consecutive days.
It is not necessary that one must have fortune or wind fall
in his astrology chart because the ghost is forced to perform what a sorcerer
asked. However the person must not be to ‘strong’ otherwise the effect is not
Since this five ghost fortune method uses talismanic power
to force the ghost to work, the requestor must perform an offering during the 2nd
and the 14th day for the spirits to thank its help.
Another point to note is that prior to casting the five
ghost fortune spell, the sorcerer must understand his/her luck. If he/she is in
a bad luck cycle, then the spell should not be cast otherwise dangers will fall
upon this sorcerer. Unless compelled to, it is not a norm that any sorcerers
are willing to perform this deed for any requestors.