WE ARE THE WITCHCRAFT.
Report (稟告)：Write down the name and the date of birth of the client on the Fulu (符籙). If the client request to hit a specific villain, then write down or put the name, date of birth, photo or clothings of the specific villain on the villain paper.
Villain hitting (打小人)：Make use of a varieties of symbolic object such as the shoe of clients or the villain hitter or other religious symbolic weapon like incense sticks to hit or hurt the villain paper. Villain paper can also replaced by other derivative such as man paper, woman paper, five ghost paper etc.
Does the president use magic?
He is president because he had help from a witch or a sorcerer who uses black magic, and he had the confidence that that person was near him and would give him strength to control the country.
(Indonesia’s Sudhartu also patronized dukurs. And Duvalier had his bokors. And President Reagan had a personal astrologer… -- ed)
How did you become a witch? Are there schools for witchcraft?
I learned from my mother. She learned this from her mother, because her mother was a witch, the mother of her mother was a witch, and all her ancestors. My mother was the personal witch of Nicolae Ceauşescu, you know Ceauşescu, right? The president of Romania who was executed, my mother was his personal witch.
(more generational witchcraft-- ed)
Has a black witch ever cast a spell on you?
You cannot use a spell on another witch. It’s impossible because witches have armor. Not real armor, they have like protection shields.
Her lengthy CV lists countless qualifications, civic achievements, books and publications – but Raquel Rolnik makes no mention of dabbling in witchcraft. Yet the architect and urban planner appears to be an avid follower of Candomble, an African-Brazilian religion that originated during the slave trade.
The academic, brought up a Marxist, actually offered an animal sacrifice to Karl Marx when she was studying for her Masters degree in architecture so ‘he would leave her alone’ to study in peace…
According to her elder sister Suely, a well-known Brazilian psychoanalyst and intellectual, Raquel had become ‘contaminated’ by other philosophies and offered the sacrifice to appease the German revolutionary socialist.
The UN special rapporteur’s fascination with Candomble rekindled memories of another controversial figure’s links with the religion that worships African gods.
In 2001, Peter Mandelson was ridiculed when reports emerged that his Brazilian partner, Reinaldo Avila da Silva, had engaged a Candomble witch doctor to put a hex on political enemies in a ceremony involving the slaughter of a chicken.
It was claimed that the Labour spin doctor – now a peer – held a live chicken by the neck while a priest in Rio de Janeiro cut off its head, splashing Mr Mandelson with blood.
O Girra who burns the warlock and witch,
who kills the bad offspring of warlock and witch,
who destroys the bad people, that is you!
I have called on you, like Šamaš the Judge,
right me, make my decision!
Burn the warlock and witch,
eat my enemies, consume the ones who wish me evil!
-Maqlu Tablets, 1st cent. B.C.
In 2007, Egyptian pharmacist Mustafa Ibrahim was beheaded in Riyadh after his conviction on charges of "practicing magic and sorcery as well as adultery and desecration of the Holy Quran." The charges of "magic and sorcery" are not euphemisms for some other kind of egregious crime he committed; they alone were enough to qualify him for a death sentence. He first came to the attention of the religious authorities when members of a mosque in the northern town of Arar voiced concerns over the placement of the holy book in the restroom. After being accused of disrupting a man's marriage through spellwork, and the discovery of "books on black magic, a candle with an incantation 'to summon devils,' and 'foul-smelling herbs,'" the case -- and eventually his life -- were swallowed by the black hole of the discretionary Saudi court system.
Under a bill proposed in March, anyone found guilty of using witchcraft to bring about "someone's illness, death, mental or physical suffering" could be punished with up to five years in jail or more than $30,000 in fines. Backers of the bill say it would prevent fraud by self-advertised shamans.
Five years ago, in early 2007, Mrs Basumatary was driven from her original home in a nearby village after her neighbours accused her of being a dain—the local term for a witch. Around 100 villagers surrounded her home and beat her with sticks, leaving her badly bloodied and bruised. After receiving death threats she fled, accompanied by her husband and her three young children.
Dragged to a Buddhist monastery, beaten and forced to eat human feces: this is what happened to two ethnic Tamang women, accused of witchcraft by some villagers in Sindhupalchok district in northern Nepal. The event took place on July 22. The police have arrested two persons, but are on the trail of the other culprits. Buddhist monks in the area have distanced themselves from the torture inflicted on women.
The victims are Maili Tamang, 40, and Kanchhi Tamang, 27, from the village of Ichok. On the night of July 22, a group of people - mostly Buddhists - dragged the women to the local monastery where they began to torture them. "When we got there - Maili tells AsiaNews - we were beaten and tortured before they forced us to eat human feces."
The nine-year-old boy lay on a bloodstained hospital sheet crawling with ants, staring blindly at the wall. His family pastor had accused him of being a witch, and his father then tried to force acid down his throat as an exorcism. It spilled as he struggled, burning away his face and eyes. The emaciated boy barely had strength left to whisper the name of the church that had denounced him — Mount Zion Lighthouse.
The idea of witchcraft is hardly new, but it has taken on new life recently partly because of a rapid growth in evangelical Christianity. Campaigners against the practice say around 15,000 children have been accused in two of Nigeria’s 36 states over the past decade and around 1,000 have been murdered. In the past month alone, three Nigerian children accused of witchcraft were killed and another three were set on fire.
Children dubbed “witches” are facing increasing abuse in Nigeria and elsewhere, advocates say. “They would take my clothes off, tie me up and beat me,” said a 14-year-old, whose grandfather concluded he was a “witch” 2 years ago when he cried at the threat of being beaten with a broom. “Nigerian witches are terrified of brooms,” the grandfather tells CNN.
365. Pretending to practise witchcraft, etc.
365. Every one who fraudulently
(a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration,
(b) undertakes, for a consideration, to tell fortunes, or
(c) pretends from his skill in or knowledge of an occult or crafty science to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to have been stolen or lost may be found,
is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Maharashtra will be the first Indian state to adopt anti-black magic measures in the country.
The bill was not passed for a long time because of opposition from radical Hindu groups, who called it "anti-Hindu" and "anti-religion", this in a country where mysticism and spirituality are part of everyday life and tradition.
However, Dabholkar had always rejected such accusations. "In the whole of the bill, there's not a single word about God or religion. Nothing like that. The Indian constitution allows freedom of worship and nobody can take that away," he explained. "This is about fraudulent and exploitative practices," such as animal sacrifices, which the activist rejected.
Neighboring Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands (where economic conditions are much better--ed), where belief in black magic is also widespread, haven't seen the same level of extreme violence against accused witches.
... the remains of a spring-fed pool, carefully lined with white quartz, and containing 128 textile scraps, six medieval straight pins, shoe parts, heather branches (associated with luck), fingernail clippings, human hair, and--it doesn't get more witch-like--part of a cauldron.
In custody, Serafin Hernandez freely admitted participating in Kilroy's abduction and murder—one of many committed over the past year or so at Rancho Santa Elena. The slayings were human sacrifices, he explained, executed to secure occult protection for various drug deals. "It's our religion," Hernandez explained. "Our voodoo."
Hernandez identified the leader of his cult—El Padrino, the Godfather—as Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo, a master practitioner of the African magic called "palo mayombe." It was Costanzo who ordered the slayings, Hernandez explained, and El Padrino who tortured and sodomized the victims prior to killing them and harvesting their organs for his ritual cauldron.
Since [in the Middle Ages] the psychic relation to woman was expressed in the collective worship of Mary, the image of woman lost a value to which human beings had a natural right. This value could find its natural expression only through individual choice, and it sank into the unconscious when the individual form of expression was replaced by a collective one. In the unconscious the image of woman received an energy charge that activated the archaic and infantile dominants. And since all unconscious contents, when activated by dissociated libido, are projected upon the external object, the devaluation of the real woman was compensated by daemonic features. She no longer appeared as an object of love, but as a persecutor or witch. The consequence of increasing Mariolatry was the witch hunt, that indelible blot on the later Middle Ages.
--Psychological Types (1921), CW 6. P.344
In rural Assam the ojha, a traditional medicine man also known as the kabiraj, is revered for his supposed skills at countering black magic... "When a woman practices [traditional medicine] it's considered to be something evil," says Anjali Daimari, an expert on witchcraft at Gauhati University in the state's noisy capital, Guwahati.
Aggression is part of the traditional culture of the Hindu and Buddhist communities of Nepal. Often older women or widows are accused of practicing black magic and are beaten, tortured and sometimes burned alive.
Interviewed by AsiaNews Dan Bahadur Chaudhari, Minister for Women, Children and Welfare, said he was "saddened" by the tragic event and confirms that "the law does not do enough" because "for many years the traditional Hindu practice recognized witchcraft" . "In many villages, several women - he adds - suffer from this terrible practice and ask for it to be repressed with the appropriate standards." Nepalese society, in fact, is still inspired by the Hindu religion and sees women as the "second class" sex, more so if widows.
Dr. Renu Rajbhandari, human rights activist, told AsiaNews that only a few cases come to light, but still hundreds of women are killed on fake charges of witchcraft and magical practices. "Hinduism - he said - has subjugated women in societies dominated by this religion, like Nepal. And many elderly are even burned alive over a charge of witchcraft."
...There was a large increase in the amount of witch accusations for those over the age of forty. Although women under forty might be accused, less than a quarter would face a trial. On the other hand, forty percent of women over the age of forty would face a trial and more than half of these women would become convicted.
According to Al-Jazira newspaper Monday, the police spokesman in the region Misfir Al-Ju’eid said that 74 percent of those detained were females and their clients mostly women teachers “with the financial capability” to meet the fees asked.
After being repeatedly slashed with knives, Rumbali's older sister and two teenage nieces were released following negotiations with police. Rumbali, a 40-something former schoolteacher, was beheaded.
Her assailants claimed they had clear proof that Rumbali had used sorcery to kill another villager who recently died of sickness: The victim's grave bore the marks of black magic, and a swarm of fire flies apparently led witch hunters to Rumbali's home.
She said villagers were envious because Rumbali's husband and son had government jobs, they had a "permanent house" made of wood, and the family had tertiary educations and high social standing.
She and other experts on witchcraft in the Melanesia region believe Papua New Guinea's newfound prosperity and the growing inequality in its traditionally egalitarian culture is a significant cause of the violence. Neighboring Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, where belief in black magic is also widespread, haven't seen the same level of extreme violence against accused witches.
When the old woman knew that he was befriending another woman, she got angry and nearly cut my brother’s right finger. Then the rashes and insect bites began itching. She took care of my brother for nearly a year until the woman discovered. My brother said that he never use the old woman, sexually. Although, he had memory lapses, he claimed that the only thing clear to him is his work.
One, a tea vendor, was attacked by a stranger who only had to grab his hand. "The tea seller felt an electric tingling course through his body and immediately sensed that his penis had shrunk to a size smaller than that of a baby’s," writes Lombard, a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley.
The second victim said he lost his genitals "in the fray" as yells erupted from the crowd.
According to Lombard, rebels who govern the tiny hamlet said they later gunned down the alleged penis thief after he escaped from a holding cell. Lombard explains that the belief in "penis-snatching"—a form of witchcraft—is a manifestation of anxieties caused as villages grow into cities. So it's more commonly seen in larger population centers such as Nigeria, Lagos, or Cameroon. "If penis stealing seems beyond-the-pale weird," writes Lombard, "consider what people in Tiringoulou might think upon hearing of Americans who starve themselves near to death because their reflection in the mirror convinces them they are fat."
Instruction usually takes the form of a description of a rite celebrated by spirits in the divine ether-world as a pattern for future priests in an as yet uncreated earthly world.
The image of the mirror is employed again and again in this poetical religion. Water mirrors light; one being reflects or is the image of another. To the mystic the reality is not the reflection hut the Reflecter, not the material hut the Immaterial.
... and that these will develop in those who are most pre-disposed toward making manifest the patterns from within the ether, for which reasons the Mandaeans would always practise ritual cleanliness to avoid the unclean spiritual, and partake of the wholesome.
To the mystic the reality is not the reflection hut the Reflecter, not the material but the Immaterial.
It's with such considerations that i wonder if numerous elements within society can become disposed toward acceptance of untoward spirits, it's the principles that intrigue me, the ritual dance first performed in the realm of Chaos, how one sows the seeds of Demonic invasion
Facinating Post! BRAVO!
Now his death to me was a bit of Alchemy gone awry. Fascinating man...but more so.
Americans flinch when they see skulls and the mention of DEATH... they refuse to look further and cultural insecurities create religious prejudices. Look deeper..
Like many religions.. folks religions nad regional saints.. the truth is muddied beyond belief and used to suppress people's spiritual expression. Contrary to most BS youll read about the cartels, Holy Death has exploded in the US and Mexico for PROTECTION FROM the cartels and violence. Funny how things get twisted to suit...