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Singapore: meet father-son duo banishing demons for a prize

Singapore: meet father-son duo banishing demons for a prize 88

Anderson Lim clasped his hands tightly in a praying position as a spiritual medium made back and forth movements before him.

Lim then chanted indistinctly as the medium set a paper doll – known as a “substitute” – on fire.

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The doll, dressed in a blue shirt that belonged to Lim’s brother, was part of a Taoist ritual performed to ward off bad luck.

” Recently [my brother] had a very bad fall. He missed a step and his ankle was severely fractured. He was hospitalized for two weeks, “said Lim, a 41-year-old businessman.

“I hope that after this ritual, he will be fine. I have seen too many things that cannot be explained, so there are some things that we have to believe. “

Like Lim, many Singaporeans in the modern city-state still turn to supernatural means, such as traditional spiritual mediums, for good luck, health, and prosperity.

While some of his clients seek feng shui advice for disagreements at home, others seek help when they are unlucky or have career issues, said Jeroen Chew , an exorcist and master of feng shui.

Chew joined unconventional commerce over a decade ago after hearing stories that his father Chew Hon Chin, better known as Grand Master Chew, changed the lives of many people around the world.

“My father showed me that non-Taoists and non-religious believed in him,” said Chew, 44. “When we went to the Philippines, there was a long line of people lining up to see him … And I thought to myself that this man can really do something to change people’s lives. “

For former Chew, joining the profession was more of a calling. He said he was cursed 16 years ago, and after coming out of the “spell”, it was time to help others.

“I was cursed for about 10 years. I couldn’t sleep or eat properly, my business failed and everyone thought I was crazy, “said the 72-year-old, who added that he had also attempted suicide.

“Nor did I believe in gods or spirits in the past, I only believed in myself. But one night I dreamed that someone told me that if I got out of the curse, I would need to help people the same way. “

He then created Ghostbuster.

Explaining how the name was born, young Chew said his father originally wanted to “catch ghosts,” but that the family business has since evolved to offer not only exorcism services, but also feng shui readings as well. as luck improvement and ancestral prayer services.

The company also offers ba zi reading, reading its date and time of birth, which would allow Chew to “warn customers” of things as if a conflict should arise with their superiors or their bosses.

” [The lectures] will tell them, “Today you are not in a good energy mood with your boss, you have to be careful,” said Chew, whose services are offered from 88 Australian dollars (65 US dollars).

“Some people don’t take us seriously. But like I said, we help those who want us to help. Those who don’t believe us are fine with us. “

Today, Ghostbuster has approximately 1,000 customers of different faiths. On larger events, such as the eighth day of the Lunar New Year, also known as the jade emperor’s birthday, attendance averages between 400 and 600 “followers.”

According to Chew, 70% of his clients are Christians, even if certain elements of his business are rooted in Taoism.

“We will never tell to you to change religion. We are here to solve your problem. If I solve your problem, I do something that makes you feel good, you feel better and you keep going with your life. You will not change anything, “he said.

Customers ranging from teens to those in their thirties are increasing, said Chew, representing about 60% of his clients.

Most of them ask for help when they face bad business prospects or problems with their family.

Chew added, “Some people feel that they are not reaching their maximum potential … and let’s help each client achieve the best they can in their career or family life. ”

Among those who turn to such supernatural means is Wilmer Ang, 30, who went to see a master several years ago “out of curiosity”. He later consulted with the master when he started his business and when he encountered problems at work.

“I will visit my master occasionally, either to ask for advice on my business or to love life,” said Ang, who works in the real estate industry.

He is said to carry certain objects, including precious stones, or to place “lucky charms” in his office to bring him prosperity.

Another believer, Max Tan, 35, first consulted a numerologist in his twenties. Then he thought it would be a “good idea to see what the future holds.”

During the consultation, he discovered that he had conflicting character traits and “slowly reconciled” with who he was.

Tan, who is a fashion designer, recently consulted his master again, who confirmed his decision to continue his studies.

Dhylan Boey, a professional metaphysician, who has been in the business for over 10 years, has suggested that the younger generation is more open to such practices because it has “fewer hangups” with taboos and conventions, compared to the older generation.

Boey, who specializes in numerology, crystal healing, tarot and feng shui readings, said, “My Generation Y or Generation Z clients are open to new things that may not be be validated by clinical sciences. ”

“On some level, they like to believe that some magic still exists in this world and that as young humans grappling with life problems, and discovering their purpose in life, they may also be doing part of this magic. “

Source: AsiaOne

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Spirited Away Nation: Magic in Indonesia is everywhere

Spirited Away Nation: Magic in Indonesia is everywhere 90

Indonesia is not one of those countries that fascinates at first sight. Too much poverty and disorder. One Indonesian pantun, an edifying quatrain, says: just as a worm from a stream falls into a river, so love sinks into the heart from the eyes, that is, it depends on external attractiveness. However, appearance, surface, visibility are not a priority for the Indonesians. You need to feel this country with your heart.

Perhaps this is the influence of difficult climatic conditions: it is rather difficult to think in a permanent sauna. American government structures even impose restrictions on access to posts of a certain level for persons who have spent more than three years in tropical Asia. It is believed that cognitive abilities undergo irreversible changes in such conditions.

The principles of formal logic cease to operate in this corner of the planet, which is literally between the worlds: underwater – a constantly approaching ocean, air – in the form of hurricanes, and fiery – a chain of active volcanoes encircles the country in a ring.

During the eruption of Mount Agung in Bali in 2017, Indonesians were looking for an explanation for what happened not in the information of geological exploration and the history of climate observations. They thought the eruption was caused by the spiritual fall of the Balinese. 

“Why is this happening now? It depends on the sincerity of the Indonesian people. Balinese people need to reconsider their spiritual aspirations and mentality, “- quoted the local socio-political publication of the Governor of Bali, Mangku Pastika.

Yet the atmosphere in Indonesia is so dense that it seems more real than real objects. Noises, sounds, colors – everything is refracted in this thickened air. Without exception, all Indonesians with whom I am familiar have personal experience of meeting, communicating and other contacts with various spirits and ghosts, according to beliefs, inhabiting these islands. 

Talking about ghosts is not shameful; this is a completely understandable and socially accepted explanation of events. The concentration of events, which is not easy to explain by the laws of physics, is for some reason really increased here.

There is a big list of spirits inhabiting Indonesia. The most famous of these is, of course, Kuntilanak, the ghost of a pregnant woman. It can be detected by the smell of plumeria – flowers common in Indonesia that resemble jasmine, but with denser petals of a noble white and delicate yellow. 

These flowers grow there like weeds everywhere. They line the roads, bloom on the trees planted around the beaches, garlands of these flowers are worn around the necks of the newlyweds. In general, almost everything and always smells there with plumeria, which means that the demon is always nearby.

Kuntilanak appears as a beautiful dark-haired woman with red eyes. In addition, a spirit can be identified by a hole in the neck, a hole in the back, and bleeding. She marks her presence with a high-pitched female laugh. It is believed that she is attracted by the smell of drying clothes, which is why many Indonesians and Malaysians are afraid to leave their clothes outside. 

The spirit is especially cruel to men, one of whom, apparently, became the cause of the posthumous wanderings of a ghostly woman. The ghost kills the victim with nails, eats the intestines, and sucks the eyes directly from the sockets.

Sometimes Kuntilanak is identified with another spirit – Sundel Bolong, personifying a woman of easy virtue. Like Kuntilanak, Sundel Bolong died carrying a child conceived out of wedlock. For this reason, the spirit takes revenge on men and steals babies to replace their unborn baby. However, sometimes both infernal entities can harm young women out of envy. In this case, they turn into a bird, cause the woman to bleed and drink her blood.

Besides Kuntilanak, Indonesia is believed to be inhabited by countless other demons. One of the first texts in my Indonesian textbook was a clipping from the local press in the 1960s, which reported how an entire class in a small rural school turned into a “kerasukan”, that is, the children were possessed by spirits and robbed of their will. In addition to Kuntilanak, who deprives people of their will, does all sorts of horrors with them and is loved for this by the authors of numerous Indonesian horror films, many local ghosts do not harm a person.

A nation that massively believes in ghosts lives in a special atmosphere on the verge of dream and reality. In addition, sometimes it is not so important what really exists, how important is what your interlocutors and partners believe in, especially if there are many of them: collective beliefs and the irrational behavior dictated by them is the social reality in which you have to live.

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People of the shadow: what do the mysterious shadow creatures want from us

People of the shadow: what do the mysterious shadow creatures want from us 91

Shadow creatures are neither ghosts nor people, and we know these creatures as shadow people. It seems that the “shadow” know about our location and want us to feel fear or even panic in their presence.

People-shadows or shadow people are paranormal dark barely visible silhouettes known to mystics for a long time. They look like dark humanoid creatures or barely noticeable ghosts, often seen only with peripheral vision. Witnesses claim that shadow people only catch a few seconds, eyewitnesses also say that they looked into the eyes of shadow people and their eyes shone with a red light, like demons.

Shadow people can take different shapes and sizes: look like full-fledged people or even like animals. But most often these are thin tall strange figures. Be that as it may, they appear only for a moment, quickly evaporating into the air. Unfortunately, they can harm humans, which was proven in 2013.

The video posted on the web had confirmation of the existence of a shadow man who was visible for over a minute! An unknown silhouette knocks down a man walking down the corridor and drags him across the floor for several seconds. After some time, it also suddenly disappears, releasing the person. As it became known, the building where the striking phenomenon was filmed has complaints from tenants who more than once meet paranormal events in their home.

There are very few known cases though of adverse events caused by shadow people. In most cases, they appear or disappear as soon as they are found.

Shadow creatures can be spotted out of the corner of your eye. Some people who saw them or knew about their presence say that they are alien creatures, slipping in and out of our field of vision. In the eyewitness accounts, the observation of the recurrence of shadow manifestations is especially often mentioned.

People of the shadow: what do the mysterious shadow creatures want from us

Whether they are an elusive race that has always coexisted with us is an interesting theory suggesting that these creatures are frequent guests in our lives.

Paranormal researchers consider shadow people to be malevolent supernatural entities. Perhaps shadow people will not cause physical pain, but they can affect you emotionally, for example, cause fear – this gives them energy.

Skeptics and scientists believe that shadow people are optical illusions or hallucinations that appear under the influence of drugs or physiological changes in the body. When the left temporo-parietal brain is stimulated, these strange images are created.

Often the appearance of these shadows is inextricably linked with sleep paralysis, when a person is, as it were, between sleep and reality. Scientifically, this is called hypnogogy. Hypnogogia is called “the phenomenon of the face in the dark” for such hallucinations.

All eyewitnesses, regardless of where they live, talk about the same sensations in the presence of shadow creatures. Fear is a cold feeling that overcomes a person at this moment.

People of the shadow: what do the mysterious shadow creatures want from us

Some people say they even saw the eerie red eyes of these dark personalities that momentarily appear anywhere and demonstrate the ability to walk on the walls of enclosed spaces, which defies the general laws of physics.

Whoever they are, they feed on human energy, emit bad vibrations and give negative emotions. We do not know how they got into our dimension, about the purpose of their mission and how they affect the human essence. The main thing is to stop feeling fear in their presence and not to “feed” anyone with your precious energy.

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Ghost hunter told how to summon spirits

Ghost hunter told how to summon spirits 92

A ghost hunter explained how to summon ghosts and when is the best time to do it according to The Daily Star.

Jade Capasso explores hotels, inns, historical places to allegedly reveal the spirits and ghosts that are present in them. She shares her discoveries on the YouTube channel Ghost Club Paranormal. The girl is sure that you can also talk with spirits.

The 28-year-old ghost hunter is confident that you can talk to ghosts and spirits using a voice recorder. A particularly good time for this, according to her, is the eve of All Saints’ Day – Halloween.

 “I think there is more activity during Halloween. More people believe in the other world, ”she said.

She recalled that Halloween pumpkin is an invariable attribute and symbol of the holiday. People decorate their home with funny, scary, and sometimes even terrifying faces.

 “I’m sure there will be more sessions and many will use Ouija boards,” she says.

To connect with the “other world”, you can go to a famous haunted place, says Kapassa. She also recommends checking your home for ghosts.

To hear a ghost, the girl recommends using special equipment. 

After all, ghosts, she said, emit sounds at ultra-low frequencies that are not perceived by the human ear. You can hear them, as she notes, only on audio recordings.

The girl says that you need to leave the digital voice recorder in a room where paranormal activity is observed all night, or ask questions and wait for an answer.

“Ask questions, and who knows, you might hear a disembodied voice answering you,” says Jade.

According to her, there is no need to rush, because the spirits must be given enough time to respond.

“You probably won’t hear them in real time. But if you listen to the recording, you might hear someone from the underworld, ”she said.

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