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Witchcraft: It Is Not What We Think It Is But It Is More Common Than We Think It Is (Part 2)

Published Nobyembre 14, 2016 by jptan2012

In my preceding post, I talked about how witchcraft is more common than we think. In today’s post I would like to talk about as to how easy it is to do witchcraft and who can do it.

The truth is some people can do witchcraft even without them knowing it. This is more commonly called as Evil Eye or Usog in Filipino. However, for the purpose of this article, let’s focus on the type of witchcraft or sorcery that is done on purpose. Who are the types of people who can do it?

For witchcraft or sorcery to be effective there must be some kind of emotions involve. This emotion is usually either love or anger or both.

Witchcraft or sorcery usually connotes a lot of negative image because we always think that witchcraft is meant to do something bad or harm to a person. Unfortunately, this is the most common reason why witchcraft is done or why people seek to have witchcraft or sorcery is done. However, witchcraft or sorcery is really simply an act wherein you interfere in the flow of energies and set out to put an energy that is meant to manifest physically. Having said that witchcraft or sorcery is simply an act, whether it is good or bad depends on the intention and the final output of the energy set out by the one who propagate or initiates it.

In Taoism, the religion, a Taoist priest is almost always familiar with witchcraft. The burning of Fu or Talisman papers are in so many ways an act of witchcraft wherein you call on an higher entity to set out a task. In my previous posts, I have discussed that in Taoism, the Gods, which are the Heavenly Beings in Buddhism, are like humans in a way that they still have temperaments, they get angry, the love, they get tired. They can also do wrong things. What a Taoist priest or a Taoist medium (somebody who is familiar to tap into the powers of this beings) does is they set out to call on these beings to do their wishes. Sometimes, these wishes may not be very right, or to put it simply I have seen Taoist mediums that may set out to do more harm. Like the story I shared on the preceding post, a Taoist priest or medium is involve in giving Diane’s mother – in – law the tool for her to have power over her son’s and husband’s will. Whether the said Taoist medium knows the intentions are pure or not, although I think if the Taoist medium is powerful enough to make such a tool, he or she will also be powerful enough to see the intentions, is an entirely different matter.

The truth is it is open knowledge amongst most Chinese and Taoist that a Taoist priest or Taoist medium who are familiar in tapping the powers of entities can do either good witchcraft or bad witchcraft.

Having said that, if one is familiar on how to tap into the other realms it is easy to do witchcraft or sorcery. In fact, sometimes you don’t even need to have the technical knowledge, sometimes all you need is a very strong emotion and a strong intent.

You can read the other posts on this series:

  1. Witchcraft: It Is Not What You Think It Is But It Is More Common Than We Think It Is (Part 1)
  2. Witchcraft: It Is Not What You Think It Is But It Is More Common Than We Think It Is (Part 2)
  3. Witchcraft: It Is Not What You Think It Is But It Is More Common Than We Think It Is (Part 3)
  4. Five Ways to Protect Yourself From Evil Eye and/or Witchcraft.

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Adopted Abandoned Dogs Are Saving Their Humans

Published Mayo 29, 2014 by jptan2012

A few days ago I wrote about how burying dead pets on your yard creates a lot of yin energy. This prompted one of my readers to email and send me an sms. She was lucky enough that I was able to read her email right away, and because I know how serious this matter is I agreed to meet her and go to her place.

MLS said that when they transferred to their new house, things started going sour with some of the things in their life. There are several things that she shared with me, but one of the major problems that they encountered is it seems that her husband’s professional life took a nose dive. She said she noticed when she moved to their house and when they buried five puppies in their yard.

When I get to their house, the first thing I noticed is that their main house door is slanted. I call this ‘dragon door’, because if done right they have the ability to bring dragon luck, which is an enormous amount of luck into one’s life. However, this is a very tricky thing to do and I’ve never seen any modern Feng Shui consultants execute this. In fact, I personally don’t feel comfortable doing this because a slight error in measurement, it will then become a ‘yin dragon door’. This means it will bring a tremendous amount of bad luck. MLS has a dragon door, judging from how it was done, it looks like that it has become a ‘yin dragon door’ and he has 4 such doors in her house. To top it off, there are several more Feng Shui blunders that I pointed out to them. Not to mention, there are also dead puppies buried in their yard.

I don’t really remember whether I told them this, but I felt that they’re still lucky, because with so much major Feng Shui blunders in one house things could have been at its worst!

Puti, relaxing in front of the air conditioner on a very warm lazy aftenoon.

Puti, relaxing in front of the air conditioner on a very warm lazy aftenoon.

There are several possible factors why they didn’t get to feel the full effects of the major Feng Shui blunders. They may be good people and have garnered so much positive karma that even if the Feng Shui blunders in their house are so big, they weren’t that affected. But one thing I noticed is that they have two aspins or Asong Pinoy, a Filipino non-breed dog that are usually found on the streets. MLS’s family, especially her husband and children took care of the dogs when they were surely destined to have died on the street or eaten by drunkards.

The dogs are Puti and Matic and both of them are female dogs. The carpenters who were building their house when she was still a puppy bought Puti. They want to bring her up so that they can slaughter and eat her. Matic on the other hand was an abandoned dog that gave birth to her puppies on the street. AS, MLS husband then saved Matic and her puppies. Unfortunately, Matic’s puppies all died of parvo. They’re the ones who are now buried in their yard.

Adopting a pet and ensuring that they become well balanced is one sure way of wiping our negative karma or fighting off bad luck. In the case of MLS and AS, I can only imagine the good karma that they got from adopting both Puti and Matic without even thinking about karma or luck.

Puti and Matic are now indoors dogs and love to seat in front of the air conditioner. Also, while they used to scavenge for food, their humans now know their favorite food. According to MLS they love to eat Menudo (pork with liver stew) but are not very fond of Sinigang (Filipino hot sour soup).

AS and MLS and their children changed the lives of both Puti and Matic and now I believe just because they’re happy dogs they’re also helping their humans by giving them positive chi!

Humans May Be Immortal by 2045?

Published Agosto 8, 2012 by jptan2012

No this is not the plot of the latest James Rollins or Steve Berry book, although in his latest book- BLOODLINE, James Rollins did use this as a plot. He did push it a little further by saying that being immortal is already possible.

This short blog will not try to answer whether immortality is possible or not, I leave that to the scientist, neither will I answer whether it is good or bad.

As a Buddhist, I’m feeling quite ambivalent about the issue of immortality. I don’t know whether it is good or bad in trying to achieve Buddhahood. In a way, it will give us more time to achieve Buddhahood in our current life time but also it may hinder our ‘urgency’ in attaining Buddhahood.

If you want to know more about immortality, do click on the link: COULD HUMANS BECOME IMMORTAL BY 2045?

The Dreaded Hungry Ghost Month

Published Hulyo 17, 2012 by jptan2012

One of the most famous Chinese festivals, other than Chinese New Year and Moon Cake Festival, is the Hungry Ghost Festival, which also happens to be one of the most dreaded festival and month of the Chinese.

The Hungry Ghost Festival happens on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month, however, unlike the other festivals, like the Chinese New Year wherein the changing of the Flying Stars happens on a specified time and date, the preparation and effect of the Hungry Ghost Month, as the term indicates, lasts for a month. It actually starts on the first day of the 7th lunar month, peaks on the 15th day, which is the Hungry Ghost Festival, and ends on the last day of the 7th lunar month.

Every year, if you follow the Gregorian/Western calendar, the Hungry Ghost Month lands on different dates. Sometimes, it starts in July and ends in August, or starts in August and ends in September. But it always cuts across August of the Gregorian calendar. For this year (2012), the Hungry Ghost Month starts on August 17 and ends on September 15. The peak is on August 30, 2012, which is the date of the Hungry Ghost Festival.

But what is the Hungry Ghost Festival or Hungry Ghost Month?

Hungry Ghost Month is actually simply called Ghost Month (鬼月, Guǐ Yuè) in Chinese, the word Hungry is added in the words Ghost Months to clarify the nature of the ghosts that best characterized this season…they’re HUNGRY!

During this month, it is believed that the King of Hell opens the gate of hell to release and allow the spirits in hell or ghosts to be free and roam our world. It is believed that the hungry ghosts will visit families and other humans, thus it is said that there’d be more paranormal and ghostly manifestation during this month. Furthermore, hungry ghosts will also look for victims that they can bring with them to hell, and thus there’d be more accidents, more than that because of the strong yin and negative energy of this season, business becomes bad and it is highly advisable that one shouldn’t sign any contract, move to a new house, get operated on during the entire Hungry Ghost Month.

Why are they considered hungry?

Buddhism and Taoism both have a slightly different version of the Hungry Ghost. For Buddhism, Hungry Ghost is in one of the Six Realms of Existence, and they are simply a form of existence. However, for Taoism, Hungry Ghosts are (1) spirits of people who have not yet gone through a reincarnation and are largely forgotten by their descendants, (2) spirits of really bad people and they’re currently being punished, (3) spirits of really sad people who died of a violent death or suicide, (4) lost spirits who harbored so much yin energy or yin feelings while they were sill living.

They’re hungry because they are unable to get food from their living love ones because their violent or yin dominant death has blocked their connection with their loved ones, they don’t have any love ones on earth, or simply they have been forgotten. It is said that a deceased love one will have connection with us for a few more years, and depending on how we treat their spirits they may enter the samsara (cycle of life) immediately or go to hell as an hungry ghost. It is also said that ghost still needs sustenance in the other existence, and they get it from us in the form of offerings. These people not receiving any are then thrown into the pit of hell and become hungry ghosts.

Since most of these ghosts lived a negative life or died a violent death, many of them still harbor ill feelings towards their fate, so when they’re released they also try to do us harm. Thus all of us need to be extra careful.

TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, HUNGRY GHOSTS, IT’S EFFECTS, RITUALS AND PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING HUNGRY GHOSTS SERIES:

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