Malay magic: being an introduction to the folklore and popular religion of the Malay Peninsula

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570. oldal - Take parings of nails, hair, eyebrows, spittle, and so forth of your intended victim, enough to represent every part of his person, and then make them up into his likeness with wax from a deserted bees' comb. Scorch the figure slowly by holding it over a lamp every night for seven nights, and say : " It is not wax that I am scorching. It is the liver, heart, and spleen of So-and-so thai I scorch.
23. oldal - Not only is the king's person considered sacred, but the sanctity of his body is believed to communicate itself to his regalia, and to slay those who break the royal taboos. Thus it is firmly believed that any one who seriously offends the royal person, who touches (even for a moment) or who imitates (even with the king's permission) the chief objects of the regalia, or who wrongfully makes use of...
470. oldal - for Aix is in sight! "How they'll greet us!" — and all in a moment his roan Rolled neck and croup over, lay dead as a stone; And there was my Roland to bear the whole weight Of the news which alone could save Aix from her fate, With his nostrils like pits full of blood to the brim, And with circles of red for his eye-sockets
332. oldal - on the night before the full moon and stand with your back to the moon and your face to an ant-hill so that your shadow falls on the ant-hill. Then you recite certain jampi (incantations), and bending forward try to embrace your shadow. If you fail try again several times, repeating more incantations. If not successful go the next night and make a further effort, and the night after if necessary — three nights in all. If you cannot then catch your shadow, wait till the same day on the following...
307. oldal - ... fifth dried flesh. They add, that Jesus, at the request of the apostles, showed them another miracle, by restoring the fish to life, and causing its scales and fins to return to it ; at which the standers-by being affrighted, he caused it to become as it was before : that...
307. oldal - ... continued to descend for forty days together at dinner-time, and stood on the ground till the sun declined, and was then taken up into the clouds. Some of the Mohammedan writers are of opinion that this table did not really descend, but that it was only a parable; but most think the words of the Koran are plain to the contrary. A further tradition is, that several men were changed into swine for disbelieving this miracle, and attributing it to magic art; or, as others pretend, for stealing some...
307. oldal - This miracle is thus related by the commentators. Jesus having, at the request of his followers, asked it of God, a red table immediately descended, in their sight, between two clouds, and was set before them ; whereupon he rose up, and having...
688. oldal - Diary, Photograph Album, a Register of Height, Weight, and other Anthropometrical Observations, and a Record of Illnesses.
435. oldal - Elders of the river-flats, Assemble ye, O people, Lords of hill and hill-foot, Lords of cavern and hill-locked basin, Lords of the deep primeval forest, Lords of the river-bends, Come on board this Lanchang, assembling in your multitudes, So may ye depart with the ebbing stream, Depart on the passing breeze, Depart in the yawning earth, Depart in the red-dyed earth. Go ye to the ocean which has no wave, And the plain where no green herb grows, And never return hither. But if ye return hither, Ye...
82. oldal - One of the principles of sympathetic magic is that any effect may be produced by imitating it. ... If it is wished to kill a person, an image of him is made and then destroyed ; and it is believed that through a certain physical sympathy between the person and his image, the man feels the injuries done to the image as if they were done to his own body, and that when it is destroyed he must simultaneously perish."2 The principle thus described is perhaps the most important of all those which underlie...

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