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The Bomoh: Magician and Spiritualist

A. Rafi

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ISBN 10: 9810578806 / ISBN 13: 9789810578800
Published by Horizon Books, 2007
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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174 pp., bibliography. some edge wear to cover. This is an attempt to present a general description of the legendary bomoh; how he acquired his spiritually inherited knowledge and how this was influenced and developed over a period of several centuries. The book also explains how this knowledge was used in exorcisms, seances and to cure those suffering from mysterious illnesses; the making of talismans, amulets and charms from the secret techniques used for invoking spirits and powerful jin. Western writers described the bomoh as a witchdoctor and shaman who can transform himself into a 'were tiger,' invoke spirits to enter his body and dispel them. The bomoh also claims to have the power to control the weather. People of different faiths and levels of society in Southeast Asia sill value the bomoh's advice and mystic power, as their ancestors had done a thousand years before. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 9810578806AMA051215

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Title: The Bomoh: Magician and Spiritualist

Publisher: Horizon Books

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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