Black Magic Spells

Aug 3rd, 2007, in IM Posts, by

The dark arts are at play in the Jakarta election.

Major General (ret.) Prijanto, the running mate of Fauzi Bowo for the Jakarta governor's election, complained to a prayer gathering on 2nd August of 3000 people marking the coming occasion (11th August) of the celebration of Muhammad's magical journey on a flying horse to heaven that black magic rituals were being used in the election campaign to influence voters, presumably in favour of the opposing Islamist team, led by Adang Daradjatun.

This is not made up to slander, I know it first hand. What is being used is hypnotism, witchcraft, and shamanism.

He hoped that the assembled clerics would pray to stop the effects of the voodoo and black magic rites and spells.

The meeting was held at the Pencak Silat Indonesia building at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, and was attended by Pencak Silat Association leader Edi Marzuki Nalapraja, and Partai Bintang Reformasi (PBR) figure Zainuddin MZ, among others.

After speaking Prijanto was overcome with emotion at all the great prayer support he had received at the gathering, and shed a few tears.

Fauzi Bowo and Prijanto
Fauzi Bowo & Prijanto, possibly discussing religious issues.

Habib Abdul Rahman Al Habsy, the leader of a Betawi clerical group, then chimed in with some religious blessings for the Bowo-Prijanto team.

The point of this gathering is to celebrate the journey by night of Muhammad. But as Betawi people we also pray that the election will run smoothly and Fauzi Bowo and Prijanto will be chosen as governor and deputy governor of Jakarta.

The heady, none too subtle mix of religion and politics was not done yet however as Al Habsy went on to say that Fauzi-Prijanto were the best choice in terms of the hereafter and eternity, and he was religiously obliged to support them, and so was everyone else presumably. [1]


11 Comments on “Black Magic Spells”

  1. avatar Naga says:
    August 3rd, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    If you ever wondered why Indonesia is such a backward country.

  2. avatar Shiva says:
    August 3rd, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    This is not made up to slander, I know it first hand. What is being used is hypnotism, witchcraft, and shamanism.

    He hoped that the assembled clerics would pray to stop the effects of the voodoo and black magic rites and spells.

    Black magic is an intriguing and important aspect of Javanese culture which provides hope, solace, healing and a sense of meaning for people in these uncertain and irrational times.

    Good the see that when push comes to shove the true Indonesian culture over-rides islam.

  3. avatar WP says:
    August 3rd, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    I’m not sure I want to have a governor who quickly points to black magic whenever things aren’t going his way…

    Looks like the poor Jakartans have to chose between two snakes. Any volunteer from you folk to candidate yourself??

  4. avatar Enigmatic says:
    August 4th, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    WTF Black Magic?

    How Ridiculous.

  5. avatar Falcon says:
    August 4th, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    We should wonder whether the candidates have employed foreign consultants so voters can differentiate between logical and black magic.

  6. avatar Bas says:
    August 5th, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Nothing new with that black magic stuff.
    For my part I received Rp. 50.000 to choose him but I don’t care. I just stay home. They are all the same.

  7. avatar KSJ says:
    August 5th, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    to Bas:
    Hehehe… you got Rp 50,000 to vote him and you didn’t vote?? Well… at least you can give me money back instead.

  8. avatar WP says:
    August 6th, 2007 at 2:38 am

    Nothing new with that black magic stuff.
    For my part I received Rp. 50.000 to choose him but I don’t care. I just stay home. They are all the same.

    You shoud watch out. My neighbour once accepted vote money, but forgot to vote as supposed to. The night after that, his house smelled to kemenyan. In the morning they fond a scrap of white cloth (like the material people use to cover a deceased body for burial) on their fence near the window of their bed room. My neighbor immediately called for a dukun to neutralize the black magic. I bet that costed him triple the money he got.

  9. avatar Petunjuk says:
    August 10th, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    Santet, teluh, etc are part of the Indonesian culture, not just the Javanese. People knows, understands, and can easily connects whenever someone mention any stories related with the practice of black magic.

    Funny thing is people who boasts that they don’t believe on such a thing, actually went to kyai or dukun on the first sign of attack.

  10. avatar khaldoun says:
    May 20th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

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  11. avatar saeed alansari says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    hi dear i have broblem withe my wife she left to her family home and she refuse to back to my home agin before 2 yers nos



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