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Benevolent Bali Bhuta Demon Spirit Bone Effigy

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Although Bali generally is referred to as 'the island of the gods', there are also parts of the island which are believed to be inhabited by spirits of the netherworld. The predominantly Hindu population of Bali resides in the human realm, located between the celestial realm of the gods (Sanskrit: deva) above and the hell ...

Magic Moonstone Jewel Ring possessing Spiritual Qualities that ensure Successful Progress

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The moon is a spiritual symbol of light in Indonesian mystical culture. As a nocturnal source of light, it dispels all darkness, so that beings can see in the night. Lunar phases are considered to be particularly auspicious times for people who want to improve their fate and karma. It is said, that, when a ...

Antique Bhuta Danganan Keris Hilt Figure carved from Deer Antler imbued with Demoniac Qualities

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Bhūtas are the demonic creatures of the underworld. In Bali, however, nature spirits and demigods are often equated to the bhūta as well. In Balinese folklore they are portrayed as hungry ghosts and wandering spirits. Yet not all of them are evil, for indeed, there are also many benevolent ones among them. Therefore, it is ...

Holy Sandalwood Keris Handle Statuette of Lord Vishnu to subdue Evil and to attract Love

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Sandalwood has been a popular element in Indonesian ritual magic since time immemorial. Its natural fragrance has a deeply enchanting effect, which uplifts the mind to altered states of awareness. Hence to this day one finds various religious objects (e.g., statues, masks) carved from sandalwood in village shrines, communal temples, and other places of worship ...

Balinese Hindu Resi Drona Hermit Sage Keris Hilt Figurine carved from Holy Water Buffalo Horn

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Ritual keris daggers from Bali are held in high esteem for their elaborate design and high-end materials. An example of the amount of detail given to the Balinese keris as a whole can be seen in the characteristic danganan hilt. For instance, this particular handle is hand carved from the horns of a water buffalo. ...