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TATLONG AKLAT NG KARUNUNGAN

(Three Books of Wisdom)

 

Hanging Tanglaw

Pantas

 

 

Introduction

 

The Philippines has lots of things to boast about when in comes to esoteric teachings. Unknown to many, Filipino culture has lots of magickal information to share to the World.

 

This small collection of articles will give the reader some information on magick as well as religious topics of ancient, as well as modern Filipinos.

 

I ask for forgiveness in presenting Filipino Information using the English language. Pardon but I can express myself more easily using English.

 

 

BOOK ONE:

MANGAGAMOT

 

This part of the book will detail about the practices of folk healers such as the Albularios of the Tagalogs and Mananambals of the Visayas. Most of the information contained herein are already known by the public so it will not be so much of a revelation.

 

Take note that the information I am presenting here are based from facts which I myself has collected, folklore, and from some books.

 

MGA KARUNGUNGAN NG MANGAGAMOT

 

Tawas

Many already know what tawas is. As Tony Perez defines it, Tawas is the diagnosis of supernatural illness. When we say supernatural, it is the illness caused by Witches, Lamang Lupa, and other creatures.

 

Now I would not be detailing this subject very much because a book entirely about this subject is already in print and it is already complete, and I dont have anything else to add to it.

 

I would just like to print one form of Tawas that is commonly used among Albularios. The Candle Tawas.

 

Tawas na Kandila

Take a new candle and a bowl of clear water.

Talk to the patient until you can sense the presence within him.

Next begin the prayer to the Almighty. (In case you dont know the prayer, just pray to your God to guide you in your undertaking. Almost all forms of prayer are effective)

Then, light the candle and place it over the bowl. Wait until it drips.

While it drips chant a prayer to the almighty asking for help.

When the time is right, an image will form in the wax drippings. Using your intuition, interpret the image.

 

This Tawas has a little difference with the one printed in Tony's book. Unfortunately, the one in his book lacks information on what you should do after the Tawas.

 

I suggest you wrap the wax drippings with the candle leftover in a piece of white paper and place it under the patients pillow. This way, meaningful dreams on why and who placed the sickness will be given to the patient.

 

If you need more information on Tawas, I greatly recomend Tawas by Tony Perez.

 

Mga Yerba at Halaman

Filipinos are great herbalist. They are very aware that certain plants can cure and affect certain disesases and that some can be used to bring fort death.

 

A good Mangagamot will know the virtues (both medicinally and magically) of almost every plant in his district. He often keeps a notebook where he places everything about herbs, from the diseases they can cure, as well as the ones they can procure.

 

Now how does a mangagamot gain such a great knowledge of herbs? In the old times, it was trial and error. But fortunately, we at this present age, can have access to this vast knowledge.

 

One thing that you can do is compare the uses of herbs medeicinally from other places with ours. The following table will give the English names of common filipino plants:

 

Table I:

Filipino Herbs and their English Names

 

English Names

Filipino Names

Alfaalfa

Alfaalfa

Aloe

Sabila

Amaranth

Kulitis

Anatto

Asuette

Anise

Saque

Apple

Mansanas

Arrowroot

Araro

Basil

Balanoy

Borage

Dilang Usa

Bellladona

Kunti

Calamus

Lubigan

Champhor

Sambong

Cayenne

Siling Labuyo

Cinnamon

Kalingag

Coriander

Kulantro

Cypress

Cipress

Egyptian Bean

Bataw

Elder

Sauko

Frangipani

Kalatsutsi

Fennel

Haras

Fig

Igos

Gardenia

Rosal

Ginger

Luya

Heliotrope

Higad-Higaran

Hibiscus

Gumamela

Jasmine

Sampaguita

Juniper

Enero

Laurel

Laurel

Lemon Grass

Tanglap

MaidenHair

Alambrillo

Marigold

Amarillo

Marvel of Peru

A las cuatro

Mimosa

Makahiya

Morning Glory

Kang kong

MotherWort

Kamariang-sungsong

Mugwort

Damong Maria

Nettle

Amirai

Oak

Ecina

Old Maid

Tsistsirika

Oleander

Adelfa

Orange

Kahel

Oregano

Oregano

Phil. Violet

Kolintang

Pomegranate

Granada

Purslane

Kolasiman

Rose

Rosas

Rosemary

Romero

Sacred Lotus

Baino

Saffron

Azafran

Snakeroot

Serpentina

Spikenard

Nardo

Stonecrop

Katakataka

Sunflower

Mirasol

Tumeric

Kilaw

Willow

Sauce

 

Of course it will still take lots of time before you get to practical work so I will include some uses of common plants:

 

DAMONG MARIA (Mugwort)- It can be used as an appetizer and purgative. It can also be used as an expectorant. It can cure headache and skin diseases. For rheumatic pains and Arthritis. It is also a good insecticide.

 

OREGANO (Oregano)- Cures stomach upsets, indigestion, headaches, whooping coughs and respiratory ailments. Bruised leaves sewn into a pilloware helpful for insomnia.

 

ROSAS (Rose)- Cures mouth ulcer, diarrhea and dysentery.

 

SANTOL (Santol)- Cures fever

 

PANDAN (Screwpine)- An aphrodisiac.

 

KOLITIS (Amaranth)- Cures Diarrhea, ulcers and sores and coughs.

 

 

Well there are really much more. I will be posting some information now and then at Mysterio Felipinas. (If it will still be that groups name. There have been talks on changing it to Clerics.)

 

Mga Laman ng Lupa

Another thing that you should learn in order to be a great Mangagamot is the communications withy earth elementals particularly the Dwendes and Diwatas.

 

Dwendes are creatures living under the earth. Great craftsmen, Dwendes often give their human friends magickal knowledge on Plant and Animal virtues. Magickal amulets are also given as well as stones with healing properties.

 

Most people classify them into four main kinds:

 

The White- this types are great healers. They are one of the greatest friends a mangagamot can have. Although they may seem so good, they can also curse and kill.

 

The Brown- this types carry with them the mysteries of stones. They give their human friends magickal stones that can procure love, luck and healing.

 

The Green- Keepers of plant secrets, herbalist find their long lost friends in the company of these types. They give knowledge of plants and herbs to their friends.

 

The Black- unlike what popular fiction tell you, Black Dwendes are not entirely evil. They will protect their friends against their enemies and will give them the virtues of curses.

 

The next question is how to make friends with them. There are several ways to contact these entities. One way is thru offering, which I myself did.

 

The following will lead you to making friends with earthly entities.

 

Pagtawag

 

The procedure can also be used for Tamaos but I donít think they will respond easily.

 

Diwatas are faeries. They watch over animals and flowers. They inhabit forest and mountains and are very shy when it comes to contact.

 

I cannot classify them for they are so many. I cannot really advice on what to do to make contact with them because I have never done so.

 

 

PAG-AARAL NG PANGAGAGMOT

This section of the book will be giving instructions on basic pangagamot.

 

Before we begin let me note that this section will teach you magickal healing. When I say magickal, it includes the use of prayers and incantations and the aid of supernatural beings. I will not talk about Panghihilot, first because it is not Magickal and second because I donít know it broadly.

 

Prayer and Incantation

 

Prayer is a very powerful tool of a Healer. Prayer, as I describe it, is the communication of a person to a certain deity asking for help, giving thanks or asking for forgiveness.

 

One thing that a Healer can do is pray for the well being of his patient. Ancient Filipino healers pray to Kilubansa, a local deity of healing. One prayer goes like this:

 

ďO Kilubansa, hari ng pangagamot, ako ay pakingan.

Seta, Eto, Gerom, Latos, Gesa, Seta, Seta!Ē

 

This prayer will ask for his aid. Although the language of the second li8ne is unknown, I can testify to its effectiveness.

 

For those of a more Clerical taste, you could pray to saints, Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ and ask for healing. This is also very effective.

 

I should caution you on using prayers that are written in books. They claim magickal powers to the highest degree. Iím not saying that they are fake and useless. In my point of view, prayers should resonate through your whole being. They should touch your unconscious mind. Thatís a really effective prayer.

 

But if you really want to use such prayers, do so. Itís your own choice.

 

Now for the incantations, these are words of no definite origin but are effective. Some claim that these Orasyons are latin, but careful examinations show that they are not.

 

Some latin incantations used by ancient healers are given as examples in Perezí book, ďOrasyon sa Magica CantadaĒ (Anvil, 2000).

 

Para Tumahimik ang Sinasapian

 

JUTULIM PASEGASE

BAGATAS MAPAS

IMAS ENTE

RETIRUM

 

Ukol sa nagkasakit dahil sa mga Lamang Lupa

 

ESMERELL BERNABAUM

TUNIC MANUMBAUM

 

MACMAMTAM MAEMPOMAEM

MAUMPUMAIL MALAMUROC

MUAM

 

I think he also included some in his Orasyon book, but I still havenít read the book so I'm not sure.

 

I myself have seen Mangagamots and Albularios use such incantations and they prove to be effective.

 

As I have said, I am only giving Basics and I donít really know lots about Orasyons and incantations. If you like to know more, you could read the book Aklat ng Pangagamot.

 

 

What to do ifÖ

This part of the book will give you basic information on what to do in cases of sickness. Each is categorized according top what caused the sickness.

 

Dwendes

 

This part of healing is applicable only if the nature of healing is Supernatural or if a Dwende gives the sickness.

 

Dwendes give because the victim has done something wrong. Most illness are:

 

Malformation- this is given as a minor punishment when you have hurt a Dwende. Example, if you hurt a Dwendes foot, a malformation will occur in your or your kinís feet.

 

Rashes and Spot- this will appear in your skin. This is a common punishment given for making a Dwende angry.

 

Death- if you have seriously paralyzed or if you have killed a Dwende.

 

The following will give you some information on how to cope with Dwendes:

 

In Times of Malformation and Rashes

First, use Tawas to know what king of Dwende attacked the patient. Next using psychism, talk to the Dwende who procured the sickness. In times when the Dwende attacking is of the black kind, you should be using protective measures. Hold the victim in place. Often the Dwende will release to take the sickness off the person. Threaten him death using your Buntot Pagi. Tell him that you will go to his palace and throw salt on him. But if the Dwende were a white type, talk to him. He will give instruction on how to resolve the problem. Often, he will tell you to mag-atang or offer something. Often it will be food. Other times it will be a Chicken or a dove.

 

The Black Dwende

Black types are fierce warriors. They will keep the victim in their arms until it suffers dearly. It will fight till the end. I will suggest you keep away with these types if you are just beginning. Through practice, you will be able to cope with them.

 

Abduction

This is not rare. Some Dwendes fall in love with young maidens. In these cases, a Dwende will appear as a Handsome Person and court the maiden. He will first show the lady his kingdom. After that he will take her to his palace and let her eat black rice. When that happens, she will be trapped there forever. You should prevent this. When someone is hinted to be courted by a Dwende, inform the young girl on what fate lies ahead of her. Tell her she will only be treated as a slave in that place. Then it is time to confront the Dwende.

 

 

Kulam

 

Cases of Nakulam are not also rare. In most times, the mangkukulam envies the victim and she casts a spell. Other times, she takes on revenge.

 

First conduct a Tawas to know if the person is suffering from kulam. Next see what type of kulam is used to harm the victim.

 

Sometimes the only way to counteract a kulam is to consult another witch. In this times it is good to know some spells of deflection.

 

Barang

 

Sometimes there will be rare cases of barang. This type of magick is very hard to combat so it is best left to another Mambabarabang if you donít want to get hurt.

 

Tamaos

 

Tamaos rarely hurt humans, but if they do, the human will suffer big punishments. The best way to cure this types of sickness is through the Atang or offering. This is usually done after or before the meal of the victim or the victimís family. Some of the most used offerings are coconut milk or Gata and Rice Cakes or Kakann. 

Pilay

 

This sickness is not so supernatural so we will not be so much discussing it here.

 

 

 

This book is not yet finished. It will still grow after some time. So check it out regularly.

 

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