Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Travel and Black Magic

I just received an email with the Subject: Thailand... Must Read!!

This email was telling about a true story of an traveler who has bought a souvenir that hold black magic that eventually sucked her life out.

This is the story (copied as it is from my email):

Subject: FW: Thailand..Must Read!!


Hi friends,

It is the year-end, which is one of the peak traveling periods for many
Singaporeans. This is a true account that I would like to share as a
cautionary tale. I have changed the names of people involved to protect
their identities. Although it takes place on an overseas vacation, the
warning applies equally whether abroad or at home.

Jessie was in her early thirties and like many of us loved to travel and
her last trip was to Taiwan . While visiting one of the tourist attractions
in Thailand located near a temple, she decided to get a souvenir for
herself. She walked along the shops with curious eyes. A well-dressed sales
man managed to catch her attention. He asked her what year she was born.

She answered politely. He further pursued to ask her the month she was
born. "June,"she replied. As she answered, there was a sparkle in the man's
eye. He quickly pulled out an item and put it in Jessie's hand and she
looked at it closely. It was a small-sculpted stone, but Jessie could not
make out what the Item was. The man, with a serious tone told her that this
small ornament was a very powerful item that could grant all her wishes, but
she was not to tell anybody, not even her closest friends, boyfriend or
parents that she had this ornament in her possession. He informed her to
bring this item wherever she went and not to allow anybody to touch it.
Jessie was thrilled and thought she had stumbled upon a great deal as the
item seemed very precious. She asked for the price and paid for the item.

Vacations like always were too short and she returned to Singapore . On
The day that she returned, she felt very exhausted as if the life was
Draining out of her. She thought that it was due to the traveling and
excitement and did not bother too much about it. She went to take a nap and
as she rested, she started to feel an ache in her stomach that grew into a
continuous sharp pain. By nightfall, the suffering was so intense that she
went hysterical.

She crawled to the altar in her home and started to hit her head against
the altar. Her parents were shocked with her actions. Her father held her
tightly, to prevent her injuring herself while her mother called for an
ambulance. Strangely enough, in the midst of all the pain and before she
left with the ambulance, Jessie insisted that she had to bring along her
handbag before leaving for the hospital. When she was sent to the hospital,
it was already dawn and she was sent for different tests and scans to
determine the cause of her pain. The sharp pain persisted and even got more
intense. Her Aunt Maggie heard the news that she was hospitalized and Came
to visit her. While Aunt Maggie was with her, Jessie thought about Letting
her employers know of her condition and hoped Aunt Maggie could contact them
on her behalf. She took out her handbag and pulled out a pen to write the
number on a piece of paper. As she pulled out the pen, the small ornament,
which Jessie had bought from Thailand , dropped on the floor. Aunt Maggie
wanted to pick it up but Jessie stopped her. She said if Aunt Maggie were to
touch it, she would have to have it cleansed. While Jessie was not looking,
Aunt Maggie quickly picked the ornament up and kept it. When Aunt Maggie was
out in the hallway, she scrutinized it. The ornament sent shivers down Her
spine and she was very uncomfortable with the item so she decided to talk to
Jessie's mother.

On the third day, the doctors informed Jessie's parents that they had
confirmed that Jessie suffered from stomach cancer that had reached the
terminal stage and they had to prepare for the worst. Jessie's parents were
not able to understand this sudden diagnosis, as Jessie had not had any
symptoms of stomach cancer. When Aunt Maggie went to the hospital and met
with Jessie's mother, Jessie's mother broke the news to Aunt Maggie. Aunt
Maggie was shocked and also shared her discovery of the ornament with
Jessie's mother. Jessie's mother also had an uneasy feeling when she saw the
ornament. She felt very lost and desperate about her daughter's situation.
Jessie's mother and Aunt Maggie both knew of a medium; Master Lim and it
struck both of them that he might shed some light as to the events.

Aunt Maggie quickly called to arrange to meet Master Lim. When they
visited Master Lim, they showed the ornament to Master Lim. At one glance,
he told them that Jessie's life had been swapped with that of another girl
who was probably suffering from stomach cancer and was dying. The ornament
was an object to hold black magic, which would suck the life out of Jessie.
Both Jessie's mother and Aunt Maggie queried whether there was anything that
could be done. He replied that it was too late as the black magic cast was
very powerful and the ornament had been discovered too late. The black Magic
was targeted with certain criteria: The victim had to be a girl who was born
in a specific year and month. The black magic would lose its power if Other
people apart from Jessie touched it. However, in Jessie's case the black
magic had already taken full effect and had become uncontrollable. Thus,
only direct family members were to be allowed to visit her and
even to send her off at her wake. The strange ornament was left at the
temple to be handled and disposed of appropriately.

Silently, and with great pain, Jessie left by the seventh day on her
Return from her vacation.

Here are the precautions to look out for:

1. Usually you would not be instructed to keep it a secret about
buying anything, unless magic is involved.

2. It is untrue that other people apart from the owner cannot
touch blessed items. People that you are comfortable with can
handle the blessed items. Of course, it is not a good idea to let
strangers or anybody who you are not comfortable with to touch
any of your closely held items.

3. It is quite common for people to ask what year you are born in
when you are selecting items to suit your animal sign. If it is only to
deal with Chinese animal signs, they do not need to ask for your birth
month. If your birth month is requested for, you can always ask which
theories they are following. For example, when selecting crystals and
minerals according to astrology, we will need to know what is the birth
month and day.

4. Do not buy closely held items or jewelry from non-creditable people,
shops or organizations.

5. Many people may have the misconception that black magic can only
be cast on them if their eight characters (birth year, month, day and time)
are known. Eight characters are not necessary to cast black magic on a
Specific person.

I shared this true account as a caution to all that it is important
to exercise care when buying items, especially closely held items. It is
important to know whom you are buying from, where you are buying from and
what you are buying. Do not take things too lightly; else there may be much
to lose.

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