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The Legend of Black Magic and Development

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As black magic causes a varying degree of harm to the person on whom the black spell is cast, without him being consciously aware or even having his life taken. Therefore, when black magic is applied, the natal data of the person must be made available, failing which the effect will be extensively reduced or have no effect at all. Another type of black magic that is not as lethal is used for punishment only. It is a punishment for offenses made in business by some scheming characters for attacks created unintentionally. This type of black magic will not create considerable damage to the physical body; it may just cause some bodily discomfort, such as vomiting and purging. The person will recover after resting for a few days.

Another Version On The Development Of Black Magic

The legends circulating among the country folks are many views that black magic originated in ancient India. It was said that during the Tang dynasty, Master Tang Sanzang was on a pilgrimage to India in search of the Buddhist Scripture; along the way, on his return, he passed the "Passage to Sky River" in the district of Nan' an, he was drafted into the upper end of the trans-boundary river in Southeast Asia. There he encountered a tortoise demon that manifested into a boat to ferry him but intended to submerge him under the river. Master Tang Sanzang managed to overcome the disaster, but the Scripture he carried sank into the river.

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Fortunately, the disciples of the Master swam underneath the river. They brought back the Scripture up, but what was left was the portion on the Mahayana practice and a small part on the Hinayana on "knowledge." The rest drifted along the river and entered Thailand. It is said that the remaining Scriptures on "knowledge" finally landed in the hands of the royalties in Thailand, and the "Knowledge" is the black magic that it's now practiced. Another version has it that the original version of "Knowledge." landed in the hands of the Taoist Masters in Yunnan, leading to the invention of a sect of Taoism known as the "Mao Shan." This gave rise to the Mao Shan practice amalgamated with the black magic practice, which was compelling.

Black magic is popular within the region of Southeast Asia countries. According to some legends, black magic is practiced among the "Miao" tribes in southern China's mountains, in the province of Guizhou, in the form of spells. After it was introduced to Southeast Asian countries, it combined with the local practise, which developed into deadly and fearsome black magic. Generally speaking, the person who casts the magic spell is the sorcerer. The primary function is to use a chanted mantra to be taken by the potential victim to attain the objective of controlling the victim's physical body and spirit, which eventually have the person subdued or killed.

Many legends say that once the black magic applied has been deciphered or dispelled, the sorcerer who cast the black spell will suffer the damages in repercussions. Therefore, the risk taken by the sorcerer is very high; unless there is an intense grudge or monetary attraction, most sorcerers will refrain from performing the act. There are three reasons for someone to look up to a sorcerer to cast black magic on others: for money, for life, for revenge, or for the retention of a love affair. Irrespective of the black magic intended to be cast, it must be first obtained for the action to be carried out.

Therefore some view that the black magic practiced in Thailand was derived from Yunnan in China. According to Chinese records, the Mao Shan or Mao Mountain is the name of the mountain located in the Jiangsu province in China. During the Han Dynasty, Mao Yin and his two brothers lived there and were known by others as the "Three Mao Gentlemen" and referred to the mountain they lived in as the Mao Shan. The three gentlemen invented the Mao Shan practices. Yet another version has it that the Mao Shan practice is another branch of the Taoist "The Five Thunderous Practice" of Master Zhang Tian Shi, known as the "Southern Practise."

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During the Song dynasty, it was found in the recordings that many cults practice of the Mao Shan sect confirmed that Mao Shan practice at that time was so popular among the country folks. Later, when the Chinese immigrants moved southwards, the skill was applied to counter the interference of black magic. No official source confirms the above sayings, but according to some sources on the origin of natives from the border districts in Yunnan, and was brethren with the Chinese. They moved southwards by two different means. One group traveled by sea, located themselves in Java, Indonesia, and some later formed in Malaysia.

Another group traveled by land and crossed the border of Vietnam and Siam, located in the northern part of Malaya and Singapore. According to anthropology from Germany and Holland, it was pointed out that they arrived from the southern part of China while the British pointed out that they came from Yunnan. From this, it suggested that black magic has somehow associated itself with the Mao Shan practice, and the skill had traveled through the border areas and found its way to Southeast Asian countries.

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