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Anting-anting
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Agimat or bertud or anting-anting, is a Filipino word for "amulet" or "charm". Anting-anting is also a Filipino system of magic and sorcery with special use of the above mentioned talismans, amulets, and charms. It is part of a wider South-East Asian tradition of tribal jewelry, as "gantung" (meaning "hanging") in Indonesian/Malay and "anting-anting" (meaning "ear pendant") in Javanese .

In the Philippine occult tradition, there is usually a corresponding agimat to deal with in a particular area in a person's life. The most frequent types of agimat are used for removing hexes and exorcism of evil spirits. An agimat also called a gayuma serves as a love charm which makes the owner more attractive to the opposite sex. Although stereotyped as a cross, a flat, round or triangular golden pendant accompanying a necklace or a necklace-like item, it is also depicted as an enchanted stone that came from the sky or a fang left by a lightning strike (pangil ng kidlat) or even a drop of liquid from the heart of a banana tree at midnight (mutya). In relation to the latter, it is usually ingested. An agimat is usually accompanied by a small book of magic incantations which must be read during Good Friday or a certain special date to attain the amulet's full power and benefit. An agimat could also be in the form of a clothing with magic words inscribed on it, or even in the form of edible enchanted mud (putik in Tagalog).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agimat
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#2
Wow, these look amazing. The Asian Islands have such rich occult sciences, and a rich culture in general.
"I guess the battle between Good and Evil is sort of irrelevant."
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#3
yes but its just stories and myths.
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#4
Not to be believed by rational people.
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#5
Yes, because there was obviously not a single rational person in the Philippines at the time these beliefs were widespread, and of course no rational people continue to believe them, not even if they were taught so.
"I guess the battle between Good and Evil is sort of irrelevant."
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#6
The neighbors were living on a Air Force base in the Philippines. Kay(neighbor), said each house and store owner had a little " spirit house ". It would look just like the big, people house. 3 times a day, a food and drink offering would be left by the little " spirit house" to appease the " spirit". Kay herself seen something invisible take a bite of a fried dumpling that was left for it.
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#7
Itheblaze, i havent heard of a spirit house before. are you sute its in the philippines?
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#8
I have a wight house, which is the same concept but European in origin.
"I guess the battle between Good and Evil is sort of irrelevant."
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#9
"Loner", look up " Four Kinds of Spirit House- Bangkok attractions". They make mini Spirit temples too.
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#10
Itheblaze, it look like a little shrine...
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