Indonesian exorcists finding work in Malaysia

toyol-indonesiaIndonesian exorcists are being used in Sarawak, Malaysia to help drive out a “toyol” which has been causing havoc in a school, according to this article in the New Straits Times.

Mysticism and black magic retains a strong foothold in this part of the world. Of course I am surprised that people still believe in mythical spirits, but I became even more disturbed after reading exactly what a “toyol” is on Wikipedia.

It is a small child spirit invoked by a bomoh (Malay witch doctor) from a dead human foetus using black magic. It is possible to buy a toyol from such a bomoh.

I am sure they would make great souvenirs.

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  1. ammanda Said,

    May 3, 2009 @ 1:47 am

    about culture as i know … indonesia people also believe in magic even they believe in god. well,, 4exs in java … ponari .. many indonesia people believe him that he can help all people who get a sick..
    mayb in other country it sounds crazy but if u get a sick n u cant get betta even u go 2doctor n take some medicine but finally u get betta after u meet the boy.. u also will say the same think n u also will let alll yr friends 2know how u get betta n how the boy gv u a miracle 2yr life…
    thats why many indonesia people believe in magic coz sometimes magic can gv u a miracle even in asia they hv some balck magic too.
    as indonesian girl,, i’ll let u know about some place who still believe in magic..
    in java,, bandung,, sumatera,, kalimantan…
    there are many people in this place believe in magic n sometimes they use magic 2get what they want…


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