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Mysticism & The Supernatural

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June 26, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - June 26, 2020

There is always a rational explanation for mysterious events, but the horror movie junkie in us was hoping that there was truth to the rumor that a terrifying flying head monster was b

June 4, 2020

South China Morning Post - June 4, 2020

Ade Mardiyati – When Indonesian artist and manager Sulung Landung went to Bali in January, he met up with a long-time friend, well-known tarot card reader Noviana Kusumawardhani, for a

April 5, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 5, 2020

Ganug Nugroho Adi, Wonogiri – As COVID-19 continues to spread across Indonesia, some residents of Wonogiri, Central Java, have resorted to wearing amulets, which they believe will help

March 24, 2020

Jakarta Post - March 24, 2020

Asip Hasani and Severianus Endi, Tulungagung, East Java/Pontianak, West Kalimantan – Villagers in Wajak Kidul hamlet, which is located some 10 kilometers from Tulungagung regency, East

February 16, 2020

South China Morning Post - February 16, 2020

Marcel Thee – Dino Michael has spent a lot of time looking up at the stars in the night sky, ruminating on the possibilities of life out there.

February 5, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 5, 2020

Jakarta – The National Civil Service Agency (BKN) is using a detector to prevent talismans being used in a month-long competency test of civil servant candidates at Tasikmalaya city ha

South China Morning Post - February 5, 2020

Amanda Siddharta – Wili Lo spent all afternoon in the backstage area of a music festival in Bogor, a satellite city just outside the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, last Saturday.

November 7, 2019

Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Jakarta – The Gowa Police in South Sulawesi have declared a man a suspect of money-laundering and spreading heretical teachings after he claimed to be a prophet and mahaguru (grand mas

June 26, 2019

Coconuts Jakarta - June 26, 2019

As demonstrated by real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (made famous by The Conjuring film series), you don't need irrefutable evidence to get people to take your

May 27, 2019

Jakarta Post - May 27, 2019

Jakarta – Police in Pemalang, Central Java, have caught a 15-year-old boy who had been dressing up as a pocong (shrouded ghost) and scaring motorists using Jl.

April 6, 2019

Jakarta Post - April 6, 2019

Yulia Savitri, Markus Makur, Ganug Nugroho Adi, Palembang, East Manggarai and Surakarta – Legislative candidates are resorting to the supernatural ahead of April's election, with many

April 5, 2019

Vice - April 5, 2019

By the time Fachruzio Alfarisi graduated high school last year, he'd seen a lot.

February 1, 2019

Coconuts Jakarta - February 1, 2019

Indonesian Flat Earth Research (IFER), a community that rejects the objective reality that the Earth is round, is planning to hold its first national conference in Jakarta in October.

January 2, 2018

Coconuts Jakarta - January 2, 2018

If you ever needed convincing that there is always a rational explanation for any supposedly "supernatural" phenomena, particularly in superstitious Indonesia, then perhaps this story w

January 31, 2017

South China Morning Post - January 31, 2017

Desperate and despondent after losing an Indonesian local election, Abdul Junaidi was the perfect prey for a charismatic cult leader promising great wealth and political success.

March 20, 2014

Jakarta Globe - March 20, 2014

Ellya Rossa's search for a traditional healer to treat a chronic heart ailment brought her to Guntur Bumi, an ustad, or Islamic cleric, who has often appeared in television commercials

January 18, 2014

Jakarta Post - January 18, 2014

Rendi A. Witular, Jakarta – In his new book, published Friday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono admits that he and his family had almost fallen victim to witchcraft.

January 14, 2012

Sydney Morning Herald - January 14, 2012

Tom Allard – On a Thursday morning last year, Sapari, a cemetery caretaker in Bonasari in East Java, made a disturbing discovery.

December 3, 2011

Jakarta Post - December 3, 2011

Hans David Tampubolon, Jakarta – Police officers were forced to deploy to Central Jakarta on Friday in response to an unusual public order issue caused by a flock of superstitious enthu

December 2, 2011

Jakarta Globe - December 2, 2011

The Jakarta city administration has moved with exceptional speed to cut down an old mahogany tree said to harbor two distinct forms of Indonesian ghosts.

June 11, 2010

Jakarta Globe - June 11, 2010

A Balinese teenager caught in the act of intercourse with a cow passed out on Friday when he was forced to marry the animal in a ceremony witnessed by hundreds of curious onlookers.

March 17, 2006

Jakarta Post - March 17, 2006

Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara – Dozens of students of Sakra No.

August 28, 2002

Straits Times - August 28, 2002

Devi Asmarani, Jakarta – Women use it to entice the opposite sex, celebrities often resort to it to boost popularity and politicians turn to it to further their careers – the supernatur

August 23, 2002

Sydney Morning Herald - August 23 2002

Mysticism and money have always had a role in Indonesian politics.

August 22, 2002

Straits Times - August 22, 2002

Jakarta – The Indonesian minister who said he was personally supervising a treasure hunt to raise money for the state has been forced to tender a public apology and may be investigated