Thursday, 1 April 2010


I was spellbound while watching a documentary about "Pukau" on the Crime and Investigation channel on Astro this morning.

It showcased three scenarios where this art or ilmu of hypnotising victims were used. The first were firsthand accounts from ordinary people who had been pukau-ed into parting with cash and jewellery - on the spot. Also a case where a Pak Haji drove home, fetched his passbook, withdrew RM20,000 from his bank account and coolly handed it over to the pemukau. These victims reported feeling dazed, antara sedar dan tak sedar, while all this was taking place.

The art of pukau is allegedly used in house burglaries where the occupants of the house are hypnotised into deep sleep during the robbery. This had happened to us too when I was a little girl living in the government quarters assigned to my then civil-servant father. I remembered following the policemen and my father to check out some food strewn in the compound with human faeces nearby - that's the trademark of pukau practitioners in burglaries. They have to eat something from the house and then urinate or defaecate on the premises before their get-away - gross! In that time, the occupants would be having one of the most restful sleep of their lives.

The third scenario was related by a former police-officer who had interviewed a serial rapist about his pukau modus operandi. Some detectives on night patrol had been able to apprehend the rapist because he had done something that broke his own pukau spell. On that particular night in the house of his intended victim, he had kissed the forehead of a sleeping 3-month old baby when overcomed by feelings of rindu for is own child. On that night he was no longer invisible to others and was easily taken into custody without a struggle. However while the arrest was taking place, one of the officers had felt as if he was being tightly constricted by something, until one of his colleagues saw his predicament and promptly urinated at the scene which then reliefed him of his extreme discomfort.

Apparently the serial rapist had already raped 29 virgins and in complying with the requirements of his black ilmu, had fifty more to do to fulfill his desire to be forever young-looking. He revealed that his were not lustful acts and he had never left behind his semen, only to collect the girls' hymens or virginal blood! He used his saliva to "hook" the victim by placing a mentholated sweet that he had sucked into the victim's mouth. Victims remember having this taste in their mouths upon waking.

Three professionals who commented on the art of pukau in this documentary were of the opinion that these kind of criminals are actually con-artistes well-versed in the psychology of human nature, and in the techniques of hypnotism. In choosing their victims, they would have recognised the gullible ones from their body-language or whatever, and then placed "anchors" on them through eye-contact or a touch or a spoken word. For burglaries or rapes, they would then have followed the victims home a few times to make sure that they indeed live there. Scary isn't it?

And it seems there is nothing to show that there is any supernaturalism involved in pukau.

But then how to explain that policeman being bear-hugged by something or other?

All this goes to show that we have to always be on our toes when approached by strangers no matter whether you are an elderly man, woman, or young boy or girl because these monsters are very deft at putting our guard down and playing on our sympathies. The victims in the documentary only came to realise that they had been tricked or their safe-haven violated after they came out of their hypnotised stupor.

Anyway, that was the first time  that I watched Crime and Investigation. It's something you have to pay extra for but I'm  getting it free because we have someone in the house-hold working for Astro now.



a.j. said...

scarey stuff

Zendra-Maria said...

Yub, amal An-Nas, Kursi... insya Allah.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Zendra, Re my departure to Tahiti, ha ha...I left several loud and clear clues....
Maid Katrina's picture on sidebar, wife not coming, me bringing my maid, the domestic helpers, last name 'Sukaulut', I changed it from 'suka urut', ha ha ha....

And the glaring, ha ha CEO's name, which only three readers caught, "Aga (the 'k' missing on purpose, ha ha) Tentutipu'....and his University degree, 'Dis. Hons', arhaaa ha ha....

Holy Smoke! Even caught the 2 Police Chiefs, ha ha.
No...I am not going to come out from hiding....spoil the fun, *wink*.....
Now seeing some silent readers from woodwork appearing too.

Re your Pukau, I have had several experiences, my parent's home, 2 of our guard dogs, real man killers too were sleeping,drugged, and in the morning, our gardener found someone had 'downloaded' in our garden.

And much later in my own house, it happened again, but I was prepared, it was the notorious 'orang minyak'. Almost caught him too.
Our Boyanese driver taught us how to combat pukau. It is Javanese black magic..

From Moorea, Tahiti, you have a pleasant weekend, Aloha oe, Lee.

Zendra-Maria said...

Sorry-lah Lee, after my headmistressy admonishment, there seem to be no more pleadings for you to stay on.... HAHAHAHA. Maybe because it's already 2nd April here. Yeah I noticed that Sukaulut too kakaka.... And I liked the lady who listed out all the reasons why you should not leave - you might DIE HAHAHAHA pecah perut!

Pukau black magic is one thing, but wouldn't you say ninjalogy is the white magic form?

Enjoy the rest of your day, Lee :D

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Zendra, that lady's comment is HILARIOUS!
That I might die, ARHAAAAA HA HA. Meaning the women will 'kill' me, whoooHoooo!
I think there's still a few to come still, Aloha oe, Lee.

Kak Teh said...

zendra, yes, scary stuff. My brother merely watched as three men walked into his room, took his car keys and drove it away. He couldnt do anything.

And their pantang larang and the guidelines they follow are well known. sometimes they leave in their victims's clothes. I hope they dont cross the sven seas.

Anonymous said...


,,,beware of this 3 x methods !

,,,The traditional trance induction would have the patient relax his individual parts of the body. Rather, this induction focuses more on the eyes being relaxed. The eyes should also remain closed throughout the induction. Once the patient's eyes are relaxed, you should then instruct him to allow this state of relaxation to spread all over his body. Once this state is achieved, you should then count very slowly from 1 to 5 while pausing in between to tell him that he is gradually becoming more and more relaxed. When successfully performed, this induction can produce a light trance and a state of catalepsy in just 4 minutes.

,,,Another method is instant handshake hypnosis. However, this is not always the case at all. At best, you need roughly 1 to 2 minutes to build rapport and a state of suggestibility with the patient before you can start performing this method. Introduce yourself to the patient first. Smile and make yourself engaging by using body language. Second, offer your hand for a handshake. As the patient lifts his hand to meet yours, quickly grab it using your other hand then raise it right in front of his eyes. At this point, the patient would be in a momentary state of confusion as he processes the sudden flow of things, and this is the time you give out the command to "sleep". At best, you can successfully hypnotize people in just 2 to 3 minutes.

,,,the conversational or covert hypnosis. You do not need induction skills for this method at all. What you need are confusion techniques, subtle but embedded commands, and good storytelling skills. By engaging the patient in a conversation that instantly captivates him, you can hypnotize him within minutes. Because the patient is not aware of your intentions of hypnosis, he will be more suggestible, offering no resistance at all. This is also one of the more effective ways on how to hypnotize people.

HOW TO OVER COME IT ? to your inner self and challenge the other guy by looking straight back into his eyes !. Don't relax but fight back. Get angry very very angry !!.

Zendra-Maria said...

Kak Teh, that's so unfortunate what happened to your brother to be rendered helpless like that. For those penyamun, memang hidup depa takkan berkat lah. But I don't know about long-distance pukau lah. Dengar suara Kak Teh kat ipadio pun boleh terpukau hahaha!

Zendra-Maria said...

Capt, must say I'm scared of the covert one... cannot trust smooth talkers and I'm usually impatient with these types. The second method, gosh mustn't salam with strangers lah. And induced trance - I don't think I'd want to submit to one. Getting a massage is the best for me for relaxation hahaha.

And how to get angry, get very very angry? maybe I have not experienced the whole spectrum of emotions in my life yet.

Anyway thanks Capt for sharing that.

I need to do self-hypnosis to psyche myself up for something ;) Know how?

Anonymous said...


,,,First, decide if you want to use affirmations as part of your self-hypnosis session (you will still be able to relax deeply if you do not use them). If you do, then prepare the affirmations you want to use before you start the session, as you will not want to think about them once you have reached a state of deep relaxation!

,,,Next, find somewhere comfortable and quiet, and sit down.

,,,Now, relax your body. A good way of doing this is to close your eyes and imagine waves of relaxation running down your body from your scalp downwards, washing out stress. Let the waves run in time with your breathing, first washing down over your head, then your neck, then your torso, then arms, and finally your legs. Feel the muscles in your body relaxing as the waves of relaxation wash over them.

,,,The next step is to use suggestion to deepen the state of relaxation. This can be as simple as saying something like: “I am feeling relaxed and comfortable to yourself. With every breath I am becoming more relaxed and more comfortable…" Alternatively, use the traditional approach of suggesting sleepiness: "I am tired and sleepy. I can feel the heaviness in my arms and legs. I am more and more tired…"

,,,Once you feel completely relaxed, use the affirmations you have prepared. Mix these in with the relaxation suggestions.

,,,Typical self-hypnosis sessions can last between 15 and 25 minutes; however, they can last for as long as you like.

Note; don't confuse this with yoga or the likes but for us muslim, best to do it after the prayers, selepas berdoa, take a few minutes to RELAX the mind and soul, its very effective only if you have the extra time for it-lah. (banyak kerja dapor Yeop Oii !!)

Zendra-Maria said...

Capt: wow! what if i don't wake up from the hypnosis - I'll be in a hypnotised state of being for the rest of my life! Which might not be too bad - to be released from being too good hahaha! Must have some evil in us - isn't that not so?

Desert Rose said...

Scary kan Kak Maria.

My fren was once encountered this pemukau in Central Market, dia cuit je bahu, bg salam and the poor girl bukak all jewelleries and gave them to the man.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hi Zen,

I heard people that practices such black art WILL die a horrible death so will all their offspring, really sad why anyone would have to resort to such means to survive.

Anyway touch wood, I’d never encounter this misfortune of encountering such black art, except love struck & smitten by the beauty & fell into the spells of the fairer sex…kekeke.

Spell on Me, Baby


P/S – I was spellbound by LadyGaGa, remind me of a younger version of ‘Like A Virgin’ Madonna…kekeke. She’s one great art full of good ‘chi’ energy!

Zendra-Maria said...

Wow Desert Rose, if they can do it for jewellery, they can also do it for jewels if they want to, can't they?

Zendra-Maria said...

Hi love-struck GailyDada - you need an auntydote to snap off the pukau hahaha :D Did you watch her chi live?