The Legacy of Nik Abdul Rahman bin Hj Nik Dir of Kelantan
This book is arguably the most comprehensive insight into the workings of a bomoh, as shamans of the Malay community are called. While head of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaya, the author befriended Nik Abdul Rahman, the royal healer attached to the household of the Sultan of Kelantan, so as to understand his philosophy and practice. After Nik's death, the bomoh's family made his writings available to the author as well. From this Werner has pieced together an exposition as to how Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and pagan traditions influenced the healer's work. New Paperback. First Edition 763 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page.
Weight: 3 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but may incur additional charges when posted outside Malaysia
Publisher: University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, 2002. ISBN:9789831000113