You may scoff at anything unexplained and supernatural, but to the Ghostbusters – a group of spiritual practitioners who help people sort out supernatural problems that could not be solved by normal means – the unexplained can drastically affect one’s quality of life and should be dealt with appropriately.
That’s why despite naysayers, the Ghostbusters have withstood the test of time, thriving out of the basement of Katong Shopping Centre as well as a temple in Geylang, backed by a growing international clientele. There have been numerous coverage of this ghost-busting father-and-son duo, so we are not going to bore you with that today.
If you would like a rundown of the services they offer, just go through the gallery above. For those more discerning, we’re going straight into the burning questions that some of us really, really, really want to know.
How does a ghost look like?
They look just like us! Except that they are more translucent and pale and you can’t see their feet. Some of the spirits who died an unnatural death can look pretty scary though. They will appear in the state in which they passed on, for example by hanging, after a car accident and etc.
Can anyone learn how to exorcise a ghost?
Anyone can learn, but whether or not you have the grit to stay in this profession for a long term is another matter. Of course, you need to be bold and unafraid of the unknown such as ghosts and spirits. The heart needs to be good, and you have to be in this line for the right reasons. In addition, you will also need to have an affinity with the deities in order for you to progress in your learning. For all the above reasons, not everyone will be suitable for this line.
Where do the ghosts go after they’re exorcised?
Contrary to popular belief, we do not keep them! We usually send them on their way to the next stage of their spiritual journey. That’s why we favour the use of joss paper and hell money to send the spirits away peacefully. Even in the underworld, money makes any journey smoother!
Can I become friends with a ghost without them affecting my luck?
Unfortunately, no. Being around a ghost will sap you of your positive energy and good luck. Over time, this will cause you many problems like health issues, quarrels with family, poor interpersonal relationships and loss of wealth.
What’s the scariest thing you’ve encountered?
We have so many interesting stories, including several possession cases, but once you been in this line long enough, nothing from the spiritual world really scares you anymore. In fact we do find that some of our fellow humans can be scarier than ghosts!
Do you have any precautions you do to make sure your life is not affected negatively by what you bring back from work?
Our guardian deities will protect us from severe harm and there are of course rituals and procedures that we perform to protect ourselves. However, being in this business also means that we are giving away our good luck and merit to help those in need. That is why we charge a reasonable fee for what we do. To supplement that, we also do charity to accumulate merit and good karma as well. In fact, we do a charity event for the old folks and needy every year on our deity, the Supreme Jade Emperor’s Birthday every year and give back to society.
Can anyone with very bad luck turn their luck around?
We would say yes! Except in exceptional cases where the client refuses to heed our advice or there is a special situation. We recalled one case in which the client had very bad luck and upon checking with our deity, we found out that this particular client had borrowed money from a friend who had passed away and he needs to repay his debt in order to change his situation around. Unfortunately this client borrowed money from so many people that he did not know which of his creditor had passed away and was thus unable to fulfill his debt obligations. Never a borrower or lender be!
How much of our lives are influenced by our “Ba Zi”? What can I do if my Ba Zi points to a mediocre life?
Our Ba Zi form and influence our character and path at the time of birth but it is not the end of. We still have some control over our post-destined fates, as well as our emotions. The rituals we do help you make the best of what you are given. In addition, we should have a positive mindset of wanting to know your destiny. By going through a bazi consultation, you will be equipped with life’s map and be prepared for whatever that is coming your way, be it good or bad.
A peek into a Ghostbuster’s life (Photo Gallery)
There is no typical day in a Ghostbuster’s life. From invitation of deities into houses to days-long exorcisms, they provide a repertoire of supernatural services to help individuals. Here are some of the services they provide.
Invitation of deity into home
Before bringing home a statue of a deity, it is important to invite the being properly into the house so that it may protect the occupants of the dwelling from harm and bring good fortune to the family. There are elaborate processes, detailed specifications and rituals that one must follow, which can be easily outsourced to practitioners such as the Ghostbusters.
What’s better than finding a 4-leaf clover? Becoming luckier, even if you didn’t find a 4-leaf clover! For that, there are certain rituals to help those who need a little boost in the luck department. Whether you’re a businessman clearing obstacles or trying to lift yourself up from a low period, the rituals can be tailored to fit your needs.
Sometimes, entities get attracted by negative energy and latch onto an individual, causing bouts of bad luck to follow through. Call it placebo if you want, but there are many documented cases of difficult problems solving itself upon successful intervention from the Ghostbusters. Coincidence, or not?
Bazi is the study of the elemental forces that form and influence a person’s character and path at the time of birth. By understanding a person’s predestined fate, the team will combine various rituals to help an individual achieve his maximum potential in life.
This content was produced in partnership with Ghostbuster.