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Dalem Ped Temple as Knowledge Source of Rajah Panyengker Practitioners in Bali, Indonesia

I Made Gede Anadhi; I Nyoman Suarka; I Nyoman Sukiada; Ngakan Ketut Acwin Dwijendra

This article is an implementation of Foucault's theory of knowledge-power relations which is used as a basis for thinking about discussing Dalem Ped Temple as a source of knowledge of practitioners of panyengker in Bali today. By asking a question how practitioner rajah panyengker thinks about or interpret Dalem Ped Temple. Rajah panyengker is a means to get protection from the black magic that is provided by traditional healers on the basis of the level of knowledge about reverence. One of the elements that make up this knowledge is the epistémé or structure of their interpretation of Dalem Ped Temple, which is interpreted by traditional Balinese healers as a source of mystical power in Bali. The results showed that there was a tendency for traditional Balinese healers whether he as balian, stakeholder, sulinggih who wanted to improve his career as a practitioner of rajah panyenger, had to come to this temple, then build a hermitage, his representation in each home where the patients had to pray to the Bhatara in Dalem Ped Temple before getting services from the rajah panyengker practitioners.

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