To believe in God is, no doubt, one of the most important inheritances, the strongest community power, without which nations were not and would never be able to survive. Faith is based on our consciousness of nonentity of our nature, it help us to come closer to the God, it protects and saves us, and based on its progress, the progress of the nation, the culture and the civilization could be evaluated.
“Bajalice” were mentioned for the first time in the prehistoric religions, because a human has always been trying to contact unknown and mystic powers and divine souls. Being in trouble, it was believed that only a connection with divine souls like ghosts or demons could help someone to solve his or her problems and to feel better.
The Bible also called the old people from Babylon and Haldea magicians. Their prayers (“Bajanje”) were combined from special prayers in which they mention names of demons who are responsible for destiny of humans and those demons were asked to help people. From that basis all the other prayers (Bajalice) were created.
People from Assyria have written many formulas in which the names of ghosts were mentioned. Later on, this cult was found in Egypt and Hanan.
In India, those prayers (bajanje) have a very important role. Still nowadays the same methods are used in the North Asia.
The old Indian language is full of formulas of those praying (bajalice). On monuments from that time many stories about the power of such long praying could be found. Those are perorating about the power of long prayers, immolations and self-castigation.
Due to the old records, there were old Buddhism priests who during the long period of training have achieved a high level of spiritual power; they were able to fly or to stop the Earth or the Sun.
Nowadays it is believed that Tibetan priests have special powers as well, and that they are reincarnation of Buddha.
Magic eerily formula was found in Jews tradition. They repeated loudly those formulas or wrote them down on amulets called “tefilin”. “Tefilin” is a sort of belt that is being used for praying. They also used those belts for binding heads or arms and it was believed that the one who has such belts around his or her part of the body is protected from evil.
From Babylon “bajalice” came to Rome and Old Greece. During the time, the old sorcery becomes the new learning – that is the medieval magic which was named after the ancient Persian magicians or priests. The Jews also improved the magic that was later on known as “white magic” (on the other side we have a “black magic” which is connected with the evil). Passion for almightiness has occupied all medieval social classes.
The word “bajanje” came from the word “b-h-a” which means “to talk”. The one who use it has to be aware that they are helpful and powerful. The content of “bajalice” has been changed during the time. But you have always tried to find their latent sense, which is only possible when you find and understand their metaphoric meaning. That is the origin of the folk’s way of life and philosophy.
It means: men’s thought is hidden as long as it is not said by words. Words are the only key that could open the soul’s secrets.[Ljubica]