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Yet many - predominantly the seafaring, nomadic Bajau - retain spiritually based religious practices that pre-date any "major" religion. In their religion designated spirit mediums communicate with the spirit world in ritual ceremonies of celebration, worship and exorcism - in which, for example, spirit boats are sailed into the open seas to cast the offending spirit away from their community. They also worship the God of the sea, Omboh Dilaut .
The dead person must be equipped with everything he needs in his new destination
He is buried with complete set of clothings, beddings, chinawares and everything he might need
In the midst of the gbalyan’s prayer the surroundings is filled with scent of incense, a symbol of thanksgiving for the person’s beautiful life on earth and the happy turnover of his being into the new life
also known as Sama Banguingui, Sama Bangingi’, Bangingi, and Samal Banguingui, is a distinct ethno-linguistic group dispersed throughout the Greater Sulu Archipelago and southern and western coastal regions of the Zamboanga Peninsula in Mindanao.