"Kebatinan” is metaphysical, supernatural, phenomenological state of being that is fundamental to the religious befliefs in Southeast Asia. As one part of the cultural layers of society, the Indo-Malayan martial arts (silat) employ this belief in their practices. The final stage in silat training is the mystical state of kebatinan.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 3 No. 4 (1994): 8 pages.