"Among the Dyak of Borneo the manang's (shaman's) initiation requires three different ceremonies, corresponding to the degree of Dyak shamanism. The first degree, besudi (a word that, it seems, means "to feel, to touch"), is also the most elementary and is obtained for very little money. The candidate lies on the veranda as if ill, and the other manang make passes over him through the night. It is believed that this teaches the future shaman to discover sicknesses and remedies by palpating the patient. During this time the old shamans may also introduce magical "power" into the candidate's body in the form of pebbles or other objects.
The second ceremony, bekliti (opening), is more complicated and assumes a clearly shamanic character. After a night of incantations the old shamans take the neophyte to a room shut off by curtains. 'And there, as they assert, they cut his head open, take out his brains, wash and restore them, to give him a clear mind to penetrate into the mysteries of evil spirits, and the intricacies of disease; they insert gold dust into his eyes to give him keenness and strength of sight powerful enough to see the soul wherever it may have wandered; they plant barbed hooks on the tips of his fingers to enable him to seize the soul and hold it fast; and lastly they pierce his heart with an arrow to make him tender-hearted, and full of sympathy with the sick and the suffering'."
from Mircea Eliade's Shamanism--Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy, p. 57-8