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Religious Thai Amulets are immensely popular among many Thai locals or even the Chinese that residing in South East Asia - probably most followers never have the chance to worship the religion and hopefully with the little image that we wear on the body can provide some form of relief. As I mentioned in the site, probably it takes a Thai to create such a high quality website features specifically on these lovely collective pendants. As I can never be claimed knowledgeable in this strong thai traditions but since I am a web developer in nature, I create this solely for personal consumption and hope to provide a linkage among all passionate collectors. Some of the opinion presented within the site was entirely personal and I do not wish to influence any decision prior to any potential purchases or disposal. So, this forum is intended to provide a channel for all to make use of it to present your own individual views. Enjoy.
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521. From : Y.K.T. (email@example.com)
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Date : 12:54 PM Wednesday 21 November, 2007
Here is an article that apparently being removed "404 Error". I managed to secure it via the Google Cache on GomanThong info. Original post was seemingly by Siam Amulets as stated below:-
It says: "... Guman Thong is a Thai amulet represented in the form of a beautiful child, when in actual fact it is a baby spiritual entity! The origins of the first story relating to Guman Thong were from a 19th century work of literature "Khun Chang Khun Paen" . Khun Paen was a soldier, 400 years previous, a time when supernatural forces played an important part of traditional warfare. Khun Paen had wanted a protective spirit to watch over him in battle. To this end he cut the unborn foetus of his son from his dead wife's womb and took it to a temple to perform an occult rite. He wrapped the child's torso in sacred cloth and roasted it on a fire whilst chanting ritual mantras and dark incantations to create the supernatural being with whom he could communicate.
The equipment required by Khun Phan included three candles, a tinder box, a protective thread, and some metal yantras (metal talismans inscribed with mystic symbols). He lit the candles and laid consecrated wood as a bed for the foetus. Then he put a powerful Visnu yantra on its head, a royal yantra beneath it, a Visnu yantra on its middle, and a Dharani yantra on the ground. He then set gilded posts at the four cardinal points, together with yantras and flags, and he tied the protective thread around [to ward off interferences!. He overlaid the posts with a canopy having a yantra of Indra's golden chains, as prescribed for such occasions. He took charmed Mergui wood and lit a fire beneath the foetus in order to kindle pure life in it.
As he sat reciting mantras as he exposed the foetus to the fire and warmed it throughout, turning it now on its front, now on its back, until, just as dawn broke, it was thoroughly dried. Then, as Khun Phan still recited the mantras, up rose Golden Boy and spoke, ready to do his master's bidding. He named the entity Guman Thong. This episode of Sunthon Phu's classic is the origin of a now widespread belief in Guman Thong, the protective child spirit. Although we can assume that this type of supernatural being is only literary invention, many people believe in infant ghosts and the ability to warn those who nuture them of danger threatening the household
It is still common Thai belief that when a mother dies whilst carrying a child, the spirit of the woman may become a frightening entity or a 'Phi Tai Hong Tong Klom' The power of the entity is increased through the death of two souls.
The cremation after such a death does not occur immediately in fear that the corpse will become a ghost. In earlier times, the corpse was dug up and the foetus cut from the womb to be taken to a sacred area where it could be burnt. This ensured that the spirit of the mother did not try and retrieve her child. This ritual creation of the Guman could only be performed by an individual with arcane powers strong enough to control the supernatural.
The superstitions surrounding the spirits of dead women are quite extraordinary and often macabre. It is believed that the Phi Tai Tong Klom has the power to attract the opposite sex and oils produced from the corpse, 'nam-man prai' or female ghost oil can be used as a powerful pheromone. As recently as 1966 the Thai monastic order was embroiled in scandal after a monk was accused of burning a dead baby to create a Guman Thong and gather oil. The monk was defrocked.
For those who believe in the protective powers of Guman Thong but don't wish to resort to such extreme and gruesome measures as employed by Khun Paen, there are other ways to conjure up the protective child spirit. Today guru monks create the Guman Thong amulets from various sacred materials such as wood from demolished temples, ivory, bronze and plaster and then through prayer and sacred language the child spirit is requested to enter the image.
Not many monks still have the ability to create Guman Thong, but the most notable monk in recent times with this ability is Luang Phor Tae KongThong from Wat SangNgam. To create a Guman Thong the guru-monk must have specific knowledge and high level Smadhi to give the image life. All present day amulets are made for wealth creation and protection of property. You will often see the Guman Thong image in shops where it is highly popular. Many owners relate their experience of customers who enter to purchase goods, when they in fact had no intention to enter. It was if someone had led them inside. Today there are unfortunately a lot of fakes, images created without proper ceremony. These Guman Thong do not have the ability to protect anything, and their ineffectiveness has caused some people to stop believing in the existence of real Guman Tong.
If you are interested to purchase a Guman Thong amulet you should be aware of some important procedures.
* Food should be offered at least on a daily basis.
* Occasionally you should offer a small gift such as a toy or other offering suitable for a child. Remember the Khuman Thong is a child spirit.
* The worshipper should love Khuman Thong as his or her own son.
* The Guman Thong should be placed on a shelf, but not too high.
Owning a Khuman Thong image requires commitment and if you wish to benefit from the fortune he could bring to your life you must care for it properly..".
NOTE on Credit:- Original transcript extracted via Google Cache on a removed URL stated at the top of this page where the author is unknown -522. From : Gregory T (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 12:37 PM Wednesday 21 November, 2007
Hi .. have just found this lovely site via "buddhist amulets" and "thai amulets" at google search. Never disappoints. Good content (good that you are addressing it in a healthy spiritual manner) and graphic design. Thanks. I have a metal pendant that looks quite alike with the 1st at the bottom row of this page http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/leofoo/Thai-amulets/Wichien/medalions/index3.htm
it says "LP wean". Where can I find info relating to that Thai monk ?
Thanks. BTW I am from S. Africa.523. From : Wee (email@example.com)
Url : http://
Date : 11:51 AM Wednesday 21 November, 2007
Many of the soomdet amulets appeared in this site are of very high quality, congrat ! Q: would it be nice if they be itemized on the year of produce ? Rock Ray and Richard site could have been started with this for some of us to follow the leads. Just an suggestion only, but I know it is difficult (even for a seasoned Thai collector).524. From : Ken Teoh (private@noSPAMMING.com)
Url : http://
Date : 02:37 PM Tuesday 20 November, 2007
What >>?? I can go in.525. From : Ken Teoh (private@noSPAMMING.com)
Url : http://
Date : 02:36 PM Tuesday 20 November, 2007
Aiyoh ... Richard's Soomdet page has a few very high quality amulets. Good. Tks for sharing. But I am not a fan of the "Jathukarm" (yet) but certainly the "Jathukarm" of his collection are different from the newer ones.526. From : What happen? (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 01:28 PM Tuesday 20 November, 2007
Wonder what happen to the main amulet page....suddenly can't go in??
527. From : Loh (email@example.com)
Url : http://
Date : 11:08 PM Sunday 18 November, 2007
Hi .. good to see updates on this fantastic site. Q: Any brothers like Kumanthong ? Any clue which are the goodies ?? Are oldies more "powerful" than the newbies ? There many too many choices on the amulet shops lah.
Dear Martin, Luang Phor Thuad (LP Thuad as yu mentioned) was one of the greatest modern days Guru and originated from Southern part of Thailand, amulets are famed for his SAFETY and protection. I heard wearer must not gamble and go to night life. Other than these, there is no other major issues.528. From : ronnie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date : 05:27 PM Sunday 18 November, 2007
Dear bros, I'm thinking of getting myself a Chu-chok. Heard LP Rod's Chu-chok is best of the best but nonextant. I'll be traveling to Bangkok by early of next month and hope to find myself a nice desktop & amulet Chuchok.
Can any one of you provide some valuable info? Secondly, does anyone here knows about LP Thep Udon? Do you have his bio-data or pictures or any other related informations?
I think that's all for today. Look forward hearing from you. Thank you in advance. Ronnie
529. From : Charles (email@example.com)
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Date : 11:14 AM Sunday 18 November, 2007
Dear Richard Wong,Most anxious to know your Ajarn name and his Somdej Toh book title real soon. Will catch up with u again. Take care.530. From : Richard Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org)PAGE | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | 150 | 151 | 152 | 153 | 154 | 155 | 156 | 157 | 158 | 159 | 160 | 161 | 162 | 163 | 164 | 165 | 166 | 167 | 168 | 169 | 170 | 171 | 172 | 173 | 174 | 175 | 176 | 177 | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | 200 | 201 | 202 | 203 | 204 | 205 | 206 | 207
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Date : 03:38 AM Sunday 18 November, 2007
Hi Charles, the book is written by my Archarn and will be out this month but the title is in Thai. I will get the translation in English and let you know later. Thanks
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