Legend, Myths and Origins

Naree Pon – The Beautiful Femme Fatale From Another Dimension

The Buddhist scriptures, the Sutta Pitaka, Khuddhaka Nikaya, Jataka, recounts the 547 tales of the…

The Geometrical Symbolism of Yant

Yant – meaning “Yantra”. Originally derived from the Sanskrit word “YANTRA”   What is Yant?…

Benjaphed – Life Crisis

The word “Benjaphed” is derived from the Pali words “panja”, meaning five, and “visa or…

The Macabre Knowledge of Guman Thong Part 2 – Worship Methods and Spells

In Part 1, we have explored the types of Guman Thong, and revealed the modern…

The Macabre Art of Guman Thong Part 1 – Ancient Origins and Modern Beliefs

Guman Thong are the spirits of toddlers, that have been trapped, and pushed into the service of people, for specific purposes. They originated from the practice of sorcerers enlisting the aid of ghosts to do their bidding. Some Thais believe that the most powerful Guman Thong are created from the spirit of a child who died while inside the mother’s body, also known as “Dtai Tang Klom”.

Luang Phor Sang-Nga Anupuppho, Wat Ban Mor, Ratchaburi

  The highly esteemed Venerable Monk, who departed the world in peace, and left behind…

The Mysterious Hoon Phayon of Luang Phor Sang-Nga

In the 21st century, locating a Phra Geji Ajarn well-versed in such knowledge of creating…

What is Hoon Phayon?

Have you ever dreamed of summoning and controlling your own legion of minions, ever-ready and…

Khun Paen and his Arsenal of Weapons

In the annals of Thai literature, there exists a poem detailing the exploits of Khun…

Khun Paen – A folk tale which spawned the famous amulets of Mahasaneh

“Khun Chang Khun Paen” is a famous folk tale from Thailand, but debate rages on about whether these were factual accounts, or simply legend, as it contains accounts of people flying through the air astride spirits, and summoning lightning and thunder from thin air. Certain elements of the story, however, are rooted in truth, involving real historical figures.