The Tiger Sorcery of Luang Pu Kalong : Kieow Suea (Phayak Kiew Kaew)
In the realm of animistic spells, the tiger’s fangs are considered to be particularly potent. Often used to craft tiger-shaped artefacts, they are believed to channel the raw ferocity of a tiger, which can be harnessed to intimidate enemies and protect against the forces of evil.
Prior to his watershed moment, Luang Pu Kalong
One day, Luang Phor Kalong’s disciples presented him with some bear and tiger teeth, seeking his help to consecrate them into amulets. Himself opposed to the wanton massacre of animals, Luang Phor flatly refused.
His disciples however, were undeterred. They were insistent that the teeth would be able to do more good for the world in the form of amulets, and tried their hardest to convince their master. Finally, Luang Phor relented.
A couple of versions of these amulets exist, depending on how complete the fangs are; perfect fangs have tigers carved close to their tips, leaving the sharp point of the fang intact. Incomplete or imperfect fangs, were carved into miniature tigers in a seated pose, without any fang tips present.
The tigers carved into perfect fangs, are also depicted in several poses, including seated and roaring at the sky, seated with their mouths closed, baring their teeth, or with their heads turned backwards (a stance commonly adopted by the alpha male while watching over his mate). Each is a stunning example of unique craftsmanship, owing to Luang Phor’s tedious process of hand-carving with a small rasp.
Onto the body of each tiger, he engraved Akara
These amulets were consecrated in 2003, and Luang Pu Kalong undertook the entire process alone for two years, before the amulets were brought out for worship. They also underwent a variety of other rituals:
- Luang Pu Phuangat Wat Sahakorntemple, Saraburiprovince, Thailand, prayed PlukSek Deowfor 3 days and 3 nights in 2003.
- Luang Pu Phadat Wat Ban Kruadtemple, Buriramprovince, Thailand, prayed PlukSek Deow for 7 days and 7 nights.
- Luang Pu Kleingat Wat Ban Non Kerdtemple, Sisaketprovince, Thailand, prayed PlukSek Trimatfor 3 days and 3 nights.
- Luang Phor Boon Chuayat Wat Khok Changtemple, Ayutthayaprovince, Thailand, prayed PlukSek Trimat for three months.
- Luang Phor Puerdat Wat Makoktemple, Bangkok, Thailand, prayed PlukSek for three months.
- Luang Phor Unat Wat Rong Kotemple, Uthaithaniprovince, Thailand, prayed PlukSek for three months.
- Luang Phor Permat Wat Pom Kaewtemple, Ayutthaya province, Thailand, prayed PlukSek for 3 days and 3 nights.
- Luang Phor Huanat Wat Phutthai Sawantemple, Ayutthaya province, Thailand, prayed for 3 days and 3 nights.
- Luang Phor Timat Wat Phra Khaotemple, Ayutthaya province, Thailand, prayed for 3 days and 3 nights.
- The Puttapisek ceremony on the Full-moon day of the twelfth lunar month at Wat Khao Leamtemple, in 2004.
- The Puttapisek ceremony at Wat Suthattemple, Bangkok, Thailand, in 2004.
- The Puttapisek ceremony at Wat Bang Khlantemple, Phichitprovince, Thailand, in 2004, by Luang Pu Thom Sukhothai, Luang Phor Pian Wat Kroen Ka Thin, Luang Phor Chom Wat Khao Patthavee, etc.
- The Puttapisek ceremony at Wat Nimmanoradeetemple, Bangkok, Thailand, by Luang Phor Woon Wat Tan Gong, Luang Pu Kalong, Kruba Kritsana, Luang Phor Poon Wat PaiLom, Luang Phor Prasit Wat Sai Noi, Luang Phor Ke Wat Pak Nam, Luang Phor Yam Wat Takhien, Luang Pu Hong Surin, etc.
The Sacred Secrets of Kieow Suea or Phayak Kiew Kaew
It is widely believed that amulets made from the business end of such fearsome creatures, were extremely potent, as their inherent supernatural powers would be amplified by the savage fury of the beast. In the world of sorcery, such a consecrated item strikes fear into the hearts of would-be opponents and imbues owners with invulnerability, tenacity, patience, and strength. Harnessing the power of nature through sorcery, and the crafting of such Kreung Rang is a closely-guarded secret.
Among Luang Phor Kalong’s disciples, there exists a persistent account of a pupil of his, who withstood attacks from 10 different people wielding 10 different weapons, with nary a scratch. These attackers were reputed to have been the pupils of a famous master in Chanthaburi
In the modern-day, these amulets are getting rarer and rarer, and not just simply because of their rapidly escalating value. Because of global bans and regulations on the trading of endangered animal parts, finding one for sale is akin to winning the lottery. Perhaps, this may also have to do with the fact that people who have come into possession of the astounding powers they imbue are fiercely dedicated to their amulets, guarding them with the tenacity of tigers. It seems that the prophecy Luang Phor Kalong made years ago, has taken root now, more than ever.
“In the future, these amulets will be more precious than gold, and harder to find than diamonds”