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The Mysterious Hoon Phayon of Luang Phor Sang-Nga

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 Hoon Phayon is a tremendous undertaking. One of the most renowned masters of the art, is Luang Phor Sang-Nga

of Wat Ban Mor


Luang Phor Sang-Nga’s skills sit at the confluence of centuries of ancient knowledge, and his Hoon Phayon have achieved near-mythical status.

His Hoon Phayon are crafted using skills he obtained from Luang Pu Suk of Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao. Although Luang Phor Sang-Nga does not claim a direct lineage from the master, he inherited the Tamra describing the requisite skills from Luang Phor Plien

of Wat Tai
, Kanchanaburi province. Luang Phor Plien inherited it from Phor Thao Yim
of Wat Nong Bua
, who inherited it from Luang Pu Suk. Por Thao Yim and Luang Pu Suk who were friends during that time often exchanged knowledge of wicha.
Por Thao Yim of Wat Nong Bua
Luang Phor Plien of Wat Tai, Kanchanaburi province

Luang Pu Suk of Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao, who was renowned for his mastery of this esoteric skill, was able to transform banana flowers into rabbits. 


The Creation of Hoon Phayon

In the Tamra, it was stated that these Hoon Phayon must be created by the use of Loha Ahtan

. The materials required are listed below:


1. Coffin nails from 7 cremation furnaces from 7 different temples, which must have been retrieved by the respective undertakers in charge of cremations.

2. Lek Thim Phee Tai from 7 cremation furnaces from 7 different temples. This refers to the metallic part of a spade used by an undertaker, used to press down corpses that sit up during cremation due to the effects of rigor mortis.

(Left) Funeral cremation ceremony, (right) undertaker using a spade to press down the burning embers

3.  Lek Yod Jedi Boran from 7 Jedi (the highest point of the Jedi).

Lek Yod Jedi Boran

7 types of leaves are then collected from these 7 kinds of tree, which have been specifically chosen as their leaves do not droop down at night, and thus are deemed to not require “sleep”:

  1. Sugar Palm
  2. Fan Palm
  3. Jackfruit Tree
  4. Pudding Pine Tree
  5. Siamese Rosewood
  6. Crown flower Tree
  7. Sandalwood

These ingredients are first mixed together, then smelted and incorporated with the following:

  1. 7 pieces of Yant Sorot
  2. Yant Phra Arahant 8 Tid (unknown number of pieces)
  3. 30 pieces of Yant Phra Zhao 16 Phra Ong (30 pieces to symbolize Baramee 30 Tat)
(Note, these are only examples as various schools have their own variants), Top – Yant Phra Arahant 8 Tid, Bottom left – Yant Phra Zhao 16 Phra Ong, Bottom right – Yant Sorot


Strictly adhering to the instructions laid out in the Tamra, Luang Phor Sang-Nga inscribed the letters of the yant on the metal plates as he recited the spells. These spells are to imbue life in the Hoon Phayon, and arm them with the sharp weapons they need to carry out their duties. These are then smelted down, and reforged into small, human shapes.

These figures are then covered with knitted, consecrated string. Luang Phor Sang-Nga then laces each with tediously self-prepared Phong Puttakhon powder, before dipping the Hoon Phayon in Rak Dam.

The final consecration is the most crucial, as Luang Phor would need to use wicha to shape and form the 32 defining features of a human body in each, allowing them to function like actual human being. The 32 features are:

HairBone MarrowSmall IntestineSweat
Body HairKidneysStomachFats
BonesLarge IntestineBloodOil of the Joints


In B.E. 2546, Luang Phor Sang-Nga created the last batch of Hoon Phayon. He spent 3 months in total isolation consecrating them. The total number of pieces made were: 9 Gold, 187 Silver, and 500 in Nawa Loha.

Each Hoon Phayon possesses two spiritual marks, ส.(Sor

), hammered in the top of the skull and the bottom of the feet. According to the belief, these points are where spiritual energy enter and exit the body respectively. In the Khmer language, Sor are the initials of Luang Phor Sang-Nga.

Powers of Hoon Phayon

Owners of Luang Phor Sang-Nga’s “Hoon Phayon Loha Atan”, report feeling a spiritual shadow following them and watching over them throughout all their travels across air, land and sea. These protective powers have been attributed to Hoon Phayon since ancient times. A lone person wandering at night, for example, could instead appear as a large mob to a group of would-be aggressors, causing them to second-guess any attempts at a robbery or physical intimidation.

It also functions as a “body double”, absorbing and protecting owners from harm. Reports exist of owners who have miraculously cheated death after being involved in horrific accidents, emerging totally unscathed but appearing dazed and confused to bystanders. These abilities make them very desirable for people working in the military, police, or whose careers involve frequent flying, and journeying through odd hours of the night. Owners should carry their Hoon Phayon on their person at all times for maximum protection.

Hoon Phayon also offer protection against demonic entities, Khun Sai, troublemakers, spells, and other forms of inauspiciousness. They are also known to enhance the prestige of the owner, whispering vital secrets into their ears, protecting them from reputational threats, as well as bringing them good fortune in speculative pursuits like gambling and investments. Because Luang Phor Sang-Nga has commanded the Hoon Phayon to protect and warn their owners of impending dangers and bring auspiciousness, it will appear in their dreams in different forms, such as an old man/woman, a child, bringing tidings of foreboding to enhance their potential for success.

Katha Hoon Phayon


Use this katha to awake him,

So sa A ni

Use this katha to call the Hoon Phayon to us,

Sa A ni so

Use this katha to make any wish,

Ni so sa A


Recite this to command Hoon Phayon to be yours only

Om Jijeruni Jittang Jetasi Kangrupang Nimittang Itikuta Ahijitti Mani Mama JongmabangKerd Akarn 32 penTaoku (recite owner’s name) Itipiso Phakhawa Kesa Loma Nakha Thanta Tajo Mangsang Naharu Atthee Atthimiyanchang Wakang

Hathayang Kilomakang Pihakang bupphasang Antang Kantaroonnang​ Uthariyang kree sang Pitang Semhang Pooppho Lohitang Setho Metho AtsuWatsa Khelo Sangmanika Lasika Moottang Mitthake Mathalungkhanti Kayaphanthinang Athithanmi pen Tuaku (recite owner’s name)


Offerings for Hoon Phayon

Clean water will usually suffice, but for a heightened level of ferocity, some owners offer Lao Khao to their charges instead.

Lao Khao (rice wine)
Picture reference: toncherd /

*The worshiper must keep performing good deeds and live a life of righteousness. They must act with virtue and aspire to adhere to the Buddhist precepts. This will make the Hoon Phayon more powerful. Misplace your Hoon Phayon, and it may end up manifesting as your doppelganger, living and interacting with others using your identity.

**Note: People who are suitable for worshipping a Hoon Phayon must have strong mental fortitude honed through the sustained practice of meditation, and sufficient knowledge of the Wicha needed to properly control it.


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