Kathas, Yants and Methods

The Thai word “Saiyasart” is a term generally used to describe sorcery. “Saiya” means, to charm, hypnotise, or put to sleep. “Sart” refers to an art, skill or science. The practice of Saiyasart may be divided into two broad categories; Puttakoon or “White” magic, and Derachan, “Dark” magic.


Puttakoon spells are rooted in kindness and compassion, inspiring ardour and love. They often are the key to overcoming adversity and defeating evil.


Derachan, on the other hand, dwells in desire and destruction, providing the means for the wielder to obtain the object of their misguided lust, destroy harmonious relationships, exact terrible revenge, and cause pain, illness and suffering.


Practitioners of these arts draw their powers from several sources. First, they adhere to a prohibitively strict daily regimen that even governs the type of food they eat. Through this, they believe that they are actively honing their powers. For example, wicha adepts will not eat Zucchini, as it is believed that consuming it dilutes the potency of their wicha. Their second source of power is unnatural levels of focus. Such force of will is derived from a system of meditation, which may vary between schools. Their third, and perhaps most important, is the spiritual source of their power. Calling upon deities, spirits, and the teachers who came before them, they invoke spells through the fastidious, ritualized application of katha and other practices associated with their school of sorcery.


It is common for adepts to develop these 5 supernatural powers through the sustained practice of meditation;

  • iddhividha (various manifestations of the “power of will”, such as the ability to appear in multiple locations at the same time),
  • dibbasōta (the ability to “hear” sounds even at long distances, far beyond the range of ordinary auditory facilities),
  • dibbacakkhu (the ability to see clearly without restriction by distance or dimension, even peering into heavenly worlds and the nether realms),
  • cētopariya ñāna (establishing telepathy with humans and animals alike)
  • pubbē nivāsānussati ñāna (the ability to recollect memories of past lives)


Some practitioners draw from the powers of spirits and deities to achieve such abilities as well.


There are many types of wicha contained in ancient grimoires, some of which have been applied with lethal efficacy in conflicts from ages past, such as spells for invisibility and weather manipulation. Some even allow them to unlock doors, or put the occupants of a house to sleep.


In the vast length and breadth of wicha, there exist many other types of spells unheard of by the laity. These even include katha to stem bleeding, to reverse the effects of burns and more. In this page, we attempt to uncover some of these secrets, which may be useful in your daily life.

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