The Fourth E-book in the Buddha Magic series of Cult Publications from Ajarn Spencer Littlewood, on Thai Buddhist Traditions, Occult Practices, Sak Yant Thai Temple Tattoos and Sacred Amulets. Buddha Magic Issue Four has 113 Pages of Full Color Articles about Thai Occult and Buddhism, Sacred Amulets, Master Monks and Temples, Buddhist art and sculpture, Thai Mythology and much more.
This was the Fourth ever issue of Spencer Littlewoods Ezine Publications, which are now slowly enjoying a Cult status and ever increasing popularity for the depth of revealing information on the Mysteries of Thai Occultism and Ancient Mystical Traditions. Thai Buddhist amulets are a major theme of the Ezine, and has a treasure trove of rare and detailed information for the student of Thai Sacred Amulets, to aid in recognition, appreciation and evaluation of Thai amulets. Thai Master Monk Biographies, Sak Yant, Buddhist Ceremony and practice, How-To's, sacred geometry, Kata Chanting, Deities, Magic Spells...
Contents Buddha Magic Issue Four;
Yant Duang Pichai Songkram – the great Yantra to win Wars – The legend of the most powerful and sacred Yantra in the eyes of Thai people. A Yantra design with Astrological permutations which was once only reserved for Royalty and high ranking officers of the Royal Palace.
Dtamra Duang Pichai Songkram – before modern War Strategy was introduces in the Twentieth Century, Thailands Military used a mix of Strategic Positioning using sacred geometrical shapes in the form of Animistic Yantra which had been drawn out in auspicious astrological alignments, and Sacred Buddhist Kata and magical ritual on the battlefield.
Luang Por Pratueang – Wat Daan Jaroen Chai – Biography of the Sak Yant master whose habit of using a Katana knife to test the magic of his tattoos on the Looksit became so legendary that the catchphrase 'Saeg Laew Sap' (cast spell then chop with a knife), was coined for his style of Sak Yant blessing. This article covers the biography of Luang Por Pratueang and his role in the History of Sak Yant tattooing – his Looksit who continue the Lineage of Sak Yant at Wat Daan Jaroen Chai are also documented, as is their work in Sak Yant tattooing.
Nang Kwak – 2 different legends tell differing tales of the origins of the lucky lady of Merchants and salesmanship, which is so often seen in Thai shopfronts and places of business, as well as in almost every home.
Somdej Dto Prohmrangsri – Chapter five of the ongoing Biographical tale of Jao Prakhun Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Promrangsri (Wat Rakang Kositaram) - This ongoing series continues with the Biography and Legends of this Great Monk of Historical Legend.
Pra Somdej King of Thai amulets - part four of the ongoing series covering all Pra Somdej from all six Eras of Somdej making history. This issue deals with Pra Somdej Wat Gaes Chaiyo Pim Hok Chan and Jet Chan, and uncovers some of the main criteria used in discriminating authenticity and age through examining the Muan Sarn within various Pra Somdej Wat Gaes Chaiyo amulets as a means to fine tune the eye into recognizing the subtle differences of discoloration, dryness, hardness and shape of the various Pim Song which were made by Somdej Pra Puttajarn Dto Prohmrangsri, and hidden in the large Buddha image at Wat Gaes Chaiyo.
Use of Incense in Thai Buddhist Ceremony and Prayer – instructions in how to use different numbers and colors of incense and candles to symbolize different motives. What each number of incense sticks means, and how to pray with them.
Wicha Sak Yant of Luang Por Guay, Wat Kositaram – Biography of Luang Por Guay with a special focus on his practice of Sak Yant tattooing. This story is a two part Biography of the great Master of Wat Kositaram, whose Sak Yant and amulets were so very famous for their power. Part two of this rather long article, will continue in issue 5 of Buddha Magic, which is expected in late April 2011.
Siarn Bucha Kroo Duryataep – The Duryataep, Brahman Deities and Ruesi masks are used in Yearly Wai Kroo ceremonies, not only in Magical Arts, but also the Performing and Engineering professions, as well as other respected pastimes such as teachers. Teaching profession is perhaps the most logical profession to have a Wai Kroo for, due to the fact that the word 'Kroo' means 'Teacher' and 'Wai' means 'raise hands in reverence'
Buddhas Body Parts – Thailand has specialized terminology for the anatomical features of a Buddha image – this article is a phonetic transcription of how to pronounce the names of various anatomical features of the Buddha, using Auspicious terminology according to traditional Dogma.
The Minor Arcana of Yant – part one of a continual series of presentations of lesser known Yantra designs used in Sak Yant tattooing, and Buddha Magic in general. This issue presents two smaller Yantra, one for Love charm and good commerce and one for Merchant seamen and people who do business in boats or floating markets. Magic spell-casting methods are included for the first of the two designs – Yant Sariga Lin Tong.
Pra Putta Roop Bpaed Samay – two more Buddha sculptures from the series of articles compiling the eight Eras of Thai Buddhist art and Sculpture. This issue presents us with an ancient statue from Lopburi; Pra Sae Dtangka Manee, and a twin pair of wooden carved sculptures from Wat Okas in Nakorn Panom.
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