Venerable LP Taweesak, making some amulets levitate while he bless them!
A startling and fascinating aspect of Thai Buddhism lies in the belief of the Thai populace
in the magic powers of some of their Buddhist Masters, and in the fact that from time to time these Masters provide hard evidence of their powers!
Many Masters make amulets that are believed to have magical powers (some of them can be surprising!), distributing them to their followers or selling them in the temple shop to support the maintence of the monks, or the expansion of their various charitable projects.
There are too laymen Magic Masters (black & white) who who are in the same business.
Not a week passes in Thailand without one of the nation's major newspapers reporting some new anecdote regarding amulets and ghosts. There are, moreover, at least twenty specialized magazines keeping collectors up to speed regarding events to attend:
a Temple blessing ceremony, the arrival of a grand Master....
Your websmater (on the right), at the Wai Kru of Venerable Ajarn Deng
With Venerable Ajarn Sané
At the foot of Venerable LP Muang
This world is for the most part hidden, and even forbidden, to foreign interlopers.
Indeed, it is urged that one become "in the know" to comprehend and savor
this special universe, where miracles occur daily and the out of the ordinary is the norm.
I have been able after 15 years of travels to penetrate the world of famous monks,
Magic Masters, amulet collectors and make good friends there.
In the pages which follow, I undertake to help you uncover the wealth of Thai magic.
The documentation and photos which I'm bringing forth have taken me 15 years
to gather together and are for the most part available nowhere else.
I will put forth too numerous Magic amulets which I have collected directly from temples
I have visited, as well as culled from private collections. If you treat them with respect,
these objects can bring you abundance both spiritual and material.
They are the glimmers of a thousand-year old tradition and in no way
should be considered tacky little good luck charms.
It is my heartfelt wish that you spend a few pleasant moments reading Magidubouddha.com, and that you thereby acquire the impetus to discover more about Thailand
and its Magic world.