Lek Laï is a generic label bestowed upon sundry mineral Magical substances which have been taken from isolated, unknown caves in the jungles of Thailand.
A Lek Laï extraction ceremony
The words Lek Laï may be translated "steel eel", an allusion to the ability of certain Lek Laï to assume the liquid state. In many tales, one is assured that Lek Laï is not a simple mineral but a kind of metal-animal , capable of "swimming across mountains". One of the foremost powers of Lek Laï is to render its wearer invulnerable, and to prevent any fire arms from going off anywhere near him.
It can just as easily be used as a weapon of attack, at once reverting to the liquid state, flowing toward the victim, invading his body by the nostrils and ears, poisoning his blood and immediately returning to its guardian in its usual state. The consequences of putting Lek Laï into action varying so greatly from one person to another, I insist that clients coming to this site use their intuition and discernment in their resolve to purchaseLek Laï and especially not to employ it as a substitute for medical treatment or putting it to work
as a bullet proof vest. Lek Laï is a gift of Nature; one cannot change it, one cannot improve it in some artificial way. Healers report that it lends its power to theirs, thus increasing their efficacy, as well as lending greater strengths to their medicines. One should keep in mind that each kind of Lek Laï has its own special powers and one should NEVER disrespect and put these powers to the test, either bringing about its disappearance or creating a serious "accident" (for example, no way will Lek Laï do its work if its wearer is dumb enough to be shot voluntary). It is urgent to appreciate that a very, very special substance is being discussed here, that it is known to be lived in by a "spirit", capable of making its own choices and to do damage if not shown respect.
Picture from a private collection
Another picture from the same collection
The most common types of Lek Laï should be "fed" at least once a week by putting them in contact with honey, preferably in moonlight. The rest of the time they should be kept either in a reliquary worn about the neck or in a wax capsule. If one doesn't bother to take proper care of one's Lek Laï, it will vanish unexpectedly, no matter what obstacles one attempts to put of to thwart its escape. (For instance, forget about closing it up in a strong lock box - it's useless.)
Your webmaster with Venerable LP Watchara
Nowadays there still exist rare masters capable of going about the harvesting of lek lai, among them the Venerable LP Watchara Ekawano (only disciple of the Very Venerable Ajarn Sarmlit) of the Wat Thamfad temple is the most renowned. He is also the only master in this world capable of insertingLek Laï bits under the skin of his disciples' arms for their protection! This venerable is also known for his practice of an unusual sort of exorcism and also his "Blessing of the long wax".
LP Watchara inserting Lek Laï under the skin of a disciple
The Venerable LP Watchara during the "Blessing of the long wax"
Lek Laï being so sought after, one, alas, often finds traders shilling fake Lek Laï priced as though it were gold. Most of the time what's offered is lingam shaped magnets, as on this site of this notorious crook for 150 million bahts (plus tax!)(= 3.5 million euros!). He "excuses" himself by "revealing" that he had a vision in a cave and must therefore sell his Lek Laï to the worthy in order to accumulate merits and erect a statue of Buddha. UPDATE : look like the person behind "lek -lai.com" finally scammed the wrong person and got an opportunity to test how good his Lek Lai were when the person he scammed sent hitmans after him....whatever happened his website is history...
Fake Lek Laï (from the web master's private collection, and yes, I too, I too had to have some...but, happily not for 150 million bahts!)
True Lek Laï Pik Menkhap (the web master's private collection).
At the temple of the Vénérable LP Huan Puripatho, a priceless Lek Laï statue of Buddha (the one in the case at the back).
A close up of the same Buddha.
A Lek Laï choker valued at over 50,000 euros (the Wat Puthaï Sawan collection).
Lek Laï is integral to Thai folklore and there one may find in the cinema a film where one can watch a Marvel-style super hero whose name in Thaï is Lek Laï (in English that comes out to "Mercury Man"). Cut by a Lek Laï ritual knife, his blood was
transformed into Lek Laï , he displays very startling powers, far from the norm.
The crew recorded on film! Here one sees our hero being wounded with a ritual Lek Laï dagger and his blood transforming into Lek Laï !
True Lek Laï daggers (the Wat Thamfad collection)
Another view of the LP Watchara Ekawano collection