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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Not All About Magic
are many requests to practice Thai magic still, so I thought is good to talk generally
about learning Thai magic; as the matter of fact this also apply to any form of
magic including Javanese, Taoist etc.
according to the way I was taught.
If I would
device a magic course, it would sound something like this:
meditation & prayers
herbs and traditional healing
prying to lineage gurus are important to tame our confused minds. Basically
there are three stages of meditation in traditional magic traditions:
reflection stage (1 year)
rethinking of a particular event that sacred you in the past
about what is not so good in the past
I miss out anything I didn’t think of?
the truth from false (1 year)
is a challenging stage as the practitioner will face with many real and
hallucinations, and it is up to the individual to identify the truth. Many
people will go crazy in this stage.
stage of clear mind (1 year)
this stage, the person would have trained his or her mind at such a level that
he or she understands him/herself, his/her own weaknesses, illness and others.
meditation, a practitioner will also need to understand basic herbal knowledge,
the seasonal cycles and basic healing methods for him/herself also for others.
Basically as I was told by my guru, the original purpose of learning magic is
mainly to heal physical as well as mental or spiritual illness.
The need to
master astrology need not be disputed as many magic and healing works are done
according to certain days of specific month. Some magic rituals are best to be
performed on a Tuesday night while others on Thursday night. Most importantly,
the master must know the requestors’ characters to decide if the persons should
be helped or otherwise.
conjuration is normally done after the person completed the 3 year meditational
retreat. There are many reasons to call up spirits:
getting magic power
obtaining herbal knowledge
importantly, one must proof that he/she has mastered his mind completely and
cannot be harmed by the spirits he/she has subsequently conjured
can now put all what we have learnt into magic rituals for various purposes. Getting
a manual and start chanting will not have any benefits. On the contrary, the
persons may suffer from bad lucks as they don’t understand themselves as well
as the magic systems they are working at. For example, praying to Phra Ngan
without the guru’s blessing will not yield desirable results. Even if it works
at all, it is based on pure luck. Open up the astrology charts will reveal the
truth. So, shall we go back to the basic?
Yeah, yeah... I hear you, people are pretty busy these days. Well, no pain, no gain folks :-)