Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Conjuration Of Clam & Mussel Fairy (蛤蚌仙子)
This is my pair of cat's eye shell fed with rice and Jasmine tea leaves.
This is the yant used to give power to the fairy.
An artist impression of clam & mussel fairy (蛤蚌仙子).
This ritual is a Vietnamese ritual known as ‘Cau Nguyen To’ or otherwise ‘the clam and mussel fairy’. The main ingredient is a pair of cat’s eye shells that must be obtained by putting some cat’s eye shells into vinegar on full moon night; whichever pair shells that touches each other is deemed as ‘a pair’.
Once a pair of cat’s eye shells is obtained, they must be kept inside a small container together with some rice grains and Jasmine tea leaves. This container should be put on an altar and flower, water and incense should be offered to the clam and mussel fairy daily.
In addition, a talisman is burnt twice monthly to enhance the power of these cat’s eye shells. Now the ritual proper:
First prayer to supreme god and lineage:
Namo vo cuc, namo thai cuc, namo luong nghi, namo tu tuong,
Namo bat quai cang kham can chan ton ly khon doai,
Namo that thap nhi dien kim moc thuy hoa thovan chuyen
Namo ngoc hoang daide vo cuc thien ton
Namo dieu tri kim mau vo cuc thien ton
Namo tay Phuong phat to thich ca nhu lai
Namo to su chuan de bo tat
Namo phat me qan am bo tat
Namo hiep thien dai de quan thanh de quan
Namo chu tien chu thanh chu than thuong trung ha coi ho do cho de tu ten… tuoi… cau tam vi thanh to, thai thuong lao quan, thai at chan nhan, hien vi dai de ho do cho de tu
Namo a did a phat (3x)
Now take 3 bows.
(So-and-so, age) beg tren tam vi thanh to thai thuong lao quan, thai at chan nhan, hien vi dai de chuyen than thong, quai linh, sac lenh, chuyen dao mau, chuyen phep linh cap ky cho de tut ho phep.
Now add the daily khata:
Ngu luc tri hom tri hon chinh via nyen uong thieng linh, chuyen phep linh thring yeu chang nang, than thong sac giang, dong lai tro nga cau laic au lai, y li me, a li me, a mac, a mac, a cap cap, a mac mac.
Add the below khata to bless someone:
Uyen uong thieng linh co doi co ban:
Ho chang ho… ten… tuoi… (man name, age)
Ho nang ho… ten… tuoi… (woman name, age)
Cau laic au lai, ylime, a li me, a mac, a mac, a cap, a cap, a mac mac.
Proponents believe that the power of this fairy can aid in love and good business.