Wednesday, September 24, 2008

GuMan Thong - The Thai ghost child?!


GuMan Thong is a Thai amulet created in the form of a lovely young child, but it's really a ghost !! It's was first created in the early of Ayuthaya era or some 500 years ago during Khun Paen's life period. It can be said that Khun Paen was the first who created GuMan Thong.

Story of Guman Thong originate....

The origins of the first story relating to GuMan Thong were from a 19th century work of literature "Khun Chang Khun Pean" . Khun Pean was a soldier, 400 years previous, a time when supernatural forces played an important part of traditional warfare.

Khun Pean had wanted a protective spirit to watch over him in battle. To this end he cut the unborn foetus of his son from his dead wife's womb and took it to a temple to perform an occult rite in which he created the first recorded Guman Thong.

The method of Khun Pean used to create the first Guman Thong....

Khun Pean wrapped the child's torso in sacred cloth and roasted it on a fire whilst chanting ritual mantras and dark incantations to create the supernatural being with whom he could communicate.

The equipment required by Khun Pean included three candles, a tinder box, a protective thread, and some metal yantras (metal talismans inscribed with mystic symbols). He lit the candles and laid consecrated wood as a bed for the foetus. Then he put a powerful Visnu yantra on its head, a royal yantra beneath it, a Visnu yantra on its middle, and a Dharani yantra on the ground. He then set gilded posts at the four cardinal points, together with yantras and flags, and he tied the protective thread around [to ward off interferences!. He overlaid the posts with a canopy having a yantra of Indra's golden chains, as prescribed for such occasions. He took charmed Mergui wood and lit a fire beneath the foetus in order to kindle pure life in it.

As he sat reciting mantras as he exposed the foetus to the fire and warmed it throughout, turning it now on its front, now on its back, until, just as dawn broke, it was thoroughly dried. Then, as Khun Phan still recited the mantras, up rose Golden Boy and spoke, ready to do his master's bidding. He named the entity GuMan Thong.

Archan Yaem of Wat SamNgam is the guru monk who makes the best Guman Thong statues and amulets, after the late Luang Phor Tae of Wat SamNgam

Luang Phor Yeam Wat SamNgam

Types of Guman Thong ...

Guman Thong is a little boy with a topknot, wearing Jongraben (a traditional cloth rolled between legs and brought up to the back), nothing on top, wearing a sash of gold and diamonds.

The Guman Thong is in fact a spirit of a child that has been captured in the idol by a medium or monk that understands and has knowledge of arcane spells and incantations. It is thought that these spells are preserved by the spirits in the Himpan forest (known to us from Thai literature)

There are two types of child spirit – the spirit having fate and karma from a past life and the spirit without fate and karma. If a spirit previously had bad karma then it is their karma in this life to be exploited by practitioners of magic or controlled by withayathorn. (a guru of black magic) They are susceptible to become Guman Thong.

The other type of spirit is that has no previous karma and cannot become a Guman Thong. They will be re-born according to karma.

Apart from Guman Thong, there is also the Golden Gumaree, Gumaree or Gumareethong, essentially a female form of the Guman Thong.

The age and sex of my Guman Thong....

Guman Thong are child spirits and as such are all children. All Guman Thong are male. However some Guman are female and are known in Thai as Golden Gumaree, Gumaree or Gumareethong

Mini Guman Thong Statue by Luang Phor Yeam of Wat SamNgam

8 comments:

Mysticalvillage said...

Hi, what do you recommand to feed kuman tong and also, do you have the mantra for it? Are there any care that we need to take note for them?

Admin said...

Hi Mysticalvillage,

yes i got the mantra, i will post that later :)

Ron san said...

Hi there, I have a GuMan Thong as well and my GuMan Thong has a golden bag on he's right hand, what is the different of it? How to take care and do you have the mantra?

Nancy Ong said...

do you know where i can look for the guman thong? Which temple?

Anonymous said...

Hi, i have 2 mini kmt and one kmn,im a beguiner for this can u teach me something please?
josepedro157@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, i have 2 mini kmt and one kmn,im a beguiner for this can u teach me something please?
josepedro157@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi i need some advise about kmt and kmn bcause im a beguiner can u help me please?
U can take a look in ebay type kumanthong

xD said...

can gv the mantra plz

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