Guman Thong: Golden Baby
Kuman Thong is an effigy, or statue which is revered in Thailand. They are believed to bring luck and fortune to the owner, if properly revered. Kuman, or Kumara in Pali means "young boy" (female called kumari); thong means golden. Kuman thong is not a Buddhist practice, but necromancy. Genuine Kuman Thong, which was revered and created in ancient times according to traditional method by Adept practitioners of Saiyasart, was made by surgically removing the unborn fetus from the womb of its mother. The body of the child would then be taken to a cemetery for the conduction of the ceremony to invoke a Kuman Thong. The body is roasted until dry whilst the magician chants incantations of magical katha. The myth about some talismans is mysterious because they are believed to possess spirits which sometimes show themselves to people in the house or the neighbourhood. The said talismans are Guman Thong which could bring good luck to your business and add charm to their owners while providing protection in case of danger. Guman Thong has been a very popular talisman in the Thai society. Nowadays we can see the statues of Guman Thong placed in many stores because the storekeepers believe that he could help increase customers in their stores and he could also bring good luck to the owner. The Traditional Way of Creating Guman Thong That Ceased Nowadays According to ancient arcane knowledge book, the boys who died in their mothers’ wombs on Saturday or Tuesday would be grilled until dry, then lacquered and covered with gold leaves. This is the way to make one of the best talismans in olden time. Later on, the ancient clergymen found that the traditional way of creating Guman Thong was complicated and probably illegal and immoral. They,therefore modified the process; made it less elaborate but still maintained its magical power by using special materials with mystical power in themselves such as salt lick, soil from graves, clay from caves, and bone ashes from corpses that died on Saturday and were cremated on Tuesday. The clergymen would recite an incantation over these materials to create the most powerful Guman Thong to protect and watch their houses, increase interest in trade, and add charm to the owners.
Three Methods of Creating Three Kinds of Guman Spirits There are three ways of creating Guman Thong. 1. Some masters create Guman Thong by using soils from seven graveyards combined with "Prai Guman Dust", which is soft dust of children's bone ashes. Guman Thong in this category will be fierce and is extremely powerful. He can inspire both good and bad things. The spirits inhibiting inside this Guman Thong usually comes from the graves or it might be a child spirit from bone ashes. This kind of Guman Thong requires good attention and worship. The spirits inside the statue of Guman Thong can also grow up like any ordinary children and they have feelings too. 2. Guman Thong can be created by using ordinary soils, sacred wood or metals by inviting the good spirits or Angels to inhibit inside the statue. Guman Thong of this type is also referred to as 'Guman Thep'. Guman Thep does not always show off their power not like the first type made from Prai Guman Prai dust because the Angel spirits do not need ordinary food to grow up. The masters or creators will usually recite an incantation over this kind of Guman Thong with other well-known Guman talismans such as those from Luang Phor Poon of Wat PaiLom, Luang Phor Tim of Wat Lahanrai, Luang Phor Tae of Wat Sam Ngam. LuangPhor Tae, Wat Sam Ngam
3. Guman Thong can also be created by using wood from withered trees, especially, from withered Ruk son and star gooseberry trees, because people thinks that the withered wood is sacred in itself so there is no need to recite any incantation over. Using the withered wood, people believe will make Guman Thong sacred and powerful. The masters will put a spell on it to create a spirit inside the wooden statue. In conclusion, the live spirits inhibiting inside this kind of Guman Thong does not come from graves or heaven but they are created by the power of the masters' spell. This kind of spirits can be called "Prai". They will not grow up and always appear as children's spirits. The owners of this Guman Thong may or may not worship him with food because "Prai" in this Guman Thong will not know how to hurt anyone. Yet, if they ignore Guman Tong completely, the power inside the statue will gradually disappear. On the other hand, if the owners take good care of their talismans, Guman Thong's power will increase and he can more effectively bring good lucks to the owners. These three schools of taught in making Guman Thong had been explained thus far. The first type is from wandering spirits, the second from heaven, and the last comes from the power of the masters' spell. These three types of Guman Thong from each school of taught appeared differently in terms of characteristics. Guman Thong with the spirits from graves have the strongest power, while the second ones are sacred but do not always show off their power, and the third ones sometimes appear to people's eyes but do not have very strong power. The Methods to Worship Guman Thong Guman Thong is a sacred talisman with power in itself. We can worship Guman Thong by offering them cooked rice, boiled eggs, sweet drinks, candies, and toys. Besides that to make Guman Thong even more powerful, we can make a vow. For example, you should pray that if you win the lottery, you will offer your Guman Thong gold necklace or buy him toys, or feed him with sweets. This action will persuade Guman Thong to exercise his power. Yet, if you do not have time to do all these, you can only invite Guman Thong that he could go everywhere you go or eat anything in the house without asking for any permission. If you worship Guman Thong with food, you have to do these as your routine. You may offer them food on every Buddhist Days and you have to tell your Guman Tong that you will bring them food on this or that way. Because they are sacred spirits and hold to the truth, you have to be punctual in offering them your worship or promise. You should offer them food in the mornings and take it away in the evenings. Other offerings such as rings or necklaces and toys can be given to him permanently by placing the gifts close to them. You should be careful not to neglect offering Guman Thong your worship. After all, they have feelings too like us human and they are children and need our attention too. If you are not convenient in giving affection to them you can tell them that: "You can go everywhere I go and eat everything I eat." This is because if you ignore your Guman Thong, they will gradually ignore your orders and run away from you too. Moreover if the spirit inside the statue of Guman Thong comes from the grave type, he will bring destruction to his owner if he is being ignored or abandoned. He will become an evil spirit haunting his owner, driving you crazy, and you will no longer be happy. Therefore you should think carefully before taking Guman Thong to live with you. Special Tips in Worshiping Guman Thong In worshiping Guman Thong you should offer him with sweet drinks and boiled eggs because they will make Guman Thong more powerful. The shelves where you let them reside must be lower than the shelf that you put the image of Buddha. Guman Thong shelves can also be set in your bedroom. If you want to take them with you, you should bring some food in your bag and tell your Guman Tong that this food would be their prize if they help you in bringing good luck and miracle. If you do not have much time to worship Guman Tong every day, you can put some money on their shelves and tell them that they could use this money to buy food or sweet. You should be careful not to use the money you have already given to Guman Tong but you can distribute this money to make them merit, and they will be full without consuming anything. The most important thing is that the owners of Guman Tong must practice virtue and if you practice meditation you should also share your merits after meditation with your Guman Thong to make them more powerful.Special Tips before Taking Guman Thong into your House
If it is the first time that you bring Guman Thong to reside in your home, you have to light up sixteen joss sticks and tell the other spirits in your house to make way for Guman Thong to enter. If you have already had Guman Thong in your house before, you have to tell them that you will bring their brothers to live with them too. After that, you have to light two joss sticks to tell Guman Thong his territory and introduce him to people in your family, and teach him to behave because he is not different from other young boys. For example if you are praying or meditating, you should invite him to do these with you. These will help Guman Thong to be more powerful. You have to raise Guman Thong up as if he was your younger brothers or children. You need to teach him and take good care of him and in return Guman Thong will love and help you in any waypossible. If you ignore him or treat him badly, Guman Thong will run away to live with his master. You can make him more powerful by worshipping him every day. And if you make a vow and pray for him, he would give you what you want. The most important thing is that you should not forget to make merits for him every time. People in the past created Guman Thong because they thought that every child had charm in themselves as we could see when people saw a child they would always come to greet, smile, and play with him. When they made Guman Thong in a figure of a young boy, they believed that the power of charm inside Guman Thong would also add charm to his owner. The most significant part is that the owner of Guman Thong has to smile and clear his mind like a child; this will surely make him more charming.How to Use Guman Thong The owner of Guman Thong can use his special power by using his mind; he does not need to carry the statue of his Guman Thong that he is worshipping with him. What you need to do is that if you are leaving the house and you need your Guman Thong to go with you, you should tell him that: "Please follow me, I'm leaving the house." If you want him to protect you in case of danger, just tell him. And if your Guman Thong is inside a bottle filled with sandalwood oil, you can make a prayer and mark the oil on your body to make you appear more attractive to the opposite sex. If you want your Guman Thong to watch your property or to accompany you everywhere, you have to tell him. Some people say that they have worshiped and raised Guman Thong up for many years but they have never seen their Guman Thong in person. That makes them doubt in the power of Guman Thong. It is impossible that every owner of Guman Thong can see him in person because Guman Thong is a spirit and has a delicate wave of power and he lives in another world. Therefore, if you can see Guman Thong it means that you and your Guman Thong are fated to be together. Many people communicate with their Guman Thong through their dreams. The owners have to pray to Guman Thong everyday if they wish to communicate with him. The most effective way to communicate with Guman Thong is through meditation, but this requires a lot of effort. People who practice meditation will modify the power of their minds to have the same mode with Guman Thong spirit and they can communicate with Guman Thong and also other spirits too. It is difficult to communicate with Guman Thong directly. People who could do this must have a powerful but delicate mind. Yet, it is not hard to use Guman Thong because he always wants to help us. The most important thing is that the owners must worship and treat him well. If they ignore their Guman Thong the spirit inside the statue will lose its power and run away. Therefore we should treat Guman Thong as our child or our friend, and the power of Guman Thong will surely increase. The Power of Guman Thong The great masters have concluded that the power of Guman Thong can come in 8 ways: 1. He can watch the house for his owners when they are away and warn them in case of danger. 2. He is a spirit which could help to solve difficulties in the owners' business. 3. He could help you get useful news and information in your business. In this point the owners must have strong mind in order to develop a kind of telepathy with Guman Thong. He could also whisper to the mind of his owner to warn him in case of danger. Sometimes Guman Thong comes to talk to you in your dream and sometimes through a medium. 4. He will protect you from danger, disaster, and evil spirits. 5. He could be a weapon used to destroy the enemy. Nowadays we can hardly find any kind of Guman Thong that possessed this power to destroy. But instead sometimes Guman Thong can help us to stay away from danger and people who want to destroy us. 6. He could add you charm. 7. He can bring you good luck. 8. He can increase advantage in your business by inviting customers to your stores. Guman Thong can help in bringing customers into your shop. He will grab their hands and lead them there (Customers do not feel a thing but he would feel like walking into the shop.) He will also inspire the customers’ minds or whisper to their ears (They actually hear nothing but he would feel like doing some shopping). However, whether your shop would run well or not depends on other conditions such as: 1. the fortune of the shop’s owner and the right time when he bring Guman Thong to live with him2. the quality of the goods3. the appropriate price4. the shopkeeper’s good manner5. the position of the shop Please remember that Guman Thong is another supporter. Guman Thong can watch your house and your property when you are away by using his power and making other people think there was someone, a large dog, or black shadow in your house. But yet some Guman Thong cannot have this kind of magic because most of it depends on the owner’s fate.Guman Thong can also serve as a guardian protector and supporter in most Thai temples. The Incantation Used in Ordering Guman Thong "Kudchamahapooto Samanudsaso sataewago karohi pito wadjanaena sumpunnaena prasittiya." This spell means that: "Guman Thong who has a strong power of all angels and men, may you please obey my order." After reciting this incantation, you could tell your Guman Thong what you desire.How Should I Bring My Guman Thong Into the House? When first bring our Guman Thong into the house we should place him in a suitable location and spend sometimes introducing him the new environment in a loving voice. We should feed our Guman Thong just the same way we would with any children. We should also worship Guman Thong with flowers and by lighting incense sticks. It is said that Guman Thong likes the scents of roses probably due to red colour.Where Should I Place my Guman Thong? You should place your Guman Thong on a shelf, but not too high. Do not place him under the stairs, at the end of your bed, or on the same alter with other Buddha images. Guman Thong should always be placed on a shelf lower than Buddha or any other monk’s buchas.In What Direction Should Guman Thong sitting direction face? You should not turn your Guman Thong to face West direction. How Often Should I Feed My Guman Thong and When? Ideally you should feed your Guman Thong on a daily basis in the morning before anyone in the household have their breakfast. After cooking separate a portion of the food and place in front of him. The proper way when giving food to him you should call out his name to come and receive the food. In today’s busy working life, we can’t even cook breakfast for ourselves not to mention about cooking for Guman Thong. But you can always share with him your bread, sandwich or biscuits that you would usually bring to office. You can also bring him candies too. Inviting your Guman Thong to eat will please him immeasurably and in return he will bring you good luck. Don’t forget to offer red colour syrup drinks e.g. Ribena or a glass of plain water. You may also offer him daily milk too. A Guman Thong owner previously shared his experience about offering packet milks. He reported that it’s amazing to note that there’s not even a single ant near his Guman Thong surrounding. Alternatively you can tell your Guman Thong a scheduled time that you will feed him and replace his food, sweets and beverage once every 2 or 3 days. Likewise, if you intend to go outstation you can tell him where you are going and when you are coming back so that he can protect you. Tell him to help himself and be good during your absence.Are There Any Specific Incantations Used When Giving or Taking Away Food? Yes there are. You can use this incantation when inviting your Guman Thong to eat by saying: “Mama bari pu cha chan-du jam maha poota a-kunchaiya a-kunchaimi ae-himama mama”. When removing food away it is also good to pardon yourself by placing your hands together in respect and say: “Ugasa Ugasa, Pahwan Dtu Mae” How Should Other Children In The House Address Guman Thong? Other children in the house are naturally inquisitive and they must understand that your Guman Thong is not a toy. The children must learn to address your Guman Thong as “Pee” (brother) or by his name if been given by the monk or temple.Should I Buy Gifts? If your Guman Thong supports you to be successful and protecting you or you prosper as a result of him joining your family then you can show your appreciation by purchasing small gifts such as necklaces and toys. You can also buy him nice clothings or body cloak as this warm gifts demonstrate how thoughtful you are as his parent benefactor. He would appreciate this effort just like any other young children.Will My Guman Thong Misbehave? Guman Thong are children and as such there is the tendency to misbehave at certain times or interfere with other children in the house. You need to be firm and tell your Guman Thong what is acceptable and what is not. Always recite the Katha or incantation before giving advice to him.How to free Guman Thong? If Guman Thong’s owner feels that he is wealthy enough and no longer want to keep him in the house because you have lost your sense of possession with him, he makes you fear, or people in your family cannot find comfort in his presence, there is a way to free Guman Thong so he could reborn in the next life. You have to talk to him nicely as you always do, and ask him to leave politely in this way: “Guman Thong, now your time has come. Please leave me and reborn in the next life. I wish you would reborn in a better world where you won’t face suffering like I do in this world. I love you so I tell you all this”. After that you bury him in the ground, throw some flowers as a mark of congratulation, and say: “Your solid body would turn to dust, sooner or later. Your mother and father have buried your body to send you to the better world. But, before you leave, please receive the Five Precepts, 1) do not kill, 2) do not steal, 3) do not commit adultery, 4) do not tell a lie, and 5) stay away from liquor. May you please receive these Five Precepts from your parents, and we will make a merit for you.” In the next morning you should go to make a merit for Guman Thong for he will reborn as an angle in the next life. How Do I Know That My Guman Thong Has Been Reborn? The more merits that you dedicate to your Guman Thong, the better his chances to be reborn in the higher realm. He may be reborn as a human but will keep a distance away from black magic. You will observe that there is no sound of walking or running in your house or no whispering at your ears anymore. Moreover, your heart should feel happy and light with a sense of detachment from your Guman Thong. You will feel that your duty as an owner had been accomplished with the merits you helped him to accumulate during his stay with you enabling him to be reborn into the higher realm.