BE 2505 Luang Phor Thuad “Tao Reed” Amulet Made from Mek Phat Alloy:

The term “Mek Phat” is well-known among amulet collectors. This alloy is used to create amulets with great power and remarkable spiritual qualities. However, it’s surprising to learn that the Luang Phor Thuad “Taoreed” amulet, made from Mek Phat alloy in 1955, which should be the most expensive, is actually one of the cheapest. Why is this the case?

The term “Mek Phat” has often been misspelled and misunderstood. Many people write it as “Mek Phat” (เมฆพัตร) or “Mek Phrat” (เมฆพรรดิ์), which are incorrect according to the Thai dictionary. The correct spelling is “Mek Phat” (เมฆพัด).

Despite the amulet’s potent spiritual attributes and the revered nature of Luang Phor Thuad amulets, this particular version remains undervalued. The reasons behind this phenomenon are worth exploring for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

What is Mek Phat? Mek Phat is a type of metal obtained through alchemical processes based on ancient Thai texts. It is believed to be a magical element with inherent power. Mek Phat is produced by smelting a combination of lead, copper, and tin. According to traditional texts, the process involves smelting these metals for seven days and nights. During this time, various medicinal herbs, including sulfur, mercury, and several potent plants like black turmeric, disappearing tree, Moke wood, black ginger, black galangal, red soapwort, and blood soapwort, must be added to the mix.

These materials are thrown into the crucible while continuously chanting incantations for the entire seven-day and seven-night period. When completed, the result is a shiny black metal with a slightly bluish hue. The metal is very hard, but paradoxically, despite its hardness, it is also very brittle and can easily crack or break if dropped or subjected to strong impacts.

In ancient times, revered monks and teachers often used Mek Phat alloy to create amulets. Notable examples include Phra Khru Pachimthitborihan (Nak Chotiko) from Wat Huay Chorakhe in Nakhon Pathom, and Phra Ajarn Thap from Wat Anongkaram. Each of these Mek Phat amulets is valued at millions of baht due to their historical and spiritual significance. The Mek Phat alloy originated from the alchemical practices of ancient times.

The earliest known origins of Mek Phat seem to trace back to Nakhon Pathom. In ancient times, people engaged in alchemy believed that they could create gold, inspired by its yellow color. Without modern knowledge of chemistry, they thought that adding yellow substances to molten metals would produce gold. At that time, it was not understood that gold is a pure element and cannot be created by mixing other metals.

Desiring to produce their own gold, people experimented by adding various yellow substances to molten metals such as iron, copper, lead, and tin, hoping to create gold. For instance, they would add a yellowish substance called Suphanna, commonly sold in Chinese herbal shops, into the melting pot. However, instead of producing gold, they ended up with a new type of metal with a shiny black appearance and a bluish hue. This new metal, Mek Phat, thus first appeared and was subsequently used in amulet creation, with its initial use being notably recorded in Nakhon Pathom.

The substance known as “Suphanna” is actually sulfur. When sulfur is mixed with any metal, the resulting alloy, once cooled, will be hard but brittle and prone to breaking when struck or dropped forcefully. When sulfur is added to hot, molten metal, it reacts to form sulfuric acid and hydrogen sulfide gas. The hydrogen sulfide gas is dark in color, has a foul odor, and is toxic to humans. Sulfuric acid reacts with the molten metal to produce copper sulfate and iron sulfate, both of which have a deep blue color. This reaction gives the resulting alloy its characteristic shiny black appearance with bluish streaks, which is a distinctive feature of the Mek Phat alloy.

The metal “Mek Phat” is considered the supreme metal in the realm of occult sciences. In ancient times, it was commonly referred to as a “sacred metal.” This metal is created through an intricate process of melting various “minerals” together in a crucible, incorporating different kinds of herbal “wan” extracts. The entire process involves the recitation of incantations and blessings. When completed, the resulting alloy is believed to possess inherent sanctity and power, even without additional consecration rituals. It is said to offer protection against dangers, repel evil spirits, and counteract black magic and sorcery.

Mek Phat is also considered a powerful object for improving one’s fortune, turning bad luck into good, and providing unparalleled protection. In ancient times, Mek Phat was classified as a type of “Luk Bao” (lightweight object), which might be confusing to some. According to Brahmin and Khmer occult texts, if someone successfully smelts Mek Phat and holds it in their mouth, they would gain the ability to become invisible, fly, walk on the tops of grass blades, and walk on water, truly embodying the name “Luk Bao.” When used to create sacred objects, Mek Phat is believed to magnify its power a thousandfold, making it exceptionally potent and revered.

Luang Pu Thuad Dao Reed (Yai) Back Amulet in Mek Phat Alloy, Wat Chang Hai, created in 1962 (B.E. 2505). This amulet was commissioned by Prince Chaloem Phon Dikhamporn Yukhon (Middle Prince). Initially, the Mek Phat alloy was not intended for sale at the temple like other mixed metal amulets. Many mistakenly believe it was created simultaneously with other mixed metal amulets at Wat Chang Hai in Pattani, but this is not true. The Mek Phat alloy amulets were created earlier, with a gap of several months before the mixed metal ones.

The amulets in gold, Mek Phat alloy, navaloha (nine-metal alloy), and mineral alloy were initially made for the prince’s family. Only later did he decide to create amulets for Wat Chang Hai. It can be said that the initial batch was intended for personal use, with some eventually donated to Wat Chang Hai.

The metal amulets of Luang Pu Thuad that Prince Chaloem Phon Dikhamporn Yukhon made for his family include gold, Mek Phat alloy, navaloha (nine-metal alloy), and mineral alloy. Back in the day, Wat Chang Hai set the rental price for Luang Pu Thuad Large Iron-Kettle Back Amulets in Mek Phat alloy significantly higher than those in other mixed metals. This suggests that there is something particularly special about the Mek Phat alloy amulets, making them more valuable.

One worshipper that participated in the ceremony of casting the Mek Phat alloy amulets and who followed Prince Chaloem Phon at that time,stated that;  “during the making of the Mek Phat alloy amulets, Ajahn Tim was present at the ceremony. The spirit of Luang Pu Thuad, through Ajahn Tim, oversaw and directed the spiritual energy of the ceremony, ensuring the creation of exactly 999 amulets using three different molds. Unlike other metal amulets, the Mek Phat alloy amulets were cast one by one into the molds, not poured in clusters like the other mixed metal versions.”

After the 999 amulets were cast, Ajahn Tim performed the consecration. During this ceremony, a fragrance like jasmine filled the air, astonishing those present. After a while, Ajahn Tim opened his eyes and, in a voice reminiscent of a very old monk, said something profound that left a lasting impression on all attendees.

The merits of this consecrated amulet include protection against all dangers, such as malevolent spirits, wild animals, and even gods and goddesses cannot harm it. It safeguards against illnesses, fevers, stomachaches, and can alleviate discomfort when ingested. In times of danger, it can shield the body and ward off any peril, whether on land, in water, or in the air. If it has not expired, the wearer remains invisible to those with malicious intent. However, it should not be used for wrongful purposes or distributed recklessly, as it is potent enough for one person alone.


The Luang Pu Thuad Rien, Model 2, from BE 2502, was the second medallion series created by Phra Ajarn Tim of Wat Chang Hai, following the first “samma” medallion series. This second model features an oval shape and was produced in various materials such as gold, alloy, and blackened red brass. Due to the high demand from the faithful devotees of Luang Pu Thuad amulets, multiple molds and presses were used to ensure a sufficient quantity of medallions.

The Model 2 medallions can be categorized into two main types based on the size of the beaded edge on the front of the medallion: small beaded and large beaded. Each type can be further divided into several sub-molds:

Large Beaded Edge (Big Fish Egg)

  1. Wood Pattern Block
  2. Phoo Yoi Block (Drooping Bud)
  3. Rain Line Block
  4. Standard Block

Small Beaded Edge (Small Fish Egg)

  1. Long Phoo Yoi Block
  2. Large Face, Short Phoo Yoi Block
  3. Old Face, Short Phoo Yoi Block
  4. Gold Block, 3 Lines on Forehead
  5. Gold Block, 2 Lines on Forehead

The most popular type of the Model 2 medallion is the “Wood Pattern” block, notable for the spelling of “Chang Hai” as “Chang Hoi”. This version is highly valued and considered second only to the first model medallion. In pristine condition, with original blackened finish and intact features, such medallions can fetch serious sums of money, particularly if the nose is not flattened and the original blackening is intact.

Description of the Medallion

  • Front: The oval-shaped medallion features an image of Luang Pu Thuad in full meditation posture. Above his head is an inscription in ancient Khmer script: “Na Mo Bodhisatto Akantimaya Iti Bhagawa.” Flanking his knees are half-body elephant figures with raised trunks, and beneath his likeness is the Thai inscription “Luang Pu Thuad Wat Chang Hai.”
  • Back: The reverse side displays a half-body image of Phra Kru Visai Sophon (Tim Dhamma Tharo). Above his head is another ancient Khmer inscription: “Na Mo Buddha Ya Na Mo Pa Dha Cha Bha Ka Sa.” Below the image is the Thai inscription “Phra Kru Visai Sophon (Tim).”

There’s a saying among believers that goes, “Those who hang Luang Pu Thuad amulets will not die in disgrace.” This belief reflects the widespread trust and faith in the amulet community. However, it’s important to remember that accumulating merit and behaving well are essential. The blessings of Buddhist virtues will be multiplied, along with adhering to the teachings imparted by venerable teachers.


LP Thaud BE 2502
หลวงปู่ทวดวัดพระเชตุพนธ์(วัดโพธ์)ปี 2502

Luang Pu Thuad, Phra Ajarn Songd, Wat Pho Tha Tien (Wat Phra Chetuphon) in 2502… This amulet was created with a mold similar to the one used for the original Luang Pu Thuad pim of Wat Chang Hai, Pattani, in BE 2497.

Construction of this pim started in the period close to 2497 and lasted about six years…

The sacred materials used in the construction were 108 types of herbs and sedges, the same as those used to create the original BE 2497 Luang Pu Thuad pim, palm leaves inscribed with sacred yant / spells and original materials from the BE 2497 batch donated by LP Tim. In fact they differ only slightly to the BE BE 2497 batch  due to the addition of Din Kak Ya Yak mixed with Bailarn, which accounts for the slightly black appearance.

This LP Thuad amulet is an excellent subsitute for the original LP Thuad pim.

Phra Achan Tim Thammatharo from Wat Chang Hai, Pattani and Ajahn Nong of Wat Sai khao joined in the consecration ceremony. Together with 108 famous monks of that era.

  • Luang Pu Thuad of Wat Sengsang
  • Luang Pu Thong of Wat Don Yai Hom
  • Luang Pu Sut of Wat Ka Long
  • Luang Pu Thop of Wat Chon Daen
  • Luang Pu Thien of Wat Bot
  • Luang Pu Kong of Wat Sarapras
  • Luang Pu Than of Wat Phra Yat
  • Luang Pu Thong Yoo of Wat Mai Nong Phaong
  • Luang Pu Du of Wat Sakae
  • Luang Pu See of Wat Sakae
  • Luang Pu Chao of Wat Chong Lom
  • Luang Pu Thaen of Wat Tham Sene
  • Luang Pu To of Wat Kasattrathirat
  • Luang Pu Toh of Wat Pradu Chimplee
  • Luang Pu Ki of Wat Hoo Chang
  • Luang Pu Nark of Wat Rang
  • Luang Pu Seng of Wat Kanlayanamit
  • Luang Pu Jong of Wat Nang Tang Nok
  • Luang Pu Mui of Wat Don Rai
  • Luang Pu Thir of Wat Pa Lai Lai
  • Luang Pu Non of Wat Klang Tha Reua
  • Luang Pu Soht of Wat Ga Long
  • Luang Pu Dea of Wat Ban Jaeng
  • Luang Pu Juen of Wat Nong Suen
  • Luang Pu Ut Tammaporn of Kanchanaburi
  • Luang Pu Thuap of Wat Khanang Leung

LP Thuad BE 2507 – Ajahn Nong, Wat Saikhao

Luang Phor Thuad Man is one of the earliest amulets from Wat Sai Khao, created under the guidance of Ajahn Nong from Wat Sai Khao. In BE 2507, Ajahn Nong invited Ajahn Tim from Wat Chang Hai to perform the consecration ceremony for the Luang Phor Thuad Man amulets. Ajahn Tim personally pressed the first mold at Wat Chang Hai. The amulets were jointly consecrated by Ajahn Tim, Ajahn Nong, and several other revered monks. A ritual was then conducted to invite the spirits of Luang Phor Thuad, Luang Phor Thuad Man, Luang Phor Thuad Krai, Luang Phor Thuad Sithichai, and Luang Phor Thuad Lin Dam to preside over the ceremony at the ordination hall of Wat Chang Hai.

After the ceremony, Ajahn Tim took all the amulets back for a grand consecration at Wat Sai Khao. These amulets are renowned for their exceptional sacred properties and materials. The primary materials for this batch are herbs and special clay called “Kak Yai Yak,” but uniquely, they also included “rice seedlings” and “black sticky rice.” The rice seedlings symbolize growth and prosperity, while the black sticky rice is believed to offer protection and invulnerability.

Currently, this batch of amulets is considered rare and highly coveted. It’s rare to come across them because those who possess them tend to keep them closely guarded due to their historical value and reasonable price, making them highly desirable for worship and collection.

Pims

Phra Luang Phor Thuad Man B.E.2507 amulets were designed in several groups of pim as follows:

1. Pim Phra Sam Thuad, which featured the image of the three sacred monks namely Luang Phor Thuad, Luang Phor Thuad Marn, and Luang Phor Thuad Sittichai on the front.

2. Pim Nangkhao-ie, which featuring the image of Luang Phor Thuad Man sitting on his knees, sometime this Pim was called “Pim Reup Parin-ya”. (Graduation Print)

3. Pim Yai (or big size), featuring the image of Luang Phor Thuad Man in meditation.

4. Pim Klang (or medium size), which featured the picture of Luang Phor Thuad Man in meditation.

5. Pim Lek(or small size), featuring the image of Luang Phor Thuad Man in meditation.

The amulet became very popular during the war years as the number of casualties of those that wore this amulet was almost zero. And as such the fame grew.

graduation print

graduation print


Pra Kru – Wat Nok Ang Thong
พระสมเด็จกรุวัดนก

Ang Thong Province is home to three distinct temples named “Wat Nok,” each with its own unique history and significance. These temples are:

  1. Wat Nok (Ratchapaksee) in Mueang District
  2. Wat Nok (Ratchasakuna) in Wiset Chai Chan District
  3. Wat Nok (Sakunaram) in Chaiyo District

Wat Nok (Sakunaram) in Chaiyo District

According to the book “Mueang Ang Thong,” published to celebrate the 36th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in 1991, Wat Nok Sakunaram is located in Ban Sakuna, Moo 5, Chaiyo Sub-district, Chaiyo District, Ang Thong Province. This ancient temple dates back to the Ayutthaya period and was abandoned for a time before being restored. It received its official consecration on February 11, 1974.

Historical Significance and Architectural Details

Wat Nok Sakunaram is renowned for its collection of sacred amulets, created by the former abbot, Luang Pu Fueang. The most commonly found amulets from this temple are Phra Somdej, which measure approximately 1.5 cm in width and 2.3 cm in height. These amulets feature the Buddha in a meditative posture seated on a three-tiered base within a double-layered arch. The arch, known as “Sump Prabhamonthon,” has radiating lines similar to those found on amulets from Luang Pu Suk of Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao, indicating a shared design tradition.

The amulets are characterized by their prominent facial features, a two-tiered topknot, and distinct robe folds. The back of the amulets is smooth and often bears inscribed characters (wet inscriptions) such as “U,” “Tho,” or “Unaalome” while the clay was still moist. Wat Nok amulets come in various designs, including the Phra Somdej with a three-tiered base and Phra Somdej with a two-tiered lotus base, among others. Due to being stored in crypts, these amulets often exhibit age marks.

Initially, Wat Nok amulets were not widely known. However, they gained recognition after several incidents demonstrating their reputed protective powers. For instance, a local carrying a Wat Nok amulet in a tobacco box stepped on a venomous snake but was unharmed. Another incident involved a child in Wiset Chai Chan Market who, wearing a Wat Nok amulet, was attacked by a dog but emerged unscathed despite torn clothing.

These stories significantly boosted the amulets’ reputation. Another legend mentions that the amulets were made from sacred powder and oil in various colors, such as green, gray, black, and white, between 1910 and 1932 by Luang Pho Kaew, who was a friend of Luang Pu Suk. Luang Pho Kaew continuously produced these amulets, with Luang Pu Suk often invited to participate in their consecration. According to records, Luang Pu Suk and Luang Pho Fueang were close spiritual companions, which explains the resemblance between amulets from Luang Pu Suk and those from Wat Nok made of lead alloy.[

Luang Pho Fueang was a highly respected monk known for his deep spiritual insight and dedication to the Buddhist path. His commitment to the monastic life and his profound teachings drew many followers. Luang Pho Feng’s influence extended beyond his temple, reaching various communities and individuals who sought his guidance and blessings.

Two Eras of Production

Wat Nok amulets were produced in two distinct periods. The first period was under Luang Pho Kaew from around BE 2453 to BE 2475. These early amulets, typically green and gray, were called “Knife Sharpening Stone Texture” by locals and were stored in crypts to preserve Buddhism. The second period began after Luang Pho Kaew’s passing, with Luang Pho Fueang, the subsequent abbot, continuing the production using the same molds but with white and black materials.

Records indicate that After Luang Poo Ferng had created these amulets the majority were either stored within a Kru or placed within a scared Chedi at Wat Srakes, Angtong province. Luang Phor Toh, then abbot of Wat Srakes, had discovered the Kru which he opened. The amulets were again distributed to new worshippers who had supported the temple’s renovation project.

Pims

-Pim Somdej 3 Chan
-Pim Somdej Tarn Koo
-Pim Somdej 5 Chan 
-Pim Sum Rern Gaew 
-Pim Sum Prasart 
-Pim Nang Kwak
-Pim Khang U

Spiritual Significance and Collectibility

Wat Nok amulets are highly valued for their reputed invincibility and safety, as well as their benevolent properties, as evidenced by numerous testimonials. They are considered highly collectible due to their historical significance and spiritual potency. Despite their age, nearing a hundred years, they remain affordable and are a worthwhile addition to any collection.