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
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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


I think it is fairly common knowledge that LP Tim, Wat Changhai blessed what is generally considered the best LP Thuad pim in BE 2497. But the price to acquire a genuine example is well beyond the means of all but the very wealthy. So what other choices does that leave us with? In fact there are numerous pims that are equally as good and far less expensive

One such amulet is the Luang Phor Thuad pim blessed at Wat Prasart in BE 2506. In fact this would be my recommendation to anyone looking for a high quality pim that is equal in quality to those originally blessed at Wat Changhai. Many serious collectors also concur with that opinion.

Although Wat Prasart is some 1000 Km in distance from Wat Changhai they do have something in common. Not only is Wat Prasart famous for its Luang Phor Thuad amulets but the sacred powder used to make those amulets was donated by none other than LP Tim. LP Tim is known to have admired Pra Kru Samhua Umphon, then abbot of the temple. He offered his support by donating sacred powder used during the creation of the original BE 2497 pims and a number of BE 2497 amulets to be ground as powder.

What is not commonly known is that LP Tim also donated a perfect example of his BE 2497 pim to be used as a prototype for the new mould. Furthermore he participated in the ceremony to sanctify these amulets.

In essence we have a LP Thuad amulet that contains the same powders as the original Wat Changhai pim, we have an amulet that is also blessed by LP Tim, we have an amulet that is modelled on the original design, alone these would make the amulet special.

But there is more and these account for the reason that I and many other people would recommend this pim as the amulet of choice. The blessing ceremony itself was attended by over 300 of the countries most senior monks of the era, each transferring sacred power. In fact most experts agree that the power of these amulets is considered immense by any standard. Apart from LP Tim some of the monks involved include Luang Phor Jong of Wat Nartangnok, Luang Phor Ngern of Wat Don Yai Hom, Luang Poo Nak of Wat Rakang, Luang Phor Nerng of Wat Julamani, Luang Phor Klai of Wat Suankun, Luang Phor Tiam of Wat Bost, Luang Poo Toh of Wat Pradoochimpli etc.

Apart from the blessing ceremony itself, these LP Thuad amulets contain other powders that are considered particularly sacred, such as powder ground from original Pra Somdej Bangkhunprom amulets, Wat Mai Amatros. Sacred powder from ground amulets of Wat Samploem and powder ground from many other sacred amulets from numerous temples throughout Thailand All these combined make this amulet one of the most desirable of all LP Thuad pims and in some ways more so than the original BE 2497 amulets.

These amulets come in several colors, including white, black, and gray, and are highly popular among collectors. Despite their demand, they remain reasonably priced and accessible.

 

Blessed by:
  • Phra Ajarn Tim, Wat Chang Hai, Pattani
  • Luang Pho Thiam, Wat Kasattrathirat, Ayutthaya
  • Luang Pho Noi, Wat Thammasala, Nakhon Pathom
  • Luang Pu Toh, Wat Pradoochimplee, Bangkok
  • Luang Pho Kee, Wat Hu Chang, Nonthaburi
  • Luang Pu Nak, Wat Rakhang, Bangkok
  • Luang Pho Seng, Wat Kalaya, Bangkok
  • Luang Pho Chong, Wat Nadtangnok, Ayutthaya
  • Luang Pho Thoon, Wat Phothinimit, Bangkok
  • Luang Pho Ngern, Wat Don Yai Hom, Nakhon Pathom
  • Luang Pho Mui, Wat Don Rai, Suphanburi
  • Luang Pho Thin, Wat Pa Lelai, Suphanburi
  • Luang Pho Nor, Wat Tha Ruea, Ayutthaya

Other revered monks include:

  • Chao Khun Pon, Wat Nang, Bangkok
  • Luang Pho Sud, Wat Ka Long, Samut Sakhon
  • Luang Pho The, Wat Sam Ngam, Nakhon Pathom
  • Luang Pho Pae, Wat Phikun Thong, Singburi
  • Luang Pho Khong, Wat Wang Sa Pha Rot, Chanthaburi
  • Luang Pho An, Wat Phra Yat, Ayutthaya
  • Luang Pho Nai, Wat Ban Chang, Ayutthaya
  • Luang Pho Thob, Wat Khao Chan Daen, Phetchabun
  • Luang Pu Thup, Wat Khae, Nang Loeng, Bangkok
  • Luang Pu Du, Wat Sakae, Ayutthaya
  • Luang Pho Cham, Wat Nual Noradit, Bangkok

Additional notable monks are:

  • Luang Pho Phrom, Wat Khanon Nuea, Ayutthaya
  • Luang Pho Phrom, Wat Chong Khae, Nakhon Sawan
  • Luang Pho Roem, Wat Chukachoe, Chonburi
  • Luang Pho Khruen, Wat Sang Kho, Suphanburi
  • Luang Pho Thian, Wat Bot, Pathum Thani
  • Luang Pho Nueang, Wat Chulamanee, Samut Songkhram
  • Luang Pu Rian, Wat Bang Raho, Nonthaburi
  • Luang Pho Muean, Wat Kampaeng, Chonburi
  • Luang Pho Khlai, Wat Suan Khan, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Luang Pho Bunmee, Wat Khao Samo Khon, Lopburi
  • Luang Pu Tim, Wat Lahan Rai, Rayong
  • Luang Pu Khiao, Wat Rong Mun, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Luang Pho Dit, Wat Pak Sa, Phatthalung
  • Luang Pho Daeng, Wat Khao Bandai It, Phetchaburi
  • Luang Pho Daeng, Wat Maduea, Pattani
  • Luang Pho Kan, Wat Khao Kaeo, Nakhon Sawan
  • Luang Pho Do, Wat Na Matoom, Chonburi
  • Luang Pho Ming, Wat Kok, Bangkok
  • Luang Pho Boi, Wat Manaw, Suphanburi
  • Luang Pho Thiam, Wat Lat Lum Kaeo, Pathum Thani
  • Luang Pho Dee, Wat Nuea, Kanchanaburi
  • Luang Pho Thongsuk, Wat Saphan Sung, Nonthaburi