The Tiger Sorcery of Luang Pu Kalong : Kieow Suea (Phayak Kiew Kaew)

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Luang Phor Kalong Tiger Teeth Amulets

In the realm of animistic spells, the tiger’s fangs are considered to be particularly potent. Often used to craft tiger-shaped artefacts, they are believed to channel the raw ferocity of a tiger, which can be harnessed to intimidate enemies and protect against the forces of evil.

Prior to his watershed moment, Luang Pu Kalong was already renowned for his various amulets. It was the ferocity of his tiger wicha however, that distinguished Luang Phor Kalong from other Thai masters. Oddly enough, these amulets were crafted out of extreme reluctance.

One day, Luang Phor Kalong’s disciples presented him with some bear and tiger teeth, seeking his help to consecrate them into amulets. Himself opposed to the wanton massacre of animals, Luang Phor flatly refused. His disciples however, were undeterred. They were insistent that the teeth would be able to do more good for the world in the form of amulets, and tried their hardest to convince their master. Finally, Luang Phor relented.

A couple of versions of these amulets exist, depending on how complete the fangs are; perfect fangs have tigers carved close to their tips, leaving the sharp point of the fang intact. Incomplete or imperfect fangs, were carved into miniature tigers in a seated pose, without any fang tips present. The tigers carved into perfect fangs, are also depicted in several poses, including seated and roaring at the sky, seated with their mouths closed, baring their teeth, or with their heads turned backwards (a stance commonly adopted by the alpha male while watching over his mate).

Each is a stunning example of unique craftsmanship, owing to Luang Phor’s tedious process of hand-carving with a small rasp. Onto the body of each tiger, he engraved Akara “Na Thorahod”; his personal talisman, “Na Phaya Suea Saming”, “Na Phaya Suea Khlong”, and the letter “ฤ ฤา ฦ ฦา”, along with Katha Suea Saming (the spell of the tiger-faced Lersi). The base of each is also inscribed with his signature ลป.กาหลง (“Luang Pu Kalong”), and the Katha Phaya Suea (spell of the tiger king), Luang Phor’s own unique spell. During the consecration process, each of these amulets was immersed in tiger oil (refined from dead tigers), giving them a shiny appearance.

It is widely believed that amulets made from the business end of such fearsome creatures, were extremely potent, as their inherent supernatural powers would be amplified by the savage fury of the beast. In the world of sorcery, such a consecrated item strikes fear into the hearts of would-be opponents and imbues owners with invulnerability, tenacity, patience, and strength.

Harnessing the power of nature through sorcery, and the crafting of such Kreung Rang is a closely-guarded secret. Among Luang Phor Kalong’s disciples, there exists a persistent account of a pupil of his, who withstood attacks from 10 different people wielding 10 different weapons, with nary a scratch.

These attackers were reputed to have been the pupils of a famous master in Chanthaburi province, and they were all gravely wounded in the exchange instead. Eyewitness accounts describe the savage, brute strength displayed by LP Kalong’s pupil as if he were possessed by a tremendous feral force rendering impervious to pain and harm.

He was not wearing any amulets, but had Luang Pu Kalong’s tiger yantra tattoo on his body, using the same katha inscribed on the Kieow Suea. In the modern-day, these amulets are getting rarer and rarer, and not just simply because of their rapidly escalating value.

Because of global bans and regulations on the trading of endangered animal parts, finding one for sale is akin to winning the lottery. Perhaps, this may also have to do with the fact that people who have come into possession of the astounding powers they imbue are fiercely dedicated to their amulets, guarding them with the tenacity of tigers. It seems that the prophecy Luang Phor Kalong made years ago, has taken root now, more than ever.

Blessing Ceremony

Chanting Ceremony These amulets were consecrated in 2003, and Luang Pu Kalong undertook the entire process alone for two years, before the amulets were brought out for worship.

They also underwent a variety of other rituals:

Luang Pu Phuang at Wat Sahakorn temple, Saraburi province, Thailand, prayed PlukSek Deow for 3 days and 3 nights in 2003.

Luang Pu Phad at Wat Ban Kruad temple, Buriram province, Thailand, prayed PlukSek Deow for 7 days and 7 nights.

Luang Pu Kleing at Wat Ban Non Kerd temple, Sisaket province, Thailand, prayed PlukSek Trimat for 3 days and 3 nights.

Luang Phor Boon Chuay at Wat Khok Chang temple, Ayutthaya province, Thailand, prayed PlukSek Trimat for three months.

Luang Phor Puerd at Wat Makok temple, Bangkok, Thailand, prayed PlukSek for three months.

Luang Phor Un at Wat Rong Ko temple, Uthaithani province, Thailand, prayed PlukSek for three months.

Luang Phor Perm at Wat Pom Kaew temple, Ayutthaya province, Thailand, prayed PlukSek for 3 days and 3 nights.

Luang Phor Huan at Wat Phutthai Sawan temple, Ayutthaya province, Thailand, prayed for 3 days and 3 nights.

Luang Phor Tim at Wat Phra Khao temple, Ayutthaya province, Thailand, prayed for 3 days and 3 nights.

Puttapisek ceremonies were also undertaken, in the following sequence:  

The Puttapisek ceremony on the Full-moon day of the twelfth lunar month at Wat Khao Leam temple, in 2004.

The Puttapisek ceremony at Wat Suthat temple, Bangkok, Thailand, in 2004.

The Puttapisek ceremony at Wat Bang Khlan temple, Phichit province, Thailand, in 2004, by Luang Pu Thom Sukhothai, Luang Phor Pian Wat Kroen Ka Thin, Luang Phor Chom Wat Khao Patthavee, etc.

The Puttapisek ceremony at Wat Nimmanoradee temple, Bangkok, Thailand, by Luang Phor Woon Wat Tan Gong, Luang Pu Kalong, Kruba Kritsana, Luang Phor Poon Wat PaiLom, Luang Phor Prasit Wat Sai Noi, Luang Phor Ke Wat Pak Nam, Luang Phor Yam Wat Takhien, Luang Pu Hong Surin, etc.

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