Look Om Chan Hmak Mid Era Luang Por Tob

One of the more famous types of ‘Krueang Rang’ talismanic amulets of the Great Luang Por Tob (Wat Chon Daen), is the Look Om Chan Hmak Gesa, Sacred Areca-Betel Nut powder ball with Monks hairs, which was most commonly distributed with a cover wrapped in cord with a cord pendant hoop. Most would be wrapped with plain coloured cord, but some special ones were wrapped in tricoloured cords (red white and blue for the Thai Flag), which is known as ‘Trairong’, or ‘Tong Chart’ (meaning ‘National Flag’).

Look Om Chan Hmak Thak Chueak Tong Chart Luang Por Tob

Look Om Chan Hmak Thak Chueak Tong Chart Luang Por Tob

The olden days folk of Pechaburn are said to have preferred the following three types of amulets of Luang Por Tob above all others;

  1. Look Om Chan Hmak
  2.  See Pheung Metta Balm
  3. Takrut

This is because the folk of olden days noticed the effects of these amulets almost immediately after wearing them, and the effects of the amulet were highly noticeable above any doubt of coincidence.

Look Om Chan Hmak Luang Por Tob (Early Era)

It is said that whoever manages to possess all three of these sacred items, is blessed with extremely powerful blessings and will experience immensely luck and good fortunes.

The Look Om Chan Hmak of Luang Por Tob has many legends of miraculous events with devotees who used the Look Om, such as the story of the great Gangster Suea Kam Mee, who was a feared gunman of Hlom Sak District, who was shot with M16 by the police, and the bullets did not pierce his skin or kill him.

When Suea Kam Mee became old and gray, eventually his Look Om Luang Por Tob fell off (the cord ring broke), and he stopped wearing it. Within a few days of not wearing the Look Om he was shot again by enemies, and killed. Suea kam Mee’s grandson one day decided to open the cord wrapping of Suea Kam Mee’s Look Om to see what was inside, and found it to be made of Chan Hmak Betel Areca Nut with Monks hairs mixed in, with a Takrut inserted within it.

Look Om Chan Hmak Luang Por Tob

Luang Por Tob made Look Om over many years, so the Look Om of Luang Por Tob can be found from various eras. he made them in various ways with various appearances, such as bare powder balls rolled with the hand, others wrapped with cords, and even sometimes molded into the shape of Buddha amulets.

Luang Por Tob would mix his Chan Hmak chewed betel-areca with Nam Mont Holy Prayer Water, and add some monk hairs, and roll the paste up into a ball, and wrap it with various kinds of woven cords, depending on which kind of cords were available to him at the time. He would allow his devotees to help him to bind the Look Om with the cords, resulting in some people wrapping them left-handed, and others wrapping them right handed fashion. Some devotees would wrap a single weave, others double or triple weave, resulting in the Look Om of Luang Por Tob having a a large variation of appearances as far as the cord wrapping is concerned.

Sacred Betel Areca Nut Wishing Ball Luang Por Tob

Sacred Betel Areca Nut Wishing Ball Luang Por Tob

But the actual Loom Om when finished had the rule that there had to be a pendant hoop attached, and fully enclosed with cord, with the weave having the appearance of a honeycomb pattern

In the mid and later era of his trajectory, Luang Por Tob began to use See Pheung to coat the Look Om with before wrapping them (and those which were not wrapped too). Some Look Om can be seen visibly to have some See Pheung leaks on the surface of the Look Om, or the cord wrap, which would indicate that the Look Om came from the mid or later era, not the early era where Luang Por did not yet use See Pheung to coat the Look Om with.

Luang Por Tob Wat Chang Phueak (Wat Chon Daen)

Luang Por Tob Wat Chang Phueak (Wat Chon Daen)

The See Pheung he would use would have to be previously empowered before using to coat the Look Om. A Ceremony was made for the See Pheung to be boiled with constant incantations. Luang Por Tob’s apprentices (Luang Por Tong, Pra Giang and Samanera Nid), would assist to collect the residues of the chewed betal-areca and roll them into Look Om, or even into the shape of Buddha amulets.
Luang Por Tob would only perform such a ceremony to make these amulets once every few years, because it was difficult to collect enough Muan Sarn to be able to perform the ceremony properly, and this took a long time to gather enough chewed betel-areca, and the ingredients for the See Pheung

When he would perform these ceremonies, some devotees would sit and wait for them to finish and ask for look om fresh from the ceremony (still not dry), and others would come later to ask for one after they were dried out.

Luang Por Tob of Wat Chon Daen

Luang Por Tob of Wat Chon Daen

The Look Om were always amongst the most popular amulets with his devotees, because they were small and easy to carry/wear, and because of their undoubtable power.

The Looksit of Luang Por Tob value the Look Om Chan Hmak very highly, because they believe that when Luang Por used to chew the betel-areca nuts with his eyes closed in meditation, that he would enter the Jhanic states of absorption. It is considered to be a fact that true empowerment of amulets is performed by the attainment of arupa jhana (formless state of absorption), and so the Looksit believe that the Look Om of Luang Por Tob were properly and poerfully blessed using the correct and powerful method of empowerment

Whoever was able to visit Luang Por Tob and ask for some of his Chan Hmak chewed betel-areca is considered extremely lucky, because Luang Por Tob would only spit it out if asked, and would otherwise always swallow it all, making the Chan Hmak a rare thing to obtain. His Looksit would sit watching him meditate and wait to ask him for some Chan Hmak, in fear of blinking in case he swallowed it before they could ask.

If Luang Por Tob would chew betel in the night time, he would sometimes spit the betel-areca out onto the cliffside near his hut, and when the sediment had accumulated enough, he would ask his apprentices to collect it and gather for later to make amulets with. This was because the number of devotees who had begun to ask for Look Om had become ten times more than the amount he was able to make during the day, and was ever increasing, so Luang Por had to look for ways to increase the amount of Chan Hmak he was able to make for the devotees.

Look Om Chan Hmak See Pheung Luang Por Tob

Look Om Chan Hmak See Pheung Luang Por Tob

The Look Om became famous over the years because of the large number of miraculous stories of devotees experiencing life saving miracles, with Klaew Klaad and Kong Grapan Chadtri protection involved.

Many people would travel to the temple from far afield to ask for Look Om Chan Hmak,and the number of devotees were ever increasing. So Luang Por decided to find a way to provide more to the people, and ordered his looksit to begin a new admixture that was easier to make larger quantity of, by mixing Betel-Areca with the Bai Plu leaf, the chewing cement (Poon Hmak), and mix with his Ya Chun rolling tobacco and other sacred ingredients, which were then mxed into a larg mound of sacred clay and given to Luang Por Tob on a tray to empower the sacred clay in solo.

The samaneras and other apprentice monks of Luang Por Tob would then take the tray of clay and mix it all together again in a large mortar bowl with the previous trays they had made for Luang Por to empower, and keep repeating the process until they had enough of the clay to make a complete edition with.

Then they took the final admixture and returned it to Luang Por Tob for a second empowerment to ensure the power of the Muan Sarn Clay to be as powerful as possible, They then molded the clay into balls and wrapped them with cord, to make them durable against the weather and wear and tear. Once the Look Om were all made, they were placed on a receptacle and returned once more to Luang Por Tob for a further empowerment session.

Look Om Chan Hmak Thak Chueak Early Era Luang Por Tob

Look Om Chan Hmak Thak Chueak Early Era Luang Por Tob

The Look Om which were not wrapped in cord were taken and dried out in the sun. The apprentices would take the still wet clay and lay them out to dry and wrap them in a piece of cloth and tie it up. This is why some of Luang Por Tob’s Look Om are found wrapped inside a piece of cloth, instead of woven cord.

Some apprentices would take a piece of rattan and place the Look Om inside it, and seal the rattan with some Krang Putsa paste, or some candle wax from sacred candles, or even tree sap. Ther apprentices would roll the Chan Hmak into a tiny ball and cover it in Krang Putsa resinous paste and apply flame to the Krang Putsa to seal it around the Look Om. After some time the Krang Putsa paste ran out, so the apprentices would use Khee Pheung Borisut pure forest beesnest beeswax, which was used for making See Pheung, and heat it to make it malleable, and cover the Look Om with it
They would wrap them in cords, and dip the cord wrapped Look Om in Melted beeswax to seal them up and prevent water or insects from being able to get inside. After this, they then began to distribute the Look Om to devotees, and the rest, is History.



The Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn of Luang Phu Tim, is perhaps the most legendary and famous of all Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn in History, and is the prized possession of the high end collector, and devotee. The Look Om Luang Phu Tim is renowned for its Maha Lap, Metta Maha Niyom Maha Sanaeh anmd Maha Pokasap Power, to increase wealth and bring lucky fortunes and mercy charm, as well as providing immense Klaew Klaad and Kong Grapan Chadtri power to protect.

Below we can see a Highly preferred early-Era Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn Pasom Gesa Ta Bronze Wanich Met Klang Niyom (2 Cm diameter medium size ball) – this exhibit is an especially attractive Look Om, highly eligible for entry in competition. This early edition exhibit is rather more highly preferred than the Wat Po Sampant edition of 2517 BE, and of a much earlier edition, with richer Muan Sarn Sacred Powders.

Look Om Luang Phu Tim Wat Laharn Rai Pim Klang

The all-time classic Original Wat Laharn Rai Sacred Powder Ball of the Great Luang Phu Tim of Wat Laharn Rai, is one of the most legendary amulets of all time, and one of the most preferred amulets in Thai Buddhist Amulet Collecting.

The Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of the Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim Wat Laharn Rai, are one and the same as the powders found in the extremely expensive Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn amulets of this Master. For this reason, are considered a perfect alternative (and more affordable,) to the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim. The Pong Prai Kumarn powders famously contain Pong Gakoke Dek powdered skull bone of a Hoeng Prai Kumarn.

 

The Look Om came into existence because, after the pressing of Luang Phu Tim’s Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn, Pim Yai, and Pim Lek amulets, there was much of the Muan Sarn Paste which had become too dry for it to be pressed into the finely detailed block press molds of the Pra Khun Phaen amulets.

And so this remainder of Pong Prai Kumarn Powder Muan Sarn, was then rolled into wishing ball amulets, as the powders were just too powerful and Sacred to dispense with without making them into amulets. And so it was, that the famous Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn came into existence.

 

The Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn of Luang Phu Tim is considered by most people to be the most famous Look Om Amulet of All Time. The Original Look Om of Luang Phu Tim Wat Laharn Rai are known to differentiate themselves from other editions released by Luang Phu Tim at other temples. This is for his use of Bronze Wanich golden paint, to cover the Look Om With only in the editions he released through his own temple.

Other temple releases of his Look Om (i.e. Wat Po Sampant and others), are of course equally authentic and Sacred, but less preferred than the ones which came through direct release at the temple of Wat Laharn Rai. Half the reason being that Luang Phu would use a much more highly concentrated mixture of Pong Prai Kumarn in his own direct releases.

Whereas the related temples where he allowed release and assisted in the blessings, would also mix other Muan Sarn Sacred Powders into the mixture, which despite also being extremely sacred and powerful, would then allow for less quantity of Luang Phu’s highly prized and revered powerful Pong Prai Kumarn powders to be added.


It is hence considered that the Wat Laharn Rai release versions are believed to be much more powerful Maha Lap and Maha Sanaeh type Magic, which are two of the preferred powers with those who like to use Seduction for Love and Business, and Gambling, Lottery and Wealth Attraction.

The second reason for the Wat Laharn Rai Niyom versions being the most highly revered and preferred is more of a speculative one, which means they tend to win over other editions in competition, and are considered to have more aesthetic beauty to them for their high presence of Pong Prai Kumarn and the special high quality ‘Bronze Wanich’ golden coating.

It is a part of the amulet appreciation society expert’s method of authentication to examine and study the appearance of how bronze Wanich golden paint develops in surface texture, tonality and porosity of the surface, as well as the appearance of Luang Phu Tim’s famous Pong Prai Kumarn which rises up and through the surface of the fine golden painted surface.

We ourselves feel that all of Luang Phu Tim’s amulets are equally Sacred and Powerful in their own way, regardless of which edition or which temple he blessed them at, but we do, as do all Amulet Appreciation Fanatics, recognise the categories of preference within the heirarchies of different editions, which is for us one of the more subtle and fascinating parts of the study of high end amulets within the collector scene, and part of the fine art of learning how to recognise and value Sacred Amulets of High Preference and Rarity.

The Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim amulet, has has been one of the most popular amulets in the whole Pantheon of Thai Buddhist Amulets of the last century, and of all time, and is now almost impossible to encounter commonly anywhere in any amulet emporium, except for the most elite showrooms, and at elevated prices.

However, the Look Om is perhaps the most affordable of the Old Classics of Luang Phu Tim when we consider the prices at which his Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn and other master Class Buddha Amulets demand, for which reason, the Look Om Luang Phu Tim is the most highly popular amulet with devotees who do not possess the finances to afford a Pra Khun Phaen Luang Phu Tim, which can cost many thousands of dollars, and even tens of thousands of dollars.


The Sacredness is equal to the more expensive Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn, the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders are the same, and in addition, the Bronze Wanich, is also the very same which Luang Phu used to paint the more highly priced Millionaire Amulets of his pantheon, and is one of the recognition factors used to identify his amulets..

This of course makes the Look Om the most affordable way to obtain an authentic study material to train the eyes as to the appearance of the Muan Sarn and Surface textures of his other Classics, to train oneself in recognising the authentic amulet, before risking thousands and tens of thousands of dollars on a Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim.

Hence, the Look Om is also a perfect ‘Ongk Kroo’ reference study material for students of the Pantheon, and will increase your chances of spotting an essential rarity at the right price, and without danger of risking a fakery.

We highly recommend the Look Om Luang Phu Tim as a sound investment, and a rare chance to obtain and be the proud owner of an authentic Wat Laharn Rai release model of the Eternal Classic Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim.

Luang Phu used the Bronze Wanich used in this Look Om, to also paint the famous Nang Paya Plai Diaw, Nang Paya Plai Koo, and the Classic Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Amulets. This makes it a perfect study piece, a Perfect sacred Amulet for Bucha to receive certain Magical Power, and a perfect showpiece, three excellent reasons all rolled into one (no Pun intended).

A highly attractive and rare Sacred Amulet, that is truly Powerful and stands as the Master Class Amulet of its Category, and is considered a Most Highly Prized addition to any Master Class Collector’s Showcase, and more importantly, is a most powerful amulet to possess for Bucha, and receive its Blessings, which History has proved time and time again to be one of the most powerful and famous amulets in Thai Amulet History.

Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn Early Era Luang Phu Tim

The making of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim, came from the Wicha which Luang Phu had inherited through apprenticeship form one of his high Kroo Ba Ajarn, Kroo Ba Sangkh Tao, who was also his true Uncle. Part of the formula included Pong Prai Maha Phuudt, which was made from the Skull of a male Kumarn who died in the Womb, and who died on a Saturday and was cremated on a Tuesday. This is part of the ancient Khmer Necromantic Formula for Authentic Powerful Prai Occult Magic, as practiced in Ancient Times.

Due to the fact that Monks are not allowed to seek and find this Sacred and Extremely Powerful Necromantic Substance, Luang Phu would perform Korb Kroo Initiation for protection against Black Magic and the Phuudtaa Spirit Phantoms, so they could go forth to seek and find the substances to donate to him for the making of the Pong Prai Kumarn.

The Initiated Lay Devotees and Apprentices to his sorcery, would then wait for the news of the right circumstances of death of Kumarn Ghosts, and go out to collect the substances and prepare them as instructed with the Wicha. They would seek the permission of the relatives of the dead, to obtain the substances to enable the ghosts of the deceased to receive merits to free them from their Karmic residues by donation of their mortal remains to be made into amulets.


They would receive the ceremonial ritual liberation of their souls from Luang Phu Tim, who would speak with the spirits of the dead to receive their acknowledgement for the process of transformation through the Nibbana Sutra, and the Muan Sarn would then be prepared according to the Dtamra Saiyasart of Necromancy, to make the Pong Prai Kumarn.

Luang Phu instructed his apprentices and the relatives of the Funerals to take care not to incinerate the whole skeleton, but to keep the skulls to bring to Luang Phu to use them for the making of the Pong Prai Kumarn. This is one of the reasons why his Pong Prai Kumarn is so powerful, because it does not contain the skeleton bone powders, rather, only those of the skulls.

Below; Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn, side by side with a Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Pim Lek Luang Phu Tim, for visual comparison of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders

Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn - Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn comparison

As a result, Luang Phu Tim’s Pong Prai Kumarn has been recorded by experience of devotees to posses the highest Maha Pokasap Power of all Pong Prai Kumarn ever made, with Immense Metta Maha Niyom and Klaew Klaad Power, to induce Mercy Charm, Attract Lucky Fortunes (e.g. Lottery Winnings), and to Protect from Deadly Accidents and Disasters.


The Look Om Luang Phu Tim were made with a few differing surfaces; Ta Bronze Wanich (painted with luxury bronze), Chup Bronze (bronze paint immersion), Wan Sabu Luead (with Blood Soap Herb Powders), and ‘Mai Chup Bronze’ (no bronze immersion)

Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn Early Era Amulet Luang Phu Tim Wat Laharn Rai Various Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn of Luang Phu Tim

 

Despite the fact that the Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim Wat Laharn Rai carried a much lower price than his famous Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn, the power of the amulets is just the same as the Pra Khun Phaen, with the only difference being the lower price. The look om wwere always made using the remaining Muan Sarn Sacred Powders after the limited edition Pra Khun Phaen were all pressed. Any extra Muan Sarn would always be rolled into Look Om, and empowered by Luang Phu Tim in this form.

The Look Om is hence the preferred choice of both the wise investor and devotee, as well as the perfect choice for those Devotees who seek the immense power of Luang Phu Tim;s amulets, but cannot afford the price of the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim.

Luang Phu Tim Isarago, is of course not only one of the most highly acclaimed and sought after Guru Monks for his amulets, he is the holder of the highest esteem in Thai Buddhist amulet history for Pong Prai Kumarn powders. Luang Phu Tim, is Internationally Acclaimed, for his famous Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn, and Look Om powder balls. As to the classic ‘Rian mage amulets which have become all time favourites, and eternally, world famous classic amulets of the high end variety.

Since his passing, his devotees and apprenticed monks, have now become the world’s top living masters for the making of Pra Khun Phaen Pong Pra Kumarn, and literally dozens of encyclopaedic books, have been printed, documenting both this great master monk, and his classic amulets of high esteem.

Buddhist monk coins with his image and others with Buddha images and other deities and imagery are amongst the most highly collected amulets and most expensive of all of the great Luang Phu Tim. He has various direct lineage apprentices, Who are continuing to progress and spread his most powerful and world-famous Wicha.

Of all of these masters, perhaps the most famous, preferred, was Luang Por Sakorn, of Wat Nong Grub, who is also now deceased, and whose amulets are fast becoming just as highly sought after. In second place one could possibly estimate the great Luang Phu Sin, of Wat Laharn Yai, and in third place, possibly, Pra Ajarn Somkid, of Wat Beung Tata (Rayong).


Below you can see another authentic exhibit (small pim lek) in HD video from a slightly later edition (circa 2517), for comparison of the features and aspects of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders.

Look Om Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim Wat Laharn Rai