When speaking of the Pae Maha Lap lucky goat amulet, there is one name which stands above all others, and that is the name of Luang Por Am, of Wat Nong Grabork, in Ban Kaay Rayong. Luang Por Am was, along with Masters like Luang Por Horm of Wat Sak Hmak, Luang Por Rerm of Wat Juk Gacher, and Luang Por Chaem, considered among the top Masters of the Province, long before even the Great Luang Phu Tim of Wat Laharn Rai acheived his fame. Luang Por Am was the Kroo Ba Ajarn of the Great Luang Por Lat (Wat Nong Grabork), who is famed in his own right for his powerful Pae Maha Lap Hand Carved Goat Amuletsม which he of course mastered under the tutelage of Luang Por Am.
The male Goat is known for the fact that it is able to keep a whole herd of dozens of females under his ownership, through merciful and protective influence. It is thus believed that who wears the Pae Maha Lap Khao Kwai Gae Sacred buffalo horn Goat amulets of Luang Por Am, will be an owner and controller of great possessions and wealth, with grand entourage.
Below; Luang Por Am, of Wat Nong Grabork
Luang Por Am, or ‘Pra Kroo Taep Sittaa, was one of the Great Masters of the Central-Eastern Provinces during His Era, and the ex abbot of Wat Nong Grabork from 2431 – 2490 BE. He was rrespected and revered all around the Province, and had Great fame around the Nation for his Powerful Wicha. During his lifetime he became known as the top Master for carved Lucky Goat amulets. What is less known, and is of immense interest to investigate the lineage Wicha of the Pae Maha Lap, is the fact that Luang Por Am himself received this Wicha from Luang Por Dtaeng of Wat Ang Sila.
Luang Por Am was abbot of Wat Nong Grabork between the years 2431 to 2490 BE, being a Gaeji Ajarn of around 150 years ago, and was the Kroo Ba Ajarn teacher of many other great names of the time, such as Luang por Rerm of Wat Juk Gacher, and Luang Por Lat of Wat Nong Grabork (his successor and apprentice in magick). The Pae Maha Lap Nuea Khao Kwai Gae of Luang Por Am, is believed to possess the power to absorb Black Magick and protect the wearer/devotee from being affected.
It can be said that the Pae Maha Lap of Luang Por Am, Luang Por Lat, and now Pra Atigarn Surasit Akkawaro, the current abbot (written 2562 BE), are considered the ‘cream of the crop’, by serious devotees of the Pae Maha Lap, along with those other Great Chonburi Masters whose names carry fame for this Wicha such as Luang Phu Tim, uang Por Sakorn, Luang Phu Sin.
The Pae Maha Lap of Luang Por Am, was almost always made by carving a goat from ‘Khao Kwai Fa Pha Dtaay’, which is the horn of a buffalo which died struck by lightning in a field. It is an ancient magical belief that the horn of a lightning-struck bull or buffalo has the power of angelic beings in it, for indeed, the angelic beings of the elemental realms who control the weather, are who control these divine forces of Nature.
After the carving of the shape of the goat, Luang Por Am would then empower the Goats with incantations, and invocations of elemental powers and angelic beings, with Buddhist Blessings on top. Sometimes he would immerse them in aromatic sacred oils to consecrate them, mixed with herbal oils made from herbs and vines and flowers of the forest, with magical, healing, protective, and attraction powers. He would rebless them again and again until he felt the amulets were completely stuffed as full with magic as possible, and unable to insert any more. The magic within the amulets was hence always filled to the brim before distribution.
Hwaen Pirod Ancient Warrior Ring of Invincibility Circa 2460 BE Luang Por Muang Wat Ban Tuan
Hwaen Pirod Ancient Warriors Ring made from Corpse Cloth Yantra Sinjana Cords with Lacquer Ancient Amulet by Luang Por Muang Wat Ban Tuan Circa 2460 BE or earlier. Luang Por Muang Jantasaro of Wat Ban Tuan, Amper Ban Tuan, Kanjanaburi Province, is an Old Gaeji Ajarn Guru Monk of Great Fame who was in his Heyday during the First World War. He was around in the same era as the Great Luang Por Ngern of Wat bang Klan and was a very famous and revered Master during those days.
His most famous and sought after ancient amulets were and are now more than ever, his Rian Pum Luang Por Muang (differing faces Hnaa Hnum and Hnaa gae/Young Old Face) of 2460 and also his Waen Pirod Warrior Rings of Protection, which are even more extremely rare to find these days. Even during the time he was still alive, is Waen Pirod were a most sought after item, and anybody who owned one would be unable to convince to part with it.
Nowadays, his Waen Pirod are amongst some of the rarest items to be found in Thai Amulet collectorship, in the 'Krueang Rang' (Occult Talismans) Category of Amulets. Serious Collectors and Devotees of Essentially Rare amulets and Talismans in the Thai Collector scene are known to be very fervent about wanting to own a Waen Pirod of Luang Por Muang, which are so difficult to find, as to make them the dream of many a collector.
Most 'Sian Pra' (expert collectors and traders) will not sell their Waen Pirod, but will only place it in competition or on show for admiration, but hardly ever are prepared to part with them for any price.
This is because those in the know, are aware that Luang Por Muang did not make so many of these rings, for the fact that his method of making them adhered to the Ancient Wicha and that this meant, that the extremely complex methods used limited the amount he was able to make. So he never made that many, and would also not hand them out easily to just anybody, because he never made them in any mass quantities
In those days, Guru masters would not allow their devotees to assist in making mass productions, and so each amulet would pass only through the hands of the master and be self made and self empowered (this rule of course, does not apply to the case of smelted coins of course, and is specifically true for talismans, Takrut and similar hand made amulets). Luang Por did not make them for fundraising or other reasons, and would only make them for special reasons in special circumstances, for specific persons or reasons.
Their magic power is also unquestioned, for the way that Luang Por Muang would perform his Ritual Method of creating and empowering these rings of power in the ancient traditional method of applied Wicha (Sorcery).
He would use 'Pha Hor Sop Dtaay Hoeng' (cloth used to wrap Hoeng Prai corpses who died in sudden circumstances - a prerequisite for Prai Necromantic Sorcery power to be at its most powerful) cloth for their making. He use the full and complete 'Dtamra' (formula of legend) of the Wicha used during the Ancient Ayuttaya period, which he had received passed down to him from his lineage Masters, which was used by the first Kings of Thailand (Pra Naresuan Maharaj).
Once he has made and bound the rings into their shape and form, he would then perform Invocations and Ritual Methods of Empowerment, and then throw the rings into the blazing ritual fire. If the ring would burn, then he would destroy it and not use it, for this would mean that not enough Samadhi Meditative Concentration had been applied, and would begin again and make a new ring. Only the rings which did not burn in the fire, would be used. Those rings which proved through the fire test that they possessed true power, would be taken and covered in herbal lacquer to make them last for centuries (Pirod means burning flame, hence 'Waen Pirod' means Flaming Ring - and is fireproof).
Luang Por would use a reddish lacquer similar to Chinese lacquer which was used in those days, but which turns black in time. He would dip the rings many times to get a thick coating, but this kind of lacquer would slowly crack and form small openings as the years passed by, which is part of the immense beauty and attraction of the Waen Pirod of Luang Por Muang.
To authenticate and know what a real Waen Pirod (for indeed such a sought after item has many forgeries around) one should know to examinig the lacquer and see the slight cracks and the beige brownish sinjana cord and corpse cloth within that is visible through the cracks of the lacquer. One should also notice small areas of reddish tints where the original red lacquer color still resonates through the darkened lacquer surface.
Kata Waen Pirod
Om Pra Pirod Khord Pra Pinai
(Chant 9 Times when placing the ring on or hanging it on your neckchain for wearing)
Om Pra Pinai Klaay Pra Pirod
(Chant 9 times when removing the ring, or taking of your neck-chain or pendant holder)
Luang Por Muang's famous Waen Pirod is reputed to have many magical powers, among them are said to be invincibility and safety in dangerous situations, as well as in the olden days, as people would have to enter the deep jungle, that the ring will protect against all sorts of dangerous animals, ghosts and demons, and poisonous beats such as cobras, scorpions and hunting animals such as the tiger.
Demons and Prai Hian Ghosts will not dare to approach. Maha Ud (Gun-Stopper), and protection agains all sorts of weaponry. This is a truly ancient amulet, and is is roughty one century old.