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 Pra Somdej Nga Gae Carved Ring with Buddha Image Circa 2490 BE Luang Por Gan Wat Khao Gaew
Sacred Hand carved ring with Pra Somdej Buddha Image carved into the surface of the ring head, from the Great Luang Por Gan of Wat Khao Gaew (2434 BE - 2513 BE). The ring measures 2.2 Cm inner diameter, and is carved from a piece of ivory, with the image of a Buddha seated upon 3 tiered dais within an arch (Pra Somdej). Luang Por Gan was a 'Sit Aek' Prime Apprentice of the great Luang Por Derm, and received direct Wicha transmission from LP Derm himself. Famed for his magic rings and Rian monk coins.
The ring is one of the rarer items of Luang Por Gan, along with his famous carved Tigers. His ability and tendency to make and empower amulets made of carved wood and ivory comes of course from the Wicha bestowed upon him by his Kroo Ba Ajarn Luang Por Derm, who was of course the leading Master in carved ivory Singha Lions, Ivory Mitmor Knives, and other wood and ivory carved amulets.
The Hwaen Pra Somdej is imbued with Serm Duang Karma Improving magic, with Metta Mahaniyom Mercy Charm, Klaew Klaad Evasion, and Serm Yos Promotion Power. The amulet, being a Buddha image, is also Pure Buddhanussati to remind a Buddhist of his or her practice to sustain mindful attention on the objects of focus which the Buddha taught to practice, and to keep the moral precepts, which in turn brings auspicious blessings through Buddhakhun Power.
Luang Por Gan was ordained in the year 2454 at age 20, with Luang Por Kham of Wat Khao Gaew as his Upachaya ordaining officer, and remained there until superceding Luang Por Kham after his passing, after which Luang Por Gan became the abbot of Wat Khao Gaew, until his passing in the year 2513 BE.
It is known for a fact that Luang Por Gan was an important and high apprentice of Luang Por Derm, because it is recorded in many documents of LP Derm visiting Buddhist Places of Pilgramage and Temples to help refurbish, restore and build, that LP Gan would almost always accompany LP Derm, along with Luang Por Choi, another Sit Aek first apprentice of LP Derm. Both Luang Por Gan and Luang Por Choi were faithful apprentices and devoted assistants to Luang Por Derm.
Luang Por Gan rose to fame in his own right through his powerful Wicha which he had mastered under Luang Por Derm, and became a gaeji Ajarn of High Repute, considered on par with the Great Masters of his time like Luang Por Prohm of Wat Chong Kae
Kata Aaraatanaa Pra Krueang (Kata Pra Somdej
Puttang Aaraatanaanang, Tammang Aaraatanaanang Sangkang Aaraatanaanang
close your eyes and make your prayers and wishes.
And then chant;
Puttang Bprasittimae, Tammang Bprasittimae Sangkang Bprasittimae