The Rare, Old and Weird Palaut Khrau by Sheer Zed.


When someone sends you a gift it can vary from the obligatory pair of socks, clothing or maybe if you are lucky a book or even some music. It can be therefore safe to say that when one Peter Jenx of the Thai Occult books gifts you something you can be very sure indeed that this will be from the outer fringes of the solar system called Ultra Weird from the planet “Mad As Cheese”. Before even accepting and signing for the package that contained my order from his attractive and remarkable boutique site, which is now pretty much an event cherished in this household, the extra additional gift’s force and sound danced like a gravitational vortex from within the reinforced cardboard box from Thailand. What on Earth is it that I am attempting to discuss here? The rare, old and weird Palaut Khrau wrapped in silver wire is one of the most sublime and bizarre gifts that I have had the pleasure and honour of test driving/wearing/interacting with. The Palaut Khrau is not just a beautiful and attractive item in my mind but also a simple and very highly effective one. What exactly is it? Little information is available on this rare pre-Buddhist occult item however I have gleaned as much as I can from various places. Peter is currently in the process of interviewing practitioners and masters in the know.

There is apparently some Burmese influence within this occult item. A Palaut Khrau is a ball of Samlit (an alchemic sacred metal) from Chanuan which has another ball of metal inside it that consists of a special mix of gold, mercury, bronze, lead, steel, and numerous other metals, depending on the maker (Palaut is the Thai name for Mercury). The Palaut Krau works on the basis of movement. As Peter states; “The ball inside has to roll around inside the outside sphere for the feeling to work properly when the devotee is walking or moving.” The item is meant to be worn on the belt loop or as I have done so using a metal key ring loop that hangs easily through the zip on my trainer trouser leg pocket. I have also worn the Palaut Krau as an amulet around my neck. This is not just aesthetically pleasing but practical as well. It cannot be understated how rare these items are. Peter is currently collecting these so you can be sure that they are a go to item for the serious collector and have something about them which is utterly irresistible. What do they do exactly? They make a sound which is allegedly like a cicada. They promote good fortune and protect against lightning, bad or unholy influences and block negative or untoward elements that prey upon devotees. The blessing on this piece is somewhat rugged and is also contained within the many layers of metal inside. The spell that has been cast upon this item is of a quality that feels like a hybrid Kevlar vest on very heavy steroids.

I do concur that the Palaut Khrau has an insect like quality in its resonant tones. You can hear it via a video here. However, I feel that there is also a strong Chinese influence at play within this item too. The ancient Chinese regarded cicadas as symbols of rebirth or immortality. The symbol of the cicada as a totem for these ideas is estimated by anthropologists and archeologists to pre-date Buddhism by 500 to 1000 years. Lafcadio Hearn, a writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories said about the cicada; “As the metamorphosis of the butterfly supplied to old Greek thought an emblem of the soul’s ascension, so the natural history of the cicada has furnished Buddhism with similitudes and parables for the teaching of doctrine.” The Paluat Krau are often found buried in the grounds of temples, ancient market places, businesses and sometimes found in homes. This ball of vortexing energy is a powerful and extremely strong protection device that has an element of forewarning built within it. Peter also said of this unusual item; “I also feel that these Palaut Krau help sustain our Samathi as it brings us back to focus when it makes a noise.” In order to test this projected theory I’ve made notes (not scientific but intuitive and observational based) over a period of days from first receiving the item through to today’s posting of this blog of my encounters and interactions with this peculiar and unusual item.  


Wednesday – Liquid bubbling energy pores out from the package from Thailand even before opening it. Initially had the Palaut Krau in a velvet bag in my pocket. A shadow of forewarning came over me. A phone call confirmed my feelings. An estranged family member called from out of the blue after almost a year. The Palaut Krau reinforced a powerful sense of inner strength with an invisible brick wall boundary in my speech and interaction with them. Not cold or uncaring but firm and no-nonsense. I noted that the Paluat Krau ‘talked’ to me. I moved the Palaut Krau after this phone call onto a cord around my neck.

Thursday – Awoke at 5:00am and put the Paluat Krau around my neck. The bubbling and bouncing language started again. Strong impulses surged through me to interact with the highly tactile nature of this item. It wishes to be touched, rolled and handled. Moved the Palaut Krau into the velvet bag again. Strange spikes in creative energy arose in my mind with outward signs of manifestation. Even though some challenging situations occurred this day I was able and ready to easily deal with them. My equilibrium and inner calm remained strong throughout.

Friday – Continued to carry the Palaut Krau in my velvet bag inside my front pocket. Drawn to its strong almost kinetic like energy field. Startled to see some people move aside for me in a shopping queue for no reason whatsoever. Waves parted without explanation.

Saturday – Very strong flash of forewarning came to me after an exchange of emails. Decided to make corrective and protective measures in regard to this particular exchange. Extremely impressed by the Palaut Krau. It has an ability to psychically firewall any untoward situations or incursions.

Monday – Attempted to join a local meditation group. Various frustrating and random circumstances arose repeatedly to prevent me from attending. The Palaut Krau in my front pocket spoke to me after I had stopped in my hampered attempt to travel to my desired destination. Words voiced themselves from my mouth saying; “This is just not going to happen. I am beyond this.” I listened to the words and then went back home. Composed an apology email to the group leader which contained the words; “With mindful acceptance I concede and relinquish attachment of my desire surrounding this particular outcome.”

Today – As usual the morning mail arrived. I then noticed that the post person had incorrectly delivered a letter to my address. It was the wrong number though there was a similar number contained on the letter’s address that had been incorrectly delivered. Walking outside wearing my Paluat Khrau as an amulet holding the mis-directed letter I looked for the post person. Absolutely nowhere to be seen. I felt strongly however that I should wait. I did so. Three minutes later the post van suddenly came speeding down the road seemingly from nowhere and stopped directly next to me. The post person got out and asked (seeing the letter in my hand) “Is everything alright?” I related the error to them and walked back to my abode, the post person taking the letter and heading off to the correct address to finally deliver it. Can you write this stuff? No.


The Paluat Krau is a sublime occult item. It has a language that takes a little time to understand and plug into. Even when all around you states otherwise it is wise to listen to this gentle but truthful voice. It is a heavily blessed item using from what I can only instinctively discern a very high-end astrological positioning matrix. I can only assume that this item was created over a long period of time and within numerous advantageous occult resonant situations and places. It is akin to a landmine against any spiritual attacks, probes or interventions in terms of its power and gravitational field. I cannot praise the Palaut Krau enough. This is possibly the most remarkable gift I have ever received. The Palaut Krau that I am currently the custodian of has its place on my shrine. I chant everyday and everyday I am very grateful indeed for the presence of this beautiful and fascinating slice of magick that I can only wholeheartedly recommend to those that have an interest. They are currently available via The Thai Occult site both here and here though judging from my own experience they won’t be around for long. Many thanks to Peter Jenx for this uncanny, charming and generous gift.

Published by: Sheer Zed

• Electronic Musician • Artist • Shaman • Born in Newport, South Wales, Sheer Zed started singing at the age of six. He showed an interest in audio production, producing experimental tape shows in his bedroom at the age of eleven and started to write songs at sixteen. With a strong leaning to electronic based music, Sheer Zed recorded an industrial electronic album "Electro-Punk ’86" during the mid 1980’s. Festivals and numerous radio shows such as The Séance, The Dark Outside, The Phantom Circuit, The Numbers Broadcast, Frome FM's Homely Remedies and The Alrealon Musique Show have all featured Sheer Zed’s peculiar brand of outsider electronics. For over thirty years Sheer Zed has worked with many artists, collectives and groups. Louder Than War reviewed Sheer Zed's music as "extraordinary", "immersive" and "exciting". CompulsionOnline described Sheer Zed's music as "absorbing and intricate", "surreal" and "invigorating", urging their readers "to dig in to the releases of Sheer Zed". TQ Music Zine declared Sheer Zed's music "a tour de force". Cool and Strange Music Magazine said his music was "Mithraic", while the blog 1208 North Fuller Ave Apt 1 said his work "elicit a sense of the exotic and mysterious". The magazine Indie Shaman declared Sheer Zed's work to be "meditative, surreal and hypnotic...perfect for anyone who likes to share their journeys in life with eclectic, electronic music." The Séance have accurately dubbed Sheer Zed "A veteran Bristol noise shaman." The Bandcamp compilations Terse Greetings 2015 from Australia’s Severed Heads, Several by Several (a compilation supporting the late great John Several), the 95 track #MoreInCommon Hope Not Hate compilation promoting peace and tolerance and the Sombre Soniks Dark Ambient compilations volumes 17 and 18 have all featured Sheer Zed’s music. Sheer Zed has published articles on his personal experiences in the occult ritualistic aspects of Thai Lanna Buddhism in the magazine Indie Shaman and on the Folklore Thursday website. He has contributed to the exhibition Do You You Believe in Magic? at Bristol Museum. Sheer Zed has gone on pilgrimages to Thailand and is currently working on various papers within his field of interest while producing music and creating art •

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