The Cat Yant Prai 9 Takrut Amulet by สิทธิ ก๋าน มนต์ครูหลวง (Ajarn Tui).

The Cat Yant Prai 9 Takrut Amulet by Ajarn Tui. Photo by Sheer Zed.

It was apparent from the get-go that the Cat Yant Prai 9 Takrut amulet by Ajarn Tui wasn’t like any kind of amulet I’d come across before. From the moment I opened the box that had taken three weeks to arrive from The Thai Occult in Thailand I knew that this amulet had an atmosphere all of its very own. The detailing along the front of the amulet casing had fine finishing touches and was invested with quality craftsmanship. The casing itself takes weeks to finish. It is however the main bulk or the load that carries the weight of the magic here. The seemingly brutalist front plate inscribed with yantra script might be initially construed as vaguely primitive. Do not underestimate this amulet. Never judge a book by its cover as they say. The Cat Yant Prai 9 Takrut amulet by Ajarn Tui exudes a power and potency that makes it quite possibly one of the strongest protective amulets I currently own and work with. Takruts are rolled written metal spells that contain yantra that can be carried, worn or embedded within the matrix or load of an amulet. If the takrut contains prai (necromantic materials) or strong herbal mixtures or materials this can increase the magickal functionality and strength of the takrut spell.

The back of The Cat Yant Prai 9 Takrut Amulet by Ajarn Tui. Photo by Sheer Zed.

As soon as I put the amulet on around my neck an intense feeling, a little like a form of nervous trembling, overtook my entire upper body. I was eating dinner while I tried to ride out the waves of energy that hit my body again and again. I was surprised by this amulet’s field of gravity and how I was physically reacting to it. Nothing has had an effect on me quite like this amulet, apart from my interactions with a human leg bone amulet suspended in liquid prai which nearly made me faint. The initial feelings have since decreased, passed, and become more manageable. During what I’ll call the initial rush, racing thoughts about a person that had attempted to mock and humiliate me indirectly on their social media feed coursed through my mind. I directed my anger about this person directly into the amulet and asked the amulet to deal with them. Over the coming days I will quietly observe how this person fairs after my channeled anger and request. The kata (mantra) is short and fairly easy to master and is to be repeated over nine times.

Ajarn Tui blesses the first batch of five Cat Yant Prai 9 Takrut Amulets at his samnak. Photo by Peter Jenx.

In an email about this amulet Peter Jenx of The Thai Occult website said that the amulet was “the first of its kind and true Lanna magic.” To put this statement into context I will discuss the amulet’s background and origin. Cat Yantras were originally used in Sak Yant form only; the design being given to only chosen people. A terrifying ritual involving the person requesting the Cat Sak Yant had them being buried alive in a graveyard. Their subsequent escape out of the grave would be the sole factor that the Ajarn would use to distinguish who would be appropriate to receive it. In Celtic mythology a fairy known as Cat Sìth takes the form of a black cat. On Samhain it’s believed Cat Sìth could bless any house leaving a saucer of milk out for it. Cat Sìth is also seen as a witch that can transform 9 times. In an old English Proverb it says: A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays. Thomas Fuller’s 1732 book called Gnomologia: Adagies And Proverbs; Wise Sentences And Witty Sayings, Ancient And Modern, Foreign And British recalls and expands upon the old English Proverb saying, “A cat has nine lives, and a woman has nine cats’ lives.” In Chinese culture nine is considered to be one of the luckiest numbers and is associated with the cats, with the number nine being called “the trinity of trinities” with the believe that cats have multiple lives. Peter Jenx goes on to state; “As far as we know this is the first time these have been made to wear and this came about through many conversations about the old Sak Yant knowledge held by Ajarn Tui.”

So what exactly do the Cat Yants do that would require the interested party being buried alive? Cat Yantras are for evasion and extreme stealth protection from practically any form of danger. The prize for surviving being buried alive was the bestowing of supernatural abilities that would give the wearer an almost VPN like cloaking when involved in subversive activities. Cat Yantras are legendary must have Sak Yants in the criminal underworld and are usually applied around the waist in sets of nine or twelve. I decided that breaking the law in order to test drive an amulet was probably not such a good idea, since it would require me breaking the precepts that I endeavour to hold and follow. However, evasion and avoiding danger can cover many non-criminal issues and having something of such power covering my spiritual arse was probably in the long run a very good idea. Evasion can be described as a way to fulfill an obligation to tell the truth while keeping secrets from those not entitled to know the truth.

The takruts contained within the amulet have been burned with the wood of a local tree the Maai Kanun or Jackfruit tree. Photo by Peter Jenx.

It then dawned on me that the old school method for selecting bearers of Cat Yants was to bury them alive by the Ajarn and see if they survived was almost akin to the intense feelings I had experienced when first wearing the amulet. The takruts contained within the amulet have been burned with the wood of a local tree Maai Kanun or Jackfruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus). Archaeological findings in India have revealed that Jackfruit was cultivated in India 3000 to 6000 years ago. In Vietnam, Jackfruit wood is prized for the making of Buddhist statues in temples. The heartwood of the Maai Kanun is used by Buddhist forest monastics in Southeast Asia as a dye, giving the robes of the monks in those traditions their distinctive light-brown colour. The Cat Yant Prai 9 Takrut amulet has also a male prai powder mix (necromantic materials) from an accident victim which is used as a binding agent to hold all of the takruts together. While wearing my Hoon Payon amulet I feel like I’m driving a tank. Wearing the Cat Yant Prai 9 Takrut amulet feels as though I’m piloting a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

Offerings are made to bless the first batch of Cat Yant Prai 9 Takrut Amulets at Ajarn Tui’s samnak. A large roll of Sai Sin thread is also used to bless these amulets. Sai Sin thread is a blessed thread that may come from Buddhist rituals or the ceremonies for the dead. Photo by Peter Jenx.

It has taken a long time to make the first batch of five of these exceptional, potent and highly protective Cat Yant amulets. I am extremely grateful to both Ajarn Tui and Peter Jenx for giving me the opportunity to acquire one of the first five. I have been reliably informed by Peter that “due to demand Ajarn Tui has made another 5 but the casing takes weeks!” If you are at all interested in acquiring one of the next five Cat Yant Prai 9 Takrut amulets and wish to be kept informed as to when the next batch of five’s arrival is I highly recommend that you like The Thai Occult Facebook page or contact Peter Jenx via The Thai Occult website where there are many excellent examples of superb occult items from Thailand for sale.

Published by: Sheer Zed

• Writer • Buddhist Shaman • Musician • Artist • 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. Numerous compilations such as Terse Greetings 2015 from Australia’s Severed Heads, Several by Several (a compilation supporting the late great John Several), the 95 track Hope Not Hate compilation promoting peace and tolerance and the Sombre Soniks Dark Ambient compilations have all featured Sheer Zed’s music. Sheer Zed has published articles on his personal experiences in the occult ritualistic aspects of shamanism and Thai Lanna Buddhism in the magazines Indie Shaman, TQ zine, Zazen Sounds, Rituals and Declarations and on the Folklore Thursday website. He is a practicing Buddhist and shaman, exploring the realm of sound through ritual, mantras and sound design. Sheer Zed also has contributed to the 2019-20 exhibition Do You Believe in Magic? at Bristol Museum. Sheer Zed has gone on three pilgrimages to Thailand and is currently working on various papers within his fields of interest while producing music and creating art •

Categories Ajarns, Amulets, Buddhism, Consciousness, Magical Thinking, Magick, Necromancy, Occult, Philosophy, Ritual, Sak Yant, Shamanism, Spirituality, Takrut, Thai Lanna Buddhism, Thai Lanna Buddhist amulets, ThailandLeave a comment

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