Magical Amulets: A Personal View of Thai Buddhist Esoterica

I’m very happy to announce that my Guide to the Underworld, Magical Amulets: A Personal View of Thai Buddhist Esoterica is now available and published today in both physical and digital editions on Hadean Press.

From the website: “One can identify the unending esoterica associated with Thai Buddhist amulets as something of a cult, a craze, an industry, and indeed a deep fetish-driven wormhole which Sheer Zed willingly and quite happily fell into. Amulets come in an encyclopaedic and panoramic variety of shapes, sizes, and lineages, as well as spiritual and/or magical functionality. They are worn on various parts of the body, hidden under clothes, secreted in pockets, and sequestered in all manner of ways. In Magical Amulets: A Personal View of Thai Buddhist Esoterica, Sheer Zed invites the reader into the enclosed environs of his private shrine or special room (hong phra) to share some interesting examples of Thai Buddhist esoterica, including the Baphomet Prai Amulet and the Ong Kru Ghost Bone Phra Pidtaa Prai Amulet by Ajarn Apichai, the Nine Tailed Fox Amulet by Phra Ajarn O Putthoraksar, the Ong Kru Amulet Dedicated to the Necromancer Phor Sala Tan by Phor Noi Tan, and more.”

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