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30 January 2013 :: 14:01:38 pm 70826

Does Invulnerable Magic Exist?

From ancient times to the present, people have talked about magic that will make a person invulnerable, so the human body has the ability to withstand sharp weapons. But does such magic exist? And where did this idea of invulnerability come from?
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Invulnerability is one of the superstitious beliefs of unknown origin. It is thought that the word “Kongkrapan” (invulnerable) came from the word “Krabal” in Malay. Used in an expression, the word means “can withstand sharp weapons.”

A translation of the expression means the “Krabal” person is “immortal and nothing can cut or pierce” him. So the native people believe that “it helps the human body withstand sharp weapons.”

Courses to train the body to become invulnerable were popular among Thai males, who were required to be soldiers. Ancient warfare usually involved hand-to-hand combat, so the soldiers had to learn magic to protect themselves from injuries caused by weapons.

In ancient times, people could use many different superstitious rituals to protect themselves, such as keeping portable amulets, casting spells, having tattoos, eating food with spells cast upon it, or applying spelled oil on their body, etc.

Kongkrapan magic is believed to help protect the human body to withstand weapons. But if the weapon is too harmful or too heavy, it can still cause pain or trauma to internal organs.

Kongkrapan is different from Chatree magic. Chatree helps the fighter to withstand weapons and also feel no pain. Chatree magic makes the human body feel light, so any weapon that hits the person’s body becomes light. Even a big rock thrown at the body would lose its heaviness, and the body would feel it was hit by a light object, like a pillow.

The most well-known of the Chatree groups studying these magic training techniques are the Kao Hay, from the Phrayatikaram Temple in Ayudhaya. In one ritual, the Chatree master would use his fingers to draw tattoos on many parts of the human body.

Two other magic training groups similar to Kongkrapan and Chatree are the Klawklad and Maha-ood schools, which make use of mental powers to protect the human body from weapons.

The people who study to attain the invulnerable magic to protect themselves are required to strictly follow all the restrictions of their training, such as:

Always pray to the Triple Gems forever,

Keep up with regular spells,

Do not have sex with other people’s wives or husbands,

Do not pass underneath stairs or clotheslines,

Do not spit into the dirt,

Do not talk badly to parents,

Do not eat certain kinds of foods, such as banana blossoms or calabash gourds,

Do not eat the leftovers,

Do not eat at funerals,

Do not open the mouth when defecating.

The core principles of magic invulnerability are to have a good mind, to talk of good things, to do good deeds, and to do the meditation. In the past, believers always strictly obeyed the restrictions, because they believed if they did not, their magic would fade away.

Yantra Tattooing in Thailand

In many cultures around the world, tattoos are used as a way to signify status positions and are believed to offer supernatural protection. Magical tattoos in Thailand are very popular, in particular Yantra tattoos.


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