U.K. occult publisher Hadean Press has announced the release of another Guide to the Underworld – Magical Amulets: A Personal View of Thai Buddhist Esoterica by Sheer Zed. The posted description says:
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.
Astute readers will recall that Sheer Zed gave us a glimpse of another type of amulet in Conjure Codex 5 with his essay ‘It’s All Down in Black and White – Thai Lanna Buddhist Occult Tattoos of Magickal Power’ and now he shares more of his journey and knowledge with us.
As usual, this Guide is available in print and digital editions from the main website, and can be found on the EU site here. It will also appear on Amazon for Kindle.