Phong (Powder) Ittijay and Phong Pattamung is a common ingredient in the crafting of amulets. Many people however, even the most ardent enthusiasts, are unaware of its exact provenance.
A monk named Tan Phra Maha Ganjan Phra Kanajan
This powder consists of the following materials:
1) Din Jed Pong (Salt Lick from 7 places/forests),
2) Din Jed Tah (soil from 7 Harbours),
3) Din Sao Lak Muang Jed Lak Muang (soil from 7 City Pillars. In Thailand, a city pillar is built in every province)
4) Kee Tao Sai Tien Bucha Phra Pratan Phra Ubosot (the remains of burnt candles offered to the Phra Bucha in an Ubosot),
5) Dok Kalong (Caesalpini Aceae flower),
6) Yod SaWad (stigma of Caesalpinia Bonduc),
7) Yod RakSorn (flower buds),
8) Kee Klai SayMah Bot (soil/debris harvested from the boundary marker of a temple),
9) Kee Klai Pratoo Wang (soil/debris found on the door of a grand palace),
10) Kee Klai Sow TaLoong ChangPeuak (soil or debris found on a post to which an albino elephant is tied),
13) Plu Ruam Jai, (single-leaflet betel leaves)
14) PluSorngHang (twin leaflet betel leaves),
15) GraJehTaNow (powder from the dried, pounded trunk of the Hesperethusa Crenulata Tree)
16) Namman Jed Ros (7 types of oil, of either plant or animal origin. May consist of a mixture of both)
17) DinSorPhong (white clay filler).
Mix these together with a little water to form chalk
In the Kam Pee Pattamung
Angara pintunatung uppannung
Phromma sahumpatinama ah-thikuppeh
Su-ah khatoh panja pathummung thisawa
Namo Puttaya wantanung
Blessing Process for Phong Pattamung
The blessing ceremony must be performed inside a Phra Ubosot (main ordination hall or the grandest temple hall). Kreung Sakara (plated offering of pig’s heads, flowers, fruits, desserts and food) must be prepared for the ceremony and offered in front of the Phra Prathan
Namo Tassa Pakawatoh Arahatoh Sammasamputtasa – 3x
Wanthi ta wa
Suka na thang
Tippa mantra nang
Pa wakhami ya tha palang
Pan ja akara ni cha tah
Wan tha ti
Ei sri sitthi lo ga na tang
A nutta rang
Ei sri ja panthanang
Satra a hang wantami tang
Ei sri sitthi wessa wantitawa
Ah jariyang krupa tang ah kachahi
Sappa gamma prasitthimay
Sappa antrayang winasanti
Sappa sitthi pawantumay
Ma a au, A thi ga moo rang
Tri tewanang maha satra
Au Au A A ma ma mantra
Au sa a wa maha man trang
Ong karn pin tu na thang
Oupannanang phrom ma sahabordee
Na mang ah thi gab pay
Su ah kha toh
Pan ja pa thu mang Tissawah
Namo puttaya wanthanang
Sitthi git jang
Sitthi gammang sitthi gariya Ta tha ka toh
Sitthi tey cho chaiyo nid jang
Sitthi la poh ni rantrang
Sitthi gammang pawantumay
Holy inscriptions in Akara lettering are then inscribed with the chalk, while katha continues to be recited until the process is complete. The chalk from the inscriptions and then swept up and collected by hand, becoming Phong Pattamung.
Phong Pattamung is useful for Kongkrapan, Maha Ut, Klaew Klad, LongHon Haitua (Invisibility spells), Metta Mahaniyom, Sakod (Mind Control) on humans and animals or protection against Saiyasart (evil magic), as well as material for amulets, depending on the katha recited.
An example of the magical efficacy of Phong Pattamung, is how it was often placed below cottages in olden times, as it was believed that this would protect the house from robberies, and allow the owners to render it invisible at will.
The consecration process for Phong Pattamung may be completed over a period of 2-3 months, excluding the collection of the requisite material.
Blessing ceremony for Phong Ittijay
Leftover Phong Pattamung powder from the inscribing of the khom katha
These are used to inscribe Akara by using Soot Moon Kajjai (the specific, step-by-step ritual used in the writing of Akara).
The powder used in the inscription is swept up, becoming Phong Ittijay. A katha named Soot LopPhong
If the entire process is completed within 3 days, the powder is deemed to be suitably potent for use. It can be used for Metta Mahaniyom, and to cure illnesses.