Differentiate Between Kuman Thong & Ghost Child

Most people often prefer to worshipping the statues of Buddha, besides Buddha, Thai people also worship many other holy items. One of the most important sacred things is Kuman Thong. Many people misunderstand Kuman Thong as a ghost child. They think that praying Kuman Thong is like worshipping ghost child. That is not a correct statement. There is a slight difference between them. To differentiate between them, we have to know the story based on the legendary of General Khun Paen. Kuman Thong was first created some 500 years ago during General Khun Paen life period around in the reign of King Rama. It is said that General Khun Paen killed his second wife while she was pregnant. To this end, he cut open the body of his dead wife's and took the fetus out and performs his magical powers, and this is how Kuman Thong was first created. Kuman Thong is an image of statues that resided with a holy spirit inside it, same like the statue of Buddha, Deities or Holy Monk and any other image statue for praying.

These are the legend of Kuman Thong, and it is passed down until today. Many years ago, in Saraburi Province, Thailand, a monk was caught for stealing the corpse of a child and roasting it in a traditional method. Nowadays, monks don't use this type of plan anymore to make Kuman Thong, as they have other better ways. Kuman Thong is the spirit of a dead child. The soul is still wandering about and has no place to settle down. So, guru monk (Luang Phor) or master (Archan) will chant with sacred mantras to request the spirit to reside in the ready-made amulets or statues in helping them to settle down, without having to be a wandering soul anymore. Kuman Thong has reliable power and can help and protect his owner's, to have him guard your family, your house, your farm and improve your business. Kuman Thong is not harmful; it is a child spirit that has re-educated through the Buddha way. 

Kuman Thong, it's the same as any other animistic beliefs and practices. From its earliest beginnings, it was a belief that spirit existed in every natural object, even if it was a lifeless object. In a future state, this spirit would live as part of an immaterial soul. The vision, therefore, was thought to be universal. Thus, the people worship and pay homage to many deities and local animistic spirits right alongside the Buddha and famous holy monks. The spirits not only passed between human beings but also into, plants, trees, lifeless and dead objects of a Buddha statue as well. Although, there is such a difference between these two. Like, say for praying Kuman Thong you have to carry out the instruction of the monk by reciting the following verses three times. Firstly "Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma-Sambuddhassa" to pay respect and homage to the Supreme Enlightened One first, before you begin chanting the Katha of Kuman Thong. It's the same first verses we used to recite in our prayer.

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With their spiritual energies and supernatural power, they need to be treated with respect and dignity. They can take action in a way to help a fellow human being today. For those who own Kuman Thong have charity in their heart sincerely will be rewarded in return for their good deeds in businesses, jobs, wealth and relationship in their life and will do everything in their power to protect you from harm. If you treat your Kuman Thong with all your heart, they will usually appear in your dream. Kuman Thong will follow the owner's heart. They will be good and try to earn enough merits to entangle their past karma by helping their owner to get a chance to be reborn again in a more fortunate realm. Kuman Thong has been blessed and accepted a vow given by the monks who made them. Their entire objective is to respect and provide a helping hand to their owner (as adopted parents). 

Kuman Thong is a divine being of the Thai peoples and is created in the form of a child, which it's believed to have the ability to bring luck and wealth to the owner if it is revered, guru monk and master make it. In Thailand, there are many impoverished families and orphans in the remote provincial village. The rate of death children is very high; there were many killed in traffic and sicknesses and left unburied as most parents cannot bury their dead children. They will send the dead bodies of their children to the temples for the abbot or senior monks to handle it.

The abbot or the senior monks will offer to help by accepting the dead bodies and arrange a suitable date to perform a funeral ritual, and for the temple that have the abilities to make Kuman Thong. They will ask for consent from the child's parents for using their dead child ashes or bones to create Kuman Thong to do a good deed for the human being. If the approval has been granted, they will ritual summon by inviting the child spirits to achieve the state of Buddha-hood. And chanted with sacred mantras and encouraged the child spirits to reside in the amulets or statues to bless people and also to conduct their karma as the result of the past life of his sins. 

The following picture is the Sacred Guru Monk Luang Phor Yam of Wat Sam Ngam performing rituals of prayer at the temple ground. The monks would adopt those wandering spirits or souls of the dead children's and give them a replacement body by inviting their spirits to reside in the clay or wooden statues. From here you can see only a small amount of the statues been produced for each batch.


Kuman Thong made by guru monk is usually for protection, wealth and well-being. The materials used nowadays are from various sacred materials such as wood and other materials from demolished temples, mixed holy powder, cemeteries soil, bone and ashes from dead children and other sacred materials. Then through prayer and spiritual language to invite the child spirit to reside into the Kuman Thong images. The power of any Kuman Thong will depend entirely on the technique the master uses to create. 

On the other hand, those who use Kuman Thong to do evil will pay back more than they received. Do more good deeds and get more good karma. Most people say that Kuman Thong is evil, but in fact, it is neither good nor bad. Kuman Thong has no home initially when you bring Kuman Thong back to your house and setting up a small shrine for him is already providing him with a home, and you are adopting him as your child. Kuman Thong is a small child, and as they feel grateful to you as their adopted parents and their spirit will be following and taking care of you wherever you go. 


Since Kuman Thong is a child, it's also widespread for you to offer toys for him to play. Kuman Thong needs attention, and you can feel their existence if you treat them well. People who keep Kuman Tong often reported to have strange things happening, like the sound of children playing, and other objects moving around on their own (they like to play and proof of their existence, but they do not harm). If you don't like the way they behaved, you may speak out, or you can talk to them in your mind, I mean use your thoughts to communicate with them, they will hear it both ways. Just tell them nicely and lovely, they will listen and obey. When you think a thought, it creates energy, and that energy can be received and understood by the spirits, angels and gods, anything with consciousness.


Ghost Child Information


Ghost child is a type of magical art which is made by Black Magic Master. There are different methods to possess a ghost child. The process of making a ghost child is quite terrifying. First, they have to obtain the dead infant from the mothers' womb and kept it in the glass jar with chemical liquid for forty-nine days. After that, they will use spells, rituals and other related events that made it more powerful and effective. After placing the dead infant inside the closed glass jar for forty-nine days, they will use a proper procedure to dry out the dead infant and recited with supernatural spells. Ghost child is made from either a fetus that miscarried or been aborted. They have to be specially ordered before you can get one. A person who suddenly becomes wealthy without explanation might be suspected of keeping a ghost child. They will want to do things for you, help in any way they can even provide you with money and love. 

Almost every night at twelve, the owner will smear a few drops of his blood for the ghost child for a period of forty-nine days. These should be done continuously in the period and cannot be missed out in between, or else one has to start over again. After a period of forty-nine days, the owner can start asking the ghost child to help fulfils his wish. They use the child spirits for theft, sabotage and other minor crimes and with special rituals, the ghost child can be made powerful and perform murder. 

The owner has to provide blood for the ghost child at midnight for the first and fifteenth days of every lunar month. Also, they must burn nine joss sticks to worship the ghost child. Ghost child have abilities; they can make you have almost everything you want in life. For all those who wanted to bring up a ghost child is mostly those who are too lazy to work or not doing well in their life and intended to bring up a ghost child for steal thing from other people or to make mischief. But they have to pay back more than they received (there is a belief that one has to sacrifice something to bring up and keep a ghost child). 

One must be very careful when bringing up a ghost child, or else the consequences are severe. If the one has their children, they must place the ghost child in their priority as that ghost child may be too jealous of them. If one treats those good enough, then the one will enjoy a satisfying life. The ghost child may help them to avoid any harmful incidents. If you're preparing to own one, please note that evil intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering.

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