Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Knock on Wood"

How did the expression "knock on wood" come about?

KNOCK ON WOOD: There are several theories about the origin of this very common practice. One goes back to the child's game of `tag.' In one version of this game the child who is able to touch a tree, thereby touching wood, is free from capture.

Then there is a Biblical theory that the wood symbolizes the cross on which Christ was crucified. In Galatians (6:14) we find `But God forbid that I should glory, save the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.' The theory here is that if you have made an exaggerated boast you will be forgiven if you turn your thoughts to the Cross.

Still another notion is that `knocking on wood' goes far back into ancient times, when spirits were thought to live in trees. So should danger threaten, simply rap on the trunk of a tree and summon up the aid of the good spirit within.

There is an Irish belief that you `knock on wood' to let the leprechauns know that you are thanking them for a bit of good luck.

A Jewish version says it originated during the Spanish Inquisition under Torquemada during the 1490s. During that time Jews were in flight and since temples and synagogues were built of wood, they evolved a code to use in knocking on doors to gain admission. Since this resulted in lives being saved, it became commonplace to `knock on wood' for good luck.

Take your choice of these five theories - but be sure to `knock on wood' so you will pick the right one.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lucky Charms

Thai people believe in supernaturalism and animism,

even if they are Buddhists, Christians or Moslems.
Amulets and other items like the Ta krut are used as a good luck charm or for protection against evil spirits or ghosts.

The Ta Krut is an ornate plaited cord good luck charm and mostly worn by young boys around their waist.

The parents provide a Ta Krut for their beloved sons
to protect them.

When the boys get older, often a Palad Khik
(a small phallus like object) is added to the Ta Krut,
to enhance fertility and for good luck in love affairs.

Most times these Ta Kruts are gotten at a Buddhist temple from the monks. Some candle and incense shops sell them also.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Good Luck Charm - Amulet

I’ve got something new for everybody.. Wat Khao Lang is now making a beautiful amulet. It’s called Phra Mahachackrapat. You can see it on this poster. It’s a metal amulet/charm, approx. 1” wide and 2” tall. It’s made with to wear on a necklace. It comes in a red velvet box with a signed paper from Ajahn Daeng the abbot of Wat Khao Lang. The amulet/charm will also be blessed by him. On the back of the amulet/charm is a Pali blessing, asking the Angels and other Dieties in the heavens to bless the wearer of this amulet/charm. On the front is a place for your birthday. The month, day, year and whether you were born in the morning or afternoon. Also what day of the week you were born. If you don’t know the day of the week, no problem, we can figure it out. The proceeds of this purchase will go to the temple building fund. We are in the process of building a new Sala ( a worship hall), a new dining room and a new small building to house overnight visitors. If you would like to have a new Lucky Charm/amulet, this would be a good time. We will only make so many. About a thousand, is what I hear. We are asking $45.00 and offering free shipping to the U.S. and Canada. Thank you and bless you in advance…

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Good Luck Charms

It's been awhile since I've put anything on this blog. But I just found a really great new Good Luck Charm.

Luang Phor Jan Stingray Fish Takrut
(Good Luck Charm)

Lp Jan khantiko who is 81 years old stays in Kampong Tom, Cambodia.
He is very powerful and strong in Khmer and Cambodian knowledge of wicha magic and spell chanting.

Luang phor Jan is the only Cambodia monk who made this type of takrut using Cambodian/Khmer magic.

The amazing super natural powers of a takrut gives blessings for protection, invulnerability, and good fortune. Inside the stingray fish skin is a thin sheet of copper with magical Khmer writing on it.

It is blessed to bring you luck for:

1) Strong gambling luck , have six sense in lottery.
2) Money will be kept and keep flowing in.
3) Become super-successful in sales and/or marketing.
5) Your capacity to earn, hold and grow money expands day by day.
6) Money opportunity will come your way.
7) Be in a Winning Mood all day long
8) Never be in debt.
9) Able to find a business or career that expresses your gift and allows you to create wealth.
10) Gambling luck and windfall.

Just wear this takrut for super good luck and wealth. It really could not be easier!!!

This good luck charm comes from Thailand, so please wait for delivery of approx. 3 weeks. I have only a few pieces of this Lucky Charm. So please hurry..

Price: $165.00

Free delivery in the U.S.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wat Khao Lang - Buddhist Temple

I really don't have anything new to show you today. I just wanted to introduce you to my new blog:
Wat Khao Lang is a Thai Buddhist temple where I study meditation with the abbot. On my new blogspot, we will look at and discuss the different forms of meditation. The Lord Buddha stated that there are 40 different meditation techniques, and hopefully we will discuss them all. Check us out, and PLEASE, if you have the means, donate to the Wat Khao Lang building fund. Thanks

Dr. Bill Callaway

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year

I want to wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous 2009.

This would be a good time to take control of your life.

I have found some websites that you may be interested in.

click here:

Sunday, December 7, 2008



I guarantee that the Good Luck Charms or Amulets you purchase here are the Real McCoy. The Real Deal. These are charms that have been made for and by Buddhist temples in Thailand. I also Guarantee that they have all been blessed by the Buddhist monks at the temples to bring to the purchaser/owner Good Luck and Prosperity. Some of these are Limited editions and hard to find, even for Thai people living here in Thailand. In most cases, unless I state otherwise, I offer Free shipping.