Introduction to Black Magic in Thailand
In the traditional culture of Thailand’s black magic, women are usually the victims of black magic. Men will seek witch doctor (Maaw Phee) to formulate special love potion or charm made from the anatomical fluid of a dead woman, more commonly known as the “corpse oil”. The magic potion is dilute with drink and later serve to the women victim, the victim will succumb to the men like a slave unknowingly. However, women have reported using black magic as well. Some women in Thailand have resorted to use black magic to hold on their husband from external affairs.
The women will collect bodily material from themselves; the material can be perspiration, urine, vaginal secretion, menstrual blood, dry skin or broken nail. A friend has told me that the spell will come stronger if the material is directly apply onto the food and being serve to her husband immediately. Traditionally, Thai women who have the intention to charm their husband will squat or knee over hot food until her sweat or menstrual blood drip onto the food. She will need to retain the original favor of the food and activate the charm by chanting a black magic mantra over the “poisoned” food that she is going to serve her husband shortly. The husband after eating the food will lose any interest in other women. However, if the food mixed with extensive amount of bodily fluid, the men will suffer mental illness and even die from over dosage. The only way to break the spell is to force the men to drink a mixture of polluted water with moss from a temple.
A Popular Rumored Case of such Sorcery
This form of black magic is rumored to be the root in bringing the downfall of a Thai’s kingdom in the past. Somchintana Thongthew Ratarasam, a researcher of traditional Thai healing revealed this story about a prince and a descendant of King Mon Kut, who fell victim to this sorcery. The prince was in love with a recent concubine because of her beauty and superb cooking skill. The prince was weak and felt sick very often. It was rumored that the concubine had secretly serve the prince food with “additional” ingredient. The ingredient both kept his life as a prince and kept his enduring love for her. The rumored spread like wildfire across the kingdom and the king has forbid her to serve any food to the prince anymore. The prince could not resist her cooking until a strand of hair was found on the dish. She was accused of conjuring black magic to harm the prince and soon she disappeared from the kingdom. There isn’t any supporting evidence of this claim but majority of the people in Thailand will believe that black magic exist.