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Phra Khun Paen: Thai Love Spells & Amulets

Sacred amulets that provide good fortune in various ways (including love) are very popular in Thailand. These amulets are frequently made by Thai monks, and have certain mantras or Buddhist chants that are attached to them. These chants are to be recited to receive the full force of the amulet’s power.

One of the most legendary amulets in Thailand is referred to as “Phra Khun Paen” (พระขุนแผน). Khun Paen is a prominent figure in Thai folklore, being depicted as a legendary warrior of the Ayutthaya period (500 years ago).

Khun Paen was not only a warrior but also a master of magic and spells. He was known for his ability to use supernatural means to achieve his goals, which included creating protective amulets, talking with enchanted animals, and summoning spiritual help via “heart spells” (คาถาหัวใจ) to win the affection of women and those who he wished to be on his side.

Phra Khun Paen amulets, which feature a Buddha figure on the front, are therefore often viewed as protective love amulets for men in Thailand — and have been used as such for many generations.

However, Khun Paen mantras, known as “Kaa-tăa Khŭn Păen” (คาถาขุนแผน) are powerful heart spells that are said to be helpful to both Thai men and women. These mantras can be recited regardless if one possesses a Khun Paen amulet or not.


Thailand Magical Amulets

Phra Khun Paen Love Spells/Mantras

Bind the Thai Heart Spell

Phra Khun Paen’s spell for binding two hearts together (คาถาหัวใจขุนแผนมัดใจ) is to be spoken while one is lying in bed and imagining the face of the person you love. If you have not yet met your potential soul mate, then imagine a bodily shape of white light, with a red beating heart within the light. Recite the following mantra as many times as you like, while retaining a strong focus and not letting the mind wander.

พุทธัง รัตตะนัง ธัมมัง รัตตะนัง สังฆัง รัตตะนัง นะผูก โมมัด พุทรัด ธารึง ยะกรึงคะเร โอม สวาหะ
phút-tang rát-dtà-nang tam-mang rát-dtà-nang săng-kang rát-dtà-nang ná phòok moh-mát phút-rát taa-reung yá-greung-ká-ray ohm sà-wăa-hà


Charm the Thai Heart Spell

Phra Khun Paen’s spell for charming the hearts of others (คาถาหัวใจขุนแผนมหาเสน่ห์) is to be used anytime you are meeting someone with the hope that they will treat you with kindness, love, and respect — whether in your professional or private life. You are to recite this mantra 3 times before the meeting.

จันโทอะภกันตะโรปิติ ปิโย เทวะมนุสสานังอิตภิโยปุริ โสมะ อะ อุ อุ มะ อะ อิสวาสุ อิกะวิติ
jan-toh a-pak-gan-dtà-roh bpì-dtì bpì-yoh tay-wá má-nú sà-săa nang ìt-pí-yoh bpù rí sŏh má · a · u · u · má · a · ìt-sà-wăa-sù i-gà-wí-dtì

To help you pronounce these Thai love spells, copy and paste them into Google Translate or the free SayHi app and use the audio playback button.


Do Khun Paen Thai Spells Really Work?

I know what many of you are thinking — that all of this is supernatural mumbo jumbo, which isn’t worth the trouble of practicing in our enlightened scientific age. However, there are some legitimate psychological arguments for why Phra Khun Paen amulets and mantras work among the faithful in Thailand.

Firstly, when individuals strongly believe in the power of Khun Paen’s spells, their belief alone can trigger positive psychological responses. This belief can enhance their confidence, reduce anxiety, and create a sense of protection and well-being. As a result, individuals in Thailand might experience real, positive outcomes in their lives, attributing these changes to the amulets and spells.

Secondly, social conditioning and cultural reinforcement are crucial. In Thai culture, Khun Paen’s legacy is deeply ingrained, and stories of his magical prowess have been passed down through generations.

This cultural backdrop reinforces the belief in the power of his amulets and spells. When a community collectively believes in the efficacy of these objects, it creates a supportive environment where individual beliefs are validated and strengthened. This collective belief can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy, where the spells seem to work because everyone expects them to.

Lastly, the rituals associated with creating and using Khun Paen spells can provide a structured way for individuals to focus their intentions and energies. Engaging in these rituals can have a meditative effect, helping people to center their thoughts, set goals, and approach challenges with a positive mindset.

This focused intent and mental clarity can improve their ability to achieve desired outcomes, further reinforcing the belief in the power of the Phra Khun Paen amulets and spells in Thailand.

David Alan