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All the cool kids are worshiping haunted dolls now



A new superstition-fueled trend has emerged in the kingdom with locals seen cradling, feeding and dressing up their haunted dolls in the belief they will bring wealth and blessing.

Look Thep dolls, translated to “Child God,” are the updated version of the old kuman thong, the fetal fetishes containing the soul of a child traditionally worshiped, but without going to the trouble of obtaining a dead fetus. Instead, Look Thep are soul-optional: They simply invite a child’s spirit to possess a factory-manufactured doll.

DJ Bookkoh Thannatchayapan from 94 FM went public with “Wansai,” his Look Thep on television recently, claiming the doll has brought him success in the entertainment industry.

               

"The first day I got him, I took him out shopping for clothes in the baby section," Bookko said on the Weeknight Update show. "Right after I paid for his clothes, I got a call that my canceled job was back on!"

Bookko asked Wansai for a bigger job, promising he'd buy the doll a gold necklace, and just like that, Bookko got a call to audition for a great movie role. Now Wansai is sporting mad bling.

"I feel like Wansai really exists,” Bookko said. “I love him as my child."

Here are more photos of Look Thep from a woman who calls herself Mae Ning, who founded an online Look Thep club.

               

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Re: A new superstition "haunted dolls" has emerged in the kingdom
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 07:45:01 PM »
i have a doll here,full of gold,and does not speak ;)

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Re: A new superstition "haunted dolls" has emerged in the kingdom
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 11:43:13 AM »
                         

Look Thep dolls, are the updated version of the old kuman thong, Look Thep are soul-optional, They simply invite a child’s spirit to possess a factory manufactured doll.

Thai people are seriously afraid of ghosts, so they invite a ghost to stay at their home, not a scary one of course a cute little boy ghost called Kuman Thong.



Kuman Thong means golden boy,so the thai people give the little child spook a place on their shrines and they realy believe that it will make them wealthy.

But if you bring Kuman into your home then it's your responsibility to take care of him. We all know a child can throw a temper tantrum so when that child is a ghost errr.

Kuman Thong is like a mix of truth and superstition like many things spiritual in thailand.

Having a Kuman Thong in the home and set up a little shrine for him is a bit like adopting a child. People believe that Kuman can grant favors for the master, but only if he’s happy, still there can be unintended side effects.

All gods and also spirits in Thailand seem to like the sweet red beverage, maybe it has become a substitute of blood offerings of the distant past.

Kuman is a child so he needs your attention. So if you talk to him and give him your attention, then he’ll be nice to you and help you out, if your not nice to him he might play tricks on you.

There are reports that people with kuman at home have had strange things happen like hearing child’s laughter and the sound of footsteps running around like children playing. Also other strange activity as doors seemingly opening or closing on their own and other objects moving around.

You can’t get rid of a Kuman Thong once you’ve already had it, you would be asking for trouble. You are supposed to take an unwanted Kuman to a temple, where some ritual can be done to release you from the caring for the ghost.

so be very careful if you decide on one.

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Re: A new superstition "haunted dolls" has emerged in the kingdom
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 12:41:00 PM »
                           

A legend is usually based on a true event in the past. However, the story may have changed over time to take on some special 'mythical' features. As in many legends, it is hard to know what is true and what is not true. There is no writing left from that time that tells what happened.

The monk who told the story, All stories have been passed down, retold, translated, adapted and, more recently, written down, because everyone loves a good story! As in many legends, it is hard to know what is true and what is not true.

If you don't know what your doing it could backfire on you, my advice stay clear and do not dabble.

Here's a few things i found on the net.


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Kuman Thong loves to please in this way, use the following Katha:

Piyotaewamanudsanung Piyoprommanumuttamo Piyonakasupunnanung Pininsiyungnamamihung.

Recite this incantation 3 times, and without doubt you will appear more attractive in other people’s eyes.
To increase your charm and attractiveness apply some Kuman Thong oil (if you have) on your forehead.

Here's what they say @ nammanpraioil.com

THE POWER OF KUMAN THONG

Many clergy guru and master have always praised the power of Kuman Thong because he always brings his owner prosperity, luck and love. Anyone who possesses Kuman Thong and takes good care of him and worships him will be like an explorer finding invaluable treasure.

Kuman Thong will stay with owner long time and needs deliberate practises. But if you can do it completely as recommended, he will be a good great fortune bringer. They will give him luck until he gets richer and richer, and eventually becomes a millionaire!

Increasing your advantage in trade
Watching over your property
Watching over your house
Giving you lottery luck
Telling you the future
Return Back your Love, or if you love someone he/she will love you
Kuman Thong can help to bring customer into your shop. He will grab their hands and lead them there (customers would feel like walking into the shop or this shop is attractive). He will also inspire the customers’ minds or whisper to their ears (they actually hear nothing but would feel like doing some shopping).

Kuman Thong can watch over your house and your property when you are away by using his power and making other people think there was someone, some dogs or black shadow in your house. Yet, some Kuman Thong cannot have this kind of magic, because most of it depends on the owner’s fate.

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Re: Inside the House of Haunted Dolls
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 03:50:45 PM »
       In the House of Haunted Dolls, a creator bares her heart

     

Mananya "Mama Ning" Boonmee holds "Petch," the first Look Thep doll she created in her west Bangkok home and shop.


WALKING INTO MAMA NING'S LAIR on the outskirts of Bangkok, I was slightly disturbed by the body parts scattered around her house – a headless toddler, little limbs, bits of hair and tiny clothes packed into buckets.

The body parts? Don’t mind those, said Chutipat Siripoh, one of Mama's acolytes who greeted me at the door. All those little parts, she said, would be put together to make a Look Thep or “Child God,” a doll powered by a living soul said to change people’s lives.

Chutipat, a petite woman in her twenties, had traveled three hours from Nakhon Sawan province that day for Mama Ning to add real human hair to her doll. She was all too eager to welcome me to the doll house.

It’s the home and workshop of Mananya Boonmee, a woman who went from selling purses to changing lives now called “Mama Ning.”

Three years ago, Mama Ning herself was driven by desperation for change in her life to create “Petch,” Thailand’s first Look Thep. A few haunted dolls and some help from social media later, the word is out now about Look Thep.

Today they’ve been adopted by celebrities and earnest individuals who believe these factory-manufactured dolls will bring them blessings and wealth.

“Look Thep is a doll who is alive.” Mama Ning explained. “I created a soul to live in the doll, and owners can raise them as their own children, taking them out in public, just like a normal kid.”



White magic

Given Thailand’s history with black magic, it’s common misunderstood that Look Thep involves a dead child’s soul or even contains human remains, much as the infamous Kumanthong, a magic charm prepared by frying a fetus and wrapping it in gold foil. While they are worshiped for the same reasons, Mama Ning’s secret ceremony calls upon a Hindu goddess to create a new, infant soul to bring the doll to life. No necromancy here.

“I put life essence into the dolls … like seeds,” Mama Ning said, while refusing to disclose the ingredients she uses to forge Look Thep. “I chant prayers and then style the doll’s hair, but I insist there is no black magic involved. I follow the Dhamma way.”

Mama Ning is a dedicated Buddhist, but she also worships Parvati, the Hindu goddess of fertility, since she was young. It is Parvati who awakens a Child God.

“I consider myself the ‘body’ of Parvati Goddess. I have the goddess in my heart, so I created the Look Thep which means my ‘Child God.’”

First of his kind

Petch was her first and favorite doll because she infused it with the spirit of her son. Three years ago, when he was 17, she was at her wits’ end with his bad boy behavior. So she placed the amulets and charms he loved inside the doll, and it awakened. She starting treating Petch like her child, carrying him around and taking him to make merit at the temple, in hope that her teen at home would change his ways.

According to Mama Ning, it worked.

Her son started improving his life and eventually moved out and got married. Now doll-Petch is sporting gold rings on every finger as a reward for bringing in the money for Mama, and their relationship has become stronger than ever.

“For me, when I’m lonely, I dress him up. I talk to him. When I sold purses, he helped me turn a profit. My Look Thep even came to see me in my dreams.”



It wasn’t long until she started selling Look Thep at her purse shop in western Bangkok after people offered to buy Petch. She lists dolls for as little as THB1,999 to as high as THB16,000. The expensive ones are the most realistic looking and are imported from the United States.

From there, word spread. Her followers who had “adopted” their own dolls came back with success stories.

“People came to thank me for changing their lives. One couple took a doll, and they won the lottery 17 times in a row. From people with nothing, they now have money,” she said.

Talk to the dolls, and the dolls talk back. Mama Ning said there’s a little telepathy involved. She can hear the dolls in her mind and understand their personalities and needs.

“They’re happy dolls. They have lots of friends and toys,” Mama Ning said. “When I go out, I take them with me. Petch has traveled to Korea with me.”



Putcharaporn Kuntaku, a 21-year-old student, said her doll “Pailin” helped her get through tough times.

“I had problems with home,” Patcharaporn said as her eye teared up. “My father died, and I did not get to live with my mom. Maybe it’s all in my imagination, but after I got the Look Thep, I felt like I have someone with me.”

Patcharaporn, who loves dolls and sells some to help pay her school tuition, also credits Pailin with bringing more customers.

“Most people say Pailin is pretty, just like a real kid,” Patcharaporn said. “Some people give up their seats for me in the bus because Pailin looks so much like a child.”

This convinces Patcharaporn even more that her doll is alive.

“It’s a feeling. We’re here talking about something we cannot see,” she said. “People who love dolls know these are not just normal dolls.”

So is Look Thep just a bizarre update to the idea of the doll, and the needs they satisfy? Could all the superstition just be an excuse to address basic human loneliness? Everyone looks for something or someone to hold on to that they can be sure will never leave.

So why not get a weird-looking doll that also picks excellent lottery numbers.

Mama Ning acknowledged this.

“People look for happiness. They want a better life, luck and wealth,” Mama Ning said. “Their happiness is their interaction with their dolls.”

The dolls can fill something missing.

“Some people lost their child. Some never found love, so they came to Look Thep,” she said. “They’re cute and really alive. Then the love blossomed; they want something to hold on to.”

But if Look Thep are alive, is it possible they could also die?

“Do they die? It depends on us,” she shrugged.

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Re: A new superstition - Child Angel doll owners warned to be wise
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2016, 06:30:04 PM »
Child Angel doll owners warned to be wise

Owners of the popular Child Angel dolls would be better advised to follow established religious doctrine than to rely on superstitious belief to avoid ill fortune, health authorities say.

The infant-like dolls, known as luk thep, are believed by their owners to hold an angel's spirit.

Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, director-general of the Mental Health Department, said on Monday that Thai people's tendency to believe in the supernatural, to seek something their mind could rely on, and to follow changing fashions had led to the popularity of such dolls.

As there were shops selling clothing and jewellery and offering beauty services for such dolls, Dr Jedsada said, he did not see adherents as being mentally ill.

But he felt people would be better advised adhering to religions, which had clear origins and were credible, and accept that blessings come from doing good deeds.

full article: bangkokpost
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Re: A new superstition - 'Angel' doll vendors busted for tax evasion
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2016, 09:10:34 PM »
'Angel' doll vendors busted for tax evasion

Lifelike dolls that are supposed to bring good luck to their owners failed to come through for some vendors on Tuesday when they were raided by police for tax evasion.

The pricey luk thep, or child angel, dolls, which can cost up to 21,600 baht, were first popularised by celebrities who claimed dressing up and feeding the figurines had brought them professional success.

full article: Bangkokpost
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Re: A new superstition "haunted dolls" has emerged in the kingdom
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2016, 07:50:36 AM »
Unreal.  Stupidity at its best. I can't understand why so many Thais are so gullible and naive.  I wonder if they know that there is a superstition that if you step in dog sh*t it brings you good luck.  Wouldn't that be funny to see?.  Imagine that.

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Re: A new superstition "haunted dolls" has emerged in the kingdom
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 12:58:56 PM »
Dog sh*t Ha! Ha!. Then there would be more nicknames like stinky, pooie, & smelly noi.

Why so many nicknames,  Long ago people believed that evil spirits wanted to take away their babies. By giving the child a nickname the spirit was confused as to who that baby belonged to and moved on to another baby  :spin

PS: The dolls seem so much more mature than their owners
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Re: Child Angels now face entry ban by resort and hotel operators
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 03:29:21 PM »
Child Angels now face entry ban by resort and hotel operators

As the "child angel" fever is spreading fast and several business operators offering discounts for customers coming with their "children", but several hotel and resort operators are putting signs banning these superstitious dolls as they fear they may scare away their guests.

An executive of China Town resort hotel in Phayao province is one of several resorts to reject child angels.

A banner was displayed stating clearly that child angels are not welcomed.

She explained that the supernatural dolls might frighten guests who come with their kids or even the guests themselves.

full article: englishnews.thaipbs.or.th
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Re: A new superstition "haunted dolls" has emerged in the kingdom
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2016, 01:01:14 PM »
Temple puts up “No Ritual” performance notice amid child angel fever

 The popular Buakwan temple in Nonthaburi today put up a sign announcing the halting of the performance of Buddhism  ritual for the "child angels" after many people flocking the temple with their superstitious dolls for the rituals.

The halting was ordered by the temple abbot as the superstitious dolls are becoming a fever for many people of all profession with the hope that the dolls will bring them luck, happiness and fortunes.

full article: englishnews.thaipbs.or.th
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Re: A new superstition Child Angels'dumped as orphans at temple - video
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2016, 01:52:14 PM »
End of Look Thep mania: 'Child Angels' dumped as orphans at temple

Around 20 Look Thep dolls, which were still a popular craze just a week ago, have reportedly been dumped at a temple on the outskirts of Bangkok as their owners presumably started to feel embarrassed about carrying around a doll.

Sarawuth P, the temple’s warden, said Look Thep owners have been leaving their spirit dolls at the temple after the once-popular doll fad was heavily criticized by skeptics.

full article: bangkok.coconuts.co

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