Necromancy is any other form of magic involving the dead. Examples of necromancy in thai occult are namman prai and gumanthongs. These 2 are not buddhism and the only link betwen buddhism and necromancy in thai occult is the usage of necromancy in thai occult as a means of transferring merits. Thais are generally terrified of Khmer black magic as they consider Cambodian black magic to be the most powerful of all. The people of Thailand are renowned for their love of life, and their laid back attitude, but they also have a strong belief in the supernatural as they can bring great harm as well as good. Over the centuries, the Thais have developed tools and techniques for staying on the good side of these entities.
In thailand, such magic are often related to wicha lokiya. “Wicha” means magic and “lokiya” means worldliness. Generally, it refers to the use of magic for material gains. Material gains refer to the world, humans, wealth and prosperity.
Examples of religious items related to wicha lokiya are kumanthongs or nammanprai; they are related to wealth and love attraction.
White magic in Thailand are related to wicha lokiya too. However, there is still a misconception that wicha lokiya is black magic. There is a very thin line between white magic, dark magic and black magic, and that thin line refers to one’s intention when using such magic. Whether an amulet contains bone ashes or body parts is not an accurate indication of black magic as many white magic stuffs in Thailand contain bone ashes or body remains.
One of the most noticeable forms of magic in Thailand would probably be amulets. These are believed to provide the wearer with good luck and protection. It is not uncommon for people to wear many of them at the same time. The level of magic power that an amulet holds varies, and this will be reflected in its monetary value. Those pieces that have a proven record can be worth tens of thousands of USD. Some people are willing to pay more for this lucky charm amulet than they will for any other possession including their homes. It has become a worldwide phenomena these days that people from outside of Thailand are purchasing and wearing thai amulets.