The phallic symbol is used in many cultures to convey strength and fertility. It can be used to promote sexual healing and clear stagnation caused from sexual trauma and shame it is a symbol of strength and fertility.
Originating in India and relate to the Hindu god Shiva, who is usually represented by Shiva Linga. They were brought to Southeast Asia via the Cham people and remained in the region ever since. The original talismans were made of made from wood, metal, bone, horn or ivory, and are created by monks who specialize in them. Engraving the sacred inscriptions is an important ritual and can take many days to complete. The Chinese concept called Yang is similar, where Shiva is represented abstractly in the form of Linga (male genitalia). Sometimes the linga are accompanied by Yoni (female genitalia). Together, the linga and yoni symbolize unity and the powers of creation and destruction.
Usually worn by males on a cord around their waist under the clothes and off-center from the real penis. It is not unusual for a male to wear many palad khiks at the same time, in the hope to attract women, increase gambling luck and protection from dangerous objects such as bullets and knives. At times, women in Thailand also carry it in their purses to protect them from rape and mugging. Shop owners display them in their shops or in the cash register area to protect their business and also bring good luck and sales. A notable feature of this type of amulet is it can be worn in places considered as lowly or unclean such as bars, gambling casinos and brothels. Normally, you cannot bring a Buddhist amulet inside such establishments.
Hematite is a grounding stone and can be useful for a mental “tune up”. It dissipates negativity and stimulates the circulatory system.
Place on your love altar or carry on your person to bring luck and protection.
Approx 3 inch x 1 inch