PALADKIK (ปลัดขิก) s a symbolic of penis, especially when erect, an object that resembles a penis, or a mimetic image of an erect penis. Such symbols often represent fertility and cultural implications that are associated with the male sexual organ, as well as the male orgasm.
Thai name for a penis symbol amulet called on PALADKIK, which means "honorable surrogate penis." These small charms, averaging less than 2 in length, are worn by boys and men on a waist-string under the clothes, off-center from the real penis, in the hope that they will attract and absorb any magical injury directed toward the generative organs.
It is not uncommon for a man to wear several palad kiks at one time, one to increase gambling luck, for instance, another to attract women, and a third for invulnerability from bullets and knives. The palad kik amulet is said to have originated in the Siva linga of India and to have been imported to Thailand by Cambodian monks in the 8th century AD. Early styles of palad kik bear inscribed invocations, entreaties, and praises to Siva; later ones combine these with interlineated invocations and praises to Buddha; modern ones bear uniformly Buddhist inscriptions, invariably written in an old form of script that cannot be read by contemporary Thais.
Paladkik amulets are cast in metal, or carved from wood, bone, or horn are made by monks who specialize in their manufacture, and the efficacy of a given amulet is dependent on the charisma and reputation of its creator. The lettering of the inscriptions is a matter of serious ritual and can take several days to complete. Cast metal palad kiks do not always bear inscriptions, but they may carry the additional symbolism embodied in an animal holding the penis.
Although palad kik amulets are not designed specifically to use in love spells, among American eclectic pagans, witches, and magicians, they are often employed that way at the present time.