You know, the more you concern yourself with these beings the greater the chance that you will come across them. In the zen tradition there is a koan that goes something like: I thought I knew a Persian with a red beard, now I know a Persian with a red beard.
Since you seem to be obsessed with them and since they are malevolent if you want you can PM me with your email and I can send you a jpeg with an amulet that guards against them that you then have to copy by hand.
I am obsessed with them you say? What is wrong with you, Greg? Perhaps you need to take a pause from using the computer. And over here, sadly, where you address with reptilian coldness another newcomer, Grand Poo Bah, after his very first post, after he is opening up and sharing about his emotional and psychological difficulties: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=6331
Nonetheless, Greg, thank you for your strange offer of an amulet photograph. Feel free to send this to my PMs. Unfortunately if I am to try to keep the yakkhas at bay I will be already more than twenty three years too late. I've heard the song and I have seen the hat and the symbols made of bones on the hat. My hair has been braided. We went away together while I was down. Indeed, as a young teenager my good friend and I were brought to the ground by a magical little creature, which we encountered while walking by the river one night along the pathway.
Yakkhas can do great harm to one, no doubt, but I believe they can also help a person. They can show to a young man his previous lives, in the higher realms, and in the lower realms. Without wisdom it may be impossible to know with any certainty if there has been help or harm. They are very dangerous, and very powerful. As it is said, yakkhas are beings of varying degrees of ethical purity.
There are several good sources of information submitted. Thank you all for these. I am particularly wondering if there are esoteric writings in the Tibetan tradition that basically divulge the secret business of the yakkas, their motivations, talk of their history, specific misadventures, or anything which gives an accurate description of their appearance, especially on the subject of the meaning behind these odd symbols in those thin little bones. Thank you.