Tai Magic: Arts of the Supernatural

  • Publish Date: 2014-12-30
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Susan Conway
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Within the context of Thai cosmology and numerology, Therevada Buddhism and spirit religion, this lavishly illustrated book examines how good and bad spirits are formulated to bring good luck and protection or to cause bad luck.

Extensive field work studies over a period of four years were conducted in the Shan States (now part of Burma/Myanmar) and in northern Thailand. Using her field notes and photographs, Susan Conway provides a colourful picture of the people who create magic and explains how mystical remedies are prescribed and the rituals involved. She includes material from museum collections in the USA, UK and Thailand.