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Sacred Skin

Author : Tom Vater
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Spiritualism and Thai tattoos are so entwined that they are practically inseparable. Although Buddhism permeates Thailand's society, there is an even deeper belief in Animism that is woven into the very fabric of the culture. Spiritualism and Thai tattoos are so entwined that they are practically inseparable. Although Buddhism permeates Thailand's society, there is an even deeper belief in Animism that is woven into the very fabric of the culture. Animism is all about the union of spirit and matter - there is no separation of the body from the soul, and all

To Thailand With Love

Author : Nabanita Dutt
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Most tourists in Thailand clutch their Lonely Planet guides and follow a well-worn path: a quick stop in Bangkok, trekking outside of Chiang Mai, cocktails on the beach in Phuket. They see so little; they miss so much. To Thailand With Love tells where to eat cobra salad, where to find ghosts in Ayutthaya, where to spend an evening among fireflies, where to meet sea gypsies or hear the songs of gibbons, where to spend a day on a rice farm, where to learn to make paper from elephant dung. Add to this shopping tips, restaurant recommendations, secret sanctuaries provided by expats and frequent visitors—and an unforgettable trip is guaranteed.

Sacred Languages of the World

Author : Brian P. Bennett
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Code-Switching -- Codifications -- Secret Codes -- Codes of Conduct -- Decoding -- Insider Codes -- Legacy Codes? -- Unicode -- References -- Index -- EULA

The Rough Guide to Thailand s Beaches and Islands

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With over three thousand kilometres of tropical coastline, Thailand boasts an abundance of perfect white-sand beaches. The Rough Guide to Thailand's Beaches and Islands is the ultimate travel guide to Thailand's greatest natural attractions, and will help you uncover the very best that's on offer - whether you want to party under a full moon or find your own desert-island idyll. Rough Guides' knowledgeable authors have carried out extensive research to provide you with insider reviews of the very best places to stay, eat and drink - no matter what your budget - with expert information on venturing beyond the beaches and getting around Thailand. Boasting full coverage of Bangkok and an indispensible guide to underwater Thailand, The Rough Guide to Thailand's Beaches and Islands will help you get the most out of your visit to this fascinating country.

The Rough Guide to Thailand Travel Guide eBook

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Discover this exciting destination with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to island-hop your way down the Andaman coast, sample street food at Bangkok's night markets or trek to the hill tribes around Chiang Mai, The Rough Guide to Thailand will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout- navigate Bangkok's backstreets and stroll around Krabi town without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Thailand's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Bangkok; Chiang Mai; Ko Samui; Ko Pha Ngan; Ko Lanta; Phuket; Ko Phi Phi; Krabi; Ko Tao; Ko Chang; Ko Kood; Ko Samet; Ko Mak; Pai; Ayutthaya; Nakhon Si Thammarat; Nan; Ao Phang Nga. Attractions include: Chatuchak Weekend Market; Jim Thompson's House; Wat Pho; Khmer ruinsat Phimai; Khao Yai National Park; Wat Phra That Doi Suthep; The Grand Palace; Wat Phu Tok; The National Museum. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, outdoor activities, spas and traditional massage, meditation centres and retreats, culture and etiquette, travelling with children, and more. - Background information- a Contexts chapter devoted to history, religion, art and architecture, flora and fauna, environmental issues, music, hill tribes, film and recommended books, plus a handy language section. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Thailand. About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our"tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.

The Men of Thailand

Author : Eric Allyn
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SAK YANT MAGICAL TATTOO

Author : Andrea Pistolesi
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Sak Yant, the Magical Tattoo Art of South East Asia, is part of the culture and the ancient animist cult of the spirits in the region. Now is back being popular among the younger generations. This photographic gallery explores the contemporary forms of this expression, but seeks also its roots in the remote regions of Burma where the Shan people live. Now with new layout, original Shan tattoo designs and a text by Massimo Morello

Thailand Into the Spirit World

Author : Marlane Guelden
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Thailand

Author : Marlane Guelden
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Turning the Century

Author : Phoebe Reeves
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For developmental writing courses at the paragraph/essay level and freshman composition courses. This collection of non-traditional readings for writers encourages students to create and cultivate an idea, then develop a style to showcase that idea. Its selections appeal to those instructors who are interested in a more unique blend of readings that are literary, thought-provoking, experimental and multicultural, spanning a broad range of universal and individual themes, issues, and concerns. Through the use of multimedia examples and activities, this reader trains students in effective group and autonomous process thinking and learning, reading and writing, discussing and arguing.

Thailand

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Very Thai

Author : Philip Cornwel-Smith
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"Delves beyond the traditional icons to reveal the everyday expressions of Thainess that so delight and puzzle. Through colourful text and 500 quirky photos, explore the country's alternative sights, from truck art and taxi altars to buffalo cart furniture and drinks in bags".--BOOKJACKET.

The Supernatural in Thai Life

Author : John Hoskin
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Study on occultism in Thailand.

Time Out Bangkok

Author : Time Out
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A funky, happening tourist guide to exotic Bangkok, this new edition gives the big picture on bars and clubs, galleries and museums, and sites and amusements. Full color.

Time Out Film Guide

Author : John Pym
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This guide covers every aspect of world cinema from Russian silents to Ealing comedies, classic documentaries to Japanese animated films, B-movie horror and major British and American releases since 1968. More than 660 new reviews are included in the 2002 edition, which covers the 2000/2001 Oscar and Bafta awards, prizes from the Berlin, Cannes and Venice festivals and a discussion of the topic Home entertainment: where are we now? The guide also includes the cinema centenary and Time Out readers' Top One Hundred polls.

Peoples of the World

Author : National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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A comprehensive and lavishly illustrated one-of-a-kind volume capturing the traditions and ways of life of remote ethnic groups around the globe--their customs, their religions and livelihoods--is compiled by world-renowned anthropologists and writers.

Wrapping in Images

Author : Alfred Gell
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In traditional Polynesian societies, tattooing played a key role in the social construction of the person. This study is the first to provide a comparative analysis of tattooing in its original setting, based on a comprehensive survey of the documentary sources, both written and visual. Drawing on modern social theory, psychoanalysis, and contemporary anthropological studies of Polynesia, Alfred Gell demonstrates that tattooing formed part of a complex array of symbolic techniques for controlling sacredness and protecting the self. This framework is used to elucidate the iconographic meaning of tattoo motifs, as well as the rich corpus of mythology surrounding tattooing in certain Polynesian societies, and the complex rituals associated with the tattooing operation. However, not all ancient Polynesian societies placed an equal emphasis on tattooing, and not all exploited the basic metaphors of tattooing in the same way. Dr Gell provides a wide-ranging comparative political analysis of the main Polynesian societies in order to show consistent correlations between forms of political structure and different tattooing institutions. In this way, Wrapping in Images can be read as a general introduction to Polynesian comparative sociology, viewed from the perspective of body symbolism.

The Shan

Author : Susan Conway
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The culture of the Shan peoples of Burma and their rulers is extensively explored in this volume. Shan courts flourished in the late British colonial period and in this book rare early photographs, never before published, document life in the courts and in the hill regions of Shan dominion. Susan Conway focuses again on dress and the use of textiles in the Shan states, as well as on historical chronicles, to define a fascinating people of old Burma. Lavish illustrations bring to life a rich cultural tradition of mainland Southeast Asia. 300 colour illustrations

Video Source Book

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A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.

A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography Mythology and Geography

Author : William Smith
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