Subject: Religious studies

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Monks and Magic: Revisiting a Classic Study of Religious Ceremonies in Thailand


Barend Jan Terwiel 2012 First published in 1975, B.J. Terwiel’s Monks and Magic remains a widely cited text. This is an absorbing study of Buddhism as practised at that time in a community in rural Central Thailand, describing how esoteric spells and magical diagrams were the main interest of children and adolescents but full ritual […]

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