Monks and magic: an analysis of religious ceremonies in central Thailand
Studentlitteratur ; Curzon Press • (24) • Published In 1975 • Pages: 2, 8, 296 , 4 plates
By: Terwiel, B. J..
AbstractThis monograph describes religious practices in rural Thailand with an emphasis on the discrepancy between “pure” Buddhism and the practice of magic. Terwiel describes children and religion; adolescents, amulets, and tattooing; the monkhood experience; leaving the order, courting and marriage; building a house; the precepts and ritual; the pursuit of beneficial KARMA; and old age, death, and the procedures which seem to be effective (p. 278).
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Southeast Asia
- Document Type
- Marlene Martin ; 1984
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Wád Saancâw monastery, near Ratburi, Thailand
- by B. J. Terwiel
- Based on the author's thesis, Australian National University, 1971
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-296)