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Spiritual Encounters Thai Style

Posted by Katarzyna Ancuta on October 24, 2007 in Dr Katarzyna Ancuta, Guest Blog tagged with

As it usually happens on account of Halloween (and for some of us on a more regular basis), at this time of the year we frequently catch ourselves thinking of ghosts and spirits. Having said that, here in Thailand, ghosts are not simply seen as figments of one’s imagination. On the contrary, they are taken quite seriously and are commonly treated as one of ordinary facts of life. Not only do Thai ghosts inhabit folk beliefs and superstitions, but they also regulate the property market (with shops going out of business, houses getting hastily evacuated and entire districts suddenly droppi