Description - Tai Magic by Susan Conway
Within the context of Tai 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.
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(240mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Publisher: River Books
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Author Biography - Susan Conway
Susan Conway is currently a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies and previously lived and taught in New York. Her books and papers cover the culture, arts and crafts of Southeast Asia, specialising in Thailand and the Shan States (Burma/Myanmar).