Sacred Tattoos Of Thailand: Exploring The Magic, Masters And Mystery Of Sak Yan


by Cummings, Joe; Dan White

Sacred Tattoos Of Thailand: Exploring The Magic, Masters And Mystery Of Sak Yan

Price:  US$34.65   (SGD45.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 240 pages
Published:  2012, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814302548
SB#:  051143 (140)

About This Book

A hitherto largely unknown area is opened to the English reader in this extensively illustrated exploration of sak yan, the sacred tattoos found among followers of Thai Buddhism. The mixture of magic, art, animism and Buddhist beliefs which underpin the use of these tattoos is discussed. Details are given of the beliefs and symbolism of several sak yan traditions, the role of hermit sages and temples practitioners, procedures and equipment used and the symbols and akkhara or sacred script which implant the magic power and are distinct from purely decorative adornments. With line drawings, detailed photographs, bibliography and glossary.


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