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    Thai Ghosts and Their Mysterious Power

    $6.00 $4.00 Chadchaidee, Thanapol
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    We cannot deny the significance of ghosts in Asian societies, because they play an essential part in our lives on an almost daily basis.
    Stepping into a plane heading to Thailand, you will be protected by benevolent ghosts immediately and automatically.

    They have the responsibility to protect you and help you without request. Most importantly, they will drive away the malevolent ghosts who may cause inconveniences to you. In Thailand, ghosts have their own specific duties to protect you.

    For example, during travelling you have to depend on the ghosts of vehicles, or Mae Ya Narng, the household ghosts, and ghosts of the forest. You need pay no extra charge because their help is complimentary. So you should not be afraid of them, but don’t insult them. The friendly ghosts always welcome you to the land of smiles and the land of a hundred ghosts.

    That is why I’ve dedicated this effort to telling you about ghosts. I must live with ghosts all my life; I cannot deny them or dissociate myself from them…

    Based on personal experiences, verbal and written evidence, and word of mouth. The first ever written by a Thai author who confronted ghosts at young age.

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  • Buddhism from Islamic Perspective

    $1.99 Vandestra, Muhammad
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    Buddhism is the religion of more than 500 million people around the globe. The majority of those people live in Asia but there are substantial Buddhist communities in other continents. There are two main Buddhist traditions, Theravada (The School of the Elders) and Mahayana (The Great Vehicle). Buddhism is not strictly a religion and is often described a philosophy of life.

    According to Theravada scripture the Buddha (Siddartha Gautama) was born in the 5th century BCE. He was the son of King Śuddhodana, the ruler of a small kingdom in what is modern day Nepal. Shortly after his birth, eight Brahmins were called upon to predict the child’s future. Seven Brahmins prophesised that the young prince would either be a great ruler, or renounce worldly pleasures and live the life of a holy man.

    One however, was sure the child would be a holy man. The King had great worldly ambitions for his son therefore kept the Prince within the confines of the royal palace. At age 29 the prince escaped confinement and had several encounters with the outside world. These encounters became known in scripture as the four sights.

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  • Thailand Old Hand

    $4.99$12.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    Thirty Years around the Bars and Backstreets of Asia

    Peter Jaggs has the unerring ability of being able to blunder into a good story wherever he travels in Asia. Whether perusing the bars and brothels of Pattaya and Angeles City, meeting up with an archaic spirit doctor in the wilds of the Isaan countryside, losing his way in the war-time tunnels of Cu-Chi in Vietnam, becoming embroiled in a punch-up with the local tough-guy in a Philippine backstreet or encountering an ethereal ghost on a deserted, moonlit beach in Thailand, he tells the tale with his own peculiar stamp of originality, humor and accuracy.
    The twenty true short stories in this – the author’s eighth book – are as colorful, diverse and sometimes as confusing as the continent of Asia itself. Many will make you laugh, others may make you want to cry and one or two will probably appall you. Whatever your reaction may be to some of the memories of a man who has spent almost three decades making the most of what Asia has to offer, ‘Thailand Old Hand’ makes for a rattling good suitcase read and is a book you will find hard to put down.

    “The author is an Old Thailand Hand; it’s apparent he has been around long enough to become insightful” Bangkok Post

    “Jaggs has become like a master brewer, skillfully distilling a wealth of living experiences into some very funny moments” Pattaya Trader

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  • Blundering Around Isaan

    $6.99$12.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    In recent years Thailand has enjoyed a remarkable rise in the number of tourists coming to visit this fascinating and beautiful country.
    Thailand has been discovered, and hordes of travellers are now flocking to experience the diverse culture, friendly people and delightful beaches for themselves.
    Despite this rapid increase in tourism, there are still villages in the Northeast of the country where things have changed little for hundreds of years.
    Join the author during his unexpected six-month sojourn in Northeast Thailand. Meet farmers, fishermen, spirit doctors and Thai boxers and share in his misadventures as he comes to terms with the warm community of a rural Isaan village.
    Sometimes hilarious, often touching, occasionally tragic – but never dull – this book takes the reader into the heart of the Northeast, and provides an insight into a traditional way of life and a culture that is fast disappearing.

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