Tom Vater

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A State of Trance – Khong Khuen – Thailand´s Sacred Tattoos on Youtube

Visionary World Publisher Hans Kemp has created a short film on Khong Khuen, the trance state entered by Sak Yant (Thai Spirit Tattoos) devotees at the anual Wai Khru festival at Wat Bang Phra, a Buddhist temple west of Bangkok, last month.

Watch and marvel and travel to the very heart of Thai culture, far from the beaches and peaches!

…and buy Sacred Skin, the forthcoming book on Sak Yant by Visionary World! Photography by Aroon Thaewchatturat. Text by Tom Vater.

Out everywhere on July 1st 2011.


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