Posts labeled Thailand
This is another story that I wrote in the mid-1990s. It was definitely my ‘blue’ period. The old abbot looked out across the dusty compound surrounding the ancient old chedi from the shade of a tree. It was late in the afternoon, on a typically hot March day. The workmen were already finishing up their work for the day; not that there were that many of them left. The work on the reconstruction of the chedi was almost complete.
Phallic Shrines in Thailand
One of the charming things about Thailand, and much of Asia for that matter, is that they’re much less hung up on depictions of the male member. In fact, some religions even venerate a crude representation of the male phallus. I imagine many of you have worshiped at that altar, haven’t you? In Thailand, phallic charms and wood carvings are popular. They serve many purposes, such as ‘protecting’ a guy’s real manhood from attack by evil spirits, or to simply encourage, err, propagation.
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