Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thailand Ritual of Renewal: Practice Death

Many things in life require rehearsals but for most of us, death isn’t among them. The idea of renewal and starting again is experienced every year in nature with the change of seasons, but for the human mind it is a more difficult phenomenon.

The Pram Manee Temple in Nakorn Nayok province, which is located 107 km northeast of Bangkok, Thailand, has developed a rather bizarre but nevertheless workable solution for the human mind to cleanse itself of the past and begin again.

The concept involves rehearsing death with a mock funeral, which includes lying down in a coffin....

Read the whole story from Weird Asia News.

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