In Thailand a person can see Spirit Houses almost everywhere. Why? Some Buddhists believe in reincarnation. And with that belief come Spirits. Now these Spirits sometimes need a House to call a Home and some like to travel House to House. In other words Thai believe that some Spirits have always been stayed in a certain neighborhood and some Spirits like to visit other places.
These Houses are usually in a chosen spot in the front or in a corner of the property. The location is chosen after inviting a Brahmin priest or someone in the village who is smart about these matters to take a looksee. Much like having the preacher over for dinner.
After the Spirit House is built and blessed, it gives shelter to the Spirits. And Spirits are then to be had. These Houses can be built on the cheap or go for the Gold look. The Big House is for the Spirit that lives there and the smaller House is for guests.
Not what I grew up with in Missoura…
Looking out for Spirits in Thailand
Prayers to the Spirits
A typical Spirit House often seen outside a larger business.
In the Jungle, the mighty Jungle
See a Spirit House.
See a Red Fanta.
Making garlands. Dirt Cheap.
Going for the Gold
It was explained that the purplish smoke ring is a special Spirit. Thus its prominence on the wall.
Blessing the original Spirit House at D&G Resort. Mother Nature loved this Spirit House.
She ate it.
Ghost in the middle.
Using the Old Bricks to build the foundation for the new