My Article Thai Occult Road Trip in Issue 40 of Indie Shaman Magazine.

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I have written an extensive article on my very first trip in September 2017 to meet the remarkable and sublime Ajarns of Northern Thailand in the 40th issue of Indie Shaman. During this first trip, with the assistance of Peter Jenx, author and photographer of The Thai Occult book series as my guide, I met Ajarn Suea, Ajarn Nanting and Ajarn Apichai, experiencing what can only be described as life-changing rituals and experiences that have quite literally tattooed themselves to myself and my life. The article describes in detail my participation in the Thai Lanna Buddhist Satuang, Sak Yant, Na Naa Thong and Kasin Fai rituals. Indie Shaman is a subscriber only magazine. Its Good Causes Fund was set up in 2008 and each year donates money towards good causes, primarily wildlife rescues nominated by members of the community. This has included Wolf Watch UK, Save Knock Iveagh and Wildcat Haven. Being a subscriber not only gives you access to an excellent magazine but also helps to protect and preserve our precious environment. You can subscribe to Indie Shaman here.

Published by: Sheer Zed

• Writer • Buddhist Shaman • Musician • Artist • Born in Newport, South Wales, Sheer Zed started singing at the age of six. He showed an interest in audio production, producing experimental tape shows in his bedroom at the age of eleven and started to write songs at sixteen. With a strong leaning to electronic based music, Sheer Zed recorded an industrial electronic album "Electro-Punk ’86" during the mid 1980’s. Festivals and numerous radio shows such as The Séance, The Dark Outside, The Phantom Circuit, The Numbers Broadcast, Frome FM's Homely Remedies and The Alrealon Musique Show have all featured Sheer Zed’s peculiar brand of outsider electronics. For over thirty years Sheer Zed has worked with many artists, collectives and groups. Numerous compilations such as Terse Greetings 2015 from Australia’s Severed Heads, Several by Several (a compilation supporting the late great John Several), the 95 track Hope Not Hate compilation promoting peace and tolerance and the Sombre Soniks Dark Ambient compilations have all featured Sheer Zed’s music. Sheer Zed has published articles on his personal experiences in the occult ritualistic aspects of shamanism and Thai Lanna Buddhism in the magazines Indie Shaman, TQ zine, Zazen Sounds, Rituals and Declarations and on the Folklore Thursday website. He is a practicing Buddhist and shaman, exploring the realm of sound through ritual, mantras and sound design. Sheer Zed also has contributed to the 2019-20 exhibition Do You Believe in Magic? at Bristol Museum. Sheer Zed has gone on three pilgrimages to Thailand and is currently working on various papers within his fields of interest while producing music and creating art •

Categories Ajarns, Buddhism, Goddess Worship, Holy Practioners, Magick, Mantras, Meditation, Occult, Philosophy, Ritual, Sak Yant, Shamanism, Takrut, Thai Lanna Buddhism, ThailandLeave a comment

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