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Phi Faa Healing Music Ritual of Thailand (Issan) and Laos

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Published on Apr 30, 2009

Short form of a ethnographic video project about a shamanistic ritual in Lao and Northeast-Thailand (Issan) for healing illnesses. Phi Faa is a supernatural power residing in the sky and deified by the people of Northeast Thailand (Issan) and Laos. The Phi Faa Ritual is preferably celebrated for a person that rejoices the convalescence from a serious disease. The guests of a Phi Faa Ritual involve themselves into this highly spiritual ceremony with dancing around a decorated sacrificial altar. The dance lasts a full night and creates trance conditions for many of the participants. The guests believe Phi Faa will participate the ceremony and they expect healing and protection from unfavourable fortune.
Interested visitors can find more details about the Phi Faa Ritual and other rituals and traditions of Southeast Asia at www.spatz-darmstadt.de
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi_Faa_...

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