Phi Faa Ritual
A shamanistic ritual in Lao and Northeast -Thailand (Issan) for healing illnesses
Faa is a supernatural power residing in the sky. Phi Faa
is able to heal from desease and protect from unexplained disasters.The Phi Faa
Ritual is preferably celebrated for
a person that rejoices the convalescence from a serious disease. The faithful
thank Phi Faa for her support and plead to grant further protection.
After the shaman decided the date and the location, the ritual needs about 10 days of intensive preparation prior to the night of the celebration. The preparation comprises provision of food and sacrificial offerings, sweet smelling flowers and inviting and festive decorations.
The 4 min. video reports about the preparation of the Phi Faa Ritual. You can see this Video in HD mode and in full screen at Youtube ( http://youtu.be/oylwUylQXmA )
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