Monday, May 4, 2009

Ghost Month

In April I posted a story about a housing development in Taiwan that was abandoned because ghosts are thought to inhabit it.  Recently, I found this related video about Ghost month as it is observed in Taiwan.  Ghost month is in August, but I couldn't wait 'til then to post this video.

What I find most interesting is the level of involvement that the people in this video have with their dead and with the dead in general.  The belief that the spirits of the dead regularly inhabit the same world that we do can make a big difference in how we look at death and how we lead our lives.    

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