Travel Challenge Day 7…11th January 2020…

Ma Song

 

Sharon at the awesome Gum trees and Galaxies blog, just the title which I think is so cool just makes me want to pop in for a read nominated me to participate in the Travel picture challenge. I mean do I have travel pictures…haha… Gum trees and galaxies blogs about travel, adventure, books, life and stuff especially if your passion is all of those plus the environment it then makes this blog a must-read who knows what little gems you may find…

The challenge is about visual images so we need to post a favourite travel picture for 10 days without explanation and nominate someone else to participate.

If I nominate you and you don’t want to participate, please do not feel obliged, but if you do, please link back to me so that I can see your post, in these curtailed times vicarious travel is a lovely escape, I would love to see what you choose to post.

Actually, I am finding it hard to decide who to nominate, if you would like to be nominated leave me a comment and I will send the next one your way. 

26 thoughts on “Travel Challenge Day 7…11th January 2020…

  1. acflory

    I’m no good at this kind of thing but…I am fascinated by the pic you posted. I know you’re not supposed to ‘explain’ it but…are they sewing stuff onto him????

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes…The Vegetarian festival in Phuket is quite visual and they perform things like putting a sword through their mouths from side to side they induce some sort of trance like status …very colourful but very graphic the mnd boggles at times x

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      1. acflory

        …a sword? I’m cringing just thinking about it. I know some of the yogis [?] are adept at autohypnosis, but they have to come out of it eventually. I can’t imagine how much it would hurt then. 😦

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      2. acflory

        Western scientists glibly label it autohypnosis or autosuggestion, but what kind of mechanism in the brain allows anyone to consciously shut off the parts of the brain that feel pain? If I were a scientist, I’d be studying this like mad!

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      3. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I’m sure they are but it takes a lot training to reach that state of mind if you watch them they never even flinch its as if they are out of body for want of a better word but still aware and functioning.. Fascinating..

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      4. acflory

        Yes. That level of pain would be impossible to ‘fake’. And yes, I’m sure only a few people ever get to the point of being able to do what they guy in your photo can do, but… it can’t just be ‘mind over matter’! Flinching when hurt is part of the autonomic nervous system, a bit like breathing. Taking conscious control of that system is..huge. Ditto the guys who walk on hot coals etc etc. I would love to know what their mental techniques do to the /brain/ to make these feats possible.

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      5. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Meeks…I just dug this comment out of spam did you enjoy it in there with the low life and educate them while you were there? Anyway, in answer to your comment, The control they display is incredible to reach that stage of consciousness …They believe they are possessed by a Phra( angels spirit). and are chosen.

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      6. acflory

        lmao! I did my best, Carol, but I wasn’t in there long enough. Thanks for rescuing me though. 😀
        So they don’t see it as something they do but something an external spirit does? Yet never has a human being been in greater control of his/her own mind and body.
        Are they very religious?

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      7. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Yes, I would say Buddism plays a big part even in everyday life it is a constant here…Move into a new house, buy a new car…the monks come and bless it(although) with the amount of traffic accidents here… not sure of the effect that making religious symbols on the inside roof on the drivers side of your car and chanting is having much effect…sigh xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      All piereced on or through the body …from the smallest pin to the largest sword or whatever…it is quite graphic at times and the Ma Song induce a trance like state so as not to feel anything…Not for the faint hearted if watching x

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      1. beetleypete

        Not my sort of thing. Piercings make me squirm! I could never have one, and get put off by seeing them on people. (I’m used to pierced ears for earrings of course, but would never have them myself.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I can’t think of anymore just linking back to Sharon from today as she nominated me if anyone wants to they can….Love your Central Park one looking forward to the other days 🙂

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