Gory acts connect those with the spirit world at Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival

WARNING! Some of the content below contains images and video of self-mutilation that some people may find disturbing. Eyes in a trance-like gaze. Objects pierced through ears and cheeks. One man slices his tongue with a sword. Blood drips down on the road below. The name “Vegetarian Festival” doesn’t quite characterize Phuket’s annual event knownContinue reading “Gory acts connect those with the spirit world at Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival”