Today I Went Down Some Spooky Old Stairs: a Photo Essay

Today I Went Down Some Spooky Old Stairs: a Photo Essay

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And in the spirit of spooky month, Kashgar presents a guest article by photo journalist  Ruykyu Mike , who lives in Japan and specialises in photos of wildlife, festivals and travel sites. Sharing tips for travelers with a twist of humour is part of the life Mike loves on the Island of Okinawa.

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Hungry Ghosts: their History and Origin

Hungry Ghosts: their History and Origin

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In the tradition of Halloween in the month of October, Kashgar brings you another legend to chill your bones, about the hungry ghosts of Eastern lore. More properly called preta or peta, these are the ghostly remnants of the dead who are afflicted with insatiable desire, hunger or thirst as a result of bad deeds or evil intent carried out in their life times...

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A Compendium of Demons

A Compendium of Demons

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No anthology of the gods and goddesses of humanity would be complete without a compendium of the major demons and fallen angels of the modern Christian Era. And just in time for Halloween too!

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Halloween - its History and Origins

Halloween - its History and Origins

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Happy Halloween everybody, or should we say Happy All Hallows Eve!  Although it’s an event not much celebrated in Australia because of its commercial overtones and association with the perceived crassness of all things American, the celebration of Hallowmas and All Hallows Eve is actually a Celtic tradition that dates back to at least the 1st century and represents thousands of years of collective human folklore that honours the dead and strikes a primordial chord in us all.

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