Category Archives: Superstitions

Syncrenicity

This is a picture of our household altar back in Thailand.

Syncrenicity.

That’s a Rosary and Crucifix my grandmother made by hand out of Russian olive seeds draped round an Emerald Buddha. ¬†From left to right in front, a plaster of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus, an amulet of the Holy Family from the Vatican, an image of a revered Thai¬†monk, a Brahman charm from some shrine in Bangkok or possibly a street vendor, and a Shinto charm from Meiji Jingu in Tokyo.

As the Thais say, the more you have on your side, the better.