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Die Thais und der Aberglaube

In der New York Times findet man einen lesenswerten Artikel zu den Thais und ihrem Hang zum Aberglauben. Wahrsagerei und “Magie” jedweder Färbung sind auch heute noch weit verbreitet und äu?erst lukrativ.

In a book published two years ago, a renowned Thai fortune teller recounted his consultation with one of the country??s powerful generals, Sonthi Boonyaratglin.

They met in January 2006, a time of political impasse, and Warin Buawiratlert, the fortune teller, told the general, ??There must be a coup.?

??Who is going to do it?? the general asked.

The fortune teller, who told the general he was the reincarnation of an 18th-century warrior, replied: ??You.?

Nine months later, on what some considered the auspicious day of Sept. 19, Mr. Sonthi fulfilled his fortune ?? and overthrew the government.

Nun ja. Thais look to the supernatural

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