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Traditional Thai Astrological Symbolism: An Exploration

Some years ago, a samatha practice group was formed to investigate a little known tradition of Thai astrological symbolism and to explore its usefulness as an aid to understanding the meditation practice. Like its much better known western and Chinese counterparts, the tradition in question uses a list of twelve symbols but these are different from those of other systems. It is also clear that they are connected in some way to Buddhist teaching.

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