Living Ashes
ashes to ashes, dust to dust
3 posts by Pei

Upon looking for the real bamboo-made Joss paper, brought me to a very old traditional religion supplies shop in the old district of Taipei. The shop not only sells Joss paper, but also incense powder. Although by growing up in

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In Taiwan, some part of China, and many parts of East Asia, Joss paper (a. k. a. ghost money) is very often being used as ritual offerings for the dead, ancestors, and the holy. They are traditionally made of bamboo

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Just some follow up for the thoughts on the source of ash in more detail, which we’ve discussed a bit in the skype meeting. I’m thinking about the transition between non-living to living, non-animated to semi-animated to animated, organic to

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