WILTON HOUSE stands upon the site of the old Abbey, which, with the surrounding estates, was granted by Henry VIII., soon after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539, to William, first Earl of Pembroke. Wilton is famous for its landscaped park and magnificent interiors.
Omens and superstitions of southern India by Edgar Thurston. Magic and Magicians. Exorcists and devil – dancers. The practice of magic.
Amoy town and harbour seen from Kalangsu (Gulangyu) Island in 1874. Fuh-kien (Fukien), China.
THERE is, however, the living vampire, distinct and separate from the dead species.
The one shown here stands on the right bank of the Han river, near Chao-chow-fu, and, like all the best examples of such edifices, the whole ground structure up to the first story is composed of stone.
The occupation of Macao by a grant from the head of the celestial empire to the Portuguese, as a reward for their services against the pirates infesting the islands at the mouth of the Canton river, took place on or about the year 1586.
The annexed is a Buddhist prayer-charm.
When the country has suffered from prolonged drought, Buddhist priests offer prayer, and perform the ceremony
These charms are employed by Taoist priests, Tao-shi, who use them for the purpose of informing “Yen-li” the God of Fire, that such a family has suffered from a conflagration.
In almost all Buddhist monasteries, may be seen a bell, which is tolled by the monks morning and evening. These regular tollings comprise a series of 108 strokes. This number 108 represents:
In ancient times, a small flag was erected beside the grave, in order to distinguish it from others by means of this special mark.