The latest issue of Bizarre magazine has a great article about therianthropy, the act of a human turning into an animal.
They talk about Thailand's "wai khru" festival, where hundreds of men show off their "yantra" tattoos. These tattoos have pictures and text describing an animal that is the spirit guide for than individual. Want more wisdom? Get a tattoo of a "ruusii", a local type of monkey. Want to be a better lover? Then you need an image of a lizard.
But this festival isn't just a tattoo show. Instead, after a brief ceremony, the participants start to inhabit the animal pictured on their skin. ( Collapse )