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For centuries the mediums of Rasi Salai have made a pact with ancient spirits, allowing their bodies to be borrowed for a taste of the physical realm in return for visions and wisdom from the otherworld.
The Isaan RecordDecember 15, 2018
More than two decades after a lush wetland forest disappeared into a man-made reservoir, the people of Rasi Salai still feel ripples. Having lost their traditional livelihoods to the dam, they are determined not to let it swallow up their cultural traditions as well.
The Isaan RecordDecember 13, 2018
In Rasi Salai, “the capital city of spirits,” locals use their connections to ancient forest spirits to protest development projects and protect the environment.