THE SPIRIT WORLD TAASA Monday Night Sydney Lecture Series Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts 280 Pitt St, Sydney All events 6 ­ 8pm Drinks and refreshments served Cost: Members $20; Non-members $30 Special price if you book for the whole 6 lecture series: Members $100; NonMembers $150 Payment in advance essential. No refunds. Booking confirmation to: Chris Manning. Email: bookings@taasa. M: 0412 686 025 Payment by EFT: The Asian Arts Society of Australia BSB: 012-003, Account No. 2185-28414. Please provide name. Pay by credit card via TAASA website Please visit TAASA’s website for further details. – TAASA Review March 2019


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Monday 4 March 2019 Love the Buddha, Fear the Nat Dr Sally Bamford Myanmar’s spirits, known as nats, have intervened in people’s lives for millennia.

Feared for their capriciousness, the nats are placated with offerings ranging from flowers, coconuts and even whisky.

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