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„Bribing the Ghosts 5“

from the gallery of Brian Webb

Chinese burn paper representations of physical things as a way of symbolically providing for their dead relatives in Heaven. This is especially true while celebrating the Chinese New Year and Festival of Hungry Ghosts. If unprovided for, it is believed that the ghosts of the dead will return to wreak havoc with the lives of the living.

Spiritual racketeering, if you will.

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