Guardian Angel Spirit on Guard (A Thai Spiritual Lion named Sing Toe) adorned with Buddhist Icons .... In Northern Thailand (where Big Gym City is located) …. There is belief in "Animism" which is that things (such as trees, rivers, stones & even plants [like Aoe Vera]) have living souls .... It is a belief in a spiritual presense, worthy of respect (& sometimes fear) .... That is why you will often see the trunks of old trees encircled with orange or red/brown cloth sashes .... Even if you do not believe in such traditions, definately better not to laugh (or scoff) at such 2,500+ year old beliefs ... Just remember that every "sensible" person once knew the world was flat .... Thank You Zeek.
HOW TO TIE & USE A HUNTER'S BEND
.... also known as a Rigger's Bend/Knot. It is fast (formed by 2 interlocking overhand knots) & secure (usually) even with slippery synthetic lines .... It is primarily used for joining the ends of 2 lines ... BUT it can (& often will) jam under strain ... So, if you want to untie it again after use, then beware.... It is similar to The Zeppelin Bend & is also a (subject to line/use) substitute for the Sheet Bend.
Sample Pages from "The Art of Shen Ku" .... Introduction to The Traveller (The 4 Bells & The Old Mystic)
THE 4 BELLS LOCIC 1 of 4) of "The Art of Shen Ku" .... is that even the smallest of actions (or lack thereof, & either voluntary or involuntary) can & will result in from the smallest to the most profound of eventualities (either positive or negative) at some near or distant time (either before or after) in or at any &/or all location(s) (or galaxy(ies) or universe(s) or timewarp(s) or dimension(s) &/or combination(s) thereof) WHATSOEVER .... ("Simple enough for a child ....Too complex for a genius" .... & The First Intergalactic Artform of The ENTIRE Universe) ... Absolutely, unequivocally & specifically relevant to YOU
The “Old Man” is not necessarily a man, nor old nor on a “Dusty Road” The Old Man is actually you &/or I, (or another being) .... On our/their journey …. BUT are we still missing some VITAL factor … that is actually right in front of us? .... “like a phantom in the mist".