Divine Encounters – Limited Edition

"Available now. Specific edition numbers upon request."

“In Divine Encounters, acclaimed photographer Hans Kemp turns his lens toward Asia’s shamans, priests, temples, shrines, and religious ceremonies. Asia teems with life, color, and emotion and in his large, brilliantly hued images Kemp manages to capture the continent’s spiritual vitality, making the invisible as visible as possible for us.
A magnificent photographic tribute to Asia’s spirituality.”
Kevin B. Turner, author of Sky Shamans of Mongolia: Meetings with Remarkable Healers

“The breadth and scope of Hans Kemp’s superb photography captures the expansive yet intimate nature of Asia’s ancient and thriving spiritual traditions.”
Art Wolfe – Renowned photographer of over 100 books and TV host of Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge




From the moment you see and feel the limited edition of Divine Encounters  you know that you’re beholding something very special! Though the size, page count and content of the limited edition is exactly the same as the trade edition, the presentation is altogether unique.

Limited to only 350 pieces produced, this signed and numbered collector’s edition is indeed a finely crafted piece of art.

Packaged in its own deluxe and hinged box, the limited edition includes a signed and numbered certificate and an archival quality giclee print of the first image in the book.

But perhaps the most impressive aspect of the limited edition is the striking Yant Sua or Sacred Tiger embossed in gold foil on both the cover of the book as well as on the lid of the deluxe box.

Specially drawn by Sak Yant (Sacred Tattoo) master Ajarn Neng in Bangkok, the Yant Sua symbolizes prosperity and compassion. A detailed explanation of the various elements of the Yant Sua as well as information about tattoo master Ajarn Neng will accompany the limited edition.

The limited edition of Divine Encounters is available now. For more details on edition numbers and corresponding prices as well as shipping details and costs please check the “Limited Edition: numbering, prices and delivery cost” tab. To request special edition number(s) and reserve your limited edition copy we ask you to contact us using the form accessible through the “reserve your limited edition copy now” button. We will get back to you with a confirmation or suggest alternative edition numbers if your choice is no longer available. Once your choice has been decided, we will send you an invoice payable with creditcard.

All limited edition Divine Encounters book orders will be shipped exclusively by DHL door-to-door courier via our European agent’s KODANSHA EUROPE’s facilities in the UK.


Product Details

Product Details:

  • Large format edition bound in premium maroon Skivertex
  • Presented in a deluxe hinged box, covered with maroon Skivertex
  • Gold foil stamping of a sacred Yant Sua (Tiger Yant), specially drawn for Divine Encounters by Sak Yant master Ajarn Neng in Bangkok, on both the cover of the book and the lid of the box
  • Hardcover: 400 pages, 280 full color photographs
  • Publisher: Visionary World, limited edition of 350
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-988-14939-3-4
  • Product Dimensions:
    • Book: 25×33 centimeters (9.84×13″)
    • Box: 36cm x 28cm x 6.5cm
  • Product weight: 4.8 kg
  • Includes a signed and numbered Limited Edition Certificate
  • Includes a giclee print of Divine Expectations, approx. 20×29 cm incl a 1 cm border (7.87×11.42″), signed by Hans and suitable for framing
  • Includes a detailed description of the various aspects of the Yant Sua
  • Each limited edition box + book is packed in a sturdy mailing carton made from double wall corrugated board for extra protection.

Limited Edition: numbering, pricing and delivery cost

Limited Edition: numbering, pricing and delivery cost


The 350 copies of the limited edition of Divine Encounters are priced as follows:
Edition number 1-10: USD 350.00 plus shipping
Edition number 11-100: USD 300 plus shipping
Edition number 101-200: USD 250.00 plus shipping
Edition number 201-350: USD 199.00 plus shipping


Due to the inherent value of these books, we take delivery very seriously and only use DHL door-to-door courier services. This naturally comes at a cost (each book weighs in at close to 5 kg), but at a significant saving over standard rates due to the volume discounts enjoyed by our European Agent KODANSHA EUROPE, who will be handling all delivery via the UK.

We are pleased to have secured the following excellent courier rates:
UK & Ireland, Benelux, Germany, France USD 50
Rest of Europe USD 60
North America USD 60
Asia, Oceania USD 70
Rest of the World USD 90

Please note:
To avoid the significant extra costs associated with non-delivery, customers are advised to provide a business delivery address where possible, manned during normal working hours. DHL will make 3 attempts at delivery on consecutive working days to any address; if on the 3rd attempt delivery fails, a card will be left and the customer invited to collect from the local delivery point within 7 days. after which it will be returned to Kodansha Europe’s UK warehouse.
Our delivery costs are 3rd-party and exchange rate dependent and therefore subject to change without prior notice; however all orders taken at a given cost will always be honoured at that cost.


Contact us with your preferred Limited Edition Number and we will send you a confirmation email or inform you of all available edition numbers in the same price tier if your choice is no longer available. Once your choice has been firmly decided we ask for a 20% deposit to secure your limited edition. Hopefully your choice will still be available, but the earlier you order, the better your chances!


A 20% deposit will secure your choice. We will send you an order confirmation and an invoice for the deposit, payable to the publishers, Visionary World, by credit card. The balance plus shipping costs will be invoiced when your book is ready to ship. Remember: the sooner you make your selection and place your order, the better your chances of success.


Divine Encounters (Limited Edition) will be available for shipping from August 5th 2019.

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