Divine Encounters – Trade Edition


“At a time when competitive visions for Asia’s future run rampant, ancient beliefs appear to fade away. In the concrete canyons of the region’s mega-cities, there is little room for gods and spirits. Or is there?

Hans Kemp takes us on an exquisite journey to the far side of faith. His epic, exuberant and exciting Divine Encounters provides rare glimpses into the esoteric nooks and crannies of Asia’s urban spaces, into the gods that inhabit far-flung jungles and into timeless rituals and ceremonies of local communities determined to maintain a bridge to the past that will help define and safeguard their future.”
Tom Vater – author of Sacred Skin: Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos




The trade edition of Divine Encounters – Sacred Rituals and Ceremonies in Asia, is a large format hardcover book of 400 pages featuring 280 full color photographs reproduced to the highest offset printing standards depicting 14 different sacred ceremonies and rituals from all over Asia.

Each chapter starts with a short introduction explaining the background of the ceremony. Further details can be found in the extensive captions that accompany each photograph.
Suggestions for further reading encourage the interested reader to delve deeper into the subject matter.

The trade edition of Divine Encounters is available for pre-order now. All pre-ordered books will be personally signed by Hans Kemp. You can pay with paypal or card. You will be billed by the publisher, Visionary World.
(The price does not include shipping. Delivery will be by courier – check the shipping rates tab for more information on delivery charges)
We expect the books ready for shipping at the beginning of August. We will keep you updated on any changes to our production schedule.

  • Hardcover: 400 pages, 280 full color photographs, embossed title on cover and spine
  • Publisher: Visionary World
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-988-14939-2-7
  • Product Dimensions: 25×33 centimeters (9.84×13″)
  • Product weight: 3 kg
  • All pre-ordered books will be personally signed by Hans Kemp

Shipping Rates

All orders of Divine Encounters will be shipped by courier from our European agent’s KODANSHA EUROPE’s facilities in the UK.
To ensure a safe and damage-free delivery we exclusively use DHL courier services to handle your order.

We are pleased to be able to offer the following excellent courier rates for the delivery of Divine Encounters

Delivery areas:
Area 1: UK & Ireland, Benelux, Germany, France
Area 2: Rest of Europe
Area 3: North America
Area 4: Asia, Oceania
Area 5: Rest of the World

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If you wish to order more books please send us a request by filling out this enquiry form. We will get back to you with a customized quotation.

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.

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