Photographer Marc Domsky's book Phallus Through Bhutan documents the phallus paintings, sculptures and artwork he has encountered throughout Bhutan. Phalluses are protective and fertility symbols to the Bhutanese dating back to the time of the llama Drukpa Kunely.
Marc Domsky is an amateur photographer and anesthesiologist who lives in Jackson, Wyoming. His love of mountain culture led him to Bhutan with his wife Lisa, a Urologist. Needless to say they were immediately struck by the incredible array of phallic forms, paintings and totems on buildings, houses, people and trails throughout the country. The Bhutanese believe the phallus is a portent of good luck, acts as a protector from harm and aids fertility. Well known for "Gross National Happiness", the Bhutanese are incredibly gracious and happy. Could they know something that we are as yet unaware. Domsky's book, Phallus Through Bhutan Journey of the Magic Thunderbolt, is a collection of 65 rare color photographs of phalluses from his two adventures through Bhutan. They will no doubt evoke sudden emotions and isn't that what life's journey is all about. Laugh if you will...it's about time more Western cultures did!
I would also like to thank Cathy Shill, of The Hole Hiking Experience and Bhutan Himalayan Experience, who is a trekking master and based in the USA. An incredible resource for hikes in Jackson, WY and treks in Bhutan.