Longing for Darkness Tara and the Black Madonna

ISBN-10: 0140195661
ISBN-13: 9780140195668
Edition: Revised 
Authors: China Galland
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Description: With this book, China Galland brought increased attention to the spiritual traditions of the Black Madonna and other cross-cultural expressions of the feminine divine. The popularity of recent works by authors like Sue Monk Kidd and Kathleen Norris  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

With this book, China Galland brought increased attention to the spiritual traditions of the Black Madonna and other cross-cultural expressions of the feminine divine. The popularity of recent works by authors like Sue Monk Kidd and Kathleen Norris have only increased readers fascination. Now with a new introduction by the author, Longing for Darknessexplores Gallands spellbinding and deeply personal journey from New Mexico through Nepal, India, Switzerland, France, the former Yugoslavia, and Polandplaces where such figures as Tara, the female Buddha of the Tibetan tradition, and the Black Madonna are venerated today.

Born and raised in Texas, China Galland is the award-winning author of Longing for Darkness and The Bond Between Women. She received a Hedgebrook Writers Invitational Residency and has won awards for her writing from the California Arts Council. Galland is a professor in residence at the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, where she directs the Keepers of Love Project. She lectures, teaches, and leads retreats nationally and internationally on religion, race, and reconciliation.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Unremembered Gate: Kathmandu, Nepal
Underneath: California
Fallen Down Out of the Sky: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Where Tara Emerges: The Way to Pharping Village, Kathmandu, Nepal
This Nameless Path: California
Who Is Leaving, Who Will Return?: Meeting with the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, India
Effort Is Required: Dharamsala and Delhi, India
The Ravens of Einsiedeln: Einsiedeln, Switzerland
The Way to Poland: Switzerland and France
We Go Now: Warsaw, Poland
The Pilgrimage to the Black Madonna: The Road to Czestochowa, Poland
After the Pilgrimage: Krakow, Poland
There Are Roses of Fire: California
The Madonna's Face: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Walesa's Prayer: Gdansk, Poland
The Mystery of the Messages: Medjugorje, Yugoslavia
Where the Streams Cross: California
On the Mountain: The Dalai Lama, Mount Tamalpais, California
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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