Himalayan Dialogue Tibetan Lamas and Gurung Shamans in Nepal

ISBN-10: 029911984X
ISBN-13: 9780299119843
Edition: 1989
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 12/15/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In the mountain valleys of Nepal, Tibetan communities have long been established through migrations from the North. Because of these migrations over the last few centuries, Tibetan lamaism, as one of the world's great ritual traditions, can be studied in the Himalayas as a process that emerges through dialogue with the more ancient shamanic tradition which it confronts and criticizes.

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration
Research Area Map
Lamas and Shamans
Introduction
Unbounded and Layered Cultures
Hierarchy and Narrative Memory
Rituals of Life
Shamanic Sacrifice and Buddhist Renunciation
Repudiation of the Red Offering
Reciprocal Exchange with the Underworld Serpent Deities (klu)
Rites of Defense: Serving the Guardian Deities (btsan)
Rites of Exorcism: Expelling the Demons (bdud)
Rituals of Death
Soul Calling and the Shamanic Matrix
Death Cult of the Ghyabre Shaman
Tibetan Death Rite
Historical Consciousness
Dialogue of Good and Evil Eras
Conclusion
Local Text Written by Lama Chog Lingpa
Local Text of Srungma rDo-rje Shugs-ldan
Bibliography
Index

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