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Author Bellezza, John Vincent.

Title Spirit-mediums, sacred mountains, and related Bon textual traditions in upper Tibet : calling down the gods / by John Vincent Bellezza
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 532 pages, 29 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations
Series Brill's Tibetan studies library, 1568-6183 ; v. 8
Brill's Tibetan studies library ; v. 8. 1568-6183
Contents Foreword by Henk Blezer; Acknowledgments; i) Introduction to the spirit-mediums of Upper Tibet; ii) The greater tradition: cross-cultural comparisons; iii) Introduction to Part Two: interviews conducted with spirit-mediums; iv) Introduction to Part Three: the mountain deities of the spirit-mediums; v) Introduction to Part Four: spirit-mediums in the Bon literary tradition; vi) Introduction to Part Five: Bon literary references to the ritual implements and practices of the spiritmediums; i) bsTan-grag lha-pa, born circa 1925; ii) Pho-bo dbang-phyug, born circa 1920
iii) dPa' dam, born circa 1914iv) Khams-pa'i dpa' chung, born circa 1912; v) sPu-yu, born circa 1939; vi) Bu-chung, born circa 1919; vii) Lha-pa bstan-pa, born circa 1936; viii) Phyogs-bzhi lha-pa, born circa 1927; ix) Lha-klu, born circa 1948; x) dPa' mo, born circa 1925; xi) Pho-bo lha-dbang, born circa 1935; xii) sGrol-dkar, born circa 1952; xiii) Pho-bo mtsho-rgyal, born circa 1939; xiv) Karma rig 'dzin, born circa 1935; xv) Pho-bo chu-bza
Summary Unique original material on the phenomenon of the spirit-mediums of Upper Tibet, the men and women who channel the gods. With extensive interviews with members of this living tradition
Notes "Languages of the greater Himalayan region"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-500) and indexes
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
In English with passages in Tibetan (romanized); includes translations from Tibetan
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Subject Bon (Tibetan religion) -- Rituals -- Texts.
Shamans -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Genre/Form Texts.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1429453087 (electronic bk.)
1433707292 (electronic bk.)
9004143882 (alk. paper)
9781429453080 (electronic bk.)
9781433707292 (electronic bk.)
9789004143883 (alk. paper)
(alk. paper)