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Author Campbell, June.

Title Traveller in space : in search of female identity in Tibetan Buddhism / June Campbell
Edition First edition
Published New York : George Braziller, 1996


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Description x, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. When Iron Birds Appear -- 2. Archaic Female Images and Indigenous Culture -- 3. The Lotus Deity - A Lost Goddess -- 4. Monasticism and the Emergence of the Lineage of the Self-Born -- 5. 'Free of the Womb's Impurities' - Divine Birth and the Absent Mother -- 6. At One with the Secret Other -- 7. A 'Traveller in Space': The Significance of the Dakini and her Sacred Domain -- 8. The Question of 'Otherness' in Female Representation -- 9. Perspectives on Culture and Gender
Summary Traveller in Space is a cross-cultural study of the significance of the female in the philosophy and symbolism of Tibetan Buddhism. It approaches female identity through an account of the historical context of archaic images of the female, and takes a psychoanalytical perspective on the philosophy surrounding the key figure of female embodiment in Tibetan Buddhism, the dakini. Through an examination of the unusual patriarchal system which developed in Tibet, important questions are raised concerning the meaning and relevance of the secret sexual practices of Tibetan Tantra, and the issues of power and authority as they relate to the potential subjectivity of women today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ḍākinī (Buddhist deity)
Campbell, June.
Women in Buddhism -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Women -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Women -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Woaen -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region
Feminist theory.
Psychoanalysis and religion.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Religion.
LC no. 95050614
ISBN 0807614068 hardcover : cover