Shamanism and tantra in the Himalayas
1st US ed.
The first comprehensive guide to the shamans and tantrikas of Nepal * 605 color and black-and-white illustrations, including 135 color thangkas. * Includes more than 20 psychoactives never before documented. * The result of 18 years of field research. The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal may be the only culture in the world where both shamanic and tantric techniques are still alive and in full practice today. The result of eighteen years of field research, Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of shamanism that is based on the knowledge and experience of the different tribes from that region. Included are original statements from the various ethnic groups and 135 color thangkas, which act as visual guides to the specific practices of the tantric tradition. In addition to the thangkas, the book is lavishly illustrated with numerous photos of different shamanic healing ceremonies, ritual objects, and culturally significant plants that have never been published before. The book also contains a wealth of original recipes, smoking mixtures, scientific tables, charts, and descriptions of more than 20 plants whose psychoactive properties and uses by shamans have never before been researched or documented.
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|Grouping Title||shamanism and tantra in the himalayas|
|Grouping Author||müller ebeling claudia|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-01 01:10:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-21 04:53:40AM|
|auth_author2||Gurung, Indra Doj., Rai, Mohan., Rätsch, Christian, 1957-, Shahi, Surendra Bahadur.|
|author2-role||Gurung, Indra Doj., Rai, Mohan., Rätsch, Christian,1957-, Shahi, Surendra Bahadur.|
|available_at_wilkinson||Telluride Wilkinson Library|
|detailed_location_wilkinson||TELL WPL Adult NonFiction|
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|record_details||ils:.b2185032x|Book|Books|1st US ed.|English|Inner Traditions,|2002.|ix, 309 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.|
|subject_facet||Shamanism -- Nepal, Shamanism -- Nepal -- Rituals, Spiritual healing -- Nepal, Tankas (Tibetan scrolls), Tantric Buddhism -- Nepal, Tantrism -- Nepal|
|title_display||Shamanism and tantra in the Himalayas|
|title_full||Shamanism and tantra in the Himalayas / Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Christian Rätsch, Surendra Bahadur Shahi ; in collaboration with Mohan Rai and the shamans, Indra Doj Gurung ... [and others] ; translated by Annabel Lee|
|title_short||Shamanism and tantra in the Himalayas|
|topic_facet||Rituals, Shamanism, Spiritual healing, Tankas (Tibetan scrolls), Tantric Buddhism, Tantrism|