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Title: Spirit-Mediums, Sacred Mountains and Related Bon Textual Traditions in Upper Tibet: Calling down the Gods
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: John Vincent Bellezza
One Sentence Summary: A comprehensive exploration of the cultural history of the lha-pa (spirit-mediums) of Upper Tibet.

Description: This work encapsulates the full spectrum of extant Tibetan religious heritage. To date, no other ethnographic or literary source has demonstrated such an unmodified and rich juxtaposition of disparate cultural components. The main bodies of tradition (qualitatively and historically) represented include: Indigenous folk culture related to the physical and numinous environment of Upper Tibet, doctrinal material derived from Vajrayana, gCod cult practices, Gling ge-sar bardic content, and Phya-gshen elements specifically pertaining to dpyad (diagnosis), gto (beneficial rites) and the cult of dgra-lha (sgra-bla).

Publisher Place: Leiden
Publisher: Brill
Normalized publisher place: Leiden
Publisher country: The Netherlands
Publisher URL: http://www.brill.nl/spirit-mediums-sacred-mountains-and-related-bon-textual-traditions-upper-tibet
Published Date: 2005
Extent: xvi, 568 pp.
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Archaeology -- Bellezza Bibliography
Language: English
Interface Language: English
Series Title: Tibetan Studies Library
Series volume: 8
ISBN/ISSN: 9004143882
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Book (single author)
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Date Of Record Creation: 2011-10-03 12:45:55
Date Record Checked: 2011-10-03
Date Last Modified: 2011-10-03 12:46:47
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