Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas

Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas

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"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."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, 2002
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9780892819133
0892819138
9780892819188
0892819189
Branch Call Number: 299.14 M958s 2002
Characteristics: ix, 309 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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