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Himalayan Dialogue: Tibetan Lamas and Gurung Shamans in Nepal

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Author: Stan Royal Mumford

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Here for the first time is a thorough anthropological study of Tibetan lamaism in dialogue with the Nepalese shaman tradition. It combines textual analysis with richly contextualised ethnographic data. Rites studied include exchanges with the underworld, demon exorcism, recalling the soul, and the famed guiding of the consciousness in the Tibetan death rite. "Anthropology in the grand style" - American Anthropologist "The analysis of this confrontation is compelling" - American Ethnologist "An account of myths and rituals practised in a village along the Annapurna Circuit -- fascinating, once you get past the anthropological jargon" - David Reed, Nepal (Rough Guides)