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Product ID: 0-299-14494-1
Book Name: The Rulings of the Night An Ethnography of Nepalese Shaman Oral Texts
Author Name: Gregory G. Maskarinec
Price: USD 25
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This is a first-rate account of one of the liveliest places of traditional shamanic practice today, Maskarinees study, based on extensive fieldwork in a blacksmith community of Western Nepal, enriches the complex of Dhaulagiri Shamanism by a caste perspective and invites a wider comparison both with other Himalayan and with Siberian forms of ritual healing. Regarding shamans oral expressions, the book comes with a surprise: not only are their mythical chants imbued with meaning, constituting a coherent cosmological system, but…

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Product ID: 0-500-51108-X
Book Name: Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas
Author Name: Claudia Muller-Ebeling, Christian Ratsch and Surendra bahadur Shahi
Price: USD 95
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Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas is the first all-encompassing study and first-hand report of the shamans and tantrikas of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Shamanism is not an archaic religion but rather a set of practices and beliefs from which Buddhism and Hinduism have borrowed fundamental tenets. This book is the first to examine Nepalese shamanism from an interethnic perspective, allowing the voices and practices of various ethnic groups to emerge. It is also the first to explain the…

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Product ID: 019562970-1
Book Name: The Dozing Shaman The Limbus of Eastern Nepal
Author Name: Philippe Sagant
Price: USD 25
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The Dozing Shaman is a collection of essays on the Limbus of eastern Nepal, a Tibeto-Burmese speaking group who live in the valleys located between Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga. The Limbus, or the Yakthumbas, are one of the oldest of the Himalayan people.

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Product ID: 1568-6183
Book Name: Lamas, Shamans and Ancestors
Author Name: Anna Balikci
Price: USD 160
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This careful study of the co-existence over time of Buddhism and shamanism among the Lhopo (Bhutia) people of Sikkim sheds new light on their supposedly hostile relationship. It examines the working relationships between Buddhist lamas and practitioners of bon, taking into consideration the sacred history of the land as well as its more recent political and economic transformation. Their interactions are presented in terms of the contexts in which lamas and shamans meet, these being rituals of the sacred land,…

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Product ID: 81-7303-052-9
Book Name: FAITH-HEALERS IN THE HIMALAYA An Investigation of Traditional Healers and their Festivals in the Dol
Author Name: Casper J. Miller
Price: USD 20
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Long out-of-print, Faith Healers in the Himalaya is a reprint of a classic anthropological study of the shamans of Nepal. With the introduction of western medicine and so-called modern amenities, this is a fascinating account of a traditional way of life that is slowly disappearing in the Himalayan kingdom.

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Product ID: 81-8069-247-7
Book Name: SHAMANIC TRANCE AND AMNESIA With the Shamans of the Changpa Normads in Ladakhi Changthang
Author Name: Ina Rosing
Price: USD 30
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SHAMANIC TRANCE AND AMNESIA With the Shamans of the Changpa Normads in Ladakhi Changthang Author: Ina Rosing

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Product ID: 81-8250-009-5
Book Name: Tamang Shamans An Enthnopsychiatric Study of Ecstasy and Healing in Nepal
Author Name: Larry Peters
Price: USD 20
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Tamang Shamans An Enthnopsychiatric Study of Ecstasy and Healing in Nepal Author: Larry Peters

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Product ID: 81-85693-79-X
Book Name: Nepalese Shamanism Essays on Tamang and Tibetan Shamanism
Author Name: Larry G. Peters
Price: USD 30
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Result of lifetimes researches in the Himalayas, Trance is a meticulous study exploring the hidden terrains of Tamang and Tibetan Shamanism. An exquisite fusion of creative writing and anthropological research, the book evaluates the relevance of shamanic practices in a modern-day Nepal. Divided into four major sections, Trance opens with a study of phenomenology of Shamanism as a spiritual discipline. Shamanism, Dr. Peters claims, is humankinds first mystical tradition. It is a cross – cultural phenomenon. Shamans were the first…

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Product ID: 978-99946-720-35
Book Name: Shamanic Solitudes Ecstasy, Madness and Spirit Possession in the Nepal Himalayas
Author Name: Martino Nicoletti
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An itinerary ? only apparently circular ? furrows the universe of Kulunge R?shamanism in Nepal. A nomadic religion, generated within the space of a double geography that weaves vivid visionary foreshortenings into the flat weft of reality. An extraordinary journey through the principal places composing the universe of shamanic reality: the ?call? by the spirits of the wood. The dreams and initiatic visions; the vocational sickness and flight into the forest ? mandatory steps on the path to obtaining powers;…

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Product ID: 978-99946-788-77
Book Name: Himalayan Mountain Cults Sailung Kalingchok Gosaikunda Territorial Rituals and Tamang Histories
Author Name: Gabriele Tautscher
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Nepal is renowned for the snow-capped Himalayas and their sacred status as the abode of the gods. These sacred seats are considered inaccessible and remain forbidden to human beings. Despite this mountain image, the largest part of Nepal consists of the lower, densely populated regions known as the Middle Hills, an area of intensively cultivated valleys and skilfully terraced hillsides. Here too, in spaces long inhabited and cultivated by humans, certain natural features ? peaks, rock outcrops, caves, and lakes…

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Product ID: 9780500511084
Book Name: Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas
Author Name: Claudia Muller-Ebeling, Christian Ratsch, Surendra Bahadur Shahi
Price: USD 125
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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 research, Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of shamanism based on the knowledge and experience of the different tribes from that region. Included are original statements from the various ethnic groups and 135 colour thangkas, which act as visual guides…

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Product ID: 9781570627125
Book Name: Shamans, Healers, and Medicine Man
Author Name: Holger Kalweit
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Shamans, Healers, and Medicine Men explores the primal healing methods of shamans all over the world. The author shows that for these extraordinary men and women, healing is not merely the alleviation of symptoms but entails a transformation of one's relationship to life.

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Product ID: 9781623170301
Book Name: Tibetan Shamanism: Ecstasy and Healing
Author Name: Larry Peters
Price: USD 50
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Reflecting sixteen years of intensive fieldwork, this book is a rich chronicle of the daily lives, belief systems, and healing rituals of four highly revered Tibetan shamans forced into exile by the Chinese invasion during the 1950s. Larry Peters lived and studied closely with the shamans in Nepal, learning their belief system, observing and participating in their rituals, and introducing many dozens of students to their worldview. Including photographs of the shamans in ecstatic ritual and trance, this book—one of…

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Product ID: 9781848190832
Book Name: Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of China: A New Book of Change
Author Name: Richard Bertschinger
Price: USD 40
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For the Chinese, the destiny of each individual and the cosmos have always been inextricably linked, and for two thousand years the Yijing, or the Book of Change, has exercised the best minds in the Orient. Richard Bertschinger, author of The Secret of Everlasting Life (the first translation of The Can Tong Qi), has worked from the classical commentaries to make a fresh and up-to-date translation for the modern world. Marriage, business ventures, journeys, military ventures, disputes, world affairs, personal…

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Product ID: 9788132219248
Book Name: Healing Traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas
Author Name: Pankaj Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Sushma Sharma
Price: USD 60
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This book discusses the perception of disease, healing concepts and the evolution of traditional systems of healing in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, India. The chapters cover a diverse range issues: people and knowledge systems, healing in ancient scriptures, concept of sacredness and faith healing, food as medicament, presumptions about disease, ethno-botanical aspects of medicinal plants, collection and processing of herbs, traditional therapeutic procedures, indigenous Materia medica, etc. The book also discusses the diverse therapeutic procedures followed by Himalayan healers…

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Product ID: 9789004143883
Book Name: Spirit-mediums, Sacred Mountains and Related Bon Textual Traditions in Upper Tibet
Author Name: John Vincent Bellezza
Price: USD 250
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This book uniquely provides first hand insights into the spirit mediums of Upper Tibet the men and women who channel the gods. John Vincent Bellezza here for the first time presents the conclusions of his extensive research in the region itself shedding light on the historical context the tradition, characteristics ceremonies and paraphernalia of the phenomenon. With extensive interviews with spirit-mediums including interpretive material drawn from Tibetan texts annotated translations of rituals devoted to the major deities of the spiritmediums…

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Product ID: 9789994672028
Book Name: The Ancestral Forest
Author Name: Martino Nicoletti
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Lost among the high hills of eastern Nepal, which has meant centuries of cultural isolation, the Kulunge Rai ethnic group have tenaciously maintained their religious tradition ever since their ancient origins. Bearing witness to a far-off past of hunting and nomadic life, their myths and legends form a plot and scenario that comprise a multitude of invisible entitles: the hunter-spirits and the monkey spirits, the undisputed sovereigns of the forest world; Laladum, the deity who resembles a little girl, the…

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Product ID: 99933-10-05-0
Book Name: TUNSURIBAN Shamanism in the Chepang of Southern and Central Nepal
Author Name: Diana Riboli
Price: USD 20
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Until approximately twenty years ago, the Chepang were nomadic hunters and gatherers but now due to dramatic changes in their life style, they live under what might be considered very difficult conditions.

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