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Spirit-mediums, Sacred Mountains and Related Bon Textual Traditions in Upper Tibet

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Product ID: 9789004143883

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Author: John Vincent Bellezza

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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 and annotated translation of Bon literature relevant to the origins of spiritmediums and concluding with a chapter on Bon literary references to the ritual implements and practices. A major source-book