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Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas

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Product ID: 0-500-51108-X


Author: Claudia Muller-Ebeling, Christian Ratsch and Surendra bahadur Shahi


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 shamanic background of thangka-painting, and includes detailed descriptions of the techniques used to paint the thangkas, the deities depicted, and the ritual uses of the images