Orcles and Demons of Tibet the cult and iconography of the Tibetan Protective Deities
Author: Rene De Nebesky- Wojkowitz
This definitive study of Tibetan protector deities reveals much about the early shamanistic base from which the Bon religion developed. The secrecy with which Tibetans surround the cult of the protective deities, especially the ceremonies involving ritual dances, divinations, black magic and weathermaking, was overcome by the author and he received instruction on these topics. He classifies the protective deities, details their appearance and attributes, and describes sacrificial objects, offerings, ceremonies, and oracles--their trances, ceremonies and attire.