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Oracles and Demons of Tibet

by Rene De Nebesky-Wojkowitz

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This book, a reprint of a long out-of-print study sheds fascinating insights on the occult secrets of Tibetan mysticism. It details the classification, appearance, and attributes of the Tibetan protective deities, their iconography, sacrifices, ceremonies, oracles, ritual dances, black magic and their cult of weather making.

Table of Contents:

  • Part I: The Iconography of the Protective Deities
    • The Protective Deities. Their Classification, Appearance and Attributes
  • A. The Jig Rten Las Pai' Srung Ma
    • Dpal Ldan Lha Mo
    • The Group of the Mgon Po
    • Vaisravana, Kubera, and Jambhala
    • Gshin Rje and Related Deities
    • Lcam Sring
  • B. The Jig Rten Pai' Srung Ma
    • Pe Har and Companions
    • Do Rje Shugs Ldan
    • Tshangs Pa
    • Rdo Rje Legs Pa
    • The Dge Bsnyen Phying Dkar Ba
    • Tsi'u Dmar Po and the Btsan Demons
    • The Tshe Ring Mched Inga and Related Goddesses
    • Mountain Deities
    • Local Protective Deities
    • The Dregs Pa
    • The Dgra Lha
  • Part II: The Cult of the Protective Deities
    • Sacrificial Objects and Offerings
    • Thread-crosses and Thread-cross Ceremonies
    • Worship of the Dharmapalas
    • Tibetan Oracles. Their Position, Attire, Feasts, and Prophetic Trances
    • The State Oracle
    • Methods of Divination
    • Tibetan Weathermakers
    • Destructive Magic
    • Protection against Evil
    •  Some notes on Tibetan Shamanism
  • Tibetan Texts
  • Tibetan Sources.

About the Author:

The author, Rene de Nebesky-Wojkowitz a scholar and adventurer who studied Tibetan culture, primarily in Sikkim, journeyed to the Himalayan region in the 1950s just before and during the Chinese invasion of Lhasa, when great upheavals were taking place in Tibetan society and culture.





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Title: Oracles and Demons of Tibet
Author(s): Rene De Nebesky-Wojkowitz
ISBN: 8173030499
Year of Publication: 1996
Bibliographic Information: xiv + 666p. plates, Figs., Index, Notes
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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