Tibetan Amulets

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Title:Tibetan Amulets

ISBN:N000004793

Author:Per Kvaerne
Tadeusz Skorupski

Publisher:White Orchid Press

Publish Year:1983

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Anthropology/ Sociology | Tibet | Gems & Jewelry | Social Science | Tibetan History | Culture and Customs

Language:English

Remarks:B&W Illustrations and Glossary.

Pages:122

Size:190 x 210 mm

Weight(gms):450

Price:USD 35.29

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  • This is a systematic study of the Tibetan charms and amulets, mantras and cakras that have protected wearers for centuries and which remain a living tradition today. Drawing from indigenous works of the 19th century, the author illustrates and explains 109 amulets and their accompanying mantras, as well as 102 cakras, primarily associated with the Nyingma-pa and Bon traditions. The author also employs the amulets and cakras to reveal details of the myriad gods, demons and other supernatural beings - many incorporated into Buddhism from earlier belief systems - that comprise the Tibetan pantheon. This is a very important work on the subject, back in print again after many years. It offers a very important contribution to understanding of Tibetan amulets back in print after many years.

    Per Kvaerne

    Per Kvaerne is Director of the Institute for the Comparative Research in Human Culture, Oslo, and Professor of the History of Religions and Tibetology, University of Oslo. He has been a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters since 1976 and was Convenor of the Sixth Conference of the International Association for Tibetan Studies in 1992. Besides a particular interest in the history, literature and art of the Bon religion, his field of research is late Indian tantric Buddhism and he has published An Anthology of Buddhist Tantric Songs: A Study of the Caryagiti, Oslo, 1977.

    Tadeusz Skorupski

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