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Sacred Landscape and Pilgrimage in Tibet: In Search of the Lost Kingdom of Bon [with DVD] (New)
by Jinpa, Geshe Gelek
Publisher: Abbeville Publishing
Binding: Hardcover with CD
Book ID: 9780789208569, 0789208563
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This spiritual adventure is the first book to document the living tradition of Bon. This narrative features the voice and perspective of Gelek, a young Bon monk, giving it a knowledge of Bon not found in religious texts. According to the Tibetan calendar, 2002 was a holy year for pilgrimages, and in the holiest month of that year, Gelek set out from his monastery in Nepal with eleven hardy companions and photographer Thomas Kelly to travel to Kailish, a sacred mountain in western Tibet. Gelek was also on a mission to seek out the long-vanished kingdom of Zhangzhung. At the end of the journey, Gelek finds little that resembles the Bon kingdom. He comes upon crumbling ruins that have all but reverted to their native dust and earth. From this experience Gelek understands that the essence of his faith is not built on these shifting sands but on the bedrock of the change-less Bon teachings. This extraordinary trek is illustrated by 160 stunningly beautiful color photographs of the landscapes, travelers, local people, and Bon art objects. The text accompanying the images features a translation of Gelek's personal diary in which he vividly describes the arduous journey.
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...
The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
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Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press
Limited to 800 copies
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Yale University Press
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