By Snying bo rgyal and R Solomon Rino སྙིང་བོ་རྒྱལ་དང་སཱོ་ལི་མིན་རེས་ནཱོ། ༢༠༡༠།
དེབ་འདིས་ཀྲུང་གོའི་མཚོ་སྔོན་ས་ཁུལ་གྱི་ལྷ་པའི་འཚོ་བ་དང་། དེའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས། ཆོས་ལུགས་་་་་་་
-- -- མར་ཁཱི ཐྲུའུ་རིན། (གྲངས་འཛིན་ཧི་མ་ལ་ཡ་ལས་གཞི ཁམ་སྦི་རེས་ལྗི་སློབ་གྲྭ་ཆེན་མོ།)
This is a finished and intensely trained learn of the altering social context and spiritual lives of lha pa, 'deity males' or god men,' in Qinghai Province, China. Snying bo rgyal and Rino's account of those Tibetan trance mediums who turn into possessed by means of mountain deities succeeds in either honoring the earlier via an in depth description in their perform whereas acknowledging the expanding demanding situations to those traditions. This ebook is a crucial contribution to the documentation and figuring out of Asian ritual and society.
Dr. Mark Turin, Director, electronic Himalaya undertaking, college of Cambridge, UK
A rigorously researched and wonderfully illustrated examine of a truly specific Tibetan village and its traditions within the multicultural Reb gong area of A mdo. the focal point is at the rituals and non secular ideals hooked up with the trance mediums referred to as lha pa, sometimes called Tibetan 'shamans.' in accordance with box observations, interviews, and comparative proof, this is often descriptive and analytic anthropology at its most sensible. the quantity comprises real texts and a glossary.
--Dr. Juha Janhunen, collage of Helsinki
This is an interesting ethnographic examine of spirit mediums in A mdo revealing how their actions are being remodeled in a speedily altering world.
--Dr. Hildegard Diemberger, Director, Tibetan reviews, Mongolia and internal Asia experiences Unit, college of Cambridge
The lha pa of the villages of the Reb gong zone have drawn awareness from either Tibetan authors and international students in fresh many years, yet have been usually obvious merely as a marginal a part of glu roll/klu rol gala's. in the past the data on them was once very constrained and stemmed often from the statement of the pageant, which was once then defined and interpreted from the viewpoint of an outer observer. This precious e-book supplies area to the voices of area people and lha pa deliberately. Containing a large number of ethnographical information, stories and narrations of area people, it attracts the reader to their worldview and daily life in an unparalleled method. It brings right down to earth many of the scholarly speculations at the gala's and encompasses a good deal of recent details on Tibetan lha pa regularly. It can't be passed over by way of any researcher at the given region. Congratulations to the authors.
--Dr. Daniel Berounsky, Charles collage, Prague
The authors, one an A mdo Tibetan, current a wealthy physique of narratives, descriptions and old information about the klu rol, some of the most interesting and extreme sequence of rituals enacted in japanese Tibet. broad testimony is gifted from these concerned, together with a number of of these who're possessed by means of neighborhood deities in the course of the klu rol, besides translations of the ritual texts. it is a wealthy and beneficial source for all students operating within the region.
--Dr. Fernanda Pirie, Oxford University
In this completely documented learn of lha pa in 3 villages of Reb gong County, Snying bo rgyal and R. Solomon Rino acquire and current an awfully distinctive and wealthy set of tales, observations, and pictures in regards to the surroundings, rituals, views of and in regards to the trance mediums, and the way those are all swiftly altering. The authors decide to reduce their very own statement for you to enable the lha pa converse: for themselves to the fullest quantity attainable. The painstaking information, together with footnotes, Tibetan word list, village map, and translation of appropriate scriptures, might be of significant curiosity to experts and others attracted to Tibetan tradition. one of the attention-grabbing themes coated are the lha pa's reports in their personal ownership and depossession by way of mountain deities, their self-perception, controversies over authenticity, and the ways that those practices intersect in unforeseen methods with new rules corresponding to the 'New Socialist Countryside.'
--Dr. Emily T. Yeh, division of Geography, collage of Colorado
Rich in illustrations and ethnographic aspect, this worthy paintings describes the little-known international of Tibetan trance mediums and their rites from an insider's perspective.
--Dr. Mark Bender, affiliate Professor, The Ohio kingdom University
Snying bo rgyal and Rino write meticulously approximately lha pa in a fashion that gives a wealthy resource of information for destiny scholars.
--Dpal ldan bkra shis, Humboldt college, Berlin
This is a very lucid and intricately rendered description of Tibetan 'deity mediums,' a major cultural and political phenomenon within the A mdo Tibetan quarter of Reb gong. The authors' cautious translations of interviews with younger and older mediums in a single village presents readers with a unprecedented glimpse on the transferring dynamics of the once-central establishment of deity ownership between farming Tibetans in reform-era China.
--Dr. Charlene Makley, Reed College
Deity males is a unprecedented insider's check out the realm of Tibet's trance mediums and the deities they embody.
--John Vincent Bellezza
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