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Tibetan Mahayoga Tantra: An Ethno-Historical Study of Skulls, Bones and Relics

By: Andrea Loseries-Leick

Price: $36.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, B.R. Publishing Corporation: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027669

ISBN: 8176466425

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 253 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. View more info

Tibetan Mahayogatantra: An Ethno-Historical Study of Skulls, Bones and Relics

By: Andrea Loseries-Leick

Price: $29.40

Publisher: New Delhi, India, B.R. Publishing Corporation: 2008

Seller ID: 110348

ISBN: 8176466425

Condition: New


Bone carving, one of the most ancient crafts of Tibet, is here treated in the context of Mahayoga Tantra. Since the first missionary reports from Tibet in the letters to Rome (17 - 18 century) the use of skulls and bones in Tibet was described as sorcery involving all sorts of magic operations, and referred in the context to head hunting practices and ancestry cults. For the first time a full and thorough ethno-historical investigation is presented, combining the study of early Indian written documents (5 - 12 cent) and Tibetan texts (11 - 20 cent) on the subject with field study and participa... View more info