8vo. 666pp. Reprint of the 1956 original. Bit of soiling top edge. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: This book is a study of the Tibetan protective deities, those gods worshipped by the Tibetans as protectors and guardians of Buddhism.
About 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. 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.
Título: Oracles and Demons of Tibet: The Cult and ...
Editorial: Gordon Press
Año de publicación: 1977
Condición del libro: VG+, NO dj
Descripción Paljor Publications, New Delhi, 1998. First Indian edition. Hardcover, octavo; black cloth boards with gilt spine titling; 666pp., mainly b&w plates and illustrations. Minor wear; a few small marks on text block edges and dustwrapper. Otherwise very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight. An important group of deities, best known as dharmapalas and dvarpalas protect the Buddhist religion and its institutions against adversaries as well as the integrity of its teachings. The iconography of these protectors and guardians of Buddhism belongs to the least known fields of Tibetan studies, the chief obstacle being the secrecy which surrounds this cult of the protective deities. The information presented here was collected from Tibetan lamas, priests, officials and Incarnate Lamas by the authors themselves. The book includes invaluable material on the ceremonies involving ritual dances, divination, black magic and weathermaking. The text is supported by Tibetan block-prints, sketches, pictures and some rare illustrations and drawings. Nº de ref. de la librería 86620
Descripción Books Faith India, 1993. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 2nd Reprint 1996. xv + 666 pages. Printed in India. A little rubbing to corner of board cover. Dust jacket has a little edge wear and rubbing of a small patch on the spine. Internally unmarked. Dust jacket is now protected in a removable transparent sleeve. Nº de ref. de la librería 008425
Descripción Graz, ADEVA, 1975. Estado de conservación: Sehr gut. Original cloth with dust jacket, xix, xiv, 666 pp., 20 plates and 25 figures in the text, very good condition. Still unsurpassed; necessary for any deeper understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, also important for iconography of Tibetan art. With a new introduction to this edition by Per Kvaerne, adding a few comments and additions to the chapters. Becoming uncommon. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050. Nº de ref. de la librería 17247
Descripción Book Faith India, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Neu. 2. Auflage. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1496841095251
Descripción London Geoffrey Cumberledge, Oxford University Press, 1956. pp.xiv, 666, 20 plates, text figures.. A very good copy in original cloth, front hinge tender. Nº de ref. de la librería 48513
Descripción Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1975. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. dust jacket in brodart wraps. a few tears repaired with clear, plastic tape. some creasing, rubbing chipping to dust jacket. edge wear to boards. gilt faded on spine. name written in back of book. some pencil notes. binding tight. Nº de ref. de la librería 042452
Descripción London Geoffrey Cumberledge, Oxford University Press, 1956. A very good copy in original cloth. First edition pp.xiv, 666, 20 plates, text figures. Nº de ref. de la librería 119424
Descripción Paljor Publications 2002-07-01, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. 8186230122. Nº de ref. de la librería 603385
Descripción Book Faith India, 1996. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 8173030391 8173030391 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Very Good) A couple small tears on back jacket cover, light scuff on front, Nº de ref. de la librería 1107443
Descripción Book Faith India, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P028173030391