Divining with Achi and Tārā : comparative remarks on Tibetan dice and mālā divination : tools, poetry, structures, and ritual dimensions
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Divining with Achi and Tārā : comparative remarks on Tibetan dice and mālā divination : tools, poetry, structures, and ritual dimensions / translated and introduced by Jan-Ulrich Sobisch ; with contributions by Solvej Hyveled Nielsen.
|Other authors:||Sobisch, Jan-Ulrich, (Translator, Editor)Hyveled Nielsen, Solvej, 1987- (Contributor)|
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"Divining with Achi and Tārā is a book on Tibetan methods of prognostics with dice and prayer beads (mālā). Jan-Ulrich Sobisch offers a thorough discussion of Chinese, Indian, Turkic, and Tibetan traditions of divination, its techniques, rituals, tools, and poetic language. Interviews with Tibetan masters of divination introduce the main part with a translation of a dice divination manual of the deity Achi that is still part of a living tradition. Solvej Nielsen contributes further interviews, a mālā divination of Tārā and its oral tradition, and very useful glossaries of the terminology of Tibetan divination and fortune telling. Appendices provide lists of deities and spirits and of numerous identified ritual remedies and supports that are an essential element of a still vibrant Tibetan culture"--
|Other authors:||Sobisch, Jan-Ulrich, (Translator, Editor), Hyveled Nielsen, Solvej, 1987- (Contributor)|
Leiden ; Boston :
Prognostication in history,
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.