ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 3: Deity Men by Snying bo rgyal and R Solomon Rino

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་་་་་་་
བཅས་ཀྱི་འགྱུར་ལྡོག་ལ་ཞིབ་འཇུག་གཏིང་ཟབ་མོ་ཞིག་བྱས་ཡོད་ལ། རྩོམ་པ་པོས་ཞིབ་བརྗོད་་་་
བབ་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་ཀྱང་བྱས་ཡོད། དེབ་འདིས་ཨེ་ཤེ་ཡའི་ཆོ་ག་དང་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ལ་ཤེས་རྟོགས་་་་
-- -- མར་ཁཱི ཐྲུའུ་རིན། (གྲངས་འཛིན་ཧི་མ་ལ་ཡ་ལས་གཞི ཁམ་སྦི་རེས་ལྗི་སློབ་གྲྭ་ཆེན་མོ།)

This is a entire and intensely educated examine of the altering social context and non secular 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 develop into possessed by means of mountain deities succeeds in either honoring the previous via a close description in their perform whereas acknowledging the expanding demanding situations to those traditions. This e-book is a crucial contribution to the documentation and realizing of Asian ritual and society.
Dr. Mark Turin, Director, electronic Himalaya venture, college of Cambridge, UK

A rigorously researched and wonderfully illustrated learn of a truly specified Tibetan village and its traditions within the multicultural Reb gong zone of A mdo. the focal point is at the rituals and non secular ideals hooked up with the trance mediums known as lha pa, often referred to as Tibetan 'shamans.' in line with box observations, interviews, and comparative facts, this is often descriptive and analytic anthropology at its most sensible. the amount comprises real texts and a glossary.
--Dr. Juha Janhunen, college of Helsinki

This is an engaging ethnographic research of spirit mediums in A mdo revealing how their actions are being remodeled in a quickly altering world.

--Dr. Hildegard Diemberger, Director, Tibetan reviews, Mongolia and internal Asia experiences Unit, collage of Cambridge

The lha pa of the villages of the Reb gong region have drawn cognizance from either Tibetan authors and international students in contemporary a long time, yet have been usually visible in simple terms as a marginal a part of glu roll/klu rol gala's. beforehand the data on them was once very constrained and stemmed regularly from the remark of the pageant, which was once then defined and interpreted from the perspective of an outer observer. This worthwhile publication provides house to the voices of local community and lha pa deliberately. Containing a large number of ethnographical info, tales and narrations of area people, it attracts the reader to their worldview and way of life in an unparalleled manner. It brings right down to earth the various scholarly speculations at the gala's and features a good deal of recent details on Tibetan lha pa quite often. 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 historic information about the klu rol, probably the most exciting and extreme sequence of rituals enacted in japanese Tibet. huge testimony is gifted from these concerned, together with numerous of these who're possessed through neighborhood deities through the klu rol, besides translations of the ritual texts. this can be a wealthy and priceless source for all students operating within the region.
--Dr. Fernanda Pirie, Oxford University

In this completely documented examine of lha pa in 3 villages of Reb gong County, Snying bo rgyal and R. Solomon Rino gather and current an awfully distinct and wealthy set of stories, observations, and images in regards to the surroundings, rituals, views of and concerning the trance mediums, and the way those are all speedily altering. The authors decide to reduce their very own statement with a view to enable the lha pa communicate: for themselves to the fullest volume attainable. The painstaking info, together with footnotes, Tibetan thesaurus, village map, and translation of appropriate scriptures, could be of significant curiosity to experts and others drawn to Tibetan tradition. one of the attention-grabbing subject matters coated are the lha pa's studies in their personal ownership and depossession by means of mountain deities, their self-perception, controversies over authenticity, and the ways that those practices intersect in unforeseen methods with new rules reminiscent of the 'New Socialist Countryside.'
--Dr. Emily T. Yeh, division of Geography, college of Colorado

Rich in illustrations and ethnographic element, this worthwhile 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 offers a wealthy resource of knowledge for destiny scholars.
--Dpal ldan bkra shis, Humboldt collage, Berlin

This is a really lucid and intricately rendered description of Tibetan 'deity mediums,' an incredible cultural and political phenomenon within the A mdo Tibetan area of Reb gong. The authors' cautious translations of interviews with younger and older mediums in a single village offers readers with a unprecedented glimpse on the moving 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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