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The Resource Divine messengers : the untold story of Bhutan's female shamans, Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Françoise Pommaret

Divine messengers : the untold story of Bhutan's female shamans, Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Françoise Pommaret

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Divine messengers : the untold story of Bhutan's female shamans
Title
Divine messengers
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the untold story of Bhutan's female shamans
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Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Françoise Pommaret
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the pristine Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famous for its peaceful Buddhist religion and monasteries on mountain peaks, female shamans fill an important spiritual role as mystics and healers. These women communicate with local spirits, cure diseases through prayer, and travel to the netherworld to return and communicate their encounters with the dead and the horrors of the hell realms. An award-winning American journalist and a celebrated French anthropologist travel to the Himalayas to meet the famous living female shamans of Bhutan, relate their extraordinary life stories, and reflect on the centrality of the divine feminine in Himalayan Buddhism. This is the first intimate narrative account of the living tradition of female shamanism in Bhutanese culture"--
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Guyer-Stevens, Stephanie,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Pommaret, Françoise,
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  • Buddhism
  • Shamanism
  • Women shamans
  • Femininity
  • Femmes chamans
  • Féminité
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / General
  • Buddhism
  • Femininity
  • Interfaith relations
  • Shamanism
  • Women shamans
  • Bhutan
Label
Divine messengers : the untold story of Bhutan's female shamans, Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Françoise Pommaret
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Those who return from hell. What about that word, shaman? ; Returning from the dead ; Who are deloms? ; Delom biographies -- Inhabiting a human body : modern divine messengers in Bhutan. Naming names ; The sky-goer of Paro ; The local deities' spokesperson ; The story of a father and his Rizam daughter ; The Rizam of the monastery ; Madness and retribution ; Return to Paro ; The divine messenger of Thimphu -- A delom biography in translation. The life story of Sangay Choezom -- Afterword / by Françoise Pommaret
Control code
1200833634
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 174 pages
Isbn
9781611809183
Lccn
2020043750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1200833634
Label
Divine messengers : the untold story of Bhutan's female shamans, Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Françoise Pommaret
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Those who return from hell. What about that word, shaman? ; Returning from the dead ; Who are deloms? ; Delom biographies -- Inhabiting a human body : modern divine messengers in Bhutan. Naming names ; The sky-goer of Paro ; The local deities' spokesperson ; The story of a father and his Rizam daughter ; The Rizam of the monastery ; Madness and retribution ; Return to Paro ; The divine messenger of Thimphu -- A delom biography in translation. The life story of Sangay Choezom -- Afterword / by Françoise Pommaret
Control code
1200833634
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 174 pages
Isbn
9781611809183
Lccn
2020043750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1200833634

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