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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.

Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 280 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Prognostication in history ; v.1.
Prognostication in History Volume 1
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Subjects:
Divination -- Tibet Region.
Fortune-telling by dice -- Tibet Region.
A-phyi Chos-kyi-sgrol-ma (Buddhist deity).
Divination.
Fortune-telling by dice.
China -- Tibet Region.
Language:
English and Tibetan.
Summary:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Interviews
Translation of the Achi mo
Mālā divination.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Sobisch, Jan-Ulrich, translator, editor.
Hyveled Nielsen, Solvej, 1987-
Other format:
Online version: Sobisch, Jan-Ulrich, Divining with achi and t¿r¿
ISBN:
9789004401952
9004401954
9789004402621
OCLC:
1107841118
Publisher Number:
40029519592