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Nova Religio. 2014; 181118–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.18.1.118
Published: 01 August 2014
...Christopher F. Silver © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014 Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life . By Paul G. Hackett . Columbia University Press , 2012 . 520 pages. $32.95 Cloth. contexts. His case studies bring much-needed...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 19187–97 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.19.1.87
Published: 01 August 2015
... individual will or unintentionally from the thoughts of numerous people. The tulpa was first described by Alexandra David-Néel (1868–1969) in Magic and Mystery in Tibet (1929) and is still regarded as a Tibetan concept. However, the idea of the tulpa is more indebted to Theosophy than to Tibetan Buddhism...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 1725–23 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.17.2.5
Published: 01 November 2013
... that esoteric Buddhism is “superstitious;” 2) changing cultural and political attitudes toward Japan and Tibet, which were the sources of much esoteric teaching in circulation in China during that period; and 3) the religious demand that any esoteric lineage be based upon a legitimate, traditional...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23360–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.60
Published: 01 February 2020
... own living Master of Wisdom, a Tibetan monk named Umaha , from whom she claimed to receive esoteric knowledge fundamental to the establishment of the Order.32 Despite living in a monastery in the mountains of Tibet, Umaha is said to have met daily with Aunt Neiva on the astral plane in order to teach...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23331–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.31
Published: 01 February 2020
... imagery. 76 Hence, his gaze shifted to the indigenous pre-Buddhist reli- gion of Tibet a kind of shamanism closely related to the motifs and cosmology of classical shamanism of Siberia. 77 Moreover, influenced by the discussions of shamanism in the late-1960s, which were largely inspired by the ideas of...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232110–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.110
Published: 01 November 2019
... the history, practices, and texts of that community. The revival of a small offshoot of the Kagyu¨ school, the Barompa subsect, in Kham is the focus of Magdalena Maria Turek s informative study. This essay is most useful for those studying Tibetan Buddhism in the regions of Tibet and China, although...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 232111–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.2.111
Published: 01 November 2019
... of a small offshoot of the Kagyu¨ school, the Barompa subsect, in Kham is the focus of Magdalena Maria Turek s informative study. This essay is most useful for those studying Tibetan Buddhism in the regions of Tibet and China, although Turek s observations are valu- able to the broader study of...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223129–130 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.129
Published: 01 February 2019
... drawn to its ways of pragmatic localization of external cultures. In Goddess on the Frontier Megan Bryson deals with discursive and mutually embedded connections that focus on China, India, Tibet, Southeast Asia, Buddhism, women, and gender. Writing through the lens of an Nova Religio 130 ...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223130–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.130
Published: 01 February 2019
... cultures. In Goddess on the Frontier Megan Bryson deals with discursive and mutually embedded connections that focus on China, India, Tibet, Southeast Asia, Buddhism, women, and gender. Writing through the lens of an Nova Religio 130 examination of the goddess Baijie, the author has successfully created a...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 2238–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.8
Published: 01 February 2019
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Nova Religio. 2018; 213133–134 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.3.133
Published: 01 February 2018
... examines the People s Republic of China s official discourse regarding Tibetan Buddhism, in particular, and Tibet, in general. At its core, this is a book about propaganda, its techniques, stratagems, logic, [and] worldview its creators wish for their audiences to adapt, how it is disseminated, and how...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 213131–133 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.3.131
Published: 01 February 2018
... The Buddha Party, John Powers examines the People s Republic of China s official discourse regarding Tibetan Buddhism, in particular, and Tibet, in general. At its core, this is a book about propaganda, its techniques, stratagems, logic, [and] worldview its creators wish for their audiences to adapt...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 21347–73 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.3.47
Published: 01 February 2018
...- ited with first bringing Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth cen- tury. In the fourteenth century, the text was rediscovered by Karma Lingpa, a notorious terto¨n (gter ston) or treasure-finder. In the twentieth century, Evans-Wentz, an Oxford-educated scholar and Theosophical seeker fascinated...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 213134–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.3.134
Published: 01 February 2018
... reading for anyone who wants to under- stand the contemporary religious situation in Tibet, it is also a useful resource for understanding the use of propaganda in modern China. I would also highly recommend the book to general readers who are interested in, and concerned about, the recent rise of similar...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 212111–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.2.111
Published: 01 November 2017
... new religious movements is that she was raised as a Christian Scientist. But novels are, after all, fiction. Serra also proposes flashbacks about Blavatsky s early years, and her visits to Tibet, her relationships with the Masters and the Mahatma Letters they sent to her (regarded in the novel as...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 204131–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.131
Published: 01 May 2017
... recognized as the eleventh reincarnation, or tulku, of a well-respected lama from the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Educated first in Tibet, then in India as a refugee, and Reviews 131 ultimately at Oxford, Trungpa was uniquely situated to bring Kagyu (and Nyingma) Vajrayana teachings to the newly...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 204130–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.130
Published: 01 May 2017
... recognized as the eleventh reincarnation, or tulku, of a well-respected lama from the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Educated first in Tibet, then in India as a refugee, and Reviews 131 ...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 20374–100 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.74
Published: 01 February 2017
... Jehovah s Witnesses. And my father, he was more into esotericism. All kinds of yoga, Tibet . . . Blavatskaya [Blavatsky], Roerich and Lazar he read all of this literature38 In her childhood, Yulia went to a Catholic church until her mother joined the Jehovah s Witnesses. The influence of her father, a...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 20186–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.86
Published: 01 August 2016
... Buddhist religious traditions they had acquired from Tibet and Mongolia. In the middle of the eighteenth century, some 200,000 Kalmyks, dissatisfied with life under Russian control, migrated eastward toward Dzungaria, but only half survived the journey. Those who stayed behind had their own share of...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 20160–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/novo.2016.20.1.60
Published: 01 August 2016
..., which was in danger of destroying itself. George Adamski (1891 1965), the first person to claim personal contact with an extraterrestrial in a spacecraft, belonged to the Royal Order of Tibet and later the Order of Loving Science, both Theosophically influenced organizations. The alien he encountered in...