Dreams of Power: Tibetan Buddhism and the Western Imagination (Google eBook)
This book is an account of the impact of Tibetan Buddhism upon the Western imagination. Topics such as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, spiritual science and sacred technology, and the New Monasticism are discussed.
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alchemy Alexandra David-Neel archetypal psychology Bardo Thodol belief betan Bodhisattvas Buddha C. G. Jung Christianity claims consciousness continuity Dalai Lama David-Neel Dead death deities depth psychology dhism divine Dorje Chang East Eastern religion Evans-Wentz evoked example exile experience exploration fantasy Father frontier Gampopa geographical Govinda Guru high lamas Hillman Himalayas human ideas imagery images incarnation individual Jung's karma Karmapa landscape Lhasa Lineage Tree London mandala Maraini Marco Pallis Matthiesson meditation metaphors monastic monks mountains mystical nineteenth century occult organization Pallis paradox Paul philosophy practices psyche psychic reality reincarnate lamas relationship religious ritual sacred scientific senex shamanism social spiritual Spring Publications structure struggle symbolic teachings techniques Tibet Tibetan Book Tibetan Bud Tibetan Buddhism Tibetan culture Tibetan religion Tibetan system Tibetan text tion tradition transmission twentieth century Vajrayana West West's Western fantasies Western imagination whilst wisdom wrote Yidam York Younghusband
Page 14 - In other respects Breton's book illustrates well a number of the basic characteristics of this "profane illumination." He calls Nadja "a book with a banging door." (In Moscow I lived in a hotel in which almost all the rooms were occupied by Tibetan lamas who had come to Moscow for a congress of Buddhist churches. I was struck by the number of doors in the corridors that were always left ajar. What had at first seemed accidental began to be disturbing. I found out that in these rooms lived members...
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