Dreams of Power: Tibetan Buddhism and the Western Imagination (Google eBook)

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Religion - 162 pages
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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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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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