Mo: Tibetan Divination System

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Snow Lion Publications, Jun 25, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 168 pages
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The stunningly simple Mo: Tibetan Divination is an ancient Tibetan predictive technique for forecasting the outcome of events, undertakings and relationships. Mo's approach is refreshingly different from the other oracle systems around...Mo's results seemed highly relevant, nourishing, inspiring, and best of all, authoritative.--Richard Leviton, Yoga Journal
 

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As the Western world is exposed to increasing numbers of English translations of Tibetan books – endangered in their own country due to the consequences of the Chinese invasion of Tibet – the deep spiritual connection between Tibetan culture and the shadow side of Western civilization becomes increasingly apparent. I say the “shadow” of Western civilization because this aspect of Western history has been largely suppressed by the Christian church and then by the capitalist establishment as we make the transition to what is to all appearances the brave new world of technocracy. However, beneath the surface Western civilization presents another aspect, dark, mystical, introverted, and profound. I refer to a whole succession of intellectual developments that originated with the Gnostics, Neo-Platonists, and Hermeticists and developed through Cabala, Alchemy, Freemasonry, and Rosicrucianism into our own time in the form of the magical and occult revival and finally the psychedelic revolution and the transpersonal movement, based on the belief in intuition, imagination, symbolism, and personal spiritual experience. Thus, one finds when one read this great Tibetan classic as though one has been transported to an hermetic court of the European Renaissance. MO is no counting of entrails or the flight of birds, however, but rather an expression of a profound underlying philosophical worldview based on profound philosophical doctrines like the universal interconnectedness of things – something that has only come into its own in Western philosophy in the past hundred years. The MO “samples chance” with very much the same assumptions as the I Ching, that one is thereby accessing the underlying mathematical and probabilistic character of existence. This view of existence became scientific with the advent of quantum physics. The concept of the binary pervades the MO: two dice, two throws, two types of throw (waning moon, waxing moon, yin, yang), two aspects (inner and outer), two significations (positive and negative), four elements (2+2), and six itself as the reification of two in three dimensions (the six sides of the square). The Dalai Lama has used the MO for six decades, and, like C.G. Jung vis a vis the I Ching, became convinced of its efficacy. The MO is an expression of a profound spiritual philosophy that surprisingly perhaps gives us immediate access to a lost aspect of our own civilization, which is also the universal primordial inheritance of humanity that is now beginning to reemerge, faced with the twin challenges of communism and militant secularism that are threatening to annihilate the human spirit as predicted by Aldous Huxley. 

Contents

1 The Stainless Sky
29
2 The Flaming Rays of the Sun
32
3 Nectar Rays of the Moon
35
4 The Bright Star
38
5 The Ground of Gold
41
6 The Tone of the Vajra
44
7 The Bright Lamp
47
8 Adding Butter to the Burning Flames
50
21 Empty of Intelligence
89
22 The Streamer of Fame
92
23 The Mara Demon of Aggregates
95
24 The House of Good Tidings
98
25 The Golden Mountain
101
26 The Demon of the Heavenly Son
104
27 The Overflowing Jewelled Vessel
107
28 The Scattered Mountain of Sand
110

9 The Demon of Death
53
10 The King of Power
56
11 The Driedup Tree
59
12 The Door of Auspicious Visions
62
13 The Vase of Nectar
65
14 The Pool Without a Source of Water
68
15 The Ocean of Nectar
71
17 The Golden Lotus
77
18 The Nectarlike Medicine
80
19 The White Umbrella of Good Fortune
83
20 The Great Fiery Weapon
86
29 The Mansion of Gold
113
30 The Treasury of Jewels
116
31 Manjushri Appears
118
32 The Endless Auspicious Knot
121
33 The Golden Female Fish
124
34 The White Conch
126
35 The Golden Wheel
128
36 The Jewelled Banner of Victory
130
Glossary
133
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