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By Snying bo rgyal and R Solomon Rino སྙིང་བོ་རྒྱལ་དང་སཱོ་ལི་མིན་རེས་ནཱོ། ༢༠༡༠།

དེབ་འདིས་ཀྲུང་གོའི་མཚོ་སྔོན་ས་ཁུལ་གྱི་ལྷ་པའི་འཚོ་བ་དང་། དེའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས། ཆོས་ལུགས་་་་་་་
བཅས་ཀྱི་འགྱུར་ལྡོག་ལ་ཞིབ་འཇུག་གཏིང་ཟབ་མོ་ཞིག་བྱས་ཡོད་ལ། རྩོམ་པ་པོས་ཞིབ་བརྗོད་་་་
བབ་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་ཀྱང་བྱས་ཡོད། དེབ་འདིས་ཨེ་ཤེ་ཡའི་ཆོ་ག་དང་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ལ་ཤེས་རྟོགས་་་་
-- -- མར་ཁཱི ཐྲུའུ་རིན། (གྲངས་འཛིན་ཧི་མ་ལ་ཡ་ལས་གཞི ཁམ་སྦི་རེས་ལྗི་སློབ་གྲྭ་ཆེན་མོ།)

This is a accomplished and intensely trained research of the altering social context and spiritual lives of lha pa, 'deity males' or god men,' in Qinghai Province, China. Snying bo rgyal and Rino's account of those Tibetan trance mediums who develop into possessed through mountain deities succeeds in either honoring the previous via a close description in their perform whereas acknowledging the expanding demanding situations to those traditions. This publication is a crucial contribution to the documentation and knowing of Asian ritual and society.
Dr. Mark Turin, Director, electronic Himalaya undertaking, college of Cambridge, UK

A conscientiously researched and wonderfully illustrated learn of a really specific Tibetan village and its traditions within the multicultural Reb gong zone of A mdo. the point of interest is at the rituals and non secular ideals hooked up with the trance mediums known as lha pa, often referred to as Tibetan 'shamans.' in line with box observations, interviews, and comparative proof, this is often descriptive and analytic anthropology at its top. the amount contains genuine texts and a glossary.
--Dr. Juha Janhunen, college of Helsinki

This is an engaging ethnographic learn of spirit mediums in A mdo revealing how their actions are being reworked in a quickly altering world.

--Dr. Hildegard Diemberger, Director, Tibetan stories, Mongolia and internal Asia reports Unit, college of Cambridge

The lha pa of the villages of the Reb gong zone have drawn realization from either Tibetan authors and international students in contemporary a long time, yet have been usually visible in basic terms as a marginal a part of glu roll/klu rol fairs. in the past the knowledge on them was once very restricted and stemmed quite often from the remark of the pageant, which used to be then defined and interpreted from the viewpoint of an outer observer. This helpful publication provides area to the voices of local community and lha pa deliberately. Containing a large number of ethnographical info, stories and narrations of area people, it attracts the reader to their worldview and daily life in an unheard of manner. It brings right down to earth a number of the scholarly speculations at the fairs and encompasses a good deal of latest details on Tibetan lha pa more often than not. It can't be passed over by means of any researcher at the given quarter. Congratulations to the authors.
--Dr. Daniel Berounsky, Charles college, Prague

The authors, one an A mdo Tibetan, current a wealthy physique of narratives, descriptions and ancient information about the klu rol, the most fascinating and extreme sequence of rituals enacted in japanese Tibet. large testimony is gifted from these concerned, together with a number of of these who're possessed by way of neighborhood deities through the klu rol, in addition to translations of the ritual texts. it is a wealthy and useful source for all students operating within the region.
--Dr. Fernanda Pirie, Oxford University

In this completely documented learn of lha pa in 3 villages of Reb gong County, Snying bo rgyal and R. Solomon Rino gather and current an awfully designated and wealthy set of tales, observations, and images in regards to the atmosphere, rituals, views of and concerning the trance mediums, and the way those are all speedily altering. The authors decide to reduce their very own remark in an effort to enable the lha pa converse: for themselves to the fullest volume attainable. The painstaking info, together with footnotes, Tibetan thesaurus, village map, and translation of proper scriptures, should be of significant curiosity to experts and others attracted to Tibetan tradition. one of the interesting issues coated are the lha pa's reports in their personal ownership and depossession through mountain deities, their self-perception, controversies over authenticity, and the ways that those practices intersect in unforeseen methods with new guidelines corresponding to the 'New Socialist Countryside.'
--Dr. Emily T. Yeh, division of Geography, collage of Colorado

Rich in illustrations and ethnographic element, this invaluable paintings describes the little-known global of Tibetan trance mediums and their rites from an insider's perspective.
--Dr. Mark Bender, affiliate Professor, The Ohio country University

Snying bo rgyal and Rino write meticulously approximately lha pa in a fashion that offers a wealthy resource of knowledge for destiny scholars.
--Dpal ldan bkra shis, Humboldt collage, Berlin

This is a really lucid and intricately rendered description of Tibetan 'deity mediums,' a massive cultural and political phenomenon within the A mdo Tibetan sector of Reb gong. The authors' cautious translations of interviews with younger and older mediums in a single village presents readers with an extraordinary glimpse on the transferring dynamics of the once-central establishment of deity ownership between farming Tibetans in reform-era China.
--Dr. Charlene Makley, Reed College

Deity males is a unprecedented insider's inspect the realm of Tibet's trance mediums and the deities they embody.
--John Vincent Bellezza

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But at the outset, there appear to be two desiderata for the role: that the representation, or perhaps representative, be productive of deep affect, and that it be denied agency in the pub­ lic realm. The sentiments that underpin authenticity derive from a range of attitudes about the possible erosion of the true. They include fear, vigilance, devotion, duti­ fulness, discipline, self-abnegation, sacrifice, and militancy. Moreover, loss is not only existential but may be experienced as dishonor, desecration, and defilement (by commodification or sexualization).

Moreover, loss is not only existential but may be experienced as dishonor, desecration, and defilement (by commodification or sexualization). Authenticity is frequently embodied in living persons such as the child, the woman, the rustic, the aboriginal, and royalty. Each invokes symbolic affects in vari­ ous historical cultures, including the association of timelessness with the royalty, innocence with children, naturalness with the primitive, rootedness with peasants, and motherhood or chastity with women-the last three of which I will explore in later chapters.

This positioning enables the agents to engage in two kinds of mediations: to translate global categories and techniques-say, of feudalism or public speech mak­ ing-into historical or vernacular expressions, thus indigenizing them; and to recast existing cultural objects, practices, and "traditions" as embodiments of the authen­ ticity of nations. This dual process, as we shall see, is at the heart of the East Asian modern. The two translations are not necessarily performed by the same people or groups, but the one often implies the other.

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ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 3: Deity Men ཨེ་ཤེ་ཡའི་མཐོ་སྒང་བསམ་བརྗོད། གླེགས་བམ ༣། ཤོག་གྲངས ༢༧༧། by Snying bo rgyal and R Solomon Rino སྙིང་བོ་རྒྱལ་དང་སཱོ་ལི་མིན་རེས་ནཱོ། ༢༠༡༠།

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