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Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas
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Surendra Bahadur Shahi
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2002(hb,1st Eng)
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Inner Traditions
Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas provides well-documented research and insight regarding the contributions of pre-Buddhist cultures to our current understanding of Tantrism and Vajrayana. The depth of detailed knowledge regarding the symbolism, rituals, and indigenous wisdom of the Nepali shamans can be attributed to the authors' combined expertise in the fields of anthropology, ethnobotany, art history, and ethnography. A visionary masterpiece!
-- Alex Grey, artist and author of Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations.

"Shamanic and yogic traditions of the Indian subcontinent are closely linked together in many ways. Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas carefully examines the shamanic teachings of the region, along with their Hindu and Buddhist backgrounds. The book is well researched and well referenced, not merely from an academic perspective but in light of the living traditions. Anyone interested in yoga or shamanism will find a wealth of information in this fascinating book."
-- David Frawley, author of Yoga for Your Type and founder of the American Institute of Vedic Studies