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The Bon religion of the royal period (seventh to ninth centuries) is said to have
come from Tagsig (Iran?) via ... and that the large-scale introduction of Buddhism
did not take place until the late eighth century in the time of Tr'isong Deutsen.
The origins of Dzogch'en are obscure and perhaps go back to the mixture of
Indian and Chinese shamanic currents in eighth-century Tibet (see Prats 1978;
Hanson-Barber 1984, 1986; Karmay 1975b, 1985 and 1988a; Kvaerne 1983).
the decrease of Manchu influence in Tibet in the course of the nineteenth century,
during which the Chinese presence was restricted to the small garrison at Lhasa
(Shakabpa 1967:172-174, 176; Lessing 1942:60-61). The 7th Dalai Lama had ...
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Samuel wrote Civilized Shamans for an anthropological audience, but the book has become a key text for students of Tibet’s history and religion. He proposes that shamanic influence is greater in ... Read full review
Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan SocietiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Everything about this book on the political and religious history of Tibet is big. A 150-page discussion on the socio-economic developments in Tibet serves as an introduction; the major discussion on ... Read full review
Shamanic and Clerical Buddhism
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