Meet Robin Page: outcast sorceress, mythic history buff, unapologetic bookworm, and the last person you'd expect to command the rarest demon in the long history of summoning.
Author: Annette Marie
Meet Robin Page: outcast sorceress, mythic history buff, unapologetic bookworm, and the last person you'd expect to command the rarest demon in the long history of summoning. Though she holds his leash, this demon can't be controlled ... but can he be tamed?
Taking as its starting point Tibet's so-called age of fragmentation (842 to 986 C.E.), the book draws on previously unstudied manuscripts discovered in the "library cave" near Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road.
Author: Jacob P. Dalton
Publisher: Yale University Press
The Taming of the Demons examines mythic and ritual themes of violence, demon taming, and blood sacrifice in Tibetan Buddhism. Taking as its starting point Tibet's so-called age of fragmentation (842 to 986 C.E.), the book draws on previously unstudied manuscripts discovered in the "library cave" near Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road. These ancient documents, it argues, demonstrate how this purportedly inactive period in Tibetan history was in fact crucial to the Tibetan assimilation of Buddhism, and particularly to the spread of violent themes from tantric Buddhism into Tibet at the local and the popular levels. Having shed light on this "dark age" of Tibetan history, the second half of the book turns to how, from the late tenth century onward, the period came to play a vital symbolic role in Tibet, as a violent historical "other" against which the Tibetan Buddhist tradition defined itself. -- Georges Dreyfus
Quelling these demons entailed taming a female sexuality that challenged
motherhood and the lineage, so Chen Jinggu's battles with demons pitted the
maternal role against the erotic female driven by her sexual urges, as in the case
of the ...
Publisher: University of Washington Press
The Lady of Linshui—the goddess of women, childbirth, and childhood—is still venerated in south China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Her story evolved from the life of Chen Jinggu in the eighth century and blossomed in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) into vernacular short fiction, legends, plays, sutras, and stele inscriptions at temples where she is worshipped. The full-length novel The Lady of Linshui Pacifies Demons narrates Chen Jinggu’s lifelong struggle with and eventual triumph over her spirit double and rival, the White Snake demon. Among accounts of goddesses in late imperial China, this work is unique in its focus on the physical aspects of womanhood, especially the dangers of childbirth, and in its dramatization of the contradictory nature of Chinese divinities. This unabridged, annotated translation provides insights into late imperial Chinese religion, the lives of women, and the structure of families and local society.
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Author: Doranna Durgin
"Devin James wields a demon blade. Or does the demon blade wield him? The bond between man and steel is soul deep, the source of Devin's power and an ever-present torment. Struggling against the evil forged within the blade, Devin patrols the dark streets of Albuquerque, searching for innocents to rescue...Natalie is sure that helping Devin is another in a long series of very bad decisions, but she can't abandon the man who saved her life...And she is powerless to resist their fierce attraction..."--P.  of cover.
Chod is a practice for taming demons, haunting spirits, or diseases, but it also
helps eliminate that most malicious demon (from a Buddhist perspective)—one's
own ego, which binds beings to the endless cycle of rebirth (samsara).
Author: Joseph P. Laycock
This book provides a fascinating historical and cultural overview of traditional beliefs about spirit possession and exorcism around the world, from Europe to Asia and the Middle East to the Americas. • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject of spirit possession, reflecting the work of scholars and experts from many fields • Covers a wide range of cultures, traditions, and phenomena with up-to-date, little-known information that is difficult to find through independent research • Includes primary documents that give students accounts of exorcism and spiritual possession and serve to foster critical thinking skills and media literacy • Features sidebars that illuminate key points and present related information, with special attention paid to exorcism and spirit possession in popular culture
SIX Taming Demons The Demons of Modernity That cold-blooded demon called
Science has taken the place of all the other demons. WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS,
THE WIGWAM AND THE CABIN, 1842 Human lifestyles conform to a division ...
Author: Jason Ananda Josephson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Throughout its long history, Japan had no concept of what we call “religion.” There was no corresponding Japanese word, nor anything close to its meaning. But when American warships appeared off the coast of Japan in 1853 and forced the Japanese government to sign treaties demanding, among other things, freedom of religion, the country had to contend with this Western idea. In this book, Jason Ananda Josephson reveals how Japanese officials invented religion in Japan and traces the sweeping intellectual, legal, and cultural changes that followed. More than a tale of oppression or hegemony, Josephson’s account demonstrates that the process of articulating religion offered the Japanese state a valuable opportunity. In addition to carving out space for belief in Christianity and certain forms of Buddhism, Japanese officials excluded Shinto from the category. Instead, they enshrined it as a national ideology while relegating the popular practices of indigenous shamans and female mediums to the category of “superstitions”—and thus beyond the sphere of tolerance. Josephson argues that the invention of religion in Japan was a politically charged, boundary-drawing exercise that not only extensively reclassified the inherited materials of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto to lasting effect, but also reshaped, in subtle but significant ways, our own formulation of the concept of religion today. This ambitious and wide-ranging book contributes an important perspective to broader debates on the nature of religion, the secular, science, and superstition.
... united with her. Although he acted as lha bdag (to) the father, father Gnya' khri
btsan po, for the long life of his own sons performed various ceremonies (e.g.,
supplicating the gods, taming demons, securing prosperity, ensuring a long life),
The articles brought together in this volume not only deal with Tibetan inscriptions on such diverse writing supports as paper, temple walls, rocks and tsha tshas, they also span a wide range in respect to the contents of the historical and religious epigraphs discussed.
But with recent developments in the study of the mind, many Westerners are also
beginning to recognize the pragmatic power of ... Padmasambhava dazzled the
Tibetans with tantric fireworks, with taming demons and working miracles.
Author: Lea Terhune
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This fascinating story begins 900 years ago and reveals political intrigue and controversy among powerful spiritual leaders.
... emphasize the major activities associated with Milarepa's later life: taming
demons and training disciples. The Songs came to serve as a commentary on the
Life that allowed the reader to better understand Milarepa's mature teaching
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa's (1052–1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist practice throughout the Himalayan world. Andrew Quintman traces this history and its innovations in narrative and aesthetic representation across four centuries, culminating in a detailed analysis of the genre's most famous example, composed in 1488 by Tsangnyön Heruka, or the "Madman of Western Tibet." Quintman imagines these works as a kind of physical body supplanting the yogin's corporeal relics.
... of Translation, for scholar-translators; the Sanctuary of Immovable
Concentration, where a Chinese tradition of Chan was practiced; and the
Sanctuary of Mantrika Practitioners Taming Demons, for ordained lay
practitioners of Tantra.
Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In Becoming Enlightened, His Holiness the Dalai Lama powerfully explores the foundation of Buddhism, laying out an accessible and practical approach to age-old questions: How can we live free from suffering? How can we achieve lasting happiness and peace? Drawing from traditional Buddhist meditative practices as well as penetrating examples from today's troubled planet, he presents step-by-step exercises designed to expand the reader's capacity for spiritual growth, along with clear milestones to mark the reader's progress. By following the spiritual practices outlined in Becoming Enlightened, we can learn how to replace troublesome feelings with positive attitudes and embark on a path to achieving an exalted state -- within ourselves and within the larger world. Full of personal anecdotes and intimate accounts of the Dalai Lama's experiences as a lifelong student, thinker, political leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Becoming Enlightened gives readers all the wisdom, support, guidance, and inspiration they need to become successful and fulfilled in their spiritual lives. This is a remarkable and empowering book that can be read and enjoyed by seekers of all faiths. Readers at every stage of their spiritual development will be captivated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama's loving and direct teaching style.
Reading Jesus' words today and hearing again of the disciples' success at
healing, proclaiming, and taming demon spirits, ... Maybe the demons do not
shake like they used to because what they see is modern-day disciples trying to
do Jesus' ...
Author: Jody Seymour
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Join Jody Seymour as he leads us on a journey through the Gospel of Mark. A Senior Minister in the United Methodist Church for many years, Jody has drawn from his learning and his lively imagination to introduce-or reintroduce-you to the hero of this Gospel. This devotional commentary will, when read alongside the Gospel itself, give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the story of Jesus' life and come closer to the heartbeat of God. Let the words of this first and oldest Gospel make a mark on you, as you discover in a fresh way its power to transform. Includes a guide for personal reflection or group discussion.
In the middle years of the Kaiyuan reign , the master of taming demons in the
Divine Rock Temple on the Taishan Mountain developed the Chan sect
energetically . The monks were neither allowed to sleep nor have supper while
sitting in ...
Author: Ling Wang
Publisher: LONG RIVER PRESS
Full-color introduction to all facets of tea culture in China, from early history to date.
You need God's help. Luke 8:27-39 gives an account of a socially and spiritually
disconnected man who was possessed by many demons. He was homeless,
naked, and lived in a cemetery outside the town. Obviously, he did not engage in
Author: Deborah Smith Pegues
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
From Deborah Pegues, popular author of 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue (more than 500,000 sold), comes an indispensable guide for overcoming the emotional barriers that rob men and women of life's fullness and derail their personal and professional relationships. Pegues uses biblical and modern-day examples to help readers identify and overcome the obstacles that hold them back. Readers will discover emotion-taming strategies such as establishing boundaries extending grace, mercy, and respect to others conquering perfectionism accepting themselves and learning to laugh at themselves telling the truth and striving to do the right thing 30 Days to Taming Your Emotions provides Scripture-based principles, heart-searching personal challenges, and healing prayers and affirmations that point readers to a new sense of emotional freedom. Compilation of Supreme Confidence, 30 Days to a Great Attitude, and 30 Days to Taming Your Stress.
We all have our demons. For most of us, keeping the demons in check is not too
much of a challenge; however, for some of us, taming the demons is beyond our
capacity. We function perhaps. We may go to school or to work each day, enter ...
Author: Stephen W. Trout
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A secret from Christians past haunts him following the murder of one friend, the suicide of another, and his wifes fatal car accident. Christian searches for a connection between his secret and these recent deaths. At the core of My Fathers Son is the dysfunctional relationship between Christian and his father. This father-son dynamic is a central theme as the relationships between the four main characters and their fathers unfold. Discovering Christians secret is only the beginning; each succeeding chapter brings a new revelation. In the end, this is a story of the redemptive power of friendship, family, and love.
Her idea of taming the wild demons consists of shifting them to the rearmost part
of her mind. Her taming technique may involve promiscuity, making extravagant
purchases, or indulgence in drugs and or alcohol. She has few seasons of clarity
Author: Karyn Taylor-Newton
Some people say, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions." I say the road to hell is paved with bad decisions and poor choices. I know because I made a lot of them. When your life has been turned upside down the depth of your valley is so wickedly dark it seems difficult to seek God. Excuse Me Miss is a revealing look into the mismanaged lives of women who are denied a destined and purpose filled life. You will be introduced to several Miss-Behaved, Miss-Calculating and Miss-Matched women and become intimately acquainted with the struggles and challenges they face as they try to pull together their misguided and misunderstood universe. Discover the peace joy and liberty in Christ which assures all women a lifestyle free of anxiety, guilt and regret.
We will immediately rush at its naming and taming!” However, if the therapist
realizes what the opponent in front of him/her is like, he/she starts cautiously. This
demon has its victim firmly in its claws, it does not allow her to get out its influence
Author: Marcela Nemcova
In this book, Marcela Nemcova and Karel Hajek provide the complete overview of theoretical bases of satitherapy in a simple, readable and at the same time professional way. The practical use and application of the basic principles of satitherapy is illustrated on the example of the "Taming the Demons" satitherapeutic technique which was inspired by an indigenous healing ritual used for mentally ill people in Sri Lanka. Most of the practical skills and techniques in satitherapy are derived from the systematized ethical-psychological teaching of the theravada buddhist tradition, called Abhidhamma. Considering that this satitherapeutic know-how is unique and can not be found in any other psychotherapy developed within our Western culture, readers with an interest in Buddhism and psychotherapy will surely welcome and appreciate this brief Introduction to Satitherapy.
They take their place alongside the Dispoinai , the Eileithyai , the Gorgons , and
other animal - taming demons generally in the service of deities with which the
island abounded . The realization that the two figures of each pair are virtually ...
Author: Herbert Hoffmann
Results of a study of pieces of armor exhibited at the Fogg Museum in 1967.