Eastern Religions

Tibetan Astrology

$34.95

Astrology is one of the traditional arts and sciences of Tibet, where it is known as "the science of calculation," used by monks and lamas in the study of the rhythms and cycles of time, for divination, for choosing auspicious times for rituals and life-cycle events such as marriages and funerals, and as an adjunct to the practice of traditional medicine.
This comprehensive introduction to the topic includes:
- Historical roots and influences from China and India as well as the Buddhist Kalachakra teachings and the ancient Bon religion of Tibet
- The two main branches of Tibetan astrology: Nagtsi, or "black astrology," based on the Chinese system, and Kartsi, or "white astrology," derived from Indian astrology
- The twelve- and sixty-year cycles and the twelve animals and five elements associated with them
- The mewa, or magical squares, which are numerological factors used to calculate the auspiciousness of days or years
- The parkha, or eight trigrams of the I Ching, representing the elements, directions, seasons, and fundamental universal forces
- How to analyze the character of hours, days, months, and years, so as to determine auspicious times for various activities
- How to cast and interpret a Tibetan horoscope

Also included are numerous diagrams and charts that are indispensable to the practice of Tibetan astrology, including tables for converting Western dates to dates on the Tibetan calendar.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781570629631
Publication Date: 
2002-12-10
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The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu

$10.95

"The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu "is one of the most widely read and deeply cherished books in the world, a work many consider the wisest book ever written. In his introduction, translator Brian Browne Walker says, "It is less a book than a living, breathing angel."

In his new translation, Walker stays close to the direct literal accuracy of the Chinese characters while producing a modern, exceptionally clear version that has the ring and voice of Lao Tzu, a man who may or may not have been a single individual. "I have come to think of Lao Tzu less as a man who once lived," Walker writes, "and more as a song that plays, eternal and abiding."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780312147440
Publication Date: 
1996-10-31
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Psychology and the East

$28.95


Extracted from Volumes 10, 11, 13, and 18. Includes Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower, Psychological Commentary on The Tibetan Book of the Dead and The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation, Foreword to Suzuki's Introduction to Zen Buddhism, and Foreword to the I Ching.


ISBN/SKU: 
9780691018065
Publication Date: 
1978-06-01
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The Masks of God, Volume 2: Oriental Mythology

$20.00

An exploration of Eastern mythology as it developed into the distinctive religions of Egypt, India, China, and Japan.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780140194425
Publication Date: 
1991-11-01
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I Ching or Book of Changes

$24.95

The "I Ching," or Book of Changes, a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3,000 years, and interest in it has been rapidly spreading in the West.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780691097503
Publication Date: 
1967-10-01