Tales of the Turquoise: A Pilgrimage in Dolpo

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Shambhala Publications, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 232 pages
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In the early spring of 1961, Dr. Corneille Jest undertook a three-week circumambulation of the valley in the company of Tibetans visiting temples, shrines, and sacred mountains. His companion Karma, an elderly nomad from Western Tibet and a gifted storyteller, punctuated the journey with traditional tales and his own reflections. Charmingly written, colorful, and engaging, the narrative transports the reader to a world of Tibetan spirit in ways not readily accessible to outsiders.
 

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Contents

List of Karmas Stories
Karma the Pilgrim
Trangdrug the Magician
The Quest of the Flower Utumwara
The Shepherdprincess
The Shepherd Who Wished to Understand
Somaki and the Three Keys
The Tail That Talks
The Nine Tricks of the Hare
Balabewa the Innocent
The End of the Demon of the Cave
The Middle Kingdom
The Mummy of the Lama of Shang
The Jewel
The Man of Evil Ways and the Man of Good Ways
The Horseman Who Does Not Steal or

The Myna Bird
The Lama and the Queen of the Witches
The Child and the Demoness
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About the author (1998)

Dr. Corneille Jest, former director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, specializes in social and economic change among populations living in harsh climates. He is particularly interested in the conservation of cultural heritage in the Himalayan and Central Asian regions.

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