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White Beryl: Tibetan Divination Paintings

White Beryl: Tibetan Divination Paintings

The Tibetan astrological tradition accumulated knowledge from many different traditions, including ancient Tibetan tradition, Chinese elemental astrology, Indian astrological systems, that incorporate elements of Western astrological knowledge, and the Buddhist Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) Tantra. These elements were compiled into a comprehensive system known as the White Beryl treatise by the regent to both the Fifth and Sixth Dalai Lamas, Desi Sangye Gyatso (1653-1705).

Still practiced today, these traditions were designed to offer prognostications ranging from geomancy to natal charts to marriage, health and death horoscopes, in order to explain the structure of the universe and the relationship between world and everything else.

The White Beryl manuscript paintings were created by a master artist commissioned by the Sakya court in the early – mid 18th century.  Gyurme Dorje, a renowned British scholar of Tibetan Buddhist tests, research the sources of the manuscript and the content of the images in consultation with Tibetan scholars of history, astrology and divination, resulting in this beautiful and weighty (19.4 pounds), 432 page over sized tome published in 2001 and 2008 by Paul Holberton Publishing

Hardcover: 432pages
Publisher: John Eskenazi Ltd 2001
Language: English
ISBN: 0-9539941-0-4
Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2.8 x 18 inches
Shipping Weight: 20 pounds

This 20 pounds book was $400.
But our sale price is $150!

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