Masters of Enchantment: The Lives and Legends of the


  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Masters of Enchantment: The Lives and Legends of the Mahasiddhas
  • Abhayadatta
  • English
  • 04 August 2016
  • 9780892817849

10 thoughts on “Masters of Enchantment: The Lives and Legends of the Mahasiddhas

  1. Angie Angie says:

    A picture book for TantricVajrayana Buddhism The mahasiddhas are 84 enlightened beings Not all 84 are in this book which is a bit upsetting I think my favorite is Mekopa or the Wild Eyed Guru because like him I tend to wander around aimlessly looking at the ground I also like Kambala the Yogin of the Black Blanket mostly because I think it’s funny that his black blanket is eaten by a gang of witches and one piece is burned in a fireI feel like a lot of the symbolism goes over my head; why the number 12845 so damn often? Also the language used is all the same so the stories start blending together It’d be interesting to make a timeline though because a lot of the mahasiddhas have teachers in common or go on to teach their own disciples


  2. Trish Trish says:

    Though I admit that Keith Dowman's introduction to the smaller version of this book was a bit of a turn off He is a dedicated translatorThe Images by Robert Beer are absolutely stunning I find his use of color to be otherworldly perhaps because he is indeed colorblind The various stories depict great masters of eclectic descent temperament and pathology Most stories are 2 3 pages long and demonstrate the uniueness that is the path to one's true nature Though the various stumbling blocks may appear distinct between each character who I like to imagine we real people despite their mythologization but the connecting thread is the same the deep seated feeling of separationA worth while read for any practitioner looking for inspiration


  3. Ellen Johnson Ellen Johnson says:

    The editor did a good job with this it's just that teaching stories are really not my thing though they are big in some spiritual traditions what I really liked was the art


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Masters of Enchantment: The Lives and Legends of the Mahasiddhas❰Download❯ ➺ Masters of Enchantment: The Lives and Legends of the Mahasiddhas Author Abhayadatta – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A beautifully illustrated collection of the stories of the Mahasiddhas the magicians and saints who founded the lineages of the Tantric tradition A highly readable translation of legends from the Tibe A beautifully Enchantment: The PDF Æ illustrated collection of the stories of the Mahasiddhas the magicians and saints who founded the lineages of the Tantric tradition A highly readable translation of legends from the Tibetan oral tradition Recounts stories of the masters who embodied various paradigms for psychic and spiritual awakening There is no better illustration of the nature of Tantric Buddhism than the lives of the masters who founded it Extraordinary men and women who attained enlightenment and magical powers by disregarding convention and penetrating to the core of life the Mahasiddhas show us a way through human Masters of PDF \ suffering into a spontaneous and free of Enchantment: The Lives and eBook Æ state of oneness with the divine Keith Dowman's highly readable translation of these legends from Tibetan oral tradition is enhanced by the beautifully realized illustrations of the Tantric saints by artist Robert Beer.