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WOMEN OF WISDOM Tsultrim Allione 1984 Paperback Fine
By Allione, Tsultrim
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London, Arkana, 1984. 282 pp, b/w photos, illustrations. Used paperback. Fine

In the first book of its kind, Allione brings together the biographies of six women mystics in this strong but little-known Tibetan tradition. Make that seven women, as Allione expands her own spiritual autobiography into 80 pages in this new printing. The dakini principle, the principle of feminine transformation, pervades each of these stories. A woman is beaten by her husband and father-in-law and has her son taken from her but later comes face to face with the boddhisattva Tara and becomes a great teacher. A wife who has always dreamed of practicing the dharma splits from her husband and travels the land receiving teachings. A poor cowherd is given a long-hidden sacred text and becomes dakini, herself. A spiritual biography embodies a teaching, and these stories enchant while successfully transmitting wisdom.

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