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Chinese Poetry and Prophecy
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: Michel Strickmann, Bernard Faure
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

This book argues that the most profound and far-reaching effects of Buddhism on Chinese culture occurred at the level of practice, specifically in religious rituals designed to cure people of disease, demonic possession, and bad luck. This practice would leave its most lasting imprint on the liturgical tradition of Taoism.
Living Karma
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Beverley Foulks McGuire
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-26 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Ouyi Zhixu (1599–1655) was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such as burning and blood writing, he sought to alter what others understood as inevitable and inescapable. Drawing attention to Ouyi's unique reshaping
Women's Divination in Biblical Literature
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Esther J. Hamori
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-28 - Publisher: Yale University Press

Divination, the use of special talents and techniques to gain divine knowledge, was practiced in many different forms in ancient Israel and throughout the ancient world. The Hebrew Bible reveals a variety of traditions of women associated with divination. This sensitive and incisive book by respected scholar Esther J. Hamori
The Qing Dynasty and Traditional Chinese Culture
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Richard J. Smith
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-23 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

The Qing dynasty (1636–1912)—a crucial bridge between “traditional” and “modern” China—was remarkable for its expansiveness and cultural sophistication. This engaging and insightful history of Qing political, social, and cultural life traces the complex interaction between the Inner Asian traditions of the Manchus, who conquered China in 1644, and indigenous Chinese
Divination and Prediction in Early China and Ancient Greece
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Lisa Raphals
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-17 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Compares the intellectual and social history and past and present contexts of mantic practices (divination) in Chinese and Greek antiquity.