The Cult of Pure Crystal Mountain: Popular Pilgrimage and Visionary Landscape in Southeast Tibet

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THE CULT
OF PURE
CRYSTAL
MOUNTAIN
Popular Pilgrimage
and Visionary Landscape
in Southeast Tibet

TONI HUBER

New York Oxford
Oxford University Press
1999

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Contents xiii
  • Note on Tibetan Words xv
  • Part I - Pilgrimage 1
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • 2 - Tibetan Pilgrimage 10
  • 3 - The Cult of Pilgrimage Mountains in Tibet 21
  • Part II - Representations 37
  • 4 - Cosmodrama and Architectonics of Landscape 39
  • 5 - History and Prayer as Map 58
  • Part III - Ritual Institutions 79
  • 6 - A Tantric Environment 81
  • 7 - Popular Short Pilgrimages 104
  • 8 - Barbarian Tributes and Great Processions 128
  • 9 - Statecraft and Status in Contested Territory 153
  • Part IV - Local Lives 175
  • 10 - Complex Identities and Local Rituals 177
  • 11 - Culture, Nature, and Economy Around a Holy Mountain 196
  • Epilogue 219
  • Tibetan Word List - Phonetic Form and Tibetan Spelling 221
  • Notes 231
  • Bibliography 265
  • Index 283
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