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Oracles and Demons of Tibet by Rene De Nebesky-Wojkowitz. The Hague (1956). ISBN 81-7303-039-1.

Contents:

PART I
THE ICONOGRAPHY OF THE PROTECTIVE DEITIES


1. The Protective Deities. Their Classification, Appearance And Attributes

The 'Jig rten las 'das pa'i srung ma (Beyond Worldly Protectors, i.e. Wisdom, or Enlightened Protectors, Jnana Dharmapala). (See Wisdom Deity Protector Page)

2. dPal ldan lha mo (Shri Devi)
3. The group of the mGon po (Mahakala)
4. Vaisravana, Kubera, and Jambhala (Wealth Deities)
5. gShin rje and related deities (Yama Dharmaraja)
6. lCam sring (Begtse Chen)
The 'Jig rten pa'i srung ma (Worldly Deity Protector Page)

7. Pe har and companions (Five Kings Pehar)
8. rDo rje shugs ldan (Dorje Shugden)
9. Tshangs pa (Tshangpa)
10. rDo rje legs pa (Dorje Legpa)
11. The dGe bsnyen Phying dkar ba (Chingkarwa)
12. Tsi'u dmar po and the btsan demons (Tsi'u Marpo)
13. The Tshe ring mched lnga and related goddesses (Tseringma & Sisters)
14. Mountain deities (Mountain Gods)
15. Local protective deities
16. The dregs pa
17. The dregs lha
Part II
THE CULT OF THE PROTECTIVE DEITIES


18. Sacrificial object and offerings (Torma, Offerings)
19. Thread-crosses and thread-cross ceremonies (Thread-cross)
20. Worship of the dharmapalas
21. Tibetan oracles. Their position, attire, feasts, and prophetic trances (Divination)
22. The State Oracle (Nechung Chogyong)
23. Methods of divination (Divination)
24. Tibetan weathermakers
25. Destructive magic (War, Conflict & Strife)
26. Protection against evil (Yantra Diagrams, Protective Talisman, Amulet Boxes)
27. Some notes on Tibetan shamanism
Tibetan texts
Tibetan source
Indexes

Jeff Watt [updated 8-2018]