The Kuan Yin Oracle: The Buddhist Goddess of Compassion

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Compassionate, bountiful, and the most popular female Buddhist deity, Kuan Yin is the great protector. Invoked as Kannon in Japan, Tara in Tibet, and Kuan Yin in China, she is a practical goddess, consulted by millions, offering useful advice for everyday problems.

The first oracle of its kind, this entertaining kit includes a book—with an introduction, easy-to-follow ...
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Overview

Compassionate, bountiful, and the most popular female Buddhist deity, Kuan Yin is the great protector. Invoked as Kannon in Japan, Tara in Tibet, and Kuan Yin in China, she is a practical goddess, consulted by millions, offering useful advice for everyday problems.

The first oracle of its kind, this entertaining kit includes a book—with an introduction, easy-to-follow instructions, and 100 Poems of the Oracle—as well as a statue of the goddess, and 100 numbered bamboo “Sticks of Fate.”

How it works: When readers have a question for Kuan Yin, they place the sticks in a bamboo shaker, hold it at an angle, and shake it from side to side. One stick will fall out, and the answer is determined by the number on the stick, which corresponds to one of the Poems. The statue provides a serene visual focal point for the ritual.

About The Author:
Stephen Karcher lectures widely on divination, psychology, and myth. He collaborated on the first definitive translation of the I Ching, and is the author of many other books, including The Lover’s I Ching, The Elements of I Ching, How to Use the I Ching>, and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Divination.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781862048423
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/25/2000
  • Pages: 144

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