White Bones Red Rot Black Snakes

White Bones Red Rot Black Snakes

by Bhikkhu Sujato
     
 

Enchanting, powerful, horrific, beautiful, wise, deadly, compassionate, seductive.

Women in Buddhist story and image are all these things and more. She takes the signs of the ancient goddess – the lotus, the sacred grove, the serpent, the sacrifice – and uses them in astonishing new ways. Her story is one of suffering and great trials, and through…  See more details below

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Enchanting, powerful, horrific, beautiful, wise, deadly, compassionate, seductive.

Women in Buddhist story and image are all these things and more. She takes the signs of the ancient goddess – the lotus, the sacred grove, the serpent, the sacrifice – and uses them in astonishing new ways. Her story is one of suffering and great trials, and through it all an unquenchable longing to be free.

This beautifully illustrated work is as layered and subversive as mythology itself. Based directly on authentic Buddhist texts, and informed with insights from psychology and comparative mythology, it takes a fresh look at how Buddhist women have been depicted by men and how they have depicted themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781921842054
Publisher:
Santipada
Publication date:
09/20/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
314,009
File size:
3 MB

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