PANEL 37 – Tibetan divination
WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE (Room 304B)
Conveners: Donatella Rossi and Petra Maurer
9.00-9.15: Opening of panel.
9.15-9.45: Ai Nishida Iwata: A comparative study and transcultural analysis on old Tibetan divination texts.
9.45-10.15: Eric Mortensen: Divining between the lines: imported texts, ritual play and querying the importance of divinatory efficacy in Gyalthang.
10.15-10.45: Petra Maurer: Gendered nag rtsis: how to calculate and predict the future for men and women.
10.45-11.15: Alexander K. Smith: Divination in the Bon tradition: an introduction to the texts, practices, and origin narratives of a unique ritual system.
11.15-11.45: Tea and coffee break.
11.45-12.15: Agata Bareja-Starzyńska: Tibetan astrology and divination among the Mongols: Lamyn Gegeen Blo Bzang bstan ’dzin rgyal mtshan and his followers.
12.15-12.45: Rolf Scheuermann: Of Brahmins, elephants and lotus ponds – two short works on the examination of dreams.
12.45-13.15: Donatella Rossi: Identifying the magical intrigues of the Lords of the World: the oneiromancy of the gSal byed byang bu.