Panel 37: Tibetan divination

PANEL 37 – Tibetan divination


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.