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  Size:   183 x 235 mm
7.25 x 9.25 in
 
  Pages:   278  
  Color:   200+ line art throughout  
  Binding:   Softcover  
  Published:   September 2003  
  ISBN:   1-932476-03-2  
 
 

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The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
Robert Beer

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The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols is a portal into the profound symbolism of Tibetan sacred art. Robert Beer provides insight into the vast array of symbols and attributes that appear within the complex iconography of Tibetan Buddhism. The descriptions that accompany his detailed line drawings reveal the origins, meanings, and functions of these symbols. Beer unravels the multiple layers of symbolism and meaning contained within the iconography, affording the reader a panoramic vision into the deeper dimensions of this sacred art.

Drawn largely from Beer's work The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, the meticulous brush drawings in this book depict all of the major Buddhist symbols and motifs, including the various groups of auspicious symbols; cosmological symbols; natural and mythical animals, such as the dragon, garuda, and makara; the entire assembly of ritual tantric implements and weapons; magical and wrathful symbols; hand-held emblems, attributes, and plants; esoteric Vajrayana offerings; and mudras, or ritual hand gestures.

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