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M Huc - Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China during the years

Identifier

001012

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China during the years 1844-46 – M Huc

Upon a given signal, the clerical orchestra executed an introductory piece harsh enough to frighten Satan himself, the lay congregation beating time with their hands to the charivari of clanging instruments and ear splitting voices.  The diabolic concert over, the Grand Lama opened the Book of Exorcisms, which he rested on his knees.  As he chanted one of the forms, he took from the basin, from time to time, a handful of millet, which he threw east, west, north and south, according to the rubric.  The tones of his voice, as he prayed, were sometimes mournful and suppressed, sometimes vehemently loud and energetic.

The source of the experience

Tibetan Buddhism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Demons
Possession

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Exorcism

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