Traveller in Space: gender, identity and Tibetan Buddhism
In this revised edition of June Campbell's ground-breaking and ambitious work, many of the key issues concerning gender, identity and Tibetan Buddhism, are now broadened and further clarified in order to create a better understanding of the historical importance of gender symbolisation in the very construction of religious belief and philosophy. With its cross-cultural stance, the book concerns itself with the unusual task of creating links between the symbolic representations of gender in the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism, and contemporary western thinking in relation to identity politics and intersubjectivity.
About the Author:
June Campbell studied Tibetan Buddhism in monasteries in India in the 1970s, worked as a Tibetan interpreter in India, Europe and North America, and over many years travelled extensively in the Himalayan region. She is currently training in psychoanalysis at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in Edinburgh.
Preface to the Revised Edition
1 When Iron Birds Appear
2 Archaic Female Images and Indigenous Culture
3 The Lotus Deity - A Lost Goddess
4 Monasticism and the Emergence of the Lineage of the Self-Born
5 Free of the Wombs Impurities: Divine Birth and the Absent Mother
6 At One with the Secret Other
7 A Traveller in Space - The Significance of the Dakini and her Sacred Domain
8 Questions of Self and Other
9 Perspectives on Culture and Gender
Notes and References