The Buddha's wizards: magic, protection, and healing in Burmese Buddhism

Vanguards of the Sana -- The Buddha's chief wizard -- Women of the wizard king -- Pagodas of power -- Wizards in the shadows

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Patton, Thomas Nathan
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Columbia University Press 2018
Further subjects:B Burma Religious life and customs
B Buddhism
B Occultism Burma
B Buddhism Burma
B Wizards
B Electronic books
B RELIGION ; Comparative Religion
B HISTORY ; Asia ; Southeast Asia
B Burma
B Wizards Burma
B Occultism
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Summary:Vanguards of the Sana -- The Buddha's chief wizard -- Women of the wizard king -- Pagodas of power -- Wizards in the shadows
Belief in wizard-saints who protect their devotees and intervene in the world is widespread among Burmese Buddhists. The Buddha's Wizards is a historically informed, ethnographic study that explores the supernatural landscape of Buddhism in Myanmar to explain the persistence of wizardry as a form of lived religion in the modern era
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0231547374