By Yael Bentor

The current paintings is an research of the Indo-Tibetan ritual for consecrating photos, "stupas," books and temples. it's in response to a radical exam of the proper Tibetan textual fabric contained in Tantras, commentaries, ritual manuals and explanatory works on consecration. As rituals are supposed to be played, this textual research is mixed with observations of performances and interviews with performers. The publication opens with a common dialogue of yes rules of tantric rituals and the principles of Indo-Tibetan consecration. the most half makes a speciality of a selected functionality of the ritual in a Tibetan monastery situated within the Kathmandu Valley. This quantity contributes to the customarily ignored box of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist rituals. it's eager about the sacred nature of items for worship in addition to with the most Buddhist tantric transformation right into a selected tantric Buddha."

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