Hidden Treasure
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Hidden Treasure

Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism by Judith Simmer-Brown Dakinis—those semi-wrathful feminine figures of Tibetan Buddhist cosmology—get a bum rap today. They often end up serving as poster-girls for goddess-spirituality or as exemplars of the “shadow” for proponents of Jungian psychology. The reality is a lot more complex than that—and much more … Continue reading

Hidden Treasure
From the Editors / Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

City of Lingering Splendor: A Frank Account of Old Peking’s Exotic Pleasures by John Blofeld On a stroll through the streets of Peking in 1934 you might meet beautiful courtesans, Confucian scholars, Tsarist refugees, aging palace eunuchs, teenage opium addicts, Taoist adepts or Buddhist monks. You might even run into Shura, the White-Russian hermaphrodite. The … Continue reading