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The Kuan Yin Chronicles

The Myths and Prophecies of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion
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Hampton Roads
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March, 2009
ISBN:
9781571746085
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$25.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Kuan Yin is the most important, best-loved deity in the Chinese world. She is the living expression of compassion and the center of devotion in most Chinese homes and workplaces. Yet she is barely known in the West. The authors of The Kuan Yin Chronicles introduce Kuan Yin to Western readers, and reveal that Kuan Yin is the mystery and power of the divine feminine, who transcends all doctrines, creeds, and traditions.

The book is divided into three sections:

ª  The origins and evolution of Kuan Yin in early China, Buddhism, Taoism, and shamanism

ª  The myths and stories about Kuan Yin

ª  Fresh translations of 100 Kuan Yin poems, which function as both literature and tools for divination and prophecy.

The Kuan Yin Chronicles is for any Western reader who wants to connect with the ancient power of the Goddess in their lives.

The fact of the matter is that there are very few examples of the Divine Feminine. And amongst those, only a few are considered deities of compassion—the Virgin Mary and Kuan Yin are just about it!

As the quest for less patriarchal manifestations of the Divine grows in the light of feminism and other social forces which have challenged the hegemony of the male deities, Kuan Yin has arisen as a model of the generous, caring Divine.

 

Publisher’s Description: 

Kuan Yin is the most important, best-loved deity in the Chinese world. She is the living expression of compassion and the center of devotion in most Chinese homes and workplaces. Yet she is barely known in the West. The authors of The Kuan Yin Chronicles introduce Kuan Yin to Western readers, and reveal that Kuan Yin is the mystery and power of the divine feminine, who transcends all doctrines, creeds, and traditions.

The book is divided into three sections:

1. The origins and evolution of Kuan Yin in early China, Buddhism, Taoism, and shamanism.

2. The myths and stories about Kuan Yin.

3. Fresh translations of 100 Kuan Yin poems, which function as both literature and tools for divination and prophecy.

The Kuan Yin Chronicles is for any Western reader who wants to connect with the ancient power of the Goddess in their lives.

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