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With a single glance : Buddhist icon and early Mikkyō vision /

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Main Author: Bogel, Cynthea J.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, c2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Pt. 1. Definitions and dynamics. Ch. 1. Esoteric Buddhism and Mikkyō
  • Ch. 2. A religion of images
  • Ch. 3. The function of icons and visuality as function
  • Pt. 2. Mikkyō visual culture and its sources. Ch. 4. Kūkai and China : inheriting Mikkyō visual culture
  • Ch. 5. Kūkai and Japan : transmitting Mikkyō visual culture
  • Pt. 3. Visions and cosmologies. Ch. 6. Sight and syncretism
  • Ch. 7. What they saw : the image looks back
  • Pt. 4. Vision, ritual, and imagery. Ch. 8. Contemplations and contemplative imagery
  • Ch. 9. Mikkyō ritual and imagery within ritual
  • Pt. 5. Choreographies of ritual space. Ch. 10. Mikkyō topographies : the spaces icons inhabited
  • Ch. 11. The Tōji Karma mandala
  • Glossary of Japanese characters
  • Notes
  • Selected bibliography.