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Evans-Wentz, W. Y. (Walter Yeeling) 1878-1965

Overview
Works: 158 works in 1,035 publications in 11 languages and 8,841 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Folklore  Sacred books  History  Introductions  Sources  Romances  Art music  Sacred music  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Composer, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: BQ7950.M557, B
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Most widely held works by W. Y Evans-Wentz
The Tibetan book of the dead; or, The after-death experiences on the Bardo plane, according to Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English rendering by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

152 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds - a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book - which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being - was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying - not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison."--Jacket
Tibetan yoga and secret doctrines; or, Seven books of wisdom of the great path, according to the late Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English rendering by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

139 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this work - a companion to the highly popular Tibetan Book of the Dead - Evans-Wentz presents seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts that first appeared in English in 1935." "Amid photographs and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts, readers will encounter some of the principal meditations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers throughout the ages in the attainment of Right Knowledge and Enlightenment. Special commentaries precede each translated text, and a comprehensive introduction contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with European notions of religion, philosophy, and science." "These seven distinct but intimately related texts will grant any reader a full and complete view of the spiritual teachings that still inform the culture of the East."--Jacket
The Tibetan book of the great liberation; or, The method of realizing Nirvāṇa through knowing the mind; preceded by an epitome of Padma-Sambhava's biography by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

90 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unknown to the Western world until its first publication in 1954, this work explicates the quintessence of the Supreme Path, or Mahayana, and fully reveals the yogic method of attaining Enlightenment. Such attainment can happen, as shown here, by means of knowing the One Mind, the cosmic All-Consciousness, without recourse to the postures, breathings, and other techniques associated with the lower yogas. Also presented here is a thirty-five page commentary by the eminent psychoanalyst Dr. C.G. Jung and a one hundred page General Introduction from editor W.Y. Evans-Wentz. The former discusses differences in Eastern and Western modes of thought and equates the "collective unconscious" with the Buddhist Enlightened Mind; while the latter explains several key names and notions (such as Nirvana) with the lucidity, ease, and sagacity that are this scholar's hallmark." "Although the original text of this yoga belongs to the Bardo Thodol series of treatises concerning various methods of attaining transcendence, authorship of this particular volume is attributed to the legendary Padma-Sambhava. Padma-Sambhava's text is preceded by an account of the great guru's own life and secret doctrines and is followed by the testamentary teachings of the Guru Phadampa Sangay, which are meant to augment the thought of the other gurus discussed herein."--Jacket
Tibet's great yogī, Milarepa : a biography from the Tibetan, being the Jetsün-kahbum, or biographical history of Jetsün-Milarepa, according to the late Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English rendering by Gtsaṅ-smyon He-ru-ka( Book )

103 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this biography of Milarepa, readers gain a perspective of the celebrated man's struggles, work, and insight. Moreover, W.Y. Evans-Wentz offers - through the lens of Milarepa's experiences and teachings - knowledge that accompanies the ancient and universal wisdom that is Buddhism. But the story of Milarepa is not solely about religion; it also addresses the legacy that followed the death of one of the greatest religious gurus, exploring questions of lineage and legitimacy that were important in the centuries after Milarepa died."--BOOK JACKET
The fairy-faith in Celtic countries by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

81 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuchama and sacred mountains by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Tibetanische Totenbuch by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

91 editions published between 1935 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tod / Philosophie / Tibet
Het Tibetaanse dodenboek by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weergave van de tekst die sinds de 9e eeuw door boeddhisten in Tibet gebruikt wordt bij het dodenritueel
Bardo thödol Le livre des morts tibétain : ou les expériences d'après la mort dans le plan du Bardo by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

48 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das tibetische Buch der Grossen Befreiung by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

32 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milarepa, Tibets grosser Yogi by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

26 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist meditation in the southern school : theory and practice for westerners by G. Constant Lounsbery( Book )

4 editions published between 1935 and 1950 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander the Great : an account of his life and exploits from Ethiopic sources and other writing by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by one of the most remarkable and erudite scholars of the early twentieth century, a man who has not an equal today, this book gives a unique and authoritive picture of one of the greatest men in history. The object of this work, which it admirally achieves, is to present to lovers of legend and history about Alexander translations of all Ethiopic accounts of that man in English and to add to this all necessary commentary
Milarepa ou Jetsun-kahbum, vie de Jetsün Milarepa by Ras-chuṅ Rdo-rje-grags( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1994 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tibetan yoga and its secret doctrines : attaining right knowledge by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exceptional work of scholarship is the work of the scholar who brought the world ""The Tibetan Book of the Dead"" and an equally important work entitled ""Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa, "" This book, perhaps the most valuable in the trilogy, exposes the deeds of some of the principal yogas and meditations which many of the most illustrious Tibetan and Indian philosophers, including Tulopa, Naropa, Marpa, and Milerepa, employed in attaining Right Knowledge
Man the immortal by John N East( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuchama : heilige Berge der Welt by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Méditation bouddhique : étude de sa théorie et de sa pratique selon l'école du Sud by G. Constant Lounsbery( Book )

8 editions published between 1938 and 1987 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bardo thödol : for speaker, mezzosoprano, baritone, mixed chorus and orchestra : op. 74 by Erik Bergman( )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life at its best by Meher Baba( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Tibetan book of the dead; or, The after-death experiences on the Bardo plane, according to Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English rendering
Alternative Names
Evans Venc, V. J.

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Evans-Wentz, W. Y. 1878-1965

Evans-Wentz, Walt Yeeling 1878-1965

Evans-Wentz, Walter 1878-1965

Evans-Wentz, Walter Y.

Evans-Wentz, Walter Yeeling

Evans-Wentz, Walter Yeeling 1878-1965

Evanz-Wentz, W. Y. 1878-1965

I-wen-ssu Wen-tzʿu

I-wen-ssu Wen-tzʻu 1878-1965

Walter Evans-Wentz Amerikaans antropoloog (1878-1965)

Walter Evans-Wentz Anthropologe und Schriftsteller

Wentz, W. Y. Evans-.

Wentz, W. Y. Evans- 1878-1965

Wentz, W. Y. Evans- (Walter Yeeling)

Wentz, W. Y. Evans- (Walter Yeeling), 1878-1965

Wentz, W. Y. Evans- (Walter Yeeling Evans-), 1878-1965

Wentz, Walter Y. 1878-1965

Wentz, Walter Y. Evans-

Wentz, Walter Y. Evans- 1878-1965

Wentz, Walter Yeeling Evans.

Wentz Walter Yeeling Evans- 1878-1965

Уолтър Илинг Еванс-Уенц

ウォルター・エヴァンズ=ウェンツ

エヴァンス‐ヴェンツ, W. Y.

エヴァンスーヴェンツ, W. Y

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Tibetan yoga and secret doctrines; or, Seven books of wisdom of the great path, according to the late Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English renderingThe Tibetan book of the great liberation; or, The method of realizing Nirvāṇa through knowing the mind; preceded by an epitome of Padma-Sambhava's biographyTibet's great yogī, Milarepa : a biography from the Tibetan, being the Jetsün-kahbum, or biographical history of Jetsün-Milarepa, according to the late Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English renderingThe fairy-faith in Celtic countriesDas tibetische Buch der Grossen Befreiung