publication . Article . 2016

AHP 40: NAMUYI TIBETAN pha⁵⁴ tsə⁵⁴ RITUALS AND ORAL CHANTS

Libu Lakhi (Li Jianfu);
Open Access Tibetan
  • Published: 01 Feb 2016 Journal: Asian Highlands Perspectives (issn: 1835-7741, eissn: 1925-6329, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Asian Highlands Perspectives
Abstract
sa54 da54 (b. 1939) is a Namuyi pha54 tsə54 - a traditional Namuyi religious practitioner/ specialist - who chants and conducts religious rituals. He lives and practices in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. This article introduces pha54 tsə54 sa54 da54 and the many hours of his oral materials recorded by Libu Lakhi in 2009 that are archived at http://tinyurl.com/lgf3row. In addition, aspects of Namuyi religion are described, including terms of mountain deities, ill omens and taboos, the pha54 tsə54, sa54 da54, chants, and a personal account of a ritual done in Dashui Village, Minsheng Township, Xichang City, Sichuan Province in March 2...
Subjects
free text keywords: cis‘vis‘, phas‘tsas‘, chants, cultural preservation, digital archives, Liangshan, mountain deities, Namuyi, Sichuan, Tibetan religion, Manners and customs (General), GT1-7070, History of Asia, DS1-937
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