Longing for Darkness : Tara and the Black Madonna

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  • Copyright: 2007-06-05
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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With this book, China Galland brought increased attention to the spiritual traditions of the Black Madonna and other cross-cultural expressions of the feminine divine. The popularity of recent works by authors like Sue Monk Kidd and Kathleen Norris have only increased readers’ fascination. Now with a new introduction by the author, Longing for Darknessexplores Galland’s spellbinding and deeply personal journey from New Mexico through Nepal, India, Switzerland, France, the former Yugoslavia, and Poland—places where such figures as Tara, the female Buddha of the Tibetan tradition, and the Black Madonna are venerated today.

Author Biography

China Galland is an award-winning author and a Professor in Residence at the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE) at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She is also the founder and director of the Keepers of Love Project at CARE, and the author of Love Cemetery, Unburying the Secret History of Slaves.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xxi
The Unremembered Gate: Kathmandu, Nepalp. 1
Underneath: Californiap. 44
Fallen Down Out of the Sky: Cambridge, Massachusettsp. 48
Where Tara Emerges: The Way to Pharping Village, Kathmandu, Nepalp. 55
This Nameless Path: Californiap. 74
Who Is Leaving, Who Will Return?: Meeting with the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, Indiap. 82
Effort Is Required: Dharamsala and Delhi, Indiap. 99
The Ravens of Einsiedeln: Einsiedeln, Switzerlandp. 134
The Way to Poland: Switzerland and Francep. 170
We Go Now: Warsaw, Polandp. 180
The Pilgrimage to the Black Madonna: The Road to Czestochowa, Polandp. 197
After the Pilgrimage: Krakow, Polandp. 233
There Are Roses of Fire: Californiap. 241
The Madonna's Face: Rio Grande Valley, Texasp. 249
Walesa's Prayer: Gdansk, Polandp. 278
The Mystery of the Messages: Medjugorje, Yugoslaviap. 299
Where the Streams Cross: Californiap. 324
On the Mountain: The Dalai Lama, Mount Tamalpais, Californiap. 345
Notesp. 351
Selected Bibliographyp. 373
Indexp. 381
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