Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Shaman of Tibet: Milarepa-From Anger to Enlightenment 1040-1143 A.D. Paperback – 1994
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
"Hughes-Calero (Winged Wolf) has a profound understanding of Milarepa, of reality itself, and her words can at times take on a luster and shine in the dark of our despair. There is a paradox within paradox within paradox here culminating in trust and love and acceptance of all states of mind and being. A fine book." -- The Book Reader<br /><br />"Subtle ideas and true knowledge are embedded in characters, and in that way vivified. To do this an author must more fully understand what is being conveyed so the knowledge is presented in an effective and timely way. There are degrees of understanding, and understanding exceeds intellectual comprehension as the square of a number exceeds the number. It is very difficult. When it is accomplished, the reader can feel as well as cognize the thought. Winged Wolf succeeds admirably and in such a way that, even if one has no interest in esoteric knowledge, the characters have depth, are believable, and come to life. Even younger people will enjoy this book which will constructively unfetter their imaginations: they will love Milarepa, the friend, and have lively feelings about various other characters in the book. -- Dr. Joseph Ray<br /><br />"The search for enlightenment can take any form, any path imaginable, yet all seekers arrive at the same ultimate Realization. Shaman of Tibet chronicles the most unusual journey to enlightenment of the great Tibetan master, Milarepa. Interestingly, this book reads like an autobiography, although Milarepa lived almost one thousand years ago. Winged Wolf was clearly inspired by Milarepa himself, from whatever level of reality he is presently occupying.
Nevertheless, almost in spite of himself, he awakens one day at the house of this true guru, Marpa, having been found naked and unconscious. From being literally at death's door, he begins to rise to Marpa's monumental challenges, finally gaining true enlightenment in a miraculous fashion. Along the way, we are able to share the spiritual insights and realizations of Milarepa as they unfold in all their subtlety and glory.
To tell you more would spoil this most eloquent, master work. Read it for yourself and be both entertained and enlightened! --Rayes of Light
About the Author
Maticintin, also known as Winged Wolf, is a Wisdom Master/Teacher, Founder and Spiritual Leader of HÜMÜH: The Jeweled Path of Living Wisdom, and noted author who has guided spiritual seekers from around the world. The focus of Maticintins Teachings is direct realization into the nature of life and death as aspects of the Void, referred to as mahamudra, whereby one enters into a natural state of consciousness that is empowered with both equanimity and openness. Such realization results in a wakeful state of life, free from fear, whereby illusions and delusions are transcendentally transmuted and clarity of mind results.
Maticintin has had memories of being a Buddhist monk in a former life, beginning at age 5 when a monk in a brown robe began to frequently appear to her, giving her spiritual instruction and encouragement. At one time the monk gave a small tan book of Milarepas poems and life, which later inspired her to write the Golden Dream (Shaman of Tibet), the story of Milarepas early life. Maticintin has been a formal student of Buddhism for more than 30 years. In 1970 she lived in various Buddhist temples across Japan where she studied both Nichiren and Zen. It was also in Japan that she contributed to the English translations of both the Heart and Lotus Sutras. Afterwards, stirred by feelings of remembering her ancient past and her monk mentor as a child, her attention was drawn to an extensive study of Dzogchen and Bon, Vajrayana and Mahayana. The greatest spiritual event in her life came about through a series of visions and instructions with Padmasambhava, whom she realized was her former Teacher. Following these experiences, the terma (spiritual treasure) of the Wish-Fullfilling Gem Mantra was revealed to her.
In addition, Maticintin studied with the Sioux Shaman Alana Spirit Changer who combined her Teachings with the knowledge of Dzogchen and Bon with the strict discipline necessary for a student to "walk their talk". The Shaman named her student Winged Wolf. Maticintins Buddhist lineage is described in this website. Maticintin began her tutelage as a spiritual teacher in April of 1992. She has several thousand followers, and several hundred personal students and apprentices, most of whom are achieving rapid spiritual advancement. For more information on Wisdom Master Maticintin and HÜMÜH go to humuh.org
Top customer reviews
Anyways, this text is very crucial in a further understanding of the Perception of reality..The reader will unfortunately have to wade through my other reviews on other texts to find the "Koan"(s) that are in these sources for themselves..I can ONLY report on the connections I have found & read in my 34 years of reading texts/tomes "Vehicles for Alternate Perceptions of Reality.."Only then can ANY SLEEPER awaken("Matrix" Series Concepts, The Wachowski's May have been Influenced by Frank Herberts' DUNE series of texts).
The exercises' attributed to Milarepa are Very Likely the Exercises that the Ancient Toltec/Olmecs that taught Don Juan Matus' Benefactors' the Naguals' Julian & Elias(I think were their names). Doing Aura-Based Exercises in a cave that is Completely Sealed(Milarepa) Must be Very Strengthening for the eye to become capable of perceiving that which they are not Typically trained to Perceive from modern birth.. Back in Milarepa's era, it was accepted to go for shamanic training, be able to "See" other reality ideas..
Learning about how Milarepa perceived reality and his perceptions thereof is very helpful for any wishing to become capable of true energy body awareness and aura work.. The translator did quite a good job in explaining what Milarepas' followers put down of his teachings/experiences..
This Source is very helpful, when consulted in the context, of the larger Macro-cycle that the other works this reviewer has commented upon are being used to assist the reader in modifying or changing their perception of reality..
As a Stand Alone book, it was very enjoyable to learn about the ancient "Dan" beliefs that existed in the era when the Toltecs/Olmecs on the other side of the planet were doing their own exercises into the very nature of power/ perception and the interface with reality in the more "Direct Knowledge(Don Juan Matus' discussion of humanity's interface to nature, with Carlos Castaneda in "Power of Silence".
It was particularly poignant to understand the choice(s) made by Milarepa, family-based, love-based, giving him a presence not usually typical in 1000 year old translation works...
This book can help one achieve a greater connection to caves and the concept of being in the earth that is so important in "Forging A New Reality, Closer to The Heart-(RUSH)", as is necessary in order for one to disconnect from the modern "Consensual Reality"( Castaneda/Don Juan Matus, Moen/Monroes' voyages to the "Focus Levels" in their works..)Milarepa may have actually Permanently left his body in a cave exercise if the translator did not "Flavor Text" the work of translation..
pathwork is a tough roe to hoe so for those who find guidance and inspiration in this book and would like to follow-up by learning specific WISDOM practices that hone facing TRUTH and FEAR in a "most practical" and "contemporary application", do yourself the favor of reading (and studying) "the four-fold way" by angeles arrien, "the four agreements" by miguel ruiz, "being and vibration" by joseph rael and "when things fall apart" by pema chodron ... these five books combined are a POWERFUL discourse in LIVING with an OPEN HEART ... enjoy
Most recent customer reviews
I found myself extending my lunch hours just to complete the book.Read more