Western oracles

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Varis
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Western oracles

Post by Varis » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:35 pm

Does anyone know of any westerners who were enthroned as oracles in Tibetan Buddhism?

I was able to find that 3 westerners (technically two were Taiwanese, but I'll count them too) were enthroned as Bon oracles, but I haven't be able to find anything about westerners being enthroned as oracles in Tibetan Buddhism.

I'm curious as to what the process of identifying, training, and enthroning an oracle is like, and how stringent it is.

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Re: Western oracles

Post by Josef » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:16 pm

Not that I have heard of.
Oracles seem to be a deeply cultural phenomena and it is unlikely that they will be formally recognized in the western transmission.
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Re: Western oracles

Post by kalden yungdrung » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:25 pm

Varis wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:35 pm
Does anyone know of any westerners who were enthroned as oracles in Tibetan Buddhism?

I was able to find that 3 westerners (technically two were Taiwanese, but I'll count them too) were enthroned as Bon oracles, but I haven't be able to find anything about westerners being enthroned as oracles in Tibetan Buddhism.

I'm curious as to what the process of identifying, training, and enthroning an oracle is like, and how stringent it is.
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