SOAS Lecture Series:
Tibetan Oracles and Himalayan Shamans
with Dr Fabian Sanders (Venice University)
Presented in association with the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University
Dr. Sanders presents recent research in the field paying particular attention to the religio-philosophical and cosmological background to Tibetan Oracles. He will also discuss some of its unique and distinguishing cultural characteristics. Dr. Sanders also compares Oracles with the more common and widespread Himalayan phenomena generally labelled as ‘Shamanism’ highlighting differences and similarities.
Dr. Fabian Sanders
After studying for more than twenty five years the languages and cultures of Tibet, China and India in both academic and traditional settings, Dr. Sanders teaches Tibetan Language and Culture at the Universita` Ca` Foscari in Venice. He has also been teaching language and translation courses for the International Shang Shung Institute for many years. He has in recent years made numerous field trips to Tibet, China and India in pursuit of his research into Tibetan Oracles and related themes.
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