Shaman of Tibet: Milarepa-From Anger to Enlightenment 1040-1143 A.D.

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Shaman of Tibet: Milarepa - From Anger to Enlightenment -

"A biographical novel about Tibet's great Yogi Milarepa who lived in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Written by Winged Wolf and published in 1994 by Higher Consciousness Books, it's a book that educates by engaging. Milarepa's story is interesting, dynamic, mysterious, painful, full of humanity and discovery. However, it is the manner of telling that substantiates Shaman...and facilitates Winged Wolf's intent to convey useful spiritual ideas.

"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.

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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 Maticintin’s 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 Milarepa’s poems and life, which later inspired her to write the Golden Dream (Shaman of Tibet), the story of Milarepa’s 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. Maticintin’s 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

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"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

"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

"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

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