The Kuan Yin Chronicles: The Myths and Prophecies of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion
The Kuan Yin Chronicles The Myths and Prophecies of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion Author:Martin Palmer, Jay Ramsay, Man-Ho Kwok Kuan Yin is the most important, best-loved deity in the Chinese world. She is the living expression of compassion and the center of devotion in most Chinese homes and workplaces. Yet she is barely known in the West. The authors of The Kuan Yin Chronicles introduce Kuan Yin to Western readers, and reveal that Kuan Yin is the mystery and po... more »wer of the divine feminine, who transcends all doctrines, creeds, and traditions.The book is divided into three sections:
1. The origins and evolution of Kuan Yin in early China, Buddhism, Taoism, and shamanism.
2. The myths and stories about Kuan Yin.
3. Fresh translations of 100 Kuan Yin poems, which function as both literature and tools for divination and prophecy.The Kuan Yin Chronicles is for any Western reader who wants to connect with the ancient power of the Goddess in their lives.« less
The Kuan Yin Chronicles
The Myths and Prophecies of
The Chinese Goddess of Compassion
by Martin Palmer and Jay Ramsay, with Man-Ho Kwok
I enjoyed reviewing this 190 page blessed tribute to the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin. The format was great, simple and understandable. I learned so much about the Goddess and the biggest shocker was that she started out as a God and became a Goddess later on. My favorite part was the section in the back that had 100 of Kuan Yin's poems which have been used by many as a form of divination.
One way to use the poems is to open the section and look at the poems til one jumps out at you, another way is to use 100 numbered sticks called Joss Sticks. I chose to use the first method and got poem number 34, a poem on morality that reminded me to stand in my integrity. I walked away from the experience feeling like I knew Kuan Yin in a deeper way and that I can reach to her anytime I feel the need. I would recommend this highly spiritual read to anyone drawn to the Goddess or to those looking for a different kind of divination and guidance. Thanks so much, I got a lot out of this one.