Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, former Professor of Tibetan and Mongolian Language and Literature at the University of Naples LOrientale, has dedicated his academic career to the study of Tibetan culture and has published a number of works, in particular, on its origin. In his findings, the cradle of Tibetan culture is to be looked for in the ancient realm of Zhang Zhung, with revered Mount Kailash as its center and heart, and in the Bn spiritual traditions which flourished within and spread from that kingdom. The Light of Kailash, through meticulous selection and a critical use and analysis of a vast array of literary and often unpublished sources, offers an open, daring, holistic, unbiased approach to the study of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Tibet, and to the understanding of the origin of this fascinating and endangered civilization.
Volume 2 covers the History of the Intermediate Period: Tibet and Zhang
Zhung. It is focused on the rise of human generations, the Bonpo
lineages, the spread of Bon during the lifetimes of the first Tibetan
kings, the dynasties, written language, and civilization of ancient
Tibet, as well as on the reigns of specific kings, the Bon religion, and
Bonpo religious figures (Dranpa Namkha in particular) of Zhang Zhung
during that period.