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Waking the Fake Snake: The Mystery of the Blue Robe Manuscripts
By: Mat Skybrook

Waking the Fake Snake: The Mystery of the Blue Robe Manuscripts


 
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Author: Mat Skybrook
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789937623735
Publication Date: March 2019

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A remarkable debut novel on separation, delusive attachments and seeing through them.
It is summer 1985 and the young American teacher Richard Tatem heads for the Himalayas, there discovering a rare manuscript of the secret Blue-Robes cult. Hoping to kick-start his career and regain the affection of Miki Tojinbara, an unforgettable Japanese junior colleague from Osaka who has recently ditched him, Tatem returns to India. His search goes dangerously awry when he finds himself hunted by ruthless later-day guardians of the supposedly dead Blue Robe cult. Meanwhile Tatem and Miki try a second time to see whether Buddhist love is really a contradiction in terms.
Touching a fake snake for Tibetan Buddhists can symbolize overcoming false fears through insight. Filled with both lofty Buddhist ideals and gritty Tibetan reality, this novel thus explores perceptively the limits of obsessive attachment and romantic love for Buddhists.

Waking the Fake Snake: The Mystery of the Blue Robe Manuscripts, Mat Skybrook, Vajra Publications, Paperback, 288 pp, $35.00

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