THE MAGIC LIFE OF MILAREPA portrays the legendary exploits of Tibetan Buddhism's most renowned saint. Full of intrigue, disaster, and amazing feats, it is the heroic story of a man who transforms from an avenging black magician into a supremely powerful yogi, pointing the way to self-knowledge and liberation.

It is the year 1050, and Milarepa is seeking vengeance on unscrupulous relatives for mistreating his mother and sister. Trained in sorcery, he commands a rain of scorpions, snakes, and lizards to attack the villains. But when his teacher rebukes him for his evil deeds, Milarepa renounces black magic to seek mystic truth. He retreats to a cave where, after years of intense meditation, he acquires the power to change his body into any shape and to fly across the sky like a bird. But most important, he achieves the greatest victory of alI-mastery over his own self.

Eva van Dam
Eva van Dam is a Dutch artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in several books. She has traveled extensively in Tibet and lived for several years in Nepal, where she studied the iconography of Tibetan religious art.

Eva van Dam
Mv.B. Bastiaansestraat 53
1054 RS Amsterdam
Tel: 31-20-6854679
Fax: 31-20-6830497

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