Kuan Yin Chronicles: The Myths and Prophecies of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion (Paperback)

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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 power 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.

About the Author


Martin Palmer, the director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture, is an expert on interfaith work, author of many books, and translator of numerous Chinese texts. He lives in England.

Jay Ramsay is a poet and therapist. Among his published works are The Heart's Ragged Evangelist and Crucible of Love. He lives in England.


Man-Ho Kwok is the author and translator of numerous works relating to Chinese religion, literature, and history.

Praise For…


A compelling story that reads like a detective mystery . . . and shows that the contemporary reassertion of the Goddess in the hearts and minds of men and women. --Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade

— Riane Eisler
Product Details
ISBN: 9781571746085
ISBN-10: 1571746080
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Publication Date: March 27th, 2009
Pages: 156
Language: English