Friday, March 5, 2010

DAKINIS/ cinderella stamps from Shambhala Nor featuring meditational divinities from Vajrayana Buddhism

Shambhala Nor Postal Service

"Levitating Dakinis"
by Eric Whollem
a set of two stamps
Editions of 100, plus ten artist's proofs
60 x 89 mm.
Copyright by the artist.

The Dakinis of the Lake

These stamps show two views of Shambhala Nor, the mystic
lake of the north. This lake is the home of the Dakinis of

A Dakini is referred to as a 'sky walker.' They appear in the
lore of Tibet and Mongolia.

A Dakini can be a meditational divinity, a guru, or a protector.
Corresponding to the female Dakini is the male Daka.
*This data is not traditional lore, but an embellishment of 
legends, created to complete my story of these faux postage
stamps from the post offices of Shambhala Nor.

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