Steve’s Other Books

If you liked Singing to the Plants, you might want to take a look at the other books I have written:

cult-of-tara1The Cult of Tara: Magic and Ritual in Tibet. University of California Press

  • “An outstanding achievement” — Times Literary Supplement
  • “The magnitude of this work is awesome” — Virginia Quarterly Review
  • “A major milestone in the subject” — Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • “Dazzlingly brilliant” — Philosophy East and West
  • “A quintessential resource for the study of Tibetan Buddhist religion and ritual” — The Tibetan and Himalayan Library

buddhist-experience1The Buddhist Experience. Dickenson Publishing Company

  • “A significant contribution to Buddhist Studies” — Journal of the American Academy of Religion
  • “Exhibits deep insight into the nature of religious experience” — Philosophy East and West
  • “Exciting, exasperating, brilliant, and lunatic … a scholarly tour-de-force” — Journal of Buddhist Ethics

classical-tibetanThe Classical Tibetan Language. State University of New York Press

  • “Without doubt the best and most comprehensive book on Classical Tibetan” — Language
  • “An exciting book, an interesting book, and an important book. It is difficult to resist the temptation to go all out and call it brilliant” — Journal of the American Oriental Society
  • “A truly outstanding book, based on an awe-inspiring amount of work on original texts… A wealth of closely annotated material and theoretical insights” — Oriens
  • “The most authoritative study of the Tibetan language” — Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre