bones and flesh

Royce Wiles Royce.Wiles at ANU.EDU.AU
Tue Nov 9 06:42:49 UTC 1999

There is something like this in Jain medical traditions too, I can't
remember the details but suggest you look at:

Colette CAILLAT. 1974.   Sur les doctrines médicales du Tandulaveyaliya : 1
Enseignements d'embryologie. Indologica Taurinensia 2 (1974) 45-56.

>Thanks for your message.  I was already aware that "flesh coming from the
>mother and bones from the father" is found in Tibetan medical texts.  I
>also think that Levi-Strauss mentioned this in reference to other groups in
>Central Asia.
>However, I am curious to see if it can be found in any shamanic texts or in
>any hindu (whatever "hindu" means) text in South Asia.  I should have

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