Longing for Darkness, Tara and the Black Madonna
By China Galland, Viking/Penguin, 1990/1991.
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China's groundbreaking account of her journey through India, Nepal, Poland and Texas in search of the feminine face of God and the healing connections between Tara, whom the Tibetans revere as a female Buddha and the Black Madonna will be published in a new edition with a new introduction.  In it, China traces the developments since 1990 as the dark, female images of the sacred have moved into  mainstream culture through phenomena like the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

“Longing for Darkness became my companion as I traveled to see the Black Madonna in Einsiedeln, Switzerland…. It was a particular joy for me to read, not only because of the deeply moving journey described in its pages, but because of its passionate exploration of the Black Madonna.  I love this book!”  

-Sue Monk Kidd


Love Cemetery: Unburying the Secret History of Slaves

The fruits of six years of research and work with a small community in East Texas, China's new book points toward new possibilities for reconciliation and community building.

Other books by China Galland

Women in the Wilderness
By China Galland, Harper & Row, 1980.
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Being Bodies: Buddhist Women on the Paradox of Embodiment 
Edited by Lenore Freidman and Susan Moon. Includes an essay by China Galland
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