cover image Longing for Darkness

Longing for Darkness

China Galland, Author Penguin Books $16 (416p) ISBN 978-0-14-012184-1

Galland's fascination with Tara, the female Buddha of Tibetan tradition, and Kali, the black Hindu goddess, led her from India to Switzerland and Poland on a search for other black images of divinity. ``Blending travelogue, free-floating meditation, autobiography and adventure, her intensely personal narrative is a disquieting spiritual odyssey,'' said PW. Photos. (Sept.)