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100 1 Dillon, Michael,|d1915-1962,|eauthor.
245 10 Out of the ordinary :|ba life of gender and spiritual
transitions /|cMichael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka ; edited and
with an introduction by Jacob Lau and Cameron Partridge.
250 First edition.
264 1 New York :|bFordham University Press,|c2017.
300 1 online resource.
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
504 Includes bibliographical references.
505 0 Foreword / by Susan Stryker -- Editors' Note -- "In His
Own Way, In His Own Time" : an Introduction to Out of the
Ordinary -- Author's Introduction -- Part I: Conquest of
the Body -- Birth and Origins -- The Nursery -- Schooldays
-- Oxford -- War -- The Darkest of Days -- Part II:
Conquest of the Mind -- Medical Student -- Resident
Medical Officer -- Surgeon M.N. -- On the Haj -- Round the
World -- Interlude Ashore -- Last Voyage -- Imji Getsul.
520 "Now available for the first time--more than 50 years
after it was written--is the memoir of Michael Dillon/
Lobzang Jivaka (1915-62), the British doctor and Buddhist
monastic novice chiefly known to scholars of sex, gender,
and sexuality for his pioneering transition from female to
male between 1939 and 1949, and for his groundbreaking
1946 book Self : A Study in Ethics and Endocrinology. Here
at last is Dillon/Jivaka's extraordinary life story told
in his own words. Out of the Ordinary captures Dillon/
Jivaka's various journeys--to Oxford, into medicine,
across the world by ship--within the major narratives of
his gender and religious journeys. Moving chronologically,
Dillon/Jivaka begins with his childhood in Folkestone,
England, where he was raised by his spinster aunts, and
tells of his days at Oxford immersed in theology, classics,
and rowing. He recounts his hormonal transition while
working as an auto mechanic and fire watcher during World
War II and his surgical transition under Sir Harold
Gillies while Dillon himself attended medical school. He
details his worldwide travel as a ship's surgeon in the
British Merchant Navy with extensive commentary on his
interactions with colonial and postcolonial subjects,
followed by his 'outing' by the British press while he was
serving aboard The City of Bath. Out of the Ordinary is
not only a salient record of an early sex transition but
also a unique account of religious conversion in the mid-
twentieth century. Dillon/Jivaka chronicles his gradual
shift from Anglican Christianity to the esoteric spiritual
systems of George Gurdjieff and Peter Ouspensky to
Theravada and finally Mahayana Buddhism. He concludes his
memoir with the contested circumstances of his Buddhist
monastic ordination in India and Tibet. Ultimately, while
Dillon/Jivaka died before becoming a monk, his novice
ordination was significant: It made him the first white
European man to be ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist
tradition. Out of the Ordinary is a landmark publication
that sets free a distinct voice from the history of the
transgender movement"--Provided by publisher.
600 00 Lobzang Jivaka,|d1915-1962.
600 10 Dillon, Michael,|d1915-1962.
600 10 Dillon, Michael,|d1915-1962|xTravel.
650 0 Transgender people|vBiography.
650 0 Female-to-male transsexuals|vBiography.
650 0 Surgeons|zGreat Britain|vBiography.
650 0 Merchant marine|zGreat Britain|vBiography.
650 0 Buddhist monks|zIndia|zLadākh|vBiography.
650 0 Mahayana Buddhism.
650 0 Self-actualization (Psychology)
655 4 Electronic books.
655 7 Electronic books.|2local
655 7 Biography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423686
700 0 Lobzang Jivaka,|d1915-1962.
700 1 Lau, Jacob,|eeditor.
700 1 Partridge, Cameron,|eeditor.
710 2 JSTOR|eissuing body.
776 08 |iPrint version:|aDillon, Michael, 1915-1962.|tOut of the
ordinary.|bFirst edition.|dNew York : Fordham University
Press, 2017|z9780823274802|w(DLC) 2016027581
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