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  • The End of Magicby Ariel Glucklich

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 59.99

    Basing himself in the Indian city of Banaras, where magic is a familiar part of everyday life, the author reviews the major theories that have explained magic over the last century. He argues that all of these theories leave out something critical, namely what he calls "magical consciouness". more...

  • The Sense of Adharmaby Ariel Glucklich

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 159.99

    This is a study of the contrasting Hindu concepts of adharma (chaos) and dharma (order). The author uses a synthesis of phenomenological and anthropological approaches to study the structure of the imagination that produces such an apparently contradictory viewpoint. more...

  • Sacred Painby Ariel Glucklich

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 26.99

    Why would anyone seek out the very experience the rest of us most wish to avoid? Why would religious worshipers flog or crucify themselves, sleep on spikes, hang suspended by their flesh, or walk for miles through scorching deserts with bare and bloodied feet?. In this insightful new book, Ariel Glucklich argues that the experience of ritual pain,... more...

  • Dying for Heavenby Ariel Glucklich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In Dying for Heaven , Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion?its ability to make people feel good and bring them together?are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, author of Sacred... more...

  • Dying for Heavenby Ariel Glucklich

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In Dying for Heaven , Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion?its ability to make people feel good and bring them together?are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, author of Sacred... more...

  • Dying for Heavenby Ariel Glucklich

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In Dying for Heaven , Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion?its ability to make people feel good and bring them together?are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, author of Sacred... more...

  • Climbing Chamundi Hillby Ariel Glucklich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    An American traveler in India chances upon an old storyteller, who joins him on his pilgrimage to the top of a holy hill and along the way shares the authentic flavor of India through stories of courtesans and kings, holy men and thieves, talking animals, and mythical lands. Many of them are translated here by Glucklich for the first time from the... more...

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