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  • Religion Against the Selfby Isabelle Nabokov

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    This study, based on the author's fieldwork among rural Tamil villagers in South India, focuses on the ways in which people in this society interact with the supernatural beings who play such a large role in their personal and corporate lives. more...

  • Offering Flowers, Feeding Skullsby June McDaniel

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99

    In 'Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls', June McDaniel provides an overview of Bengali goddess worship or Shakti. She identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals, sacred texts, and practitioners, tracing these strands through Bengali culture. more...

  • Visualized Textsby Jörg Gengnagel

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 49.21

    The study of the history of South Asian cartography has long been interpreted based on Western cartographic traditions. Maps of the South Asian subcontinent were assumed to be produced by foreigners ? not by South Asians themselves. Maps actually produced in South Asia were neglected as a category in their own right. The present study focuses on the... more...

  • The Living Goddessby Isabella Tree

    Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99

    In a small medieval palace on Kathmandu's Durbar Square lives Nepal's famous Living Goddess "a child as young as three who is chosen from a caste of Buddhist goldsmiths to watch over the country and protect its people. To Nepalis she is the embodiment of Devi (the universal goddess) and for centuries their Hindu kings have sought her blessing to legitimize... more...

  • I Know How To Live, I Know How To Dieby Neville Hodgkinson

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99

    Life and death explored in the context of frontier science and deep soul awareness. more...

  • The Secret of the Yoga Sutraby Ph.D. Pandit Rajmani Tigunait; Kim Krans

    Himalayan Institute 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Yoga Sutra is the living source wisdom of the yoga tradition. Using it as a guide, we can unlock the hidden power of yoga, and experience the promise of yoga in our life. The Yoga Sutra is as fresh today as it was 2200 years ago when it was discovered by the sage Patanjali. It is the first practitioner-oriented commentary which is fully grounded... more...

  • Home at Lastby Sarada Chiruvolu; Amma Sri Karunamayi

    White Cloud Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Home at Last explains specific landmarks that we encounter during the journey toward enlightenment, based on the author?s direct experience. The book also lets readers know what they can expect when confronting the mysterious, awakened inner force called kundalini. It explains how our outlook and goals change radically as kundalini directs our... more...

  • Explaining Mantrasby Robert A. Yelle

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Encountering Kaliby Rachel Fell McDermott; Jeffrey John Kripal

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Encountering Kalõ explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen--the Hindu goddess Kalõ. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an all-loving, compassionate Mother. more...

  • Bringing the Gods to Mindby Laurie L. Patton

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 85.00

    This elegantly written book introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. In Bringing the Gods to Mind, Laurie Patton takes a new look at mantra as "performed poetry" and in five case studies draws a portrait of early Indian sacrifice that moves beyond the well-worn categories of "magic"... more...