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- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 60.00 US$ 51.60
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...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39
The annual festivals that are central to the south Indian religious tradition are among the largest religious gatherings found anywhere in the world. Most are located at Hindu temples, but some are at Buddhist, Christian, or Islamic centers, and many involve people or symbols from more than one religious tradition. To an observer, the activities... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- White Cloud Press 2015; US$ 16.99
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...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76
Encountering Kalő explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen--the Hindu goddess Kalő. 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...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00
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...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
The Indian state of West Bengal is home to one of the world's most vibrant traditions of goddess worship. The year's biggest holidays are devoted to the goddesses Durga and Kali, with lavish rituals, decorated statues, fireworks, and parades. In Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls , June McDaniel provides a broad, accessibly written overview of Bengali... more...