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  • The Supreme Art and Science of Raja and Kriya Yogaby Stephen Sturgess; David Frawley

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This unique book is a complete guide to spiritual Raja and Kriya Yoga. Beginning with historical and spiritual accounts of all Yoga traditions, it covers Raja and Kriya Yoga in depth, with instruction on the asanas, breathing techniques and meditations. The book is an invaluable resource for yoga practitioners, as well as spiritual seekers. more...

  • 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$ 39.99

    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...

  • Hindu Pilgrimageby Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of pilgrimage as a religious practice and experience and... more...

  • Visualized Textsby Jörg Gengnagel

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 47.60

    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$ 18.94

    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... 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...

  • Explaining Mantrasby Robert A. Yelle

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 135.00

    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$ 63.00

    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...