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- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95
Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East. The Yezidi faith emerged for the first time in the twelfth century in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq. The religion, which has become notorious for its associations with ?devil worship?, is in fact an intricate syncretic system of belief, incorporating elements from... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
What happens when a young Zen monk makes a terrible mistake at a public ceremony? What sort of reception does a well-known abbot get today when he visits his old teacher? The answers to these questions can be found in this fascinating translation of Japanese Zen texts by Trevor Leggett. From historical incidents to classes Zen commentaries, this is... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 67.50
This book, first published in German in 2005, offers a compact, concise and accessible survey of Zoroastrianism. This tiny religious community traces its root to Zarathustra who lived some 2,500-3,500 years ago. Chapters address Zarathustra and the origins of the religion, religious concepts and narratives, ethics and gender, priesthoods and rituals,... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95
Tantra is the Hindu-based religion which links ecstatic sexual practice with meditation and direct spiritual experience. It originated in India some 1200 years ago, when the great sacred_x000D_erotic temples were built. In the West it is best known for its inspiration of tantric yoga, and its associated ritualistic forms of sex. But is tantra just... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
When Zen Buddhism crossed from China to Japan in the twelfth century, it entered a phase of development that was not only to inspire a magnificent range of artistic achievement but also to exert a tremendous influence upon Japanese life itself and, eventually, to bring to the attention of the West a religious philosophy both unique and challenging... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00
Developed principally for use in introductory courses in the study of religious traditions in the East, this anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China and Japan. The selections are arranged both chronologically and thematically within religious traditions and include readings from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00
The book offers a number of new insights in the history of yoga powers in the South Asian religious traditions, analyzes the position of the powers in the salvific process and in conceptions of divinity, and explores the rational explanations of the powers provided by the traditions. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
An introduction to Japanese spiritual civilization,its significance and realization; Nichirenism (the true Mahayana Buddhism) and Japanese national principles. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...