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- Wiley 2015; US$ 27.95
This innovative introductory textbook explores the central practices and beliefs of Hinduism through contemporary, everyday practice. Introduces and contextualizes the rituals, festivals and everyday lived experiences of Hinduism in text and images Includes data from the author?s own extensive ethnographic fieldwork in central India (Chhattisgarh),... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 15.95
When your chakras are in balance, you feel safe, creative, strong, and secure in yourself and in your relationships. However, at times in your life, your chakras can lose their equilibrium. If you can learn to balance your chakras, you will enjoy better health, increased contentment, and a stronger awareness of your life's true purpose. This easy-to-grasp... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00
Originally published in 1958, this volume discusses the Buddhist monuments of Sri Lanka, which represent a distinctive and valuable portion of the art of the ancient and medieval world. It traces the development of this artistic achievement and places it in the appropriate religious, philosophical and historical context. Supporting the text are... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 87.99
John Cort explores the narratives by which the Jains have explained the presence of icons of Jinas (their enlightened and liberated teachers) that are worshiped and venerated in the hundreds of thousands of Jain temples throughout India. Most of these narratives portray icons favorably, and so justify their existence; but there are also narratives... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 59.99
Jahrelang war die Religion kein Gegenstand sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschung. Spätestens seit den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 hat das Thema jedoch Konjunktur. Dabei ist für den gegenwärtigen Diskurs der Konnex von Religion und Krieg bzw. Terror kennzeichnend. Der vorliegende Band legt das Augenmerk auf den gegenteiligen Effekt und betritt damit... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 92.74
Innerhalb der für den gesamten Zoroastrismus konstitutiven Polarität von Ordnung/Wahrheit und Trug besetzt die Sexualität eine durchaus labile Position. Genötigt, mit der ethischen Reformulierung jener ursprünglich kosmologisch-ritualistischen Begriffe eine Sexualmoral auszubilden, scheint die Sexualität unter deren Ansprüchen die Vielzahl ihrer Aspekte... more...
- Monthly Review Press 2011; US$ 19.55
Conventional wisdom says that integration into the global marketplace tends to weaken the power of traditional faith in developing countries. But, as Meera Nanda argues in this path-breaking book, this is hardly the case in today?s India. Against expectations of growing secularism, India has instead seen a remarkable intertwining of Hinduism and neoliberal... more...
- Hay House 2006; US$ 2.99
This is the authorized biography of one of the most magnetic men in the world. He is a man whose presence and grace have touched and transformed millions of followers all over the worldfrom Bangalore to Bosnia, Surinam to South Africa, Tamil Nadu to Trinidad. A tireless traveler, he has addressed the United Nations, the World Economic Forum,... more...
- Kalpa Tree Press 2014; US$ 15.95
This popular book is now available in its first paperback edition. A Heart Poured Out is the fascinating biography of Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969), an illustrious teacher of the Ramakrishna Order who spent most of his life expanding the Vedanta movement in northern California while training his American students to lead authentic spiritual lives.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 82.99
Although in Hinduism it is mainly used to refer to widow immolation, the term 'sati' means 'true woman' - a female hero. Whitney Kelting has learned that in Jainism satis appear as subjects of devotional hymns. This seems paradoxical, given that Jain spirituality is to disengage oneself from worldly existence and Jain devotionalism... more...