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  • The Tara Compendiumby Chokgyur Lingpa; Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo; Adeu Rinpoche; Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche; Erik Pema Kunsang

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2015; US$ 15.99

    Tara?s tenacity is immense and Buddha Shakyamuni, when teaching on Tara, said among all the other buddhas, Tara has exceedingly great resolve. Tara is an emanation of the mother of all the buddhas of the three times. She carries out all their activities, dispelling the obstacles created through the eight or sixteen types of fear. Most significantly,... more...

  • A State of Mixtureby Richard E. Payne

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Christian communities flourished during late antiquity in a Zoroastrian political system, known as the Iranian Empire, that integrated culturally and geographically disparate territories from Arabia to Afghanistan into its institutions and networks. Whereas previous studies have regarded Christians as marginal, insular, and often persecuted participants... more...

  • Buddhismsby John S. Strong

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 29.99

    Buddhisms: An Introduction represents a novel way of presenting the whole of the Buddhist tradition in its unity and multiplicity. Clear in its explanations, replete with tables and suggestions for further reading, it should appeal to students, yet also be of interest to scholars for some of its ways of viewing the Buddha, his teachings, and the... 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 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...

  • Handbook of Religion and the Asian Cityby Peter van der Veer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 150.00 US$ 120.00

    Handbook of Religion and the Asian City highlights the creative and innovative role of urban aspirations in Asian world cities. It does not assume that religion is of the past and that the urban is secular, but instead points out that urban politics and governance often manifest religious boundaries and sensibilities?in short, that public religion... more...

  • Defining the Sacredby Nicola Laneri

    Oxbow Books 2015; US$ 25.00

    Religion is a phenomenon that is inseparable from human society. It brings about a set of emotional, ideological and practical elements that are pervasive in the social fabric of any society and characterizable by a number of features. These include the establishment of intermediaries in the relationship between humans and the divine; the construction... more...

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianismby Michael Stausberg; Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina; Anna Tessmann

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    This is the first ever comprehensive English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest living religions Evenly divided into five thematic sections beginning with an introduction to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and other religions Reflects the global nature of Zoroastrian studies with... more...

  • A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient Worldby Rubina Raja; ; Jö pke; rg

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world. • Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather... more...

  • The Da?va Cult in the G?th?sby Amir Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the da?vas , the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development of the two central doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the soul after death and its passage to the other world).... more...