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- University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95
Zorba the Buddha is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his later years as Osho (1931?1990). Most Americans today remember him only as the ?sex guru? and the ?Rolls Royce guru,? who built a hugely successful but scandal-ridden utopian... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Light from the East collates letters between Hon. P. Arunáchalam of the legislative council of Ceylon and Edward Carpenter, which expand on issues of the Gńanam or divine knowledge. Carpenter edited these letters for publication in 1927 as well as writing additional articles on issues such as desire, birth control and bisexuality in relation to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Originally published in 1911, this edition published in 1920, this text comprises of an excerpt from Carpenter?s Adam?s Peak to Elephanta, originally published in 1892 , which details his travels in India and Ceylon. This excerpt in particular details his visit to a Gńáni, or religious wise man, and what he learned of their ancient wisdom-religion,... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99
This book investigates the absence of the Divine Feminine in Christianity and Judaism and its psycho-spiritual consequences. It chronicles the author?s journey into obscure and suppressed figures like the Black Madonna of Europe and Shekhinah of mystical Judaism and reveals an emergent understanding of a Mother God for the twenty-first century. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98
Why is the tulsi considered sacred? What is the significance of namaste? Why do Hindus light a lamp before performing a ritual? Why is it forbidden to sleep facing the south?Why do Hindus chant 'shanti' three times after performing a rite?Millions of Hindus the world over grow up observing rites, rituals and religious practices that lie at the heart... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational movement and an alternative global spirituality. Exploring... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
In attempting to carve out a place for themselves in local and global contexts, young Sikhs mobilize efforts to construct, choose, and emphasize different aspects of religious and cultural identification depending on their social setting and context. Young Sikhs in a Global World presents current research on young Sikhs with multicultural and transnational... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 39.95
Dialogue between characters is an important feature of South Asian religious literature: entire narratives are often presented as a dialogue between two or more individuals, or the narrative or discourse is presented as a series of embedded conversations from different times and places. Including some of the most established scholars of South Asian... more...
- New World Library 2015; US$ 13.95
This collection of timeless poetry celebrates the eternal spiritual truth within each heart. The poems span a wide range of cultures and civilizations ? from India to Europe, Japan, and the Middle East ? and each one offers a unique perspective about the path to awakening. more...
- Luminis Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 7.99
This introductory guide to the Vedas?the oldest books known to mankind?distills the information down in an easily digestible format. It explores how they formed the basis for the Hindu religion, spiritual practices such as yoga, and such Eastern spiritual concepts as karma, dharma, and meditation. This straightforward book also shows how to develop... more...