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  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communitiesby Pankaj Jain

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this, India's natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement... more...

  • Tantric Body, Theby Gavin D. Flood

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • Yoga and Vegetarianismby Sharon Gannon; Ingrid Newkirk

    Insight Editions LLC 2009; US$ 9.95

    Drawing upon her studies of Vedic traditions, Sharron Gannon explores how the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga is historically and structurally tied to a vegetarian lifestyle. Integral to one another, both Yoga and Vegetarianism form a framework for physical and spiritual attunement, and when practiced as a whole provide engender an incomparably... more...

  • Friedensstiftende Religionen?by Manfred Brocker

    Springer Fachmedien 2007; US$ 59.99

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  • A First Zen Readerby Trevor Leggett

    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...

  • The Everything World's Religions Bookby Kenneth Shouler

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.95

    From the Native American tribal faiths and the Judeo-Christian traditions to Scientology and other nascent religions, man's search for God takes many fascinating forms. In this easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, you'll explore the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions.... more...

  • An Eye for an Iby Robert Spillane

    Michelle Anderson Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    We cannot escape from philosophy because we philosophise when we reflect critically on how we are living and the study of living, suitably elaborated, is philosophy. Philosophies embody ideas of considerable force and fascination which can change lives. To live a philosophy we need to penetrate the illusions of appearance and the delusions of common... more...

  • The Upanishadsby Swami Paramananda

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Interested in learning more about Hinduism? Whether you're a curious newcomer or a long-time practitioner, this collection of Upanishads -- the sacred philosophical texts upon which many of the precepts of the Hindu religion are based -- offers an engaging, spiritually enlightening read. more...

  • Kulturgeschichte der mittelalterlichen Wahrsagereiby Christa Agnes Tuczay

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    The quest for truth, foreseeing the future, solving the enigmas of the past, finding answers to acute questions: all this was promised by oracles already in antiquity. Although the rise of Christianity meant a break with this tradition, the art of fortune telling continued to thrive, partly based on models from antiquity but in Christianized form,... more...

  • Running into Myselfby Thea Euryphaessa

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2010; Not Available

    A modern-day rite of passage from insecure, ego-oriented girl to mature, self-oriented woman. One woman?s search for self-identity. more...