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History and principles of religions

  • 'Yogini' in South Asiaby István Keul

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yogin? has been used in various contexts to designate various things: a female adept of yoga, a female tantric practitioner, a sorceress, a woman dedicated to a deity, or a certain category of female deities. This book brings together recent interdisciplinary perspectives on the... more...

  • The "Bhagavad Gita": A Biographyby Richard H. Davis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Bhagavad Gita , perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world?s spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five... more...

  • The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali": A Biographyby David Gordon White

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali?s Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts About Indiaby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    In this amazing eBook you can find more than one hundred facts about the country of India. Separated into sections such as its geography, its landmarks, famous Indian figures from history and many more you will find some fascinating information inside! Whether you are planning on visiting India, working on a geography project or just want to know more... more...

  • 20 Difficult Things to Accomplish in this Worldby Osho; Osho International Foundation

    Osho Media International 2012; US$ 1.99

    "The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters" is a succinct summary doctrine by which Buddhism was introduced to China. Each of the 42 sutras begins with “the Buddha said?. This particular sutra deals with “20 Difficult Things to Accomplish in this World? and Osho takes us through each verse, and dissects it line by line, never omitting to explain--in clear... more...

  • The 99th Monkeyby Eliezer Sobel

    Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 14.95

    Suffused with a unique brand of irreverent humor, this account recalls the autobiographical explorations of the most significant alternative communities, ashrams, gurus, shamans, and consciousness-raising seminars of the past 40 years. Serving as a human guinea pig for many of the most popular cutting-edge New Age, human potential, and spiritual experiments,... more...

  • The A to Z of Hinduismby Bruce M. Sullivan

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 36.99

    Presents the Hindu religious tradition's major events, individuals, texts, sects, and concepts in the context of its historical development through various periods. In addition, sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, the rituals performed as religious practices, the manifestations of Hindu religious sensibilities in biography, art, the caste system of social... more...

  • The A to Z of the Druzesby Samy Swayd

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    This dictionary provides nearly 1,000 concise and informative cross-referenced A to Z entries on religious, political, and cultural themes, as well as entries on a number of major families and individuals (artists, writers, diplomats, and leaders) who have contributed to the Druze communities. This volume is also complemented with a chronology, an... more...

  • The Adventures of Hermesby Murielle Szac; Mika Provata-Carlone

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Follow Hermes on 100 unforgettable journeys across the fascinating, colourful world of Greek mythology. The young god is determined to have adventures from the very moment of his unusual birth, stealing sacred cows, discovering fire and inventing the lyre and flute. With his tumbling brown curls and cheerful fearlessness, he charms his fellow... more...

  • African-American Religious Leadersby Nathan Aaseng

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40

    Praise for the previous edition: ..".informative...a useful addition to high school and college libraries."--American Reference Books Annual more...