The alchemical body von David Gordon White


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Zustand: neu – Sprache: Englisch – Jahr: 1. indische Auflage 2004 – ISBN: 9788121511155 – Abmessungen: 16,5 x 25 cm – Seitenzahl: 596 – Einband: Festeinband – Verlag: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers – Gewicht: 1020g

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Untertitel: Siddha traditions in medieval India

Klappentext: The Alchmical Body excavates and centers within its Indian context the lost tradition of the medevial Siddhas. Working from a body of previously unexplored alchemical sources, David Gordon White demonstrates for the first time that the medevial disciplines of Hindu alchemy and hatha yoga were practiced by one and the same People, and that they can only be understood when viewed together. White opens the way to a new and more comprehensive understanding of medevial Indian mysticism, within the broader context of South Asian Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam.

David Gordon White is associate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Myths of the Dog-Man, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Außerdem erschienen: Kiss of the Yogini

Aus dem Inhalt:

  • Preface
  • Note on transliteration
  • Abbreviations
  • One: Indian paths to immortality
  • Two: Categories of Indian thought: The universe by numbers
  • Three: The prehistory of tantric alchemy
  • Four: Sources for the history of tantric alchemy in India
  • Five: Tantric and Siddha alchemical literature
  • Six: Tantra in the Rasarnava
  • Seven: Corresponding hierarchies: The substance of the alchemical body
  • Eight: Homologous structures of the alchemical body
  • Nine: The dynamics of transformation in Siddha alchemy
  • Ten: Penetration, perfection, and immortality
  • Epilogue: The Siddha legacy in modern India
  • Notes
  • Selected bibliographhy
  • Index

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Gewicht 1,02 kg