Longde Teachings: Based on the Original Texts by Vairochana by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

By Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

The lessons given at Namgyalgar in 1997, containing the directions for the Longde perform of the 4 Das in line with the unique texts written by way of Vairochana and Dzin Dharmabodhi. a number of drawings illustrate exactly the positions for the perform. the 1st vast publication on Dzogchen Longde from Shang Shung Edizioni. A card of syllables is inserted within the e-book.

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One God, Two Goddesses, Three Studies of South Indian by Don Handelman

By Don Handelman

One, God, Goddesses offers 3 reviews, one in all Tamil myths of the god Murugan and of goddess rituals: Gangamma in Tirupati and Paiditalli in Vizianagaram, either in Andhra Pradesh. All 3 essays look for lineaments of the cosmos that those deities inhabit and form. those cosmoi are characterized via the dynamism in their incessant inside circulation. may still they develop into nonetheless, they might die. Deities turn on and regenerate the sort of cosmos. The dynamism of Murugan’s cosmos removes the chaotic. via ritual, Gangamma regenerates her cosmos via feminising it. via ritual, Paiditalli each year re-grows the historical little country of Vizianagaram, regenerating its kingship. All 3 reports element to the necessity to reconsider cosmology in South India.

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Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epics: Draupadi among by Alf Hiltebeitel

By Alf Hiltebeitel

All through India and Southeast Asia, historical classical epics—the Mahabharata and the Ramayana—continue to exert huge cultural effect. Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epics bargains an unparalleled exploration into South Asia's neighborhood epic traditions. utilizing his personal fieldwork as a place to begin, Alf Hiltebeitel analyzes how the oral culture of the south Indian cult of the goddess Draupadi and 5 local martial oral epics evaluate with each other and tie in with the Sanskrit epics. Drawing on literary thought and cultural experiences, he unearths the shared subtexts of the Draupadi cult Mahabharata and the 5 oral epics, and indicates how the normal plots are twisted and classical characters reshaped to mirror neighborhood background and faith. In doing so, Hiltebeitel sheds new gentle at the intertwining oral traditions of medieval Rajput army tradition, Dalits ("former Untouchables"), and Muslims. Breathtaking in scope, this paintings is essential for these looking a deeper knowing of South Asia's Hindu and Muslim traditions.This paintings is the 3rd quantity in Hiltebeitel's research of the Draupadi cult. different volumes contain Mythologies: From Gingee to Kuruksetra (Volume One), On Hindu Ritual and the Goddess (Volume Two), and Rethinking the Mahabharata (Volume Four).

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The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion (Indiana

What's the way forward for Continental philosophy of faith? those forward-looking essays deal with the hot thinkers and routine that experience won prominence because the new release of Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, and Levinas and the way they'll reshape Continental philosophy of faith within the years yet to come. they appear on the methods recommendations similar to liberation, sovereignty, and post-colonialism have engaged this new new release with political theology and the recent pathways of suggestion that experience opened within the wake of speculative realism and up to date findings in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. Readers will observe new instructions during this hard and significant region of philosophical inquiry.

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