By Graham Dwyer
In keeping with fieldwork within the north Indian country of Rajasthan, this e-book makes a speciality of supernatural illness - disease and misfortune ascribed to demonic spirits or ghosts and to different mystical brokers, reminiscent of sorcerers and witches. The research augments and extends the present scholarship on various concerns, together with inter alia ideals approximately spirit ownership, sorcery, witchcraft and the evil eye. the subjects of formality perform, in particular exorcism or therapeutic ceremonies, Hindu monks and curers, renowned Hinduism and pilgrimage are mentioned, and the anthropology of South Asia is explored with an emphasis on clinical anthropology and Indian ethnomedicine. At a theoretical point, the publication sharply contrasts with a lot of the literature on spirit ownership or on supernatural illness and its remedy, because the author's phenomenological orientation comprises flow clear of mental or psychiatric paradigms in addition to from other kinds of Western rationalism that experience tended to dominate scholarly paintings. The ebook hence deals clean insights, either when it comes to knowing supernatural malaise and its remedy, and when it comes to the applying of the method the writer engages.
The Encyclopedia of Hinduism comprises over 900 entries reflecting fresh advances in scholarship that have raised new theoretical and methodological concerns in addition to selecting new parts of research that have now not been addressed formerly. the talk over the time period 'Hinduism' within the mild of post-Orientalist evaluations is only one instance of ways as soon as normal educational frameworks were referred to as into query. Entries variety from 150-word definitions of phrases and ideas to 5,000-word in-depth investigations of significant topics.
The Encyclopedia covers all features of Hinduism yet departs from different works in together with extra ethnographic and modern fabric unlike an solely textual and ancient method. It encompasses a vast variety of subject material similar to: ancient advancements (among them 19th and 20th century reform and revival); geographical distribution (especially the diaspora); significant and minor pursuits; philosophies and theologies; scriptures; deities; temples and sacred websites; pilgrimages; gala's; rites of passage; worship; non secular arts (sculpture, structure, tune, dance, etc.); spiritual sciences (e.g. astrology); biographies of top figures; neighborhood and neighborhood traditions; caste and untouchability; feminism and women's faith; nationalism and the Hindu radical correct; and new spiritual events. The historical past of research and the function of vital students previous and current also are discussed.
Accessibility to all degrees of reader has been a concern and no earlier wisdom is believed. despite the fact that, the in-depth better entries and the layout of the paintings in accordance with the most recent scholarly advances implies that the amount could be of substantial curiosity to specialists.
The entire is cross-referenced and bibliographies connect to the bigger entries. there's a complete index.
By Robert Pringle
By Michael Sharp
The nice AWAKENING is an informative and compelling advent to real spirituality through the world's preferable religious writer and instructor, Michael Sharp. Witty, insightful, and jam-packed with all of the details you must start at the Lightning direction of genuine religious awakening and empowerment. an important learn for anyone enthusiastic about non secular transformation and awakening.
While a few non secular texts may well stay static through the years, the Ramayana epic has been retold in a number of methods over the centuries and throughout South Asia. the various narrative's such a lot probing and cutting edge retellings have seemed in print within the final a hundred years within the quarter of South India. This assortment brings jointly, for the 1st time, sleek retellings translated from the 4 significant South Indian languages and from genres as varied as drama, brief tales, poetry, and people track. the decisions specialize in characters normally noticeable as stigmatized or marginalized, and on subject matters mostly neglected in past scholarship. Editor Paula Richman demonstrates that twentieth-century authors have used retellings of the Ramayana to query caste and gender inequality in provocative methods. This attractive anthology contains translations of twenty-two fundamental texts besides interpretive essays that supply history and frameworks for knowing the stories.
By Serenity Woods
A modern romance with a supernatural twist, from a united states at the present time bestselling author
Previously released by way of Samhain Publishing.
Only she has the ability to heal his heart…
Freya Fletcher’s ambition to exploit her nursing talents in a foreign country continues to be a far off dream whereas her father’s playing accounts consume into her measly rate reductions. certain by way of her activity and relatives duties, she grows desirous to be able to escape.
Nate Taylor is a guy at the run, hiding from the lifestyles he left at the back of whilst he got here to Wellington. Following a vehicle twist of fate at fourteen, he built the power to heal, however the reminiscence of a boy he couldn’t shop maintains to hang-out him. He doesn’t think he merits to be enjoyed, however the attractive Freya presents a temptation he can't refuse.
Neither of them desire a dating, yet one evening in a thunderstorm quickly develops right into a fling. ahead of lengthy, lust turns to like, yet basically while they’re capable of become independent from in their pasts will they have the capacity to heal and flow ahead to a existence together.
Warning: includes a hero with sizzling fingers, attractive scenes in a thunderstorm, and a marginally of the Twilight Zone.
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By Lynn Teskey Denton
Lady Ascetics in Hinduism offers a brilliant account of the lives of ladies renouncers--women who resign the realm to stay ascetic non secular lives--in India. the writer techniques the examine of lady asceticism by way of targeting positive factors of 2 dharmas, religiously outlined methods of existence: that of woman-as-householder and that of the ascetic, who, for varied purposes, falls outdoors the world of householdership. the results of fieldwork performed in Varanasi (Benares), the publication explores renouncers' social and private backgrounds, their associations, and their methods of existence. providing a first-hand examine and an insightful research of this little-known global, this hugely readable publication can be critical to these drawn to lady asceticism within the Hindu culture and women's non secular lives world wide.
By Hugh B. Urban
This ebook bargains the 1st English translation of a physique of hugely esoteric, mystical poetry and songs linked to the Khartabhajas, a Bengali sect dedicated to Tantrism. The interval from the past due 18th to the early nineteenth century, in which those lyrics have been written, was once an period of switch, experimentation, and transition from the older medieval types to the hot literary kinds of "modern" Bengal. The hugely unique songs provided listed below are a tremendous a part of this transitional interval, reflecting the hunt for brand new literary varieties and experimentation in new poetic styles.
By Javier Gálvez S.
Los angeles sabiduría de los hindúes ha seducido a los occidentales desde tiempos anteriores al gran imperio persa. Posteriormente, los griegos, los romanos y los actuales occidentales han siempre advertido el hechizo de ese aparentemente misterioso mundo. Hasta los recientes personajes del mundo político, del espectáculo, de los angeles música y de l. a. cultura occidentales en basic, han viajado en caravana para visitar al guru del momento y aprender algo de l. a. professional- funda espiritualidad oriental. No obstante, nos parece que del verdadero núcleo de l. a. filosofía oriental los occidentales hayan captado sólo los aspectos exteriores y más pintorescos: l. a. impasibilidad, casi indiferencia, de los sabios hindúes frente a los angeles ansiedad, el apuro, los angeles urgencia de nuestra vida cotidiana. En cuatro mil años de historia, los hindúes han encontrado y establecido una plataforma común que ha dirimido toda controversia sobre l. a. interpretación del sentido de los angeles vida.