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Shiva And The Primordial Tradition

Author : Alain Daniélou
ISBN : 9781594777189
Genre : Philosophy
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An extensive examination of the underpinnings of the Shaivite Tradition • Reveals the influence of Shaivism on the Western world • Discusses Shaivism’s understanding of sacred sexuality • Presents the connections between Vedic poetry and metaphysics In Shiva and the Primordial Tradition, Alain Daniélou explores the relationship between Shaivism and the Western world. Shaivite philosophy does not oppose theology, cosmology, and science because it recognizes that their common aim is to seek to understand and explain the nature of the world. In the Western world, the idea of bridging the divide between science and religion is just beginning to touch the edges of mainstream thought. This rare collection of the late author’s writings contains several never-before-published articles and offers an in-depth look at the many facets of the Samkhya, the cosmologic doctrines of the Shaivite tradition. Daniélou provides important revelations on subjects such as the science of dreams, the role of poetry and sexuality in the sacred, the personality of the great Shankara, and the Shaivite influence on the Scythians and the Parthians (and by extension, the Hellenic world in general). Providing a convincing argument in favor of the polytheistic approach, he explains that monotheism is merely the deification of individualism--the separation of humanity from nature--and that by acknowledging the sacred in everything, we can recognize the imprint of the primordial tradition.

El Shivaismo The Shiva

Author : Alain Daniélou
ISBN : 9788472456228
Genre : Religion
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Nunca Alain Daniélou había llegado tan lejos en sus indagaciones y divulgación de la tradición hindú. En este apasionante texto, Daniélou se adentra en temas tan poco conocidos como el shivaísmo esotérico, la personalidad del gran Shankara, el tantrismo, la ciencia de los sueños o la iniciación. Su estilo combina un conocimiento profundo y riguroso de la tradición, su propia experiencia, empatía e inmersión en la cultura hindú con un lenguaje directo, provocador, cargado de exquisita poesía.

Welcome To Your Designer Planet

Author : Richard Leviton
ISBN : 9780595888405
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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We now live in the time of the Gaian hierophant. This is the one who reveals and shows us how to relate to the sacred aspects of Gaia, our planet. Who is this hierophant? Each of us, when we join the campaign with Gaia against the desecration of our natural environment. But first we have to discover what the Earth really is. The Earth's thousands of sacred sites hold a secret: they are functional parts of the planet's geomantic body, consciousness nodes in the Earth's subtle body. Each veils a Light temple, each once known widely and remembered in myth, and Welcome to Your Designer Planet! documents 165 different kinds. The Earth is not an accident of the cosmos, but was designed specifically for humans as an extended Mystery temple primed to support and enhance our greater awareness. And the designers intended that humans help maintain it. Want to help the ecosystem and modulate global warming and climate change? Plug yourself into the Earth's Light grid through your nearest sacred site and start helping. Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton presents a working model of the Earth's geomantic reality based on 24 years of research. The world's myths are the doorway into this fantastic domain of the Earth's visionary geography, showing us where to go and what to do and even what kinds of spiritual beings to expect to see. The future of the Earth is in our hands. Here are some pages from its design manual showing us how to fine-tune our wonderful host planet.

Shiva Onstage

Author : Diana Brenscheidt gen. Jost
ISBN : 9783643901088
Genre : Social Science
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When renowned Indian dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar and his company launched their inaugural world tour in Paris in 1931, European and American audiences received the ensemble enthusiastically. How could this group of foreigners have been so successful on Western stages? Bringing together numerous reviews on Shankar and early ethnographic writings, this book examines the distinct image - often spiritually-biased - of dance and music from India held by the West at the beginning of the 20th century: an image which would also crucially affect the perception of native dance and music traditions in India itself. (Series: KlangKulturStudien/SoundCultureStudies - Vol. 6)

Gods Of Love And Ecstasy

Author : Alain Daniélou
ISBN : 0892813741
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Dani鬯u examines the earliest traditions of the Hindu and Greek gods of magical power, ecstatic sexuality, and transcendence.

The World S Religious Traditions

Author : Frank Whaling
ISBN : 9781474289283
Genre : Religion
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The aim of this book is to make a major contribution to the field of religious studies while at the same time paying tribute to the work of Wilfred Smith. Although the basis of the chapters is provided by Smith's themes of faith and tradition and Smith's approach to the study of religion, this book stands in its own right as a significant addition to both content and method in the global history of religions. First published in 1984, it includes contributions by Geoffrey Parrinder, Annemarie Schimmel, George Rupp, Ninian Smart and others.

Shiva And Shakti

Author : Ganga Somany
ISBN : UOM:39015056330486
Genre : Hindu art
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The Book Annotates, Interprets And Illustrates The Essence Of Shiva And Shakti Tradition, Its Origin And Evolution, The Massage Of The Myth And The Meaning Of That Metaphor. Prefusely Illustrated. Divided Into Morethan 35 Heads, Glossary, Bibliography Etc.

The Presence Of Siva

Author : Stella Kramrisch
ISBN : 0691019304
Genre : Religion
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One of the three great gods of Hinduism, Siva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, The Rg Veda, evokes his presence in its hymns; Vedic myths, rituals, and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time. In a lively meditation on Siva--based on original Sanskrit texts, many translated here for the first time--Stella Kramrisch ponders the metaphysics, ontology, and myths of Siva from the Vedas and the Puranas. Who is Siva? Who is this god whose being comprises and transcends everything? From the dawn of creation, the Wild God, the Great Yogi, the sum of all opposites, has been guardian of the absolute. By retelling and interweaving the many myths that keep Siva alive in India today, Kramrisch reveals the paradoxes in Siva's nature and thus in the nature of consciousness itself.

The Linga And The Great Goddess

Author : Hariharānandasarasvatī (Swami.)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215091559
Genre : Phallicism
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Swami Karpatri (1907-1982), a revered contemporary sannyasin of exceptional personality, was renowned for his deep scriptural knowledge, which he used in his many writings to light up the Hindu orthodox point of view. The two significant articles presented here deal with the meaning of the Linga and the nature of the Great Goddess. This bilingual edition (Hindi-English) presents a new translation - the fruit of a collective work - in the first book by Svami Karpatri published in English. Prefaced by H.H. Jagadguru Sankaracarya of Dvarakapitha and Jyotispitha, Svami Svarupananda Sarasvati, who was a close companion of Svami Karpatri, this book clarifies many fundamental thoughts of sanatana dharma related to Siva and Sakti.

The Hindu Traditions

Author : Mark W. Muesse
ISBN : 9781451414004
Genre : Religion
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Renowned lecturer from The Teaching Company, Mark W. Muesse brings readers into an encounter with the world's oldest living religious tradition, known as Hinduism. Muesse's brief survey, challenges the perception of Hinduism as one religious tradition, showing how wonderfully rich and diverse this 5,000-year old story truly is. He traces the vast history and practices of classic and diverse traditions, moving from the origins in the Indus Valley up through classic and contemporary periods. Muesse exhibits a keen sense of the myriad spiritualities associated with Hinduism, demonstrating how the religious tradition is both monotheistic and polytheistic.

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