Origins of Yoga and Tantra Indic Religions to the Thirteenth Century

ISBN-10: 0521695341

ISBN-13: 9780521695343

Edition: 2008

Authors: Geoffrey Samuel

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Yoga, tantra and other forms of Asian meditation are practised in modernized forms throughout the world today, but most introductions to Hinduism or Buddhism tell only part of the story of how they developed. This book is an interpretation of the history of Indic religions up to around 1200 CE, with particular focus on the development of yogic and tantric traditions. It assesses how much we really know about this period, and asks what sense we can make of the evolution of yogic and tantric practices, which were to become such central and important features of the Indic religious scene. Its originality lies in seeking to understand these traditions in terms of the total social and religious context of South Asian society during this period, including the religious practices of the general population with their close engagement with family, gender, economic life and other pragmatic concerns.
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 431
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

List of figures
Preface
Introduction
Stories and sources
Meditation and Yoga
The Second Urbanisation of South Asia
Two worlds and their interactions
Religion in the early states
The origins of the Buddhist and Jaina orders
The Brahmanical alternative
Interlude: Asceticism and celibacy in Indic religions
Tantra
The classical synthesis
Tantra and the wild goddesses
Subtle bodies, longevity and internal alchemy
Tantra and the state
The later history of yoga and Tantra
Postlude
References
Index
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