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Bringing the gods to mind : mantra and ritual in early Indian sacrifice

Author: Laurie L Patton
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005.
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Patton introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. Treating Vedic mantra as a form of artistic composition she develops the idea of metonymy, or associational thought, as a major motivator for the use of mantra in sacrificial performance.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Patton, Laurie L., 1961-
Bringing the gods to mind.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004002849
(OCoLC)54416016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie L Patton
ISBN: 9780520930889 0520930886 0520240871 9780520240872
OCLC Number: 60312564
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Responsibility: Laurie L. Patton.
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Patton introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. Treating Vedic mantra as a form of artistic composition she develops the idea of metonymy, or associational thought, as a major motivator for the use of mantra in sacrificial performance.

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"Patton does a remarkable job in opening the worlds of Vedic and Indological study. Enhanced by Patton's flashes of beauty and humor, the book is sure to become a standard read." - Jeffrey J. Kripal, Read more...

 
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