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Early Tantric medicine : snakebite, mantras, and healing in the Garuda Tantras

Author: Michael Slouber
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early Tantric Medicine explores the mantra-based systems for healing snakebite found in the ancient Hindu texts called the Garuda Tantras. It engages with broader questions of medical efficacy, and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slouber, Michael.
Early Tantric medicine.
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015047900
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Slouber
ISBN: 9780190461812 0190461810
OCLC Number: 931476268
Language Note: English and Sanskrit.
Description: xi, 375 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Precursors to the Gāruḍam --
Canon and compendia --
The Vipati mantra --
Nīkaṇṭha et al. --
Snakebite goddesses --
Impact --
Conclusions and prospective.
Responsibility: Michael Slouber.

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By reassessing so many fertile areas and posing so many new questions (not to mention furnishing an eminently readable translation of the Kriyakalagunotarra), Michael Slouber has initiated a career's Read more...

 
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