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India and the occult : the influence of South Asian spirituality on modern western occultism

Author: Gordan Djurdjevic
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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"At the beginning of the twentieth century, Indian Yoga and Tantra become attractive to some major exponents of Western occultism. In a gesture typical of the syncretic tendency in Esotericism, Yoga is by these Westerners often identified as an Eastern form of magic: the two disciplines were considered to share similar theoretical perspective, the difference in their methods notwithstanding. India and the Occult  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Djurdjevic, Gordan, author.
India and the occult
(DLC) 2013046954
(OCoLC)870285576
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordan Djurdjevic
ISBN: 9781137404992 113740499X
OCLC Number: 879369348
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; India and the Occult; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 A Web of Relations: Interpreting Indian Yoga and Tantra as Forms of Esotericism; 2 The Great Beast as a Tantric Hero: The Role of Yoga and Tantra in Aleister Crowley's Magick; 3 Solve et Coagula: Attitudes toward the Ambrosial Aspects of Human Seed in Certain Yogic Traditions and in the Sexual Magick of Aleister Crowley; 4 Dion Fortune: The Śakti of the Age; 5 Secrets of the Typhonian Tantra: Kenneth Grant and Western Occult Interpretations of Indian Spirituality 6 When Yoga Becomes Magick: Dadaji Mahendranath, His Disciples, and the East-West OrderConclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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India and the Occult explores the reception of Indian spirituality among Western occultists through case studies. Rather than focusing on the activities of Theosophical Society, India and the Occult  Read more...

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