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Journeys East : 20th century Western encounters with Eastern religious traditions

Author: Harry Oldmeadow
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : World Wisdom, ©2004.
Series: Library of perennial philosophy.; Perennial philosophy series.
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Journeys East tells the story of the twentieth century's encounters between East and West by exploring the lives of many of the most fascinating scientists, intellectuals, artists, and spiritual  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Oldmeadow
ISBN: 0941532577 9780941532570
OCLC Number: 54843891
Description: xvii, 505 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Huston Smith --
The Debate about "Orientalism" --
The West's Encounter with the East since Antiquity --
What do we mean by "Orientalism"? --
Edward Said and the Critics of Orientalism --
Alternative Perspectives --
The Traditionalist Outlook --
Ex Oriente Lux: the 19th Century Background --
Romanticism and the Orient --
The American Transcendentalists --
Modernism and Cultural Crisis --
The 1893 World's Parliament of Religions --
Western Engagements with Eastern Traditions --
Five Bridge-Builders between West and East --
Sister Nivedita --
Rudolf Otto --
Giuseppe Tucci --
Gary Snyder --
Huston Smith --
Theosophy and Western Seekers in the Sub-continent, 1900-1950 --
Theosophy and the "White Buddhists" --
Annie Besant and Krishnamurti --
A Miscellany of Early Western "Converts" to Hinduism --
Fictional Passages to India --
Californian Proselytes and the Appeal of Vedanta --
A Note on Ramakrishna and Vivekananda --
Theravadin Buddhism and White Buddhists in Ochre Robes --
Christmas Humphreys --
Eranos and the Comparative Mythographers --
Myth and Depth Psychology --
Carl Jung and the East --
Eranos --
Heinrich Zimmer --
Joseph Campbell --
Mircea Eliade --
Reflections on Jung and Eliade --
The Western Quest for "Secret Tibet" --
Pathfinders and Mythologizers --
Desideri, de Koros, Waddell, Taylor --
In Search of "Secret Tibet" --
Madame Blavatsky --
Alexandra David-Neel --
W.Y. Evans-Wentz --
Heinrich Harrer --
Marco Pallis --
Anagarika Govinda --
Tibet and the West in the Contemporary Era.
Series Title: Library of perennial philosophy.; Perennial philosophy series.
Responsibility: by Harry Oldmeadow ; foreword by Huston Smith.
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