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Kālī's child : the mystical and the erotic in the life and teachings of Ramakrishna

Author: Jeffrey J Kripal
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ramakrishna; Ramakrishna; Ramakrishna.; Kali (Göttin); Ramakrishna
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey J Kripal
ISBN: 0226453758 9780226453750 0226453766 9780226453767
OCLC Number: 31777016
Description: xxi, 386 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Approaching the Secret. Defining the Study: Recovering the Text and Revealing the Secret. The Mystical and the Erotic. Ramakrishna's Tantric World. The Study's Symbolic Structure: Kali's Child. The Hindu Unconscious --
Ch. 1. Kali's Sword: Anxious Desire and the First Vision. Kali's Sword. From the Village to the Temple, 1836-1856. A Textual Study of Ramakrishna's "Anxious Desire": Discerning a Vocabulary of Desire. Ramakrishna's "Anxious Desire" in the Eyes of His Contemporaries. "Her Sword as His Flute" --
Ch. 2. Kali as Mother and Lover: Interpreting Ramakrishna's Tantric Practices. Kali as Mother and Lover. The Secret Years: Textual Considerations. The Secret Years: The Practices according to the Puranas, 1856-1861. The Secret Years: The Practices according to the Tantras, 1861-1865. The Hero and the Child. Cleaving the Bitch in Two --
Ch. 3. Kali on Top of Siva: Tantra and Vedanta in Ramakrishna's Teachings and Mystical Experiences. Why Is Kali on Top of Siva?
Responsibility: Jeffrey J. Kripal.
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