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The awakened ones : phenomenology of visionary experience

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gananath Obeyesekere
ISBN: 9780231153621 0231153627 9780231527309 0231527306
OCLC Number: 778777688
Description: xx, 622 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface List of Abbreviations Introduction Book 1. The Visionary Experience: Theoretical Understandings Book 2. Mah?y?na: Salvific Emptiness, Fullness of Vision Book 3. The Cosmic "It": The Abstract Being of the Intellectuals Book 4. Penitential Ecstasy: The Dark Night of the Soul Book 5. Christian Dissent: The Protest Against Reason Book 6. Theosophies: West Meets East Book 7. Modernity and the Dreaming Book 8. Contemporary Dreaming: Secular Spirituality and Revelatory Truth Envoi-Intimations of Mortality: The Ethnographer's Dream and the Return of the Vultures Notes Glossary Index
Responsibility: Gananath Obeyesekere.


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The Awakened Ones is the most sustained and powerful treatment since William James of the forms of knowledge and life that visionary experience makes possible. It is a remarkable combination of Read more...

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