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Homa variations : the study of ritual change across the Longue durée

Author: Richard Karl Payne; E J Michael Witzel
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, cop. 2016.
Series: Oxford ritual studies series.
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"The practice of making votive offerings into fire dates from the earliest periods of human history, and is found in many different religious cultures. Throughout the tantric world, this kind of ritual offering practice is known as the homa. With roots in Vedic and Zoroastrian rituals, the tantric homa developed in early medieval India. Since that time it has been transmitted to Central and East Asia by tantric  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Karl Payne; E J Michael Witzel
ISBN: 9780199351589 0199351589 9780199351572 0199351570
OCLC Number: 1044715929
Description: 1 vol. (XVI-418 p.) : couv. ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Richard K. Payne --
Symbolic and Comparative Studies: The Ritual Interplay of Fire and Water in Hindu and Buddhist Tantras / Holly Grether; Buddhist Permutations and Symbolism of Fire / Tadeusz Skorupski; The Structure of Japanese Buddhist Homa / Musashi Tachikawa --
Textual Studies: The Vedic Homa and the Standardization of Hindu Pūjā / Timothy Lubin; Oblation, Non-conception, and Body: Systems of Psychosomatic Fire Oblation in Esoteric Buddhism in Medieval South Asia / Tsunehiko Sugiki; The Three Types of Fire Sacrifice According to Kāṇha's Śricakrasaṃvara-homavidhi / David B. Gray; Fire Rituals by the Queen of Siddhas: The Aparimitāyur-homa-vidhi-nāma in the Tengyur / Georgios T. Halkias; Homa Rituals in the Indian Kālacakratantra Tradition / Vesna A. Wallace; Ritual Subjects: Homa in Chinese Translations and Manuals from the Sixth through Eighth Centuries / Charles D. Orzech --
Descriptive Studies: Newar Buddhist Homa Ritual Traditions / Todd Lewis and Naresh Bajracarya; The Navarātra Homa: Liver, Enchantment, and Engendering the Divine Śakts / Nawaraj Chaulagain; Fire on the Mountain: The Shugendō Saitō Goma / Richard K. Payne; Agnihotra Rituals in Nepal / Michael Witzel.
Series Title: Oxford ritual studies series.
Responsibility: edited by Richard K. Payne and Michael Witzel.

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Throughout human history, and across many religious cultures, offerings are made into fire. The essays collected in Homa Variations provide detailed studies of this practice, known in the tantric  Read more...

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"Some thirty years ago, the publication of the late Frits Staal's Agni: The Vedic Ritual of the Fire Altar marked a significant milestone in the study of Indian religions and, in the second volume of Read more...

 
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