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

Author: Richard Karl Payne; Michael Witzel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford ritual studies series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Karl Payne; Michael Witzel
ISBN: 9780199351572 0199351570 9780199351589 0199351589
OCLC Number: 935710651
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface ; Acknowledgments ; Contributors ; Introduction, Richard K. Payne ; Symbolic and Comparative Studies ; 1. The Ritual Interplay of Fire and Water in Hindu and Buddhist Tantras, Holly Grether ; 2. Buddhist Permutations and Symbolism of Fire, Tadeusz Skorupski ; 3. The Structure of Japanese Buddhist Homa, Musashi Tachikawa ; Textual Studies ; 4. The Vedic Homa and the Standardization of Hindu Puja, Timothy Lubin ; 5. Oblation, Non-conception, and Body-Systems of Psychosomatic Fire-oblation in Esoteric Buddhism in Medieval South Asia, Tsunehiko Sugiki ; 6. The Three Types of Fire Sacrifice According to Kanha'sSricakrasamvara-homavidhi, David B. Gray ; 7. Fire Rituals by the Queen of Siddhas: The Aparimitayur-homa-vidhi-nama in the Tengyur, Georgios T. Halkias ; 8. Homa Rituals in the Indian Kalacakratantra Tradition, Vesna A. Wallace ; 9. Ritual Subjects: Homa in Chinese Translations and Manuals from the Sixth through Eighth Centuries, Charles D. Orzech ; Descriptive Studies ; 10. Newar Buddhist Homa Ritual Traditions, Todd Lewis and Naresh Bajracarya ; 11. The Navaratra Homa: Liver, Enchantment, and Engendering the Divine "Sakti-s", Nawaraj Chaulagain ; 12. Fire on the Mountain: The Shugendo Saito Goma, Richard K. Payne ; 13. Agnihotra Rituals in Nepal, Michael Witzel ; Index
Series Title: Oxford ritual studies series
Responsibility: edited by Richard K. Payne and Michael Witzel.


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