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Living mantra : mantra, deity, and visionary experience today

Author: Mani Rao
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019] ©2019
Series: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Living Mantra is an anthropology of mantra-experience among Hindu-tantric practitioners. In ancient Indian doctrine and legends, mantras perceived by rishis (seers) invoke deities and have  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Prayers and devotions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mani Rao
ISBN: 3319963902 9783319963907 9783030071844 3030071847
OCLC Number: 1041502653
Description: xix, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1: Preparation.- 1. Introduction.- 2. A Mountain of Scholarship.- 3. Crossing Over.- 4. Are there Revelations Today? - Part 2: Fieldwork.- 5. Body-Yantra: Sahasrakshi Meru Temple, Devipuram.- 6. Self-Made: Svayam Siddha Kali Pitham, Guntur.- 7. "I am in Mantra, Mantra is in me": Nachiketa Tapovan, Kodgal.- Part 3.- 8. Understanding Mantra Again.
Series Title: Contemporary anthropology of religion.
Responsibility: Mani Rao.

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