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Living mantra : mantra, deity, and visionary experience today

Author: Mani Rao
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Series: Contemporary anthropology of religion
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mani Rao
ISBN: 9783319963907 3319963902
OCLC Number: 1065359590
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 21 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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