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Ritual and mantras : rules without meaning

Author: Frits Staal
Publisher: Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass, 1996, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Indian edView all editions and formats
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This book is an original study of rituals and mantras which allows that rites lead a life of their own, unaffected by religion or society. In its analysis of Vedic ritual, it uses methods inspired by logic, linguistics, anthropology and Asian studies. New insights are offered into various topics including music, bird song, and the origin of language. The discussion culminates in a proposal for a new human science  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frits Staal
ISBN: 8120814118 9788120814110 8120814126 9788120814127
OCLC Number: 38058450
Notes: "First published as Rules without meaning: ritual, mantras and the human sciences"--Title page verso.
Description: xix, 490 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Frits Staal.

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This book is an original study of rituals and mantras which allows that rites lead a life of their own, unaffected by religion or society. In its analysis of Vedic ritual, it uses methods inspired by logic, linguistics, anthropology and Asian studies. New insights are offered into various topics including music, bird song, and the origin of language. The discussion culminates in a proposal for a new human science that challenges the current dogma of the "two cultures" of sciences and humanities.

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