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Sinister yogis

Sinister yogis

Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: Chicago ; London The Univ. of Chicago Press 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback edView all editions and formats

Focuses on yoga's practitioners. Combing through millennia of South Asia's vast and diverse literature, this title discovers that yogis are usually portrayed as wonder-workers or sorcerers who use  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gordon White
ISBN: 0226895130 0226895149 9780226895130 9780226895147
OCLC Number: 845003884
Description: XXII, 352 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Tales of sinister yogis --
Ceci n'est pas un yogi --
Embodied ascent, meditation, and yogic suicide --
The science of entering another body --
Yogi gods --
Mughal, modern, and postmodern yogis.
Responsibility: David Gordon White


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"Sinister Yogis... successfully provides a fuller, more contextualized history of yoga, opening up some of the elisions that come when a tradition goes cross-cultural." (Times Literary Supplement) Read more...

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