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The Resource The tantric body : the secret tradition of Hindu religion, Gavin Flood

The tantric body : the secret tradition of Hindu religion, Gavin Flood

Label
The tantric body : the secret tradition of Hindu religion
Title
The tantric body
Title remainder
the secret tradition of Hindu religion
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Flood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Flood, Gavin D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1283.847
LC item number
.F56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tantrism
  • Human body
  • Tantrism
  • Tantra's
Label
The tantric body : the secret tradition of Hindu religion, Gavin Flood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]) and index
Contents
pt. Theory, text and history -- 1. Introduction : the body as text -- Tantra, tradition and the body -- Reading strategies : text -- Reading strategies : body -- Experience and asceticism -- The argument of the book -- 2. The vedic body -- The political and social context -- Legal discourse -- Political discourse -- The highest good -- 3. The tantric revelation -- The validity of tantric revelation -- The Pāñcarātra revelation -- The Śaiva revelation -- Text and tradition -- The tantric theology of revelation -- Revelation and doctrine -- 4. Tantric civilisation -- The divinisation of the body as root metaphor -- Tantric polity -- The tantric temple -- Tantra and erotic sculpture -- Possession -- pt. II. The body as text -- 5. The Pāñcarātra -- Emanationist cosmology -- The purification of the body -- The Bhūtaśuddhi in the tantric revelation -- The divinisation of the body -- Inner worship -- External worship -- 6. Śaiva Siddhānta -- Śaiva Siddhānta doctrine -- The tattva hierarchy -- The six paths -- The ritual process : initiation -- The ritual process : daily rites -- The ritual process : behaviour -- 7. Ecstatic tantra -- Absolute subjectivity and indexicality -- The circle of deities in the body -- Kuṇḍalinī and the cakras -- Two ritual systems -- 8. The tantric imagination -- Vision -- Gesture and utterance -- Icon -- Indexicality -- Reading -- Epilogue -- Appendix. The Jayākhya-saṃhitā
Control code
60560865
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 244 p.
Isbn
9781845110116
Isbn Type
(Hb)
Lccn
2006295549
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60560865
Label
The tantric body : the secret tradition of Hindu religion, Gavin Flood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]) and index
Contents
pt. Theory, text and history -- 1. Introduction : the body as text -- Tantra, tradition and the body -- Reading strategies : text -- Reading strategies : body -- Experience and asceticism -- The argument of the book -- 2. The vedic body -- The political and social context -- Legal discourse -- Political discourse -- The highest good -- 3. The tantric revelation -- The validity of tantric revelation -- The Pāñcarātra revelation -- The Śaiva revelation -- Text and tradition -- The tantric theology of revelation -- Revelation and doctrine -- 4. Tantric civilisation -- The divinisation of the body as root metaphor -- Tantric polity -- The tantric temple -- Tantra and erotic sculpture -- Possession -- pt. II. The body as text -- 5. The Pāñcarātra -- Emanationist cosmology -- The purification of the body -- The Bhūtaśuddhi in the tantric revelation -- The divinisation of the body -- Inner worship -- External worship -- 6. Śaiva Siddhānta -- Śaiva Siddhānta doctrine -- The tattva hierarchy -- The six paths -- The ritual process : initiation -- The ritual process : daily rites -- The ritual process : behaviour -- 7. Ecstatic tantra -- Absolute subjectivity and indexicality -- The circle of deities in the body -- Kuṇḍalinī and the cakras -- Two ritual systems -- 8. The tantric imagination -- Vision -- Gesture and utterance -- Icon -- Indexicality -- Reading -- Epilogue -- Appendix. The Jayākhya-saṃhitā
Control code
60560865
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 244 p.
Isbn
9781845110116
Isbn Type
(Hb)
Lccn
2006295549
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60560865

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