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The origins of yoga and tantra : Indic religions to the thirteenth century / Geoffrey Samuel.

Author/creator Samuel, Geoffrey
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoCambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Descriptionx, 422 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Contributor biographical information
Supplemental Content Publisher description
Supplemental Content Table of contents only
Contents Introduction -- Stories and sources -- The second urbanisation of South Asia -- Two worlds and their interactions -- Religion in the early states -- The origins of the Buddhist and Jain orders -- The Brahmanical alternative -- Interlude: asceticism and celibacy in Indic religions -- The classical synthesis -- Tantra and the wild goddesses -- Subtle bodies, longevity, and internal alchemy -- Tantra and the state -- The later history of yoga and tantra -- Postlude.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 354-401) and index.
LCCN 2007046053
ISBN9780521873512 (hardback)
ISBN0521873517 (hardback)
ISBN9780521695343 (pbk.)
ISBN0521695341 (pbk.)

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