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Liberated from earthly concerns and living beyond the limits of space and time, these mystics form a vital and unbroken link between the birth of yoga millenia ago and its present-day expression. Spectacular color photos and evocative text trace the historical roots of the Sādhus and illuminate their beliefs and behaviors.

Synopsis:

Liberated from earthly concerns and living beyond the limits of space and time, these mystics form a vital and unbroken link between the birth of yoga millenia ago and its present-day expression. Spectacular color photos and evocative text trace the historical roots of the Sādhus and illuminate their beliefs and behaviors.

Synopsis:

Sensitive photography and intriguing narrative will draw readers into the strange and remarkable world of the sadhus of India--Hindu holy men who honor the gods with ancient rituals and ascetic practices. Features 100 color photographs and 50 black-and-white illustrations. (Inner Traditions)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-126) and index.

About the Author

Psychologist, artist, and traveler, Dolf Hartsuiker holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Utrecht. He divides his time between Utrecht, Holland, and India.

Table of Contents

Sadhus

India's Mystic Holy Men

Preface

1 Inner Light

Holy Men * The `Horned God` * The Longhaired Sage * Bearers of Skulls

2 Shiva

The God of Destruction * The God of Creation * The Great Goddess * `That art thou`

* The Ten Names * Warrior Ascetics * Other Shaiva Sects

3 Vishnu

The Pervader * The Creator * The Lotus Goddess * Rama and Sita * Krishna and Radha

* Surrender and Devotion * The Four Sects * Dispassion * Fighting Ascetics * Subsects

4 The Life

Rebirth * The Brotherhood * The Way * Right Action * At the Foot of Trees * Happiness

5 Living Idols

Icons * The Body * Paraphernalia * Performances * Power of Sound * Worship

* Sacred Fire * Festivals

6 Inner Fire

The Fire of Passion * Enlightenment

Notes on the Text

Bibliography

Pronunciation

Names of the Sadhus

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892814541
Subtitle:
India's Mystic Holy Men
Author:
Hartsuiker, Dolf
Publisher:
Inner Traditions
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
India
Subject:
Travel - World/Asia
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Sadhus
Subject:
Sadhus -- India.
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Asia
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
9469
Publication Date:
19930901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.45x9.44x.34 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Liberated from earthly concerns and living beyond the limits of space and time, these mystics form a vital and unbroken link between the birth of yoga millenia ago and its present-day expression. Spectacular color photos and evocative text trace the historical roots of the Sādhus and illuminate their beliefs and behaviors.
"Synopsis" by , Sensitive photography and intriguing narrative will draw readers into the strange and remarkable world of the sadhus of India--Hindu holy men who honor the gods with ancient rituals and ascetic practices. Features 100 color photographs and 50 black-and-white illustrations. (Inner Traditions)
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