Alain Danielou

Alain Danielou
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Alain Daniélou was an intimate of Stravinsky, Cocteau, and Nabokov in his early years, then spent twenty years in India studying music and philosophy with eminent scholars of the Hindu tradition. He is the author of more than thirty books on the religion, history, and arts of India and the Mediterranean, including While the Gods Play, Gods of Love and Ecstasy, Yoga: Mastering the Secrets of Matter and the Universe, and The Complete Kama Sutra. Daniélou was the founder and director of the International Institute for Comparative Musicology in Berlin, and was a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, and Officier du Mérite National.

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Gods of Love and Ecstasy

The Traditions of Shiva and Dionysus
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Shiva and Dionysus are the Hindu and Greek gods of magical power, intoxication, ecstatic sexuality, and transcendence. For centuries their initiatic rites have led men and women into communion with the creative forces of life.

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Myths and Gods of India

The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen Series
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This massive study of Hindu mythology explores the exploits and significance of the most prominent Hindu deities and reveals the message of tolerance and adaptability that is at the heart of this ancient religion.

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Brief History of India

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Due to the continuity of its civilization and the diversity of its cultures, India is like a history museum. Danielou's observations of India create a thoroughly engaging and readable journey through time, with a marvelous level of detail and comprehensiveness.

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Complete Kama Sutra

The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text
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Alain’s last completed work is a far more intriguing text than most of the existing soft-porn, slightly comical translations suggest. Revealing the extraordinary depth of Indian sexual wisdom, this definitive volume includes the Jayamangala commentary by Yashodara and the Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shastri.

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Hindu Temple

Deification of Eroticism
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Danielou's masterpiece on the Hindu temple, now translated for the first time into English, provides a stunningly illustrated tour of the major temple complexes of India.

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India

A Civilization of Differences
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A collection of Daniu's writings that builds a bold and cogent defense of India's caste system

Looks at the Hindu caste system not as racist inequality but as a natural ordering of diversity

Reveals the stereotypes of Indian society invented to justify colonialism

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Music and the Power of Sound

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Music has always been esteemed for its power to speak directly to our higher consciousness, a power founded in the purity of simple harmonic ratios.

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Sacred Music Its Origins Powers & Future

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What is modal music? Why did the ancients consider music the key of sciences, related to metaphysics? Are there many "musics", as there are many languages? Is there a relation between Indian music, jazz, cante jondo, Gregorian chant? How should we understand African music? What are the relations between music and religion?

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Shiva and the Primordial Tradition

From the Tantras to the Science of Dreams
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In Shiva and the Primordial Tradition, Alain Daniélou explores the relationship between the Hindu denomination known as Shaivism and the Western world.

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While the Gods Play

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According to the early writings of the Shaiva tradition--still alive in India and dating back at least 6,000 years--the arbitrary ideologies and moralistic religions of modern society signal the last days of humanity heading toward destruction.

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