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Yoga

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Princeton
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July, 2009
ISBN:
9780691142036
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In this landmark book, first published in English in 1958, renowned scholar of religion Mircea Eliade lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in
India, Eliade provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century. A new introduction by David Gordon White provides invaluable insight into Eliade’s life and work, highlighting the key moments in Eliade’s academic and spiritual education, as well as the personal experiences that shaped his worldview. Yoga is not only one of Eliade’s most important books, it is also his most personal--the only one to analyze a religious tradition that he had truly lived.

Mircea Eliade (1907-1986), a native of Romania, was for many years Professor of the History of Religion at the
University of
Chicago
. His many books include The Myth of the Eternal Return, The Sacred and the Profane, and Shamanism.

 

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Translation of Le yoga: immortalite et liberte.In this landmark book the renowned scholar of religion Mircea Eliade lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga, exploring how its guiding principle, that of freedom, involves remaining in the world without letting oneself be exhausted by such "conditionings" as time and history. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, Eliade provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest foreshadowings in the Vedas through the twentieth century. The subjects discussed include Patajali, author of the Yoga-sutras; yogic techniques, such as concentration "on a Single Point," postures, and respiratory discipline; and Yoga in relation to Brahmanism, Buddhism, Tantrism, Oriental alchemy, mystical erotism, and shamanism.

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