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The origins of yoga and tantra : Indic religions to the thirteenth century
Format: Book
Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,
Place of Publication: Cambridge, UK ;
Source ID: shanti-sources-22540
Zotero Collections: Hiebert.uncited
Abstract: 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