By Devdutt Pattanaik
Ganesha has develop into the most well known deities of Hinduim within the twenty first century.He is regarded everywhere.With an elephant-head,a plump physique and a potbelly he turns into a lovable and cuddly deity evoking feelings of serious affection. Hidden underneath this very available shape is knowledge which can make us higher human beings.This booklet by means of India's premiere mythologist,Dr.Devdutt Pattanaik,is an try and spread that knowledge locked in numerous stories,symbols and rituals.
By Harald Haarmann
Europäische Sprachen weisen in Wortschatz und Grammatik erstaunliche Ähnlichkeiten mit östlichen Sprachen wie dem Persischen und dem Sanskrit auf. Wie kommt es zu dieser Verwandtschaft in einem so weiten Raum von Westeuropa bis Indien? Harald Haarmann beschreibt anschaulich, used to be wir über die Ursprache der Indoeuropäer und ihre Urheimat in der südrussischen Steppe wissen, und erklärt, wie die berittenen Steppennomaden ab dem 4. Jahrtausend v. Chr. nach Westen und Osten gewandert sind, wo sie sich mit vorindoeuropäischen Kulturen vermischten und schließlich in Persien, Indien, Westeuropa und andernorts sesshaft wurden. Nicht nur die Sprachen der Indoeuropäer legen Zeugnis von dieser Entwicklung ab, sondern auch ihre Mythen sowie archäologische Funde.
Über den Autor
[Prof. Dr.] Harald Haarmann gehört zu den weltweit bekanntesten Sprachwissenschaftlern.
By Swami Venkatesananda
It is a condensed model of a protracted epic, written among 750 and 500 B.C., together with 50,000 strains of Sanskrit verse. Divided into seven Kanor books, it tells the tale of Rama from his start to his dying. At commonplace periods in the course of the textual content, the chapters being condensed are exact through Kantitles and numbers. every one period is acceptable in size for a regular examining, and there are 365 periods.
The solid of characters is supplied by means of a word list of right names.
By Gede Parma
Refreshingly genuine and useful, lively will get directly to the center of Pagan dwelling and Pagan spirituality at the present time. that includes real-life tales and first-hand reports from the writer and different younger Pagans who have truly been there, this ebook provides perception into the philosophy and spirituality of present Pagan rituals and practices. you will get the most important recommendation on Witchcraft, spellcraft ethics, smooth magic spells, coven and solitary paintings, magic conception and perform, facing discrimination and negativity, and incorporating your religious ideals into the entire vital parts of your existence: Love • Sexuality • kin buddies • tuition • paintings
By Graham Dwyer
In line with fieldwork within the north Indian kingdom of Rajasthan, this booklet specializes in supernatural sickness - sickness and misfortune ascribed to demonic spirits or ghosts and to different mystical brokers, akin to sorcerers and witches. The learn augments and extends the prevailing scholarship on a number of matters, together with inter alia ideals approximately spirit ownership, sorcery, witchcraft and the evil eye. the topics of formality perform, in particular exorcism or therapeutic ceremonies, Hindu clergymen and curers, well known Hinduism and pilgrimage are mentioned, and the anthropology of South Asia is explored with an emphasis on clinical anthropology and Indian ethnomedicine. At a theoretical point, the ebook sharply contrasts with a lot of the literature on spirit ownership or on supernatural ailment and its remedy, because the author's phenomenological orientation contains stream clear of mental or psychiatric paradigms in addition to from other kinds of Western rationalism that experience tended to dominate scholarly paintings. The publication therefore bargains clean insights, either when it comes to realizing supernatural malaise and its therapy, and when it comes to the applying of the method the writer engages.
By Harry Houdini
Harry Houdini (1874-1926), whose genuine identify was once Erik Weisz, used to be probably the most well-known magicians and escapologists of all time. He used to be hugely sceptical of the various claims made referring to psychic and paranormal phenomena, which have been very hot within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. He attended countless numbers of seances for the needs of his examine, and not skilled one he believed actual. during this e-book, released in 1924, he defined the mediums and psychics whom he published as fraudulent, exposing the tips which had confident many impressive scientists and teachers.
By Swami Achuthananda
“Religion is the opium of the people,” stated Karl Marx many centuries in the past. via figuring out the faith, you already know the habit of people.
This is a accomplished publication on Hinduism, studying the ideals and practices of the faith. It tells you why Hindus do the issues they do – and don’t. Written in an off-the-cuff sort, the e-book courses you thru the basics of the faith. It then is going extra and debunks a few long-standing myths, a few of them coming from the academia of all areas. whereas so much books draw back from contentious concerns, this booklet plunges headlong through taking over controversies, just like the Aryan Invasion idea, idol worship, RISA scholarship and lots of extra. actually one-third of the e-book is simply on controversies that you just hardly ever locate in the other literature.
“The ebook is exciting sufficient to have interaction the reader, daring sufficient to handle matters, and debatable sufficient to contain the reader.”
By Uma Majmudar
Thousands around the globe revere Mahatma Gandhi, but just a couple of understand the fellow Mohandas Gandhi and the inner trip of his soul. This pioneering publication fills the non secular void in Gandhian literature via concentrating on the soul and the substance of the fellow. Uma Majmudar exhibits that, opposite to well known trust, Gandhi's upward push to greatness used to be now not meteoric; it used to be, particularly, a continuing technique of religion improvement, punctuated through conflicts, crises, and turning issues. utilizing James W. Fowler's conception of "Stages of religion" as a advisor, Majmudar undertakes the 1st developmental research to research the elemental position of religion in remodeling Gandhi's existence. She proposes that the ability that nourished Gandhi's soul was once his ever-growing religion within the final triumph of fact and within the innate Godliness of the human soul. besides making a useful contribution to varied cross-cultural disciplines, the booklet additionally deals anything distinctive to these wishing to embark all alone religion developmental trip, guided via Gandhi's instance.
"Majmudar desires us to the touch and consider Gandhi. he's not on a pedestal, he isn't made up of granite or bronze, he's hot and vulnerable." -- from the Foreword via Rajmohan Gandhi