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The chapters in this book explore important aspects of ma alas and yantras in the Sm?rta, P?ncar?tra, ?aiva and kta traditions through investigations by renowned specialists in the field. An essay on the v?stupuru?ama ala and its relationship to architecture is also included. With colour illustrations.

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Genre: History
Author: Gudrun Bühnemann
Publisher: BRILL
Release: 2003
File: 303 Pages
ISBN-13: 9004129022

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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, The Visual Music Film explores the concept and expression of musicality in the visual music film, in which visual presentations are given musical attributes such as rhythmical form, structure and harmony.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Aimee Mollaghan
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2016-01-23
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781137492821

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A rich and fascinating ethnography of domestic architecture and activities among the high caste Chhetris of Kholagaun in Nepal, this book focuses on the spatial organization, everyday activities and ritual performances that generate and display Chhetri houses as 'mandalas', sacred diagrams that are both maps of the cosmos and machines for revelation. Describing the orientation and layout of the Chhetri house and surrounding compound; it shows how the orientation and distribution of everyday social activities with the domestic mandala shape people's experience of the enigmas of their lifeworld as householders; and analyses the double significance of rituals that take place in the domestic mandala. By treating the Nepali house as more than just the background of people's everyday life, the author reveals the Chhetri everyday lifeworld as a revelation of Hindu tantric cosmology, its enigmatic illusion, and the path to liberation from it. The themes addressed in the book make a unique contribution to the fields of anthropology, architecture and human geography.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: John Gray
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2017-03-02
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351943123

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Mandala for the Inspired Artist is sure to spark endless hours of DIY and craft mandala projects and imagination! Learn how to create your own beautiful mandalas using a variety of tools and mediums. One part inspiration, one part how-to, Mandala for the Inspired Artist is chock full of unique and inspirational prompts, exercises, and approachable step-by-step projects that are perfect for crafters of any skill level. From making art with pencils, paints, and paper to tape, nature's textures, and found objects, readers will discover a variety of ways to make unique mandala artwork. This engaging and interactive book is packed with helpful tips and beautiful photographs of finished work to both instruct and inspire. Inside artists will discover how to draw and paint mandalas, how to arrange a mandala, and how to turn their own mandalas into inspiring artwork, home decor, and gifts. Included are interactive pages for brainstorming and sketching, in addition to fun templates for scanning, copying and/or coloring in. Full of inspirational instruction, sophisticated artwork, and a myriad of ideas to explore and build on, Mandala for the Inspired Artist is sure to spur endless DIY and craft projects and spark hours of mandala fun and imagination!

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Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Louise Gale
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Release: 2016-03-15
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781633229150

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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Lindsay Jones
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
Release: 2005
File: 10 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015059251515

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Beginning in the fifth century A.D., various Indian mystics began to innovate a body of techniques with which to render themselves immortal. These people called themselves Siddhas, a term formerly reserved for a class of demigods, revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike, who were known to inhabit mountaintops or the atmospheric regions. Over the following five to eight hundred years, three types of Hindu Siddha orders emerged, each with its own specialized body of practice. These were the Siddha Kaula, whose adherents sought bodily immortality through erotico-mystical practices; the Rasa Siddhas, medieval India's alchemists, who sought to transmute their flesh-and-blood bodies into immortal bodies through the ingestion of the mineral equivalents of the sexual fluids of the god Siva and his consort, the Goddess; and the Nath Siddhas, whose practice of hatha yoga projected the sexual and laboratory practices of the Siddha Kaula and Rasa Siddhas upon the internal grid of the subtle body. For India's medieval Siddhas, these three conjoined types of practice led directly to bodily immortality, supernatural powers, and self-divinization; in a word, to the exalted status of the semidivine Siddhas of the older popular cults. In The Alchemical Body, David Gordon White excavates and centers within its broader Indian context this lost tradition of the medieval Siddhas. Working from a body of previously unexplored alchemical sources, he demonstrates for the first time that the medieval disciplines of Hindu alchemy and hatha yoga were practiced by one and the same people, and that they can only be understood when viewed together. Human sexual fluids and the structures of the subtle body aremicrocosmic equivalents of the substances and apparatus manipulated by the alchemist in his laboratory. With these insights, White opens the way to a new and more comprehensive understanding of the entire sweep of medieval Indian mysticism, within the broader context of south Asian Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam. This book is an essential reference for anyone interested in Indian yoga, alchemy, and the medieval beginnings of science.

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Genre: History
Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 1998-12
File: 596 Pages
ISBN-13: 0226894991

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In Landscapes in India, landscape architecture professor Amita Sinha shows that landscapes can be read like languages, as arrangements of symbols that reveal cultural values. South Asian landscapes, rich with formalised symbols, from the Cosmic Tree in Buddhist landscapes to cities patterned on mandalas - offer a training ground for reading landscapes everywhere. Sinha introduces readers to significant sacred and secular landscapes in South Asia, identifying archetypal forms that have evolved over millennia in both the built environment and in open spaces. Exploring the interface between nature, culture, and built landscape, she traces the meaning of these forms as manifested in Indic mythology and literature. According to Sinha, landscape symbols express all that a culture holds dear and externalise deeply felt emotions - of security, kinship, and relationship with the divine.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Amita Sinha
Publisher:
Release: 2006-01
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951D02495861O

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Contains definitions and interpretations of over 1,600 signs and symbols and discusses the cross-cultural, sociological, and psychological uses, meaning, and development of signs and symbols as a whole.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Mark O'Connell
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Release: 2005
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105114203263

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Most of the papers presented at various seminars and symposiums; some previously published.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Lawrence A. Babb
Publisher:
Release: 2008
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015081838149

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Genre: Interior decoration
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1997
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015064821898

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