The alchemical body siddha traditions in medieval india

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Tantric and Siddha Alchemical Literature. The Prehistory of Tantric Alchemy.

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The Alchemical Body

Tantra in the Rasarnava 7: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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 General Asian Studies Religion: Homologous Structures of the Alchemical Body.

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With medievaal 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. Human sexual fluids and the structures of the subtle body aremicrocosmic equivalents of the substances and apparatus manipulated by the alchemist in his laboratory.

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Yannis rated it really liked it Apr 06, Working from previously unexplored alchemical sources, David Gordon White demonstrates for the first time that the medieval disciplines of Hindu alchemy and hatha yoga were practiced by one sidfha the same people, and that they can be understood only when viewed tog The Alchemical Body excavates and centers within its Indian context alchemocal lost tradition of the medieval Siddhas.

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Working from previously unexplored alchemical sources, David Gordon White 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 be understood only when viewed together. Working from previously unexplored alchemical sources, David Gordon White 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 be understood only when viewed together.

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Enlight rated it it was amazing May 16, Sources for the History of Tantric Alchemy in India. Beginning in the fifth century A. The notions of the subtle "alchemical" body are complex; they are a morass of myths, beliefs, and rituals developed during three thousand years.

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