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Cults and Rites in Ancient Greece

Essays on Religion and Society

by Michael H. Jameson, Allaire B. Stallsmith & Fritz Graf

<p>This volume assembles fourteen highly influential articles written by Michael H. Jameson over a period of nearly fifty years, edited and updated by the author himself. They represent both the scope and the signature style of Jameson's ...

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Daemons and Spirits in Ancient Egypt

by Carolyn Graves-Brown

<p>This book is about the weird and wonderful lesser-known ‘spirit’ entities of ancient Egypt –daemons, the mysterious and often fantastical creatures of the Egyptian ‘Otherworld’ – and the closely related spirits of the dead, which together ...

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Dalit Theology and Christian Anarchism

by Keith Hebden

<p>A second generation of emerging Dalit theology texts is re-shaping the way we think of Indian theology and liberation theology. This book is a vital part of that conversation. Taking post-colonial criticism to its logical end of criticism of ...

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Dalit Theology and Dalit Liberation

Problems, Paradigms and Possibilities

by Peniel Rajkumar

<p>In fulfilling the long-awaited need for a constructive and critical rethinking of Dalit theology this book offers and explores the synoptic healing stories as a relevant biblical paradigm for Dalit theology in order to help redress the lacuna

ISBN: 9781317154921

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Daoist Nei Gong for Women

The Art of the Lotus and the Moon

by Roni Edlund & Damo Mitchell

<p>Although the energetic anatomy of men and women is different, the ancient teachings of Nu Dan, a separate branch of internal alchemy for women, have been lost in the literature over the centuries and only survive through practice in the ...

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Daoist Reflections from Scholar Sage

by Damo Mitchell, Paul Mitchell, Lauren Faithfull & others

<p>This collection of fascinating short reads on Daoist thought, including Chinese medicine brings together some of the most popular articles from the Scholar Sage online magazine, alongside new material from Damo Mitchell. It ...

ISBN: 9780857012746

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Death, Life and Laughter

Essays on religion in honour of Douglas Davies

by Mathew Guest & Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon

<p>Birth, death and the rituals that take us from one to the other tell us a lot about humanity and our quest to understand ourselves. It is cross-disciplinary analyses of the life course that have generated the most profound insights into ...

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Demonology and Witchcraft

by Sir Walter Scott

<p>This book contains a series of letters written by Sir Walter Scott and addressed to J. G. Lockhart. The letters pertain to demonology and witchcraft, with Scott outlining and explaining his extensive knowledge of the subject. This volume is ...

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Desiring Conversion

Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

by B. Diane Lipsett

<p>Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in this nuanced, literary analysis, Diane Lipsett traces the intriguing interplay of desire and self-restraint in three ancient tales of conversion: The ...

ISBN: 9780190208516

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Devi Mahatmayam

In English Rhyme

by Munindra Misra

<p>Devi Mahatmayam, also known as Durga Saptashati, Sri Chandi or Saptashati, is from the Markandeya Mahapuran. Devi Mahatmayamm literally means 'Glory of the Goddess' .</p> <p>Here the seven hundred mantra story describes the victory of the ...

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Devdutt Pattanaik Ke Sang (Hindi edition)

by Devdutt Pattanaik

<p>Journey into the amazing world of Hindu mythology with Devdutt Pattanaik • Why are most temples dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva or the goddess, but not to Brahma or Indra? • How are an asura, rakshasa, yaksha and pishacha different from each ...

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Devdutt Pattanaik Ke Sang 2 (Hindi edition)

by Devdutt Pattanaik

<p>Are the illustrious clans of the Mahabharata from Surya Vansh or Chandra Vansh? Which yuga does the Ramayana occur in and does it occur only once? What do haldi, kumkum, bhasm or chandan signify in a puja thali? After the sensational response

ISBN: 9789387625112

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Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik

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by Devdutt Pattanaik

<p>Are the illustrious clans of the Mahabharata from Surya Vansh or Chandra Vansh? Which yuga does the Ramayana occur in, and does it occur only once? What do haldi, kumkum, bhasm or chandan signify in a puja thali? After the sensational ...

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Dharma

The Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh Traditions of India

by Veena R. Howard

<p>Dharma is central to all the major religious traditions which originated on the Indian subcontinent. Such is its importance that these traditions cannot adequately be understood apart from it. Often translated as “ethics,” “religion,” “law,” ...

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Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities

Sustenance and Sustainability

by Pankaj Jain

<p>In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. ...

ISBN: 9781317151593

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Dialogue in Early South Asian Religions

Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Traditions

by Dr Brian Black & Professor Laurie Patton

<p>Dialogue between characters is an important feature of South Asian religious literature: entire narratives are often presented as a dialogue between two or more individuals, or the narrative or discourse is presented as a series of embedded ...

ISBN: 9781472400512

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Diaspora of the Gods

Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

by Joanne Punzo Waghorne

<p>Many Hindus today are urban middle-class people with religious values similar to those of their professional counterparts in America and Europe. Just as modern professionals continue to build new churches, synagogues, and now mosques, Hindus ...

ISBN: 9780190288853

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Divination

Perspectives for a New Millennium

by Patrick Curry

<p>Divination is any ritual and its associated tradition performed in order to ask a more-than-human intelligence for guidance. A universal human practice, it has received surprisingly little academic attention. This interdisciplinary collection

ISBN: 9781317149019

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Divination and Prediction in Early China and Ancient Greece

by Lisa Raphals

<p>Divination was an important and distinctive aspect of religion in both ancient China and ancient Greece, and this book will provide the first systematic account and analysis of the two side by side. Who practised divination in these cultures ...

ISBN: 9781107289512

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Divination, Prediction and the End of the Roman Republic

by Federico Santangelo

<p>This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the intersection between Roman politics, culture and divination in the late Republic. It discusses how the practice of divination changed at a time of great political and social change and ...

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