Indian Linguistic Studies

Festschrift in Honor of George Cardona

Author: Madhav Deshpande,Peter Edwin Hook

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120818859

Category: Indo-Iranian philology

Page: 384

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Eminent scholaars of Indian Liguistics have offered insightful articles in honor of Prof. George Cardona, a luminary in the field of Indo-European, Indo-Aryan, and Paninian Studies for the past four decades. Besides Cardona`s bibliography, the volume contains 23 papers in the following areas: 1. Sanskrit Grammatical Theory; 2. Karaka Studies; 3. Historical Studies in Grammatical Traditions; 4. Lexical Studies; 5. Studies in Culture; 6. Modern Indian Languages. This volume represents cutting-edge research in the field of Indian Linguistic and Culture.

The Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs

Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices

Author: Christian Rätsch,Claudia Müller-Ebeling

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620552701

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 736

View: 2653


The most comprehensive guide to the botany, pharmacology, cultural, ritual, and personal use of erotically stimulating substances from antiquity to the present day • Details the use, preparation, and dosage of more than 400 plant, animal, mineral, and synthetic substances, both common and exotic, as well as their botany, science, and legal status • Explores the historical and present use of aphrodisiacs and their role in sexual practices, culture, and art • Richly illustrated throughout with more than 800 color photographs The culmination of more than 30 years of cultural, anthropological, and scientific research, this encyclopedia examines the botany, pharmacology, history, preparation, dosage, and practical use of more than 400 erotically stimulating substances from antiquity to the present day. From plants and animals that enhance fertility and virility, like celery, snails, or oysters, to substances that induce arousal, like ephedra, opium, or cannabis, the encyclopedia is richly illustrated with more than 800 color photographs--many of which are from the authors’ extensive fieldwork around the world. Exploring individual, medicinal, and ritual use through historic and contemporary artwork, personal accounts, and literature as well as ayurvedic, tantric, shamanic, and European folklore practices and recent pharmacological research, the authors look at the revolving cycle of acceptance and condemnation of aphrodisiacs, the qualities that incur the label of “aphrodisiac,” the role of mind and setting, and the different ways aphrodisiacs stimulate desire--either physically, through the senses and vital organs, or mentally, through heightened awareness and altered consciousness. This comprehensive guide reveals these “remedies of the love goddess” as holy remedies whose proper use can help reestablish harmony with oneself, one’s partner, and the universe.


All Therapy Supports Relationships Integrating Towards Unity

Author: Keith Witt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595629768

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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Follow one family struggling with infidelity and other life crises through a series of psychotherapy sessions that help them find deeper love and wholeness. Dr. Witt draws from his extensive background as a clinician and educator as he integrates the seminal theoretical work of Ken Wilber, David Deida, and many others with his own. The result is a synthesis that is thought provoking, detailed, and clinically invaluable. Therapists and anyone else interested in the human psyche and relationships will deeply benefit from this book. Marlene Roberts is the cofounder of the Anapamu Counseling center, and is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and teacher.

The Myths and Gods of India

The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen Series

Author: Alain Daniélou

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892813544

Category: History

Page: 441

View: 798


Examines the significance of the most prominent Hindu deities and discusses the philosophy of polytheism and the representation and worship of the deities

Sacred Music

Its Origins, Powers, and Future : Traditional Music in Today's World

Author: Alain Daniélou

Publisher: N.A


Category: Church music

Page: 224

View: 2053


What is modal music? Why did the ancients consider music thekey of sciences, related to metaphysics? Are there many musics , asthere are many languages? Is there a relation between Indian music,jazz, cante jondo, Gregorian chant? How should we understand Africanmusic? What are the relations between music and religion? Andbetween music and magic, or therapy?This collection of texts, covering a wide range of subjects, concernsthe amateur music lover as well as the professional musician. Therenowned musicologist Alain Danièlou explains here clearly andsimply the profound concepts relating music to its essential roots.aTradition is inevitably the basis on which innovations can develop.Change, if it results in the loss of tradition, is more often than not aloss rather than a gain.: (Alain Danièlou)