Aghora II

Kundalini

Aghora II

Book 2 of the trilogy explores the kundalini, the force of forces. Tantra, mantra, the sacred fire, chakras and consciousness. Written in the personable form of Vimalananda's storytelling and recounting of life's episodes we are able to truly enter the invisible realms.

Cremation, Corpses and Cannibalism

Comparative Cosmologies and Centuries of Cosmic Consumption

Cremation, Corpses and Cannibalism

Death matters and the matters of death are initially, and to a large extent, the decaying flesh of the corpse. Cremation as a ritual practice is the fastest and most optimal way of dissolving the corpse’s flesh, either by annihilation or purification, or a combination. Still, cremation was not the final rite, and the archaeological record testifies that the dead represented a means to other ends – the flesh, and not the least the bones – have been incorporated in a wide range of other ritual contexts. While human sacrifices and cannibalism as ritual phenomena are much discussed in anthropology, archaeology has an advantage, since the actual bone material leaves traces of ritual practices that are unseen and unheard of in the contemporary world. As such, this book fleshes out a broader and more coherent understanding of prehistoric religions and funeral practices in Scandinavia by focusing on cremation, corpses and cannibalism.

Aghor Medicine

Pollution, Death, and Healing in Northern India

Aghor Medicine

"Aghor Medicine moves seamlessly between an ethnography of religion and medical anthropology. The stories of suffering and renunciation, of collective experience that turn Indian hierarchy and discrimination upside down are quite marvelous. The writing is clear and direct and the interpretations balanced and scrupulously documented. Barrett has written one of the best accounts on local traditions "modernizing" in ways that combine indigenous significance with globally crucial changes that react against health and social inequalities."—Arthur Kleinman, Harvard University "Ronald Barrett's fine account of aghor medicine reveals essential characteristics of India's popular culture, and, since an ashram in California has an important role in the story, of American popular culture as well."—Charles Leslie, author of Death Row Letters (forthcoming)

Aghora

At the Left Hand of God

Aghora

The Aghora trilogy have been embraced world-wide for their frankness in broaching subjects generally avoided and their facility for making the 'unseen' real. We enter the world of Vimalananda who teaches by story and living example.

Bhoga Karika of Sadyojyoti

Bhoga Karika of Sadyojyoti

The Bhoga Karika is a collection of Sanskrit verses by the renowned Saivite teacher and writer Sadyojyoti of the eighty century A. D. This translation of the Bhoga karika also includes a short commentary by the similarly renowned Aghora Siva of the twelth century. In a lively and engaging manner the Bhoga Karika defends the Agamic Saivite theology epistemology and ontology of bhoga or mundane worldy experience against the attacks of rival schools notably the Naiyayikas Samkhyas carvakas and Buddhists.

Tantra

Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion

Tantra

Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (1928) is Professor and Head of the department of Linguistics at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He received a B.A. (Hons.) Degree (1948) in Telugu language and literature at Andhra University Waltair and an M.A. (1955) and Ph.D. (1957) in linguistics from the university of Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Radical Healing

Integrating the World's Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine

Radical Healing

Draws on the principles of ayurveda, conscious nutrition, Chinese medicine, body and energy work, homeopathy and cell salts, and flower essences to present a therapeutic approach to healing the mind, body, and spirit