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 To Speak Like a Woman: The Feminine Mantra and Bodied Speech

Loriliai Biernacki

in Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the links between “female” speech and the female body, arguing that female speech is frequently stereotypically coded as performative speech. A consequence of this stereotype of ... More


From Sovereign to Symbol: An Age of Ritual Determinism in Fourteenth Century Japan

Thomas Donald Conlan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778102
eISBN:
9780199919079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The fourteenth century witnessed a fundamental political and intellectual conflict about the nature of power and society that was expressed through the rituals and institutions of two rival courts. ... More


Mystical Experience in Kafka’s 
Early Prose

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter creates a classification of signs by which clairvoyant textuality can be evaluated. Subsequently, it examines Kafka’s writings for such signs. Certain diary entries are marked by the ... More


The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

André Padoux

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its carnal dimension has made its name instantly recognizable, but this popular fascination with sex has obscured ... More


A Vedic History of Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 3 takes up the implications of dharma having never been a central concept in the pre‐Aśokan Vedic canon. It examines most of the Vedic canon's few prominent usages from the Ṛgveda through the ... More


The Tools of Magic

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The voices of magicians are rich with sacred power that is renowned as mantra. Magicians accept the fact that mantra encompasses manifest and hidden divine forces and holds recoiled magical ... More


A Grand Strategy

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can we validate domain-specific methods of research for natural theology? All these methods have turned out to be unreliable, as is illustrated by the example of prayer (Mantra II, STEP). This fact ... More


The Heart of the Yogini: The Yoginihrdaya, a Sanskrit Tantric Treatise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199982325
eISBN:
9780199369966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982325.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is the first English translation of the Yoginīhṛdaya, “The Heart of the Yoginī,” an important twelfth-century Sanskrit ritual and religious text of the Śrīvidyā, one of the main schools of ... More


Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Laurie Patton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. The book takes a new look at mantra as “performed poetry” and in five case studies ... More


Babel Embodied

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter deals with views of the Chinese language as morally deficient or spiritually impotent. An example of spiritual importance is the mantras. The chapter explains that the repetition of ... More


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