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The Cosmic Body

Vesna A. Wallace

in The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195122114
eISBN:
9780199834808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195122119.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Kālacakratantra's cosmology is structured on several theoretical models. In its interpretation of the conventional nature of the cosmos, the Kālacakratantra combines to some degree the Vaibhāṣika ... More


Cosmological, Devotional, and Social Perspectives on the Hindu Goddess

Tracy Pintchman

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198767022
eISBN:
9780191821226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767022.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

Although Hindus recognize and revere a variety of different, discrete goddesses, they also tend to speak of “The Goddess” as a singular and unifying deity. This chapter focuses on three dimensions of ... More


The Oceanic Goddess in the Gift to Freud

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878375
eISBN:
9780190878405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878375.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

With the premise that the Viṣṇu on Freud’s desk implies an unmanifest goddess, chapter 9 answers why Bose’s gift was not a Bengali goddess like Kālī or Durgā. It looks further at the iconography of ... More


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