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Comparative Mystics

in The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226453804
eISBN:
9780226453828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453828.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the encounter between Shakta Tantric Hinduism and British colonialism in nineteenth-century Calcutta. It attempts to employ both its Romantic and colonial lessons to think ... More


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Jonathan Garb

in The Chosen Will Become Herds: Studies in Twentieth-Century Kabbalah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123944
eISBN:
9780300155044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123944.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that the sociopolitical review of the proliferation of contemporary mysticism in the previous chapter does not detract from the reasonable assumption that mystical practice and ... More


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