From the Gita to the Grail: Exploring Yoga Stories & Western Myth

From the Gita to the Grail: Exploring Yoga Stories & Western Myth

Bernie Clark

what's the that means of Shiva dancing on a dwarf named Avidya? Why does Vishnu sleep upon an unending snake? To what did the Buddha wake up? What will we suggest through soul? The perform of Yoga has turn into very common and renowned within the West; despite the fact that, the tales of Yoga are nonetheless unusual to Western ears. What do those old symbols suggest, what are they attempting to train us, and the way should still we comprise the information skillfully into our Western way of life? by means of the myths of Yoga besides the tales that experience encouraged Western tradition, we're awarded with possibilities to choose the simplest of either worlds, and create new maps to assist consultant us in the course of the uncertainties of contemporary living.

tales are enjoyable! vital tales advisor us and teach us; they bring psychological types which paintings at an subconscious point to aid us navigate via our sleek society and govern our reactions to the ups-and¬downs of lifestyles; they supply which means and goal for our lifestyles; and our tales entertain and front us. during this publication, Bernie Clark appears to be like on the non secular tales present in the West that create a base map for our lives after which appears to be like on the tales present in the East to determine how they can enhance our base maps. The tales provided are mixture of light¬hearted and stress-free, and deep and profound.

The value of news East and West are illustrated in the course of the version proposed by means of the nice twentieth century mythologist, Joseph Campbell: myths, or tales, serve 4 nice features - the magical, the cosmological, the sociological and the mental functionality. The tales selected illustrate those 4 services of mythology and convey how we will take those tales into ourselves to create a deeper adventure of life.

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You might locate that, with a formal advent, mythology will trap you. Joseph Campbell: the facility of Myth

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