Yoga: Immortality and Freedom (Bollingen Series, Vol. LVI)

Yoga: Immortality and Freedom (Bollingen Series, Vol. LVI)

Mircea Eliade


In this landmark e-book the popular student of faith Mircea Eliade lays the foundation for a Western realizing of Yoga, exploring how its guideline, that of freedom, comprises final on the earth with out letting oneself be exhausted via such "conditionings" as time and historical past. Drawing on years of research and adventure in India, Eliade presents a entire survey of Yoga in idea and perform from its earliest foreshadowings within the Vedas during the 20th century. the themes mentioned contain Patañjali, writer of the Yoga-sutras; yogic strategies, comparable to focus "on a unmarried Point," postures, and respiration self-discipline; and Yoga in terms of Brahmanism, Buddhism, Tantrism, Oriental alchemy, mystical erotism, and shamanism.

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