Yoga: Immortality and Freedom

Yoga: Immortality and Freedom

by Mircea Eliade
     
 

In this landmark book, first published in English in 1958, renowned scholar of religion Mircea Eliade lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, Eliade provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century.

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In this landmark book, first published in English in 1958, renowned scholar of religion Mircea Eliade lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, Eliade provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century.

A new introduction by David Gordon White provides invaluable insight into Eliade's life and work, highlighting the key moments in Eliade's academic and spiritual education, as well as the personal experiences that shaped his worldview. Yoga is not only one of Eliade's most important books, it is also his most personal—the only one to analyze a religious tradition that he had truly lived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691142036
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/06/2009
Series:
Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology Series
Edition description:
With a New introduction by David Gordon White
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
577,309
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

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