Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West: Between Mind and Body

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West: Between Mind and Body

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ISBN-13: 9781138119376
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/30/2015
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey Samuel is Professor of Anthropology in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, UK, and Honorary Associate in the Department of Indian and Subcontinental Studies, University of Sydney, Australia.

Jay Johnston is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney, Australia, and Senior Lecturer in the School of Art History and Art Education, College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Table of Contents

General Introduction Geoffrey Samuel and Jay Johnston Part 1: Subtle Bodies in China and India Introduction to Part One Geoffrey Samuel 1. The Daoist Body of Qi. Livia Kohn 2. The Subtle Body in India and Beyond Geoffrey Samuel 3. Subtle-Body Concepts in the Work of Indian Dais. Janet Chawla Part 2: Subtle Bodies in Tibet Introduction to Part Two Geoffrey Samuel 4. Of Souls and Subtle Bodies: A Shamanic Perspective Angela Sumegi 5. On the 'subtle body' and 'circulation' in Tibetan medicine Barbara Gerke 6. Magical Movements: Ancient Yogic Practices in the Bon Religion and Contemporary Medical Perspectives M. Alejandro Chaoul Part 3: Subtle Bodies in Europe and Islam Introduction to Part Three Jay Johnston 7. Sex, Athleticism and the Soul: Physical Philosophy in the Ancient Mediterranean and South Asia. Joseph S. Alter 8. In the Light of the Sphere: The Vehicle of the Soul and Subtle Body Practices in Neoplatonism. Crystal Addey 9. The Subtle Body in Sufism. Milad Milani Part 4: Subtle Bodies and Modernity Introduction to Part Four Jay Johnston 10. Subtle Reality in Early Modernism and the Occult Revival. John Bramble 11. Magical Consciousness: Relationships with the Natural World, Animals and Ancestors Susan Greenwood 12. Invisible, Dispersed and Connected: The Cultural Plausibility of Subtle Body Models in the Contemporary West Ruth Barcan 13. Subtle Subjects and Ethics: The Subtle Bodies of Western Post-Structuralist and Feminist Philosophy Jay Johnston 14. Subtle-Body Processes: Towards a Non-Reductionist Understanding. Geoffrey Samuel

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