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Transcendent In America

Transcendent In America

by Lola Williamson


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ISBN-13: 9780814794494
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: New and Alternative Religions Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lola Williamson is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.

Table of Contents

A Note on Transliteration
Part I : Background
1 What Are Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements?
2 Laying the Foundation for American-Style Hinduism
Part II :
Three Hindu - Insired
Meditation Movements
3 Self-Realization Fellowship
4 Transcendental Meditation
5 Siddha Yoga
Part III: In Their Own Words
6 The Guru-Disciple Relationship
7 Mystical Experiences
8 Worldview
About the Author

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a yoga teacher for many years and originally began practicing yoga for health and fitness. Like many of my students though, I naturally began to learn more about meditation and yogic philosophy as my practice deepened. But I had many questions about how these seemingly ancient and foreign practices have found their way into mainstream America...and indeed, into my own personal life! As a yoga teacher, this book gave me the historical perspective I was looking for to be able to intelligently discuss these topics with my students. But upon reading the book, I was also delighted to find deeply personal and moving interviews with long-time practitioners of meditation. These personal accounts lent the book an intimacy rarely found in a book written with such academic and intellectual authority.