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Yoga and Psychology: Language, Memory, and Mysticism
     

Yoga and Psychology: Language, Memory, and Mysticism

by Harold Coward
 

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Harold Coward explores how the psychological aspects of Yoga philosophy have been important to intellectual developments both East and West. Foundational for Hindu, Jaina, and Buddhist thought and spiritual practice, Patañjali's Yoga Suμtras, the classical statement of Eastern Yoga, are unique in their emphasis on the nature and importance of psychological

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Harold Coward explores how the psychological aspects of Yoga philosophy have been important to intellectual developments both East and West. Foundational for Hindu, Jaina, and Buddhist thought and spiritual practice, Patañjali's Yoga Suμtras, the classical statement of Eastern Yoga, are unique in their emphasis on the nature and importance of psychological processes. Yoga's influence is explored in the work of both the seminal Indian thinker Bhartr

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“Coward’s perspective on yoga is erudite and committed. For those who thought they could practice yoga without the issue of faith arising, this book will be a challenging experience.” — Metapsychology

“Like Coward’s previous comparative studies, this work is exemplary in its scrupulous, detailed analysis, balanced comparison, and clarity of presentation.” — Religion & Theology

“This interesting and elegantly composed book shows the important relationship between Indian philosophy and the development of the modern discipline of psychology.” — Christopher Key Chapple, author of Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791487914
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/18/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
431 KB

Meet the Author

Harold Coward is with the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. He is the author and editor of several books, including Jung and Eastern Thought and Derrida and Indian Philosophy, both published by SUNY Press.

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