By Mircea Eliade
In this landmark ebook the well known student of faith Mircea Eliade lays the basis for a Western knowing of Yoga, exploring how its guideline, that of freedom, consists of closing on the earth with no letting oneself be exhausted via such "conditionings" as time and heritage. Drawing on years of research and adventure in India, Eliade presents a complete survey of Yoga in thought and perform from its earliest foreshadowings within the Vedas throughout the 20th century. the topics mentioned contain Patañjali, writer of the Yoga-sutras; yogic thoughts, reminiscent of focus "on a unmarried Point," postures, and breathing self-discipline; and Yoga with regards to Brahmanism, Buddhism, Tantrism, Oriental alchemy, mystical erotism, and shamanism.
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