Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) was one of the most famous scholars of Indian art, culture, and religion. He served for many years as the Keeper of Indian and Islamic Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, establishing one of the most impressive collections of oriental artifacts in the world. This anthology contains thematically arranged excerpts from his many writings, letters, and speeches, making it a uniquely accessible collection of his wisdom and insight. It is richly illustrated with over 140 black-and-white historical photographs and paintings.
"This new edition of Ananda Coomaraswamy's work includes all the revisions he later intended to add to the book. It contains translations of the Greek, Latin, French, German and Italian terms and phrases used by Coomaraswamy."--BOOK JACKET.
The tribal initiation of the shaman, the archetype of the serpent, exemplifies the death of the self and a rebirth into transcendent life. This book traces the images of spiritual initiation in religious rituals and myths of resurrection, poems and epics, cycles of nature, and art and dreaming. It dramatizes the metamorphosis from a common experience of death's inevitability into a transcendent freedom beyond individual limitations. "This is a classic work in analytical psychology that offers crucial insights on the meaning of death symbolism (and its inevitably accompanying rebirth and resurrection symbolism) as part of the great theme of initiation, of which [Henderson] is the world's foremost psychological interpreter. This material is really the next step after the hero myth that Joseph Campbell has made so popular, and provides an understanding of how not to use the hero myth in an inflated way as a psychology of mastery, but as an attainment progressively to be died beyond. [Henderson] is helped by the presence of Maud Oakes, who is a trained anthropologist with exquisite taste in her choice of mythic materials and respect for their original contexts."--John Beebe
More than ever, there is an urgent need to rediscover timeless and objective principles in order to confront the issues of our times. In this collection of thirty remarkable essays, Lakhani summons us to rediscover the sacred worldview of Tradition, governed by truth, virtue, and beauty, as he addresses some of the most pressing issues today, including fundamentalism, gender and sexuality, religious diversity and pluralism, faith and science, and the problem of evil.
Examines the lives, works, and influence of ancient and contemporary world philosophers from Pythagoras and Jalal al-Din Rumi to Elie Wiesel and Alison M. Jaggar, and analyzes the authorship and historical context of ancient works.
A Bibliography Of Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Documents The Remarkably Productive Career Of One Of The Great Minds Of The Twentieth Century. This Comprehensive And Accurate Bibliography Is The Result Of More Than Twenty Years Of Devoted Research And Scholarship.
Din cuprins: „Pariul“ eliadian. Romanul conştiinţei nefericite. Mitic şi epic în proza fantastică. Nae Ionescu, Pater et Magister. Itinerariu spiritual, 1927-1949. Istoria religiilor, filozofia istoriei, hermeneutică şi ieşirea din nihilism. Jurnale, memorialistică, confesiuni. Proză autoscopică şi simbolism al experienţei personale