Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness: Durkheim, Emotional Energy and Visions of the Consort - Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies (Hardback)Louise Child (author)
Hardback 206 Pages / Published: 28/06/2007
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This book explores the role of altered states of consciousness in the communication of social and emotional energies, both on a societal level and between individual persons. Drawing from an original reading of Durkheimian social theorists (including Mauss, Hertz, and Hubert) and Jungian psychology, Louise Child applies this analysis to tantric Buddhist ritual and biographical material. She suggests ways in which dreams and visionary experiences (including those related to the 'subtle body') play an important and previously under-explored role in tantric understandings of the consort relationship.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 206
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 13 mm
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