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Tantric Buddhism and altered states of consciousness : Durkheim, emotional energy and visions of the consort / Louise Child.

By: Child, Louise, 1966-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ashgate new critical thinking in religion, theology, and biblical studies. Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007Description: vi, 197 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 075465804X (hbk. : alk. paper); 9780754658047 (hbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Durkheim, Émile, 1858-1917 | Tantric Buddhism -- Psychology | Consciousness -- Religious aspects -- Tantric Buddhism
Contents:
Altered states of consciousness, symbols, and social theory -- Consciousness, power, and renunciation -- Consorts, myth, and sacrifice in Hindu tantra -- Sacred physiology, yoga, and death -- Identity, biography, and shamanic death -- The purification of aggression -- Transmission and identity -- The subtle body and emotional energy.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-177) and index.

Altered states of consciousness, symbols, and social theory -- Consciousness, power, and renunciation -- Consorts, myth, and sacrifice in Hindu tantra -- Sacred physiology, yoga, and death -- Identity, biography, and shamanic death -- The purification of aggression -- Transmission and identity -- The subtle body and emotional energy.

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