A journey in the world of the Tantras

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Editorial Kairós, 2002 - Religion - 88 pages
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Este libro reúne tres textos del historiador de las religiones: el primero, sobre la erótica mística india; el segundo, donde el autor retoma el emocionante recuerdo de su primer encuentro con el continente índico; y el tercero, donde habla del simbolismo inherente a la arquitectura religiosa, tomando como ejemplo supremo el templo de Borobudur.
 

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Contents

Sobre la erótica mística india
13
La India a los veinte años
27
Borobudur templo simbólico
63
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About the author (2002)

Born in Bucharest, Rumania, Mircea Eliade studied at the University of Bucharest and, from 1928 to 1932, at the University of Calcutta with Surendranath Dasgupta. After taking his doctorate in 1933 with a dissertation on yoga, he taught at the University of Bucharest and, after the war, at the Sorbonne in Paris. From 1957, Eliade was a professor of the history of religions at the University of Chicago. He was at the same time a writer of fiction, known and appreciated especially in Western Europe, where several of his novels and volumes of short stories appeared in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Two Tales of the Occult "to relate some yogic techniques, and particularly yogic folklore, to a series of events narrated in the genre of a mystery story." Both Nights of Serampore and The Secret of Dr. Honigberger evoke the mythical geography and time of India. Mythology, fantasy, and autobiography are skillfully combined in Eliade's tales.

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