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Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Hugh B. Urban - Religion - 2006 - 349 pages
Sexuality and the occult arts have long been associated in the western imagination, but it was not until the nineteenth century that a large and sophisticated body of ...
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Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal

Hugh B. Urban - Religion - 2001 - 200 pages
This book offers the first English translation of a body of highly esoteric, mystical poetry and songs associated with the Khartabhajas, a Bengali sect devoted to Tantrism. The ...
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The Secrets of the Kingdom: Religion and Concealment in the Bush Administration

Hugh B. Urban - Political Science - 2007 - 229 pages
The Secrets of the Kingdom is the first book to critically examine the complex relationship between faith and concealment in the Bush White House.
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The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion

Hugh B. Urban - History - 2011 - 268 pages
Hugh Urban tells the real story of Scientology from its cold war-era beginnings in the 1950s to its prominence today as the religion of Hollywood's celebrity elite. Urban ...
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The Power of Tantra: Religion, Sexuality and the Politics of South Asian Studies

Hugh B. Urban - Religion - 2009 - 256 pages
In the West, the varied body of texts and traditions known as Tantra for more than two centuries has had the capacity to scandalise and shock. For European colonisers ...
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New Age, Neopagan, and New Religious Movements: Alternative Spirituality in ...

Hugh B. Urban - Religion - 2015 - 328 pages
New Age, Neopagan, and New Religious Movements is the most extensive study to date of modern American alternative spiritual currents. Hugh B. Urban covers a range of emerging ...
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Zorba the Buddha: Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement

Hugh B. Urban - Religion - 2016 - 264 pages
Zorba the Buddha is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his ...
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Kiss of the Yogini: "Tantric Sex" in its South Asian Contexts

David Gordon White - Religion - 2006 - 391 pages
For those who wonder what relation actual Tantric practices bear to the "Tantric sex" currently being marketed so successfully in the West, David Gordon White has a simple ...
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