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[Reading] ➷ Sinister Yogis By David Gordon White – S-mebel.pro Since the 1960s yoga has become a billion dollar industry in the West attracting housewives and hipsters New Agers and the old aged But our modern conception of yoga derives much from nineteenth centuSince the 1960s yoga has become a billion dollar industry in the West attracting housewives and hipsters New Agers and the old aged But our modern conception of yoga derives much from nineteenth century European spirituality and the true story of yoga’s origins in South Asia is far richer stranger and entertaining than most of us real.

Ize To uncover this history David Gordon White focuses on yoga’s practitioners Combing through millennia of South Asia’s vast and diverse literature he discovers that yogis are usually portrayed as wonder workers or sorcerers who use their dangerous supernatural abilities—which can include raising the dead possession and levitatio.

sinister free yogis pdf Sinister Yogis ePUBIze To uncover this history David Gordon White focuses on yoga’s practitioners Combing through millennia of South Asia’s vast and diverse literature he discovers that yogis are usually portrayed as wonder workers or sorcerers who use their dangerous supernatural abilities—which can include raising the dead possession and levitatio.

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Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro David Gordon White received his PhD with Honors from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago in 1988 He also studied Hinduism at the École Pratiue des Hautes Études in Paris France between 1977 1980 and 1985 1986 A specialist of South Asian religions he is the J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of California Santa Barbara where he has been teachin

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  1. Cain S. Cain S. says:

    Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro sinister free, yogis pdf, Sinister Yogis ePUBWhite's book is textually rich and manages to convey the essence of the diverse varieties of historical yogic doctrines and praxis His central thesis is that today's multimillion dollar industry of eclectic yoga has little to do the historical doctrinal and soteriological yoga of ancient


  2. Aparna Aparna says:

    Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro sinister free, yogis pdf, Sinister Yogis ePUBExcellent objective work on the yogic tradition surfing easily over it's new age and neo saffron reclamation This is how this book is useful to those who practice and love yoga to understand the troubled history of this practice to foreground it's super capitalistic at present One can choose to retain what is good fo


  3. Phil Phil says:

    Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro sinister free, yogis pdf, Sinister Yogis ePUBDavid Gordon White’s Sinister Yogis University of Chicago Press 2009 hback 336pp – also available in paperback and for Kindle is third part of a “triptych” the previous two books were Alchemical Bodies and Kiss of the Yogini Of the three I would say that Sinister Yogis is the most accessible although like the other two it is not exactly a page turner eitherAccording to White the majority of scholarly approaches to Yoga have oriented themselves around the “philosophical yoga” tradition commonly known as “Raja Yoga” or “classical yoga” of which Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is a foundational text White says that “it has been the euation of yoga with meditation or contemplation that has been most responsible for the skewed interpretations that hav


  4. Rj Rj says:

    Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro sinister free, yogis pdf, Sinister Yogis ePUBNot at all what one expected Far too much esoteric information about yoga and yogis


  5. David David says:

    Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro sinister free, yogis pdf, Sinister Yogis ePUBWhite's yogis were for the most part not all that villainous nor was the book all that engaging In fact Sinister Yogis is marketed somewhat incorrectly as a rollicking and sophisticated narrative but it is actually a very academic and contemplative work geared in language and style for other academics In the end the book was informative as are m


  6. Kristian Petersen Kristian Petersen says:

    Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro sinister free, yogis pdf, Sinister Yogis ePUBA classic text the Mahabharata reports “Yogis who are without restraints and endowed with the power of yoga are so many masters who enter into the bodies of the Prajapatis the sages the gods and the great beings” Finding this passage was one of the inspirational moments that motivated David Gordon White J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of California Santa Barbara to pursue an investigation into the development of yogic practices Wondering “If these be yogis then what is yoga?” White tac


  7. David David says:

    Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro sinister free, yogis pdf, Sinister Yogis ePUBOverall not an easy read by any means but I found it worth the effort I came across new words while reading this book than in all of my reading over the past few years And that's aside from the Sanskrit transliterations Chapters 12 and especially 6 are relatively straightforward and enjoyable Although chapters 34 and 5 stretched my reading abil


  8. Carol Horton Carol Horton says:

    Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro sinister free, yogis pdf, Sinister Yogis ePUBDavid Gordon White is one of the foremost scholars of medieval yoga in the world And this book is on a super interesting topic that is the dark side of Indian yoga history where instead of being revered purified icons of Light yogis are feared magicians with important but dangerous powers Unfortunately I find all of White's books very hard to read His writing style is super dense and exceptionally academic I have a PhD in political science and a high degree of tolerance for this sort of writing but even I find that his writing style really gets in the way of connecting with the substance of what he has to say which is a shame


  9. Rick Rick says:

    Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro sinister free, yogis pdf, Sinister Yogis ePUBNeedlessly wordy in the worst academic way Nonetheless interesting enough a survey of two thousand years of cultural representations of the yogi The book neatly categorizes different threads stretching through religious historical and popular texts and weaves together a mostly coherent portrait of its subject Historically those yogis were nasty At times I was a bit out of my depth given my limited knowledge of South Asian religious texts and pre colonial Indian history But I still gleaned plenty and didn't waste my time


  10. Richard Richard says:

    Kindle Sinister Yogis PDF Ñ ò s mebel.pro sinister free, yogis pdf, Sinister Yogis ePUBSecond read through first since reading the Betel storiesVery good


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