Breaking Boundaries With The Goddess

Author: Narendra Nath Bhattacharyya
Editor: Manohar Publishers
ISBN: 9788173047602
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Narendra Nath Bhattacharyya, 1934-2001, Indian indologist; contributed articles.

Breaking Through The Boundaries

Author: Hertig, Paul
Editor: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608337804
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"The authors in this volume draw upon biblical narratives to highlight key roles played by Gentiles in the service of God's mission. Each biblical account is linked to a current, real-world issue as an application of the missiological insights gleaned from the biblical source. The biblical sources drawn upon include Abraham, Ruth, and Hagar; the current contexts addressed include Papua New Guinea, Chicago's immigrant communities, and North American encounters with God outside the Christian Church"--

Breaking Boundaries

Author: Nancy Calvert-Koyzis
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 056759503X
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Women throughout the centuries have sought to break out of the constraints that their societies deemed appropriate for them.

The Spindle Hearth A Sourcebook For Goddess Centered Living

Author: D. Kate Dooley
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781411694057
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Magic is practical: the air you breathe, the fire of your will, your strong emotions, all coming together into form. This book is a window into methods used by one hearth keeper to enhance her own life and those of her kindred and family through the use of magic. It's a homespun treasury of skills: divination, prayers, meditations, and rites that will enable you to build your inner fire for the practical purpose of making daily life better. The exercises given within this book are centered on the energies of the Twelve Powers embodied by the Goddesses known as Handmaidens to Frgga: Syn, Fulla, Gna, Var, Lofn, Eir, Sjofn, Hlin, Saga, Gefjon, Snotra and Vor; twelve powers who give fire to the center, to All-Mother, the Goddess of the Hearth. Learn about daily rites, needfire, and ways to keep Frigga's sacred day and how to apply this knowledge to your own life from this sourcebook born of the need to engage the magic of All-Mother.

Women S Authority And Leadership In A Hindu Goddess Tradition

Author: Nanette R. Spina
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137589094
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This book investigates women’s ritual authority and the common boundaries between religion and notions of gender, ethnicity, and identity. Nanette R. Spina situates her study within the transnational Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi movement established by the Tamil Indian guru, Bangaru Adigalar. One of the most prominent, defining elements of this tradition is that women are privileged with positions of leadership and ritual authority. This represents an extraordinary shift from orthodox tradition in which religious authority has been the exclusive domain of male Brahmin priests. Presenting historical and contemporary perspectives on the transnational Adhiparasakthi organization, Spina analyzes women’s roles and means of expression within the tradition. The book takes a close look at the Adhiparasakthi society in Toronto, Canada (a Hindu community in both its transnational and diasporic dimensions), and how this Canadian temple has both shaped and demonstrated their own diasporic Hindu identity. The Toronto Adhiparasakthi society illustrates how Goddess theology, women's ritual authority, and “inclusivity” ethics have dynamically shaped the identity of this prominent movement overseas. Based on years of ethnographic fieldwork, the volume draws the reader into the rich textures of culture, community, and ritual life with the Goddess.

Buddhist Goddesses Of India

Author: Miranda Eberle Shaw
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691127583
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"Beautifully written and erudite, this book fills a need in the growing literature about goddesses in Buddhism. The goddesses are meticulously researched and brilliantly analyzed. Destined to become a classic in the field, Buddhist Goddesses of India leaves no doubt that goddesses have been central, not peripheral, to Buddhism, even from the earliest traceable beginnings of the tradition."--Susan L. Huntington, author of "The Art of Ancient India" "A jewel. A very significant contribution to the field."--Adalbert J. Gail, Freie Universitat Berlin "Miranda Shaw comprehensively demonstrates the importance of the feminine divine in Buddhism. She draws together art, scripture, myth, and ritual to bring these goddesses and female Buddhas alive, producing a definitive resource for scholars of Buddhism and of women's spirituality. With her eloquent translations and scrupulous analyses, Shaw has given us a treasure of religious insight into the sacred feminine."--Patricia Monaghan, Depaul University, author of "Goddess Path" "This work is a masterpiece. Shaw's fascinating study deepens our understanding of the divine feminine in South Asia. Her luminous writing carries the reader through an amazing terrain that is rich with historical discoveries and vivid portraits of a remarkable female pantheon."--Graham M. Schweig, author of "Dance of Divine Love: India's Classic Sacred Love Story" and "Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song""

Revelry Rivalry And Longing For The Goddesses Of Bengal

Author: Rachel Fell McDermott
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023152787X
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Annually during the months of autumn, Bengal hosts three interlinked festivals to honor its most important goddesses: Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri. While each of these deities possesses a distinct iconography, myth, and character, they are all martial. Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri often demand blood sacrifice as part of their worship and offer material and spiritual benefits to their votaries. Richly represented in straw, clay, paint, and decoration, they are similarly displayed in elaborately festooned temples, thronged by thousands of admirers. The first book to recount the history of these festivals and their revelry, rivalry, and nostalgic power, this volume marks an unprecedented achievement in the mapping of a major public event. Rachel Fell McDermott describes the festivals' origins and growth under British rule. She identifies their iconographic conventions and carnivalesque qualities and their relationship to the fierce, Tantric sides of ritual practice. McDermott confronts controversies over the tradition of blood sacrifice and the status-seekers who compete for symbolic capital. Expanding her narrative, she takes readers beyond Bengal's borders to trace the transformation of the goddesses and their festivals across the world. McDermott's work underscores the role of holidays in cultural memory, specifically the Bengali evocation of an ideal, culturally rich past. Under the thrall of the goddess, the social, political, economic, and religious identity of Bengalis takes shape.

The English Historical Review

Author: Mandell Creighton
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Beyond Religion In India And Pakistan

Author: Virinder S. Kalra
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350041777
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Drawing on insights from theoretical engagements with borders and subalternity, Beyond Religion in India and Pakistan suggests new frameworks for understanding religious boundaries in South Asia. It looks at the ways in which social categories and structures constitute the bordering logics inherent within enactments of these boundaries, and positions hegemony and resistance through popular religion as an important indication of wider developments of political and social change. The book also shows how borders are continually being maintained through violence at national, community and individual levels. By exploring selected sites and expressions of piety including shrines, texts, practices and movements, Virinder S. Kalra and Navtej K. Purewal argue that the popular religion of Punjab should neither be limited to a polarised picture between formal, institutional religion, nor the 'enchanted universe' of rituals, saints, shrines and village deities. Instead, the book presents a picture of 'religion' as a realm of movement, mobilization, resistance and power in which gender and caste are connate of what comes to be known as 'religious'. Through extensive ethnographic research, the authors explore the reality of the complex, dynamic and contested relations that characterize everyday material and religious lives on the ground. Ultimately, the book highlights how popular religion challenges the borders and boundaries of religious and communal categories, nationalism and theological frameworks while simultaneously reflecting gender/caste society.

New Books On Women And Feminism

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New Books On Women Gender And Feminism

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A Hand Book Of Classical Geography Chronology Mythology And Antiquities

Author: Thomas Prentiss Allen
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A Handbook Of Classical Geography

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Boundaries

Author: Jenni Ramone
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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Boundaries is a collection of work offering creative and critical responses to methods of making, breaking, and negotiating boundaries. The concern of this book is not simply to address the theme of boundaries; we also hope to breach the boundaries surrounding the usual ways that such a theme would ordinarily be debated. As such, this collection includes papers from both arts and science disciplines including literary, theatrical, historical, linguistic, educational, travel writing and geographical perspectives, from academics, postgraduate research students, postgraduate creative writers, and creative writers without institutional affiliation. The book is interdisciplinary in its approach, and boundary-crossing in its presentation: instead of organising the collection in sections of papers according to whether they are predominantly creative or critical in approach, the papers are presented together, and are organised in three sections according to the way that those papers approach the boundary that they perceive: whether that boundary is being made, negotiated, or broken. In addition to the main papers in the three sections, the collection is framed by interviews with the plenary speakers who were invited to the conference, Adam Roberts and Hanan Al-Shaykh. These are writers whose works repeatedly deal with boundaries of form, genre, and audience, and the interviews included here start to explore the range of boundaries existing in their work and in their lives as writers. The format of their contribution to this book allows another boundary to be crossed, by including formal, structured interviews as another medium of developing the debate. Taking the principle that the idea of the boundary is, in fact and in imagination, boundless, Jenni Ramone and Gemma Twitchen gather together in Boundaries sixteen texts that stage in adventurous and provocative ways the endless reconceptualisation of this most enigmatic of concepts. Boundaries is at once a startling reassessment and necessary reorientation around its subject, in which critical acuity and creative panache cross and recross the borders of imaginative space. To say that this is a boundary-breaking collection, that frontiers have been transgressed, limits erased and hitherto invisible liminal territories mapped, is only to draw a line underneath the limitless inventiveness of the transgressive and translative interventions of this volume. The reader of Boundaries will find herself bound in a nutshell that makes her a ruler of infinite space. Ramone and Twitchen are to be applauded for redrawing the map and erasing the borders between the critical, the creative and the cultural, with such passion and precision. Julian Wolfreys, author of Writing London: Inventions of the City Make, break, negotiate - or, if you will, here are three impossible things to do with conceptual boundaries and all before breakfast, or at least middle-age; so say the exciting collective of young scholars, critics and writers who come together here. The result is much brilliant making, breaking and negotiating of all sorts of boundaries - but above all the boundary between the critical and the creative. Nothing could be more timely, or important. John Schad, Professor of Modern Literature, University of Lancaster

Goddesses In Religions And Modern Debate

Author: Larry W. Hurtado
Editor: Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press
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Interpersonal Boundaries

Author: Salman Akhtar
Editor: Jason Aronson Incorporated
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Across the lifespan we may experience moments of sublime intimacy, suffocating closeness, comfortable solitude, and intolerable distance or closeness. In Interpersonal Boundaries: Variations and Violations Salman Akhtar and the other contributors demonstrate how boundaries, by delineating and containing the self, secure one's conscious and unconscious experience of entity and of self-governance. Interpersonal Boundaries reveals the complexities of the self and its boundaries, while identifying some of the enigmatic questions about how the biological, psychological, and cultural aspects of the self interrelate. The contributors skillfully integrate a wide range of theory with a wealth of clinical material. Examples range from the dark side of boundary-violating therapists to an extraordinary presentation of harrowing analytic work with a severely traumatized man. Readers will find that this volume makes a significant contribution to the knowledge of boundaries of the self in psychotherapeutic theory and practice.

Transgressing Boundaries

Author: Floriana Puglisi
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Discovering Kwan Yin Buddhist Goddess Of Compassion

Author: Sandy Boucher
Editor: Beacon Press (MA)
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The author shares ruminations, meditations, prayers, chants, and stories about the Buddhist goddess who represents love, compassion, and understanding

Breaking Boundaries

Author: Nina M. Scott
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Breaking Boundaries has as its primary intention just what the title implies: to reevaluate the paradigmatic and often divisive categories set forth by the literary establishment, whether those be cultural, linguistic, literary, academic, political, or sexual. We focus on an already extensive and rich body of literature written by Latina women, yet virtually unrecognized by institutions of power, although, fortunately, there are some exception.