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Publisher: Sedona, AZ, Mystic Magus: 2018
Seller ID: Ebook005
Binding: Digital Electronic Books
Publisher: Awakened University of Meditation: 1970
Seller ID: 17676
Condition: Very Good
***The ninth Mandala of the Rigveda, also called the Soma Mandala has 114 hymns, entirely devoted to Soma Pavama-na, *Purifying Soma*, the sacred potion of the Vedic religion. Similar to RV 8, it cannot be dated within the relative chronology of the Rigveda as a whole; dealing with the Soma cult, a practice reaching back into Proto-Indo-Iranian times (late 3rd millennium BC), some of its hymns may contain the very oldest parts of the Rigveda, while other hymns may be ...
By: Michael Houseman
Publisher: Brill: 1998
Seller ID: 21197
Binding: Hard Cover
In this work, the author propose a novel theory of ritual action founded upon an in-depth study of the wide variety of behaviors that the Iatmul of Papua New Guinea identify as naven: a transvestism rite studied by Gregory Bateson in the 1930s and documented by other anthropologists since.
Ritual performance is shown to involve the construction of complex relational networks entailing the condensation of cont...