vi, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Ashgate new critical thinking in religion, theology, and biblical studies.
Formatted Contents Note
Altered states of consciousness, symbols, and social theory Consciousness, power, and renunciation Consorts, myth, and sacrifice in Hindu tantra Sacred physiology, yoga, and death Identity, biography, and shamanic death The purification of aggression Transmission and identity The subtle body and emotional energy.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -177) and index.