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The alchemical body : Siddha traditions in medieval India / David Gordon White.

By: White, David Gordon.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 596 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780226149349 (electronic bk.); 022614934X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Siddhas | Alchemy -- Religious aspects -- Tantrism | Alchemy -- History -- To 1500 | Hatha yoga | Tantrism | N�atha sect | Alchemie | Yoga | Tantrisme | Siddhas | Alchimie -- Aspect religieux -- Tantrisme | Yoga, Ha�tha | Tantrisme | N�aths | Siddha | Tantrismus | Alchemie | Indien | Yoga, Siddha -- Histoire -- Moyen-Age | Alchimie -- Inde -- Histoire -- Moyen-Age | Tantrisme -- Inde -- Histoire -- Moyen-Age | Sectes hindoues -- Inde | N�aths -- Inde | Yoga, Hatha | Inde -- Histoire religieuse -- Moyen-Age | RELIGION / Comparative ReligionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Alchemical bodyDDC classification: 294.5/514 Other classification: 11.92 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Indian Paths to Immortality -- 2. Categories of Indian Thought: The Universe by Numbers -- 3. The Prehistory of Tantric Alchemy -- 4. Sources for the History of Tantric Alchemy in India -- 5. Tantric and Siddha Alchemical Literature -- 6. Tantra in the Rasarnava -- 7. Corresponding Hierarchies: The Substance of the Alchemical Body -- 8. Homologous Structures of the Alchemical Body -- 9. The Dynamics of Transformation in Siddha Alchemy -- 10. Penetration, Perfection, and Immortality -- Epilogue: The Siddha Legacy in Modern India.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-554) and index.

1. Indian Paths to Immortality -- 2. Categories of Indian Thought: The Universe by Numbers -- 3. The Prehistory of Tantric Alchemy -- 4. Sources for the History of Tantric Alchemy in India -- 5. Tantric and Siddha Alchemical Literature -- 6. Tantra in the Rasarnava -- 7. Corresponding Hierarchies: The Substance of the Alchemical Body -- 8. Homologous Structures of the Alchemical Body -- 9. The Dynamics of Transformation in Siddha Alchemy -- 10. Penetration, Perfection, and Immortality -- Epilogue: The Siddha Legacy in Modern India.

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