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Rituals, Mantras and Science: An Integral Perspective

Jayant Burde; Foreword By Frits Staal

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ISBN 10: 8120820533 / ISBN 13: 9788120820531
Editorial: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2004
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In this book the author discusses the place of science in rituals and mantras. Using structual analysis he shows that rituals in general, whether religious, political, social or otherwise have common structural patterns. These patterns are shared by poetry, music, dance and gymnastics, but not by language. Consideration of animal rituals and pathological (compulsive) rituals leads him to propose a general theory which unifies all ritual-like activities. He also introduces the concept of ritual instinct which can make the theory simpler and more elegant. He shows how knowledge can be divided into science, non-science and pseudo-science to understand the true status of such strange phenomena as miracles, supernatural powers, siddhis, samadhi, rebirth and ESP. Printed Pages: 283. Size: 17 Cms x 25 Cms. N° de ref. de la librería 010598

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Título: Rituals, Mantras and Science: An Integral ...

Editorial: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:New

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In this book the author discusses the places of science in rituals and mantras. Using structural analysis he shows that rituals in general, whether religious, political, social or otherwise have common structural patterns. These patterns are shared by poetry, music,dance and gymnastics, but not by language. Consideration of animal rituals and pathological rituals leads him to propose a general theory which unifies all rituals-like activities.

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Jayant Burde recieved his M.sc. degree in mathematics from Bombay University and a law degree from Banglore University. He is also a Certificated Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He was in business before he joined a bank where he worked for nerely 20 years. His published paters contain mathematical models in finance, costing and organizational structure.

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