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Author: Klein, Anne C.
Physical Info: 1.08 H x 9.24 L x 6.18 W (1.33 lbs) 395 pages
A study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness , a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. It includes an extensive commentary and explanatory material that situates the text in the context of Tibetan thought and makes it accessible. This is the first time a Bon philosophical text of this scope has been translated into English
Tristes Tropiques was an immensely popular bestseller when it was first published in France in 1955. Claude L?vi-Strauss's groundbreaking study of the societies of a number of Amazonian peoples is a cornerstone of structural anthropology and an exploration by the author of his own intellectual roots as a professor of philosophy in Brazil before the Second World War, as a Jewish exile from Nazi-occupied Europe, and later as a world-renowned academic (he taught at New York's New School for Social Research and was French cultural attach? to the United States). L?vi-Strauss's central journey leads from the Amazon basin through the dense upland jungles of Brazil. There, among the Amerindian tribes--the Caduveo, Bororo, Nambikwara, and Tupi-Kawahib--he found "a human society reduced to its most basic expression." L?vi-Strauss's discussion of his fieldwork in Tristes Tropiques endures as a milestone of anthropology, but the book is also, in its brilliant diversions on other, more familiar cultures, a great work of literature, a vivid travelogue, and an engaging memoir--a demonstration of the marvelous mental agility of one of the century's most important thinkers.
Presented here is the translation by John and Doreen Weightman of the complete text of the revised French edition of 1968, together with the original photographs and illustrations.
For this book, Webb interviewed 24 shamans from various traditions, including Tibetan, Native American, Peruvian, and Judaic. Conversations with shamans such as Brooke Medicine Eagle, Tenzin Wangyal, and Alberto Villoldo provide unique insights into the role of shamanism in modern times.
"This book is a comprehensive ethnographic survey of the uses of tobacco in nearly three hundred Indian societies in South America...This meticulously written book ...is an awesome piece of scholarship which should be of interest not only to Wilbert's fellow anthropologists but also to scholars in medicine, pharmacology, and history, especially ethnohistory." - Virgil J. Vogel, Ethnohistory
Buddha said he could move backward through time, observes theoretical physicist Fred Alan Wolf. Time travel is not just science fiction; it may actually be possible. Wolf draws on yoga and quantum physics to show that time is a flexible projection of mind. Cheating time, he says, is an ancient metaphysical idea from the Vedas having to do with moving through meditation to a place where time stands still.