Gods of Love and Ecstasy
The Traditions of Shiva and Dionysus
By (author) Alain Danielou
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Gods of Love and Ecstasy by Alain Danielou
Book DescriptionShiva and Dionysus are the Hindu and Greek gods of magical power, intoxication,ecstatic sexuality, and transcendence who initiate us into communion withthe creative forces of life. Revealing the earliest sources of the traditionsof Shiva and Dionysus, Alain Danielou reconstructs the fabric of our ancient relationship with creation, vividly relating practices that were observedfrom the Indus Valley to the coasts of Portugal at least six thousand years ago
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780892813742
(210mm x 137mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alain Danielou
Shiva and the Primordial Tradition, Paperback (November 2006)
Reveals the influence of Shaivism on the Western world. This book discusses Shaivism's understanding of sacred sexuality and presents the connections between Vedic poetry and metaphysics. It contains several articles and offers a look at the many facets of the Samkhya, the cosmologic doctrines of the Shaivite tradition.
Brief History of India, Paperback (March 2003)
Due to the continuity of its civilization and the diversity of its cultures, India is like a history museum. Danielou's observations of India create a thoroughly engaging and readable journey through time, with a marvelous level of detail and comprehensiveness.
Hindu Temple, Paperback (March 2001)
Dani鬯u's masterpiece on the Hindu temple, now translated for the first time into English, provides a stunningly illustrated tour of the major temple complexes of India.
Phallus, Paperback (October 1995)» View all books by Alain Danielou
Alain Danielou here unveils the religious impulse underlying art that at first glance seems to have no purpose beyond the erotic. Illustrated throughout with photographs and line drawings of European and Indian art, The Phallus celebrates the expression of the masculine in the religious traditions of East and West.
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Author Biography - Alain Danielou
One of the most distinguished living Orientalists, Alain Danielou was an intimate of Stravinsky, Jean Cocteau, and Nabokov, and spent more than 20 years in India studying music and philosophy with eminent pandits of the Hindu tradition. Danielou is the author of Myths and Gods of India; While the Gods Play; Yoga: Mastering the Secrets of Matter and the Universe; Virtue, Success, Pleasure, and Liberation; The Phallus; The Complete Kama Sutraand Music and the Power of Sound. He is the founder and former director of the International Institute for Comparative Musicology in Berlin, is a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, and Officier du Merite National.
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