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Two Strange Tales by Mircea Eliade
Book DescriptionSo speaks a character in Two Strange Tales, a pair of novellas in which Westerners are caught up in the uncanny realm of Eastern religion and magic. In "Nights at Serampore, " three European scholars, traveling deep in the forests of Bengal, are inexplicably cast into another time and space where they witness the violent murder of a young Hindu wife. In "The Secret of Dr. Honigberger, " a respectable Rumanian physician vanishes without a trace after experimenting with yogic techniques in his quest for the legendary invisible world called Shambhala.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781570626630
Paperback / softback
(215mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Shambhala Publications
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mircea Eliade
Yoga, Paperback (July 2009)
Lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, this book provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century.
Youth without Youth, Paperback (November 2007)
Bucharest, 1938: while Hitler gains power in Germany, the Romanian police start arresting students they suspect of belonging to the Iron Guard. Meanwhile, a man who has spent his life studying languages, poetry, and history - a man who thought his life was over - lies in a hospital bed, inexplicably alive and miraculously healthy.
Shamanism, Paperback (January 2004)View all books by Mircea Eliade
Translation of: Chamanisme et les techniques archa'iques de l'extase.
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Author Biography - Mircea Eliade
Mircea Eliade (1907-1986), a native of Rumania, was a leading scholar of religion, widely known for his writings on the history of religion, the structure of myth, and spiritual symbolism, including "Shamanism, Yoga: Immortality and Freedom, " and "A History of Religious Ideas. " He also wrote autobiographical works as well as numerous stories, novels, and plays. Fiction offered him a unique complementary way to explore some of the themes of his scholarly work, such as sacred time and space.
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