Description - Gods of Love and Ecstasy by Alain Danielou
Shiva 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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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.