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Author Patton, Laurie L., 1961-

Title Bringing the gods to mind : mantra and ritual in early Indian sacrifice / Laurie L. Patton
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xv, 289 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part One: The Theories; 1. Poetry, Ritual, and Associational Thought in Early India: The Sources; 2. Poetry, Ritual, and Associational Thought in Early India: The Theories; 3. Viniyoga: The Recovery of a Hermeneutic Principle; Part Two: The Case Studies; 4. Fire, Light, and Ingesting over Time; 5. The Vedic "Other": Spoilers of Success; 6. A History of the Quest for Mental Power; 7. The Poetics of Paths: Mantras of Journeys; 8. A Short History of Heaven: From Making to Gaining the Highest Abode
Conclusions: Laughter and the Creeper MantraNotes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index Locorum; Index Nominum; General Index
Summary Patton introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. Treating Vedic mantra as a form of artistic composition she develops the idea of metonymy, or associational thought, as a major motivator for the use of mantra in sacrificial performance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-274) and indexes
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Subject Vedas -- Recitation.
Hinduism -- Rituals.
RELIGION -- Hinduism -- Rituals & Practice.
RELIGION -- Hinduism -- General.
Hinduism -- Rituals
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021696660
ISBN 9780520930889