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Yoga Powers

Jacobsen, Knut A. [Hrsg.]:
Yoga Powers : extraordinary capacities attained through meditation and concentration / ed. by Knut A. Jacobsen. - Leiden [u.a.] : Brill, 2012 [erschienen: 2011]. - xii, 519 S. : Ill. - (Brill's Indological library ; 37)
ISBN 978-90-04-21214-5 (Printausgabe)
ISBN 978-90-04-21431-6 (eBook)
DOI: 10.1163/ej.9789004212145.i-520
EUR 143,00 / US$ 196,00
DDC: 181.45; 294.5436

A neglected topic in the research on yoga and meditation traditions, the extraordinary capacities called yoga powers are at the core of the religious imagination in the history of religions in South Asia. Yoga powers explained the divine, the highest gods were thought of as great yogins, and since major religious traditions considered their attainment as an inevitable part of the salvific process the textual traditions had to provide rational analyses of the powers. The essays of the book provide a number of new insights in the yoga powers and their history, position and function in the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain traditions, in classical Yoga, Haṭha Yoga, Tantra and Śaiva textual traditions, in South Asian medieval and modern hagographies, and in some contemporary yoga traditions. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Figures. vii
A Note on Transliteration. ix
List of Abbreviations. xi
Knut A. Jacobsen:
Introduction Yoga Powers And Religious Traditions. 1
1. Angelika Malinar:
Yoga Powers in the Mahābhārata. 33
2. David Gordon White:
How big can Yogis get? How much can Yogis see? 61
3. Bradley S. Clough:
The Cultivation of Yogic Powers in the Pāli Path Manuals of Theravāda Buddhism. 77
4. David V. Fiordalis:
The wondrous display of superhuman power in the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa: Miracle or marvel? 97
5. Ryan Richard Overbey:
On the appearance of Siddhis in Chinese Buddhist Texts. 127
6. Kristi L. Wiley:
Supernatural powers and their attainment in Jainism. 145
7. Stuart Ray Sarbacker:
Power and Meaning in the Yogasūtra of Patañjali. 195
8. Christopher Key Chapple:
Siddhis in the Yogasūtra. 223
9. Lloyd W. Pflueger:
Holding on and letting go: the in and out of Powers In Classical Yoga. 241
10. Somadeva Vasudeva:
Powers and Identities: Yoga Powers and the Tantric Śaiva Traditions. 265
11. Sthaneshwar Timalsina:
Bhuśuṇḍa’s Yoga of Prāṇa in the Yogavāsiṣṭha. 303
12. James Mallinson:
Siddhi and Mahāsiddhi in Early Haṭhayoga. 327
13. Patton Burchett:
My Miracle Trumps Your Magic: Encounters with Yogīs in Sufi and Bhakti Hagiographical Literature. 345
14. Antonio Rigopoulos:
Sāī bābā of Śirḍī and Yoga Powers. 381
15. Ramdas Lamb:
Yogic Powers and the Rāmānanda Sampradāy. 427
16. Knut A. Jacobsen:
Yoga Powers in a contemporary Sāṃkhya -Yoga Tradition. 459
17. Jeffrey J. Kripal:
The Evolving Siddhi S: Yoga and Tantra in the Human Potential Movement and Beyond. 479
Contributors. 509
Index. 515

KNUT A. JACOBSEN, Ph.D. (1994) is Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is the author and editor of numerous books on religions in South Asia, and editor-in-chief of the five-volume Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism (2009-2013). Profile page.

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