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Georg Feuerstein (1947–2012)

Teoksen Yoga For Dummies tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., is the president of the Yoga Research and Education Center

Tekijän teokset

Yoga For Dummies (1999) 395 kappaletta
Tantra: Path of Ecstasy (1998) 200 kappaletta
Living Yoga (1993) 132 kappaletta
Shambhala Guide to Yoga (1711) 84 kappaletta
Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga (1997) 59 kappaletta
Yoga: The Technology of Ecstasy (1989) 38 kappaletta
The Philosophy of Classical Yoga (1980) 34 kappaletta
Teachings of Yoga (1997) 30 kappaletta
Bhagavad Gita: An Introduction (1974) 25 kappaletta
Green Yoga (2007) 18 kappaletta
Spirituality by the Numbers (1994) 17 kappaletta
The Lost Teachings of Yoga (1643) 17 kappaletta
Textbook of Yoga (1975) 15 kappaletta
A Little Book for Lovers (2006) 9 kappaletta
THE YOGA SUTRA OF PATANJALI (1989) 4 kappaletta
Green Dharma (2008) 4 kappaletta
Yoga Wisdom (2003) 3 kappaletta
Libro de texto de yoga (2003) 2 kappaletta
Manual de ioga 1 kappale
Sagrada sexualidad (1995) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Joogan filosofia: Patañjalin Yoga-sutra (0002)eräät painokset362 kappaletta
Lankavatara Sutra (1983) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset60 kappaletta
The Spiritual Athlete (1993) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset36 kappaletta
Inspired Lives: The Best of Real Life Yoga from Ascent Magazine (2005) — Avustaja, eräät painokset10 kappaletta
Origins of Yoga - Quest for the Spiritual (2005) — Features — 2 kappaletta
Yoga Unveiled:Evolution and Essence of a Spiritual Tradition (DVD) (2004) — Avustaja, eräät painokset2 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Feuerstein, Georg
Germany (birth)
Canada (naturalized 2012)
Würzburg, Germany
Eastend, Saskatchewan, Canada
complications from diabetes
England, UK
Saskatchewan, Canada
Durham University (postgraduate)
Traditional Yoga Studies
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Dr. Georg Feuerstein (born 1947) is a German-Canadian Indologist specializing on Yoga. Feuerstein has authored over 30 books on mysticism, Yoga, Tantra, and Hinduism. He has translated, among other traditional texts, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.



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betty_s | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 30, 2023 |

This book is mostly designed as a reference where you can open at any chapter and not feel left out. As such, reading from cover to cover was redundant. However, what makes this book great are the broad array of beginner-adapted yoga exercises, advice for designing a program, and (my favorite) are the conceptual chapters in the front third of the book. I don't think many other books in the same niche properly address the mental aspects of yoga like its history and philosophies (just from the first chapters I would rate this 4.5).

Basically, this is a well-rounded, better-than-most beginner yoga book.
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leah_markum | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 28, 2022 |
Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition.

The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.… (lisätietoja)
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PSZC | 1 muu arvostelu | Oct 29, 2019 |
The Bhagavad-Gita is an ancient masterpiece of India. It focuses only on one part of a larger whole wherein the God-man Krishna lectures Prince Arjuna on the righteousness of the battle that he is to take part in. The battle pitted his former friends and teachers against him and they were on the opposing side for various reasons. Krishna offers his godly wisdom and sage advice in this matter, telling Arjuna that it is correct to fight since that is his duty given the caste that he was born into.

As I mentioned, the Bhagavad-Gita is a part of a longer work called the Mahabharata, composed beyond the mists of time. It is ostensibly based upon a true series of events, namely the Bharata War. In that sense, it is similar to The Iliad and The Odyssey, which was formulated so long ago that it is attributed to someone that may have not existed. I am pretty sure that people argue about the existence of Homer, but I don’t know if they do the same for Vyasa, the guy that wrote the Mahabharata. According to Wikipedia Vyasa has reached mythological status, so I suppose it is somewhat the same.

Going into this book, I was only familiar with the quote that J. Robert Oppenheimer said when the first Atomic Bomb was set off in Los Alamos back in 1945; “If the radiance of a thousand suns / were to burst into the sky / that would be like / the splendor of the Mighty One and I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds.” This is only because I played a lot of Civilization IV back in the day.

This book exceeded my expectations. When I got it, I didn’t realize that it would have the original Sanskrit Text, a Romanized transliteration, and a translation to English. This made the book seem longer than it actually is. Along with all of that are a number of references in order to put the work in context and to discuss things like how to read Sanskrit. A full table is devoted to each letter of the alphabet and how to pronounce it. The book also contains essays to further explain the historical and cultural context of this work.

I haven’t read any of the other translations of this and I can’t read Sanskrit, so I am unable to determine how accurate the book is to the original piece. However, I did have a lot of things that I liked about it. There are some things that I skimmed over, to be sure, but this is mainly because I am not really trying to learn Sanskrit. I think this book would be a fantastic resource for scholars but I am sure they probably have their own books that they are fans of.
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Floyd3345 | Jun 15, 2019 |


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