The Subtle Body

The Subtle Body
Author: Cyndi Dale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781591796718
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subtle Body Book Excerpt:

A guide to energetic healing features illustrations, terminology, and information about how energetic biology relates to physical well-being, covering such topics as acupuncture, the chakras, reflexology, and magnetism.

Yoga of the Subtle Body

Yoga of the Subtle Body
Author: Tias Little
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 0834829762
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga of the Subtle Body Book Excerpt:

With his expert teachings, philosophical insights, and pragmatic imagery, world-class yoga instructor Tias Little turns the anatomy of the physical body into a tool for navigating the subtle body. If you spend considerable time doing yoga, you begin to see that it is about much more than just the body—the practice of yoga in fact reveals that the body is in no way separate from the psYchospiritual forces that animate it. Tias Little here provides a way to understand these forces as they relate to an integrated yoga of body, mind, and spirit. He unites somatic concepts and wisdom teachings in this practical guide to the anatomy of the physical, mental, emotional, and subtle (or energetic) body. Little is a master teacher who offers us a guided tour of the body’s structure and physical anatomy, then uses this new structural awareness as the basis for exploring the subtle body. In a meaningful and pragmatic way, the book maps the connection between the body and the rich symbolism that pervades the yogic imagination, including the chakras, nadis, and koshas. Further, Little offers readers clear, insightful yoga, pranayama, and meditation exercises that apply these body-mind principles.

The Subtle Body Practice Manual

The Subtle Body Practice Manual
Author: Cyndi Dale
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 1622030494
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subtle Body Practice Manual Book Excerpt:

Cyndi Dale's The Subtle Body has become the go-to reference guide for anyone who wants to learn about the many varieties of energy healing. With The Subtle Body Practice Manual, she offers an equally valuable resource: a practical instruction manual for putting energy healing into action. Filled with lucid information, step-by-step guidance, diagrams, and key insights, here is an expansive how-to manual that covers practices from a vast range of holistic healing and energy medicine traditions, including: The six core energy techniques that every healer should know Energetic diagnosis practices to determine which kind of modality will be most effective for specific health issues Setting strong and flexible energetic boundaries, with special guidance for those in the healing professions Techniques for working with the subtle aspects of the body, emotions, and the subconscious mind Dozens of practices for healing through the chakras, the meridians, chi, breathwork, auric fields, sacred geometry, acupressure, music, and much more As Cyndi Dale writes, all medicine is energy medicine—which is why subtle energy practices can be used to complement and enhance any approach to healing or self-care. Presented with Cyndi Dale's thorough scholarship and clear writing style, The Subtle Body Practice Manual provides professionals and laypersons alike with an indispensible resource on the many varieties and applications of energetic care—so you can begin using these powerful practices in your own life.

The Subtle Body Coloring Book

The Subtle Body Coloring Book
Author: Cyndi Dale
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2017-07-01
ISBN: 9781622036073
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subtle Body Coloring Book Book Excerpt:

Explore the Energetic Dimension of Your Health—In Living Color! When it comes to the subtle body, coloring is more than just an enjoyable way to learn about the energy systems that govern our health—it’s also an effective practice to help awaken your intuitive connection to your chakras, meridians, and more. With The Subtle Body Coloring Book, Cyndi Dale joins illustrator Richard Wehrman to bring you an illustrated resource on healing modalities from a variety of traditions, inviting you to: • Embark on a coloring tour through the major energy structures of the subtle body—fields, channels, and centers • Explore the body’s aura and electromagnetic biofield • Illuminate the meridians—the body’s chi channels as identified by Traditional Chinese Medicine • Awaken the gifts and wisdom of each chakra as you color them • Journey through your acupressure points, organs, and the subtle energy centers that empower health and wellness • Learn the special qualities and healing properties of each color you use Filled with practical guidance for students, teachers, and holistic practitioners here is an information-rich book that serves as an educational tool, memorization aid, and a great way to relax and explore the energetic dimensions of our health.

The Chakra Book

The Chakra Book
Author: Osho
Publsiher: Osho Media International
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN: 0880509945
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chakra Book Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive and in-depth discussion of the human energy centers known as chakras. The book offers a unique understanding of how these centers, also referred to as “subtle bodies” can be identified and experienced, along with how they are related to personal transformation and health. In this volume, Osho gives an overview of the Eastern science of the subtle energy centers in the human body that are sometimes known as “chakras.” It is a science that underlies traditional Chinese medicine, Indian Ayurveda, and the practice of kundalini yoga, among other disciplines that recognize the deep connection between mind and body. Osho also shows how these same principles apply to human psychological growth and maturation, and the evolution of consciousness. Self-help, Spirituality, Psychology, Meditation, Esoteric, New Age, Health, Yoga. The title will especially of interest to the large group of people involved with Yoga, as the book describes in simple terms, using everyday experiences as examples, what underlies the Kundalini Yoga approach to the human energy system. The Chakra Book delivers the ‘esoteric science’ and understanding in the context of personal growth and transformation.

The Subtle Body

The Subtle Body
Author: Stefanie Syman
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN: 1429933070
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subtle Body Book Excerpt:

In The Subtle Body, Stefanie Syman tells the surprising story of yoga's transformation from a centuries-old spiritual discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry. Yoga's history in America is longer and richer than even its most devoted practitioners realize. It was present in Emerson's New England, and by the turn of the twentieth century it was fashionable among the leisure class. And yet when Americans first learned about yoga, what they learned was that it was a dangerous, alien practice that would corrupt body and soul. A century later, you can find yoga in gyms, malls, and even hospitals, and the arrival of a yoga studio in a neighborhood is a signal of cosmopolitanism. How did it happen? It did so, Stefanie Syman explains, through a succession of charismatic yoga teachers, who risked charges of charlatanism as they promoted yoga in America, and through generations of yoga students, who were deemed unbalanced or even insane for their efforts. The Subtle Body tells the stories of these people, including Henry David Thoreau, Pierre A. Bernard, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Christopher Isherwood, Sally Kempton, and Indra Devi. From New England, the book moves to New York City and its new suburbs between the wars, to colonial India, to postwar Los Angeles, to Haight-Ashbury in its heyday, and back to New York City post-9/11. In vivid chapters, it takes in celebrities from Gloria Swanson and George Harrison to Christy Turlington and Madonna. And it offers a fresh view of American society, showing how a seemingly arcane and foreign practice is as deeply rooted here as baseball or ballet. This epic account of yoga's rise is absorbing and often inspiring—a major contribution to our understanding of our society.

The Subtle Body

The Subtle Body
Author: Simon Cox
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-12-21
ISBN: 019758103X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subtle Body Book Excerpt:

How does the soul relate to the body? Through the ages, innumerable religious and intellectual movements have proposed answers to this question. Many have gravitated to the notion of the subtle body, positing some sort of subtle entity that is neither soul nor body, but some mixture of the two. Simon Cox traces the history of this idea from the late Roman Empire to the present day, touching on how philosophers, wizards, scholars, occultists, psychologists, and mystics have engaged with the idea over the past two thousand years. This study is an intellectual history of the subtle body concept from its origins in late antiquity through the Renaissance into the Euro-American counterculture of the 1960's and 70's. It begins with a prehistory of the idea, rooted as it is in third-century Neoplatonism. It then proceeds to the signifier subtle body in its earliest English uses amongst the Cambridge Platonists. After that, it looks forward to those Orientalist fathers of Indology, who, in their earliest translations of Sanskrit philosophy relied heavily on the Cambridge Platonist lexicon, and thereby brought Indian philosophy into what had hitherto been a distinctly platonic discourse. At this point, the story takes a little reflexive stroll into the source of the author's own interest in this strange concept, looking at Helena Blavatsky and the Theosophical import, expression, and popularization of the concept. Cox then zeroes in on Aleister Crowley, focusing on the subtle body in fin de siècle occultism. Finally, he turns to Carl Jung, his colleague Frederic Spiegelberg, and the popularization of the idea of the subtle body in the Euro-American counterculture. This book is for anyone interested in yogic, somatic, or energetic practices, and will be very useful to scholars and area specialists who rely on this term in dealing with Hindu, Daoist, and Buddhist texts.

The Subtle Body

The Subtle Body
Author: Cyndi Dale
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN: 1591798272
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subtle Body Book Excerpt:

Welcome to the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the human energetic anatomy. Here is a reference that no personal or professional health-care library should be without—an in-depth, illustrated guide to the invisible energies of the spirit, psyche, and consciousness that influence every aspect of our well-being. Whether you are looking for the right complementary medicine to enhance your own healing practice, seeking perennial wisdom about your body’s energetic nature from world traditions, or exploring the quantum edge of intention-based care, The Subtle Body is an indispensible companion for exploring virtually any facet of holistic healing. Created for healing professionals and patients alike, this volume provides a lexicon of terms, illustrations, and detailed entries about our energetic biology and how it relates to our physical being. This invaluable information will help you enhance any form of health care and give you the knowledge you need to develop an integrated approach for your clients’ well-being—or your own. All healers are "energetic" healers, whether they know it or not. Because every health issue has a physical and an energetic component, even a simple physical treatment like bandaging a cut also impacts the body's spiritual, mental, and emotional welfare. The Subtle Body is a comprehensive encyclopedia devoted to the critical world of our invisible anatomy, where so much of healing actually occurs. Compiled by intuitive healer and scholar Cyndi Dale, this 500-page full color illustrated reference book covers: What is the "subtle body"? New scientific understanding of our quantum-state existence and the unseen fields that determine our physical condition True integrative care: how combining Eastern energetic modalities with Western scientific rigor yields optimum results The meridians, fields, and chakras: detailed information and diagrams about the role of these energetic structures in our overall health Energy-based therapy principles from the world's healing traditions--including Ayurveda, Qigong, Reiki, Quabalah, and many more For professionals who want to make the leap from being good healers to great ones, one thing is clear: we need to care for every facet of our well-being. With The Subtle Body, practitioners and patients alike now have an unprecedented resource for understanding the physical, energetic, and spiritual elements of human health--for an informed, complete approach to healing.

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West
Author: Geoffrey Samuel,Jay Johnston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN: 1136766472
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West Book Excerpt:

Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a variety of perspectives, and includes both studies of these practices in Asian and Western contexts. The book discusses how subtle-body practices assume a quasi-material level of human existence that is intermediate between conventional concepts of body and mind. Often, this level is conceived of in terms of an invisible structure of channels, associated with the human body, through which flows of quasi-material substance take place. Contributors look at how subtle-body concepts form the basic explanatory structure for a wide range of practices. These include forms of healing, modes of exercise and martial arts as well as religious practices aimed at the refinement and transformation of the human mindbody complex. By highlighting how subtle-body practices of many kinds have been introduced into Western societies in recent years, the book explores the possibilities for new models of understanding which these concepts open up. It is a useful contribution to studies on Asian Religion and Philosophy.

Emotion and Healing in the Energy Body

Emotion and Healing in the Energy Body
Author: Robert Henderson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-06-25
ISBN: 1620554283
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotion and Healing in the Energy Body Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive guide to emotional blockages in the energy body and their physical manifestations • Details how emotional trauma, long-term stress, and environmental influences cause energy blockages in the subtle body that affect the physical body • Explores more than 30 specific physical ailments, detailing the energetic origins of each condition and which meridians, chakras, and points are affected • Explains how to interpret and work with energies released in massage and during yoga practice In this comprehensive guide to subtle energy and its associated physical manifestations, Robert Henderson reveals how the discomfort and pain you carry in your physical body is related to the energies of the life you have experienced. The author explains the eight types of subtle energy: Emotional, which carries anger, fear, love, and other emotions; Mental, which affects patterns of behavior, beliefs, actions, and memories; Spiritual, which influences intuition, inspiration, and transcendent states; Sexual, which affects creativity, spontaneity, and excitement; Environmental, which arises from stress at work, tension at home, and other outside influences; Interpersonal, which comes from interactions with family, lovers, and friends; Ancestral, the energy of the lives of your parents up to the time of your conception; and Karmic, the energy of your past lives. Detailing how these energies are drawn in by the chakras and distributed throughout the body by the meridians, the author explains how suffering acute emotional trauma or long-term stress causes negative energies to accumulate in the energy body much like fat deposits. Our physical body reacts to these energy blockages, leading to physical conditions such as closed hips, tight hamstrings, digestive distress, chronic pain, and persistent tension in areas like the shoulders. The author explores more than 30 specific physical ailments, providing the energetic origins of each condition, the exact location of the corresponding energy blockage, and which meridians, chakras, and points are affected. He covers sexual energy in depth, explaining how to handle repressed energy as it is released during yoga or massage. As the author shows, physical ailments caused by the energies of hurtful life events can be healed through massage and yoga, allowing you to become open to the free and spontaneous circulation of energy through the subtle body.

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West
Author: Geoffrey Samuel,Jay Johnston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN: 1136766405
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West Book Excerpt:

Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a variety of perspectives, and includes both studies of these practices in Asian and Western contexts. The book discusses how subtle-body practices assume a quasi-material level of human existence that is intermediate between conventional concepts of body and mind. Often, this level is conceived of in terms of an invisible structure of channels, associated with the human body, through which flows of quasi-material substance take place. Contributors look at how subtle-body concepts form the basic explanatory structure for a wide range of practices. These include forms of healing, modes of exercise and martial arts as well as religious practices aimed at the refinement and transformation of the human mindbody complex. By highlighting how subtle-body practices of many kinds have been introduced into Western societies in recent years, the book explores the possibilities for new models of understanding which these concepts open up. It is a useful contribution to studies on Asian Religion and Philosophy.

Summary of Cyndi Dale s The Subtle Body Practice Manual

Summary of Cyndi Dale s The Subtle Body Practice Manual
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2022-04-29T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669394573
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Cyndi Dale s The Subtle Body Practice Manual Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Everything is energy. Subtle energy practitioners are specialists in noticing, tracking, diagnosing, and moving energy, the noticeable and the less concrete energy that composes disease and leads to imbalance. #2 Subtle energy medicine is the study and application of the body’s relationship to electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields, as well as light, sound, and other forms of energy. It is healthcare that detects and analyzes energy imbalances, and it treats the whole person. #3 Energy is the source of power that can be used to accomplish work or a goal, or to create an effect. It is also defined as vibration that talks. Energy is really just information that carries a message. #4 The most basic vital energies include electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetic fields. Every cell and organ of our bodies pulses with electricity, which generates magnetic fields. These fields combine to create electromagnetic fields, which spread out from us and connect us to every other living being.

The Circle of Bliss

The Circle of Bliss
Author: John C. Huntington,Dina Bangdel,Robert A. F. Thurman
Publsiher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1932476016
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Circle of Bliss Book Excerpt:

Published in conjunction with a 2003 exhibition co-organized by the Columbus Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this hefty, oversize (10x13 catalogue features approximately 160 powerful masterpieces of Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Chinese, and Mongolian art produced over the pa

The Subtle Energy Body

The Subtle Energy Body
Author: Maureen Lockhart
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN: 1594776547
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subtle Energy Body Book Excerpt:

A global study of the psychospiritual body and its central role in the esoteric and spiritual traditions of the world • Explains the nature, purpose, and functions of the subtle body • Explores the role of the subtle body in such traditions as Alchemy, Ayurveda, Tantra, Qi Gong, and Yoga • Shows how the various layers of the subtle body provide a map for various levels of consciousness Ancient traditions of both the East and West have long maintained that the human being is a complex of material and nonmaterial systems, or energy bodies. The “subtle body” is an energetic, psychospiritual entity of several layers of increasing subtlety and metaphysical significance through which the aspirant seeks knowledge of the self and the nature of God. In many traditions, the component parts of the subtle body serve as a map of the different levels of consciousness. The practices and disciplines that evolved from an awareness and understanding of the subtle body, and how the material and nonmaterial work together, form a coherent system of psychospiritual transformation that is central to numerous and extremely diverse spiritual practices--including those of the Gnostics, Sufis, Native Americans, Vedic seers, Chinese, and Greeks. The subtle body plays an essential part in more recent traditions such as Anthroposophy and Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way and the cutting-edge science of Ervin Laszlo’s research into the Akashic field. But the benefits of understanding the role of the subtle energy body are not confined solely to the spiritual plane. The energetic bodies provide a coherent system of life-affirming principles and practices for the diagnosis and treatment of the whole person that is not only part of many traditional healing systems, such as Acupuncture and Ayurveda, but also is forming the basis for a synthesis of traditional and contemporary healing practices that could lay the foundation for the medicine of the future.

The Second Dawn

The Second Dawn
Author: Swami Shivom Tirth,Vishṇutīrtha (Svāmī)
Publsiher: Swami Shivom Tirth Ashram Inc
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 0967630614
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Dawn Book Excerpt:

This book brings to light the renaissance of Shaktipat knowledge that took place during the early nineteenth century in India. For the very first time, this unique event in history is being presented before a broader audience. In his unique style of writing, the author narrates with amazing clarity the events and mysteries disclosed to him by his own master more than 30 years ago. Written by one of the most revered masters of Shaktipat, this book deals with supernatural phenomenon that have never been explained before. An extremely thought-provoking book and a beacon for ardent spiritual seekers.

Body of Light

Body of Light
Author: John Mann,Lar Short
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN: 1462907032
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body of Light Book Excerpt:

Combining easy-to-read scholarship with step-by-step practices, John Mann and Lar Short have created a unique resource for all spiritual seekers. The title of this book, The Body Of Light, refers to two stages in this process of internal evolution. The first applies to the subtle body, which is typically described in terms of the radiance of its colors. The second concerns the final stage of development, when the physical level is totally transfigured and only a rainbow body—a distinct but nonmaterial entity that is free of all physical limitations—remains. That is the eventual goal. But to get there, the subtle body must be activated; a process which is the theme of this book. By examining Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist and other traditions for information on the subtle body, the authors lead us to a better understanding of the inner workings of all spiritual traditions. Liberally illustrated with line drawings and comparative tables the second half of The Body Light is devoted to a sequence of practical exercises, drawn from a wide variety of traditions, that you can immediately use to begin or to broaden your own spiritual practice.

The Sage Age

The Sage Age
Author: Maanna Stephenson
Publsiher: Nightengale Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1933449632
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sage Age Book Excerpt:

Combining the knowledge of physics with intuitive practice is no small task. The two disciplines often use the same words to mean entirely different things. Written for the seeker with more than a casual interest, The Sage Age - Blending Science with Intuitive Wisdom demystifies complex ideas with intelligent analogies and examples designed to appeal to both the scientist and the natural intuitive. Four years in the writing, this expansive new work combines knowledge from the physical sciences and the intuitive arts to present a visionary perspective that harmonizes these diverse disciplines into one body of knowledge. With a well-researched approach to its subjects, The Sage Age covers a broad range of material from ancient to modern thought, frontier science and current intuitive practice to deliver a depth and breadth of understanding that culminates in a holistic perspective for our time. Living up to its mantra of "new models for new thought," The Sage Age is certain to be a catalyst for dialogue and is destined to be a major work in its field.

Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series

Ashtanga Yoga   The Intermediate Series
Author: Gregor Maehle
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN: 1577319877
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series Book Excerpt:

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle offers a detailed and multifaceted guide to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series. An expert yogi and teacher, Maehle will guide you to your next level with an unprecedented depth of anatomical explanation and unparalleled attention to the practice’s philosophical and mythological heritage. You will learn: • The background and applications of each of the three forms of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana • How to use Indian myth and cosmology to deepen your practice • The importance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition • The mythology behind the names of the Intermediate Series postures • The functions and limitations of body parts integral to the Intermediate Series, including the spine, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint • How to reap the full benefits of practicing the Intermediate Series Maehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate Series through photos, anatomical line drawings, and practical, informative sidebars. He also discusses the philosophical and spiritual background of Ashtanga Yoga and places the practice within the context of Indian cultural history. With passionate erudition, Maehle will prepare you to reap physical, spiritual, and mental fulfillment from your evolving practice.

Samkhya Karika of Isvara Krsna With the Tattva Kaumudi of Sri Vacaspati Misra

Samkhya Karika of Isvara Krsna With the Tattva Kaumudi of Sri Vacaspati Misra
Author: Swami Virupakshananda
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-07-11
ISBN: 1329370457
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Samkhya Karika of Isvara Krsna With the Tattva Kaumudi of Sri Vacaspati Misra Book Excerpt:

This book is on Samkhya philosophy one of the important pillars of the six systems of Indian philosophy. It says that the non-entity can never be made an entity. The work includes the Tattva Kaumudi of Sri Vacaspati Misra.

Sufi Heirs of the Prophet

Sufi Heirs of the Prophet
Author: Arthur F. Buehler
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781570032011
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sufi Heirs of the Prophet Book Excerpt:

Sufi Heirs of the Prophet explores the multifaceted development of personal authority in Islamic societies by tracing the transformation of one representative mystical sufi lineage in colonial India, the Naqshbandiyya. Arthur F. Buehler isolates four sources of personal authority evident in the practices of the Naqshbandiyya - lineage, spiritual traveling, status as a Prophetic exemplar, and the transmission of religious knowledge - to demonstrate how Muslim sufis have exercised charismatic leadership through their connection to the most compelling of personal Islamic symbols, the Prophet Muhammad.