Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.
What is wisdom and how is it cultivated? These are among the most important questions we can ask, but questions that have been routinely ignored in modern times. In the twentieth century, the search for wisdom was replaced by a search for knowledge as science and technology promised answers to life’s ills. However, ...(Read More)
Examines the relationship between rock art, shamanism, and the origins of human existence. The Dream on the Rock takes an interdisciplinary approach to contextualizing and historicizing the phenomenon of shamanism from the Neolithic Age until the beginning of the Iron Age. Fulvio Gosso and Peter Webster argue that rock art and other ancient materials provide a glimpse of the fundamental role played by nonordinary states of ...(Read More)
An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.
This interdisciplinary collection of essays, by both Natives and non-Natives, explores presentations and representations of indigenous bodies in historical and contemporary contexts. Recent decades have seen a wealth of scholarship on the body in a wide range of disciplines. Indigenous Bodies extends this scholarship in exciting new ways, bringing together the discip...(Read More)
Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.
This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice PalliativeCare, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spiritual, t...(Read More)
These Bones Shall Rise Again
Selected Writings on Early China David N. Keightley - Author Henry Rosemont Jr. - Edited and with an introduction by
David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume. These Bones Shall Rise Again brings together in one volume many of David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of early Chinese civilization. Written over a period of three decades and accessible to the non-specialist, these essays provide a wealth of information and insights on the Shang dynasty, ...(Read More)
The Birth and Evolution of an Indian Gemstone Industry Lawrence A. Babb - Author
A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur, with special emphasis on its ownership class.
Lawrence A. Babb’s Emerald City provides an intriguing portrait of the gemstone cutting industry of the North Indian city of Jaipur. It focuses on the ownership class consisting mainly of Jains and members of northern India’s traditional trading communities. Based on oral-historical investigations of family ...(Read More)