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Understanding Mantras
Understanding Mantras (January 1989)
Harvey P. Alper - Editor

Understanding Mantras explores the origin, nature, function, and significance of mantras within the bounds of the Hindu tradition. It analyzes the use of mantras in the Vedic age, in the great theistic movements of Saivism and Vaisnavism, and in Tantra. A brief introduction by Alper outlines the major controversies in Western scholarship concerning the nature of mantras and gives an insightful and suggestive paradigm for resolving the issues. The es...(Read More)
 
 
Mantra
Mantra (August 1988)
Harvey P. Alper - Editor

This book explicates the origin, nature, function, and significance of mantras within the bounds of the Hindu tradition. It explores the use of mantras in the Vedic age, in Saivism and Vaisnavism, in Tantra, and in Ayurvedic medicine.

"This is the single best effort to date on the whole issue of mantra." --Paul R. Courtright, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"I know...(Read More)
 
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