- Author:Knut A. Jacobsen
- Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass (January 1, 2008)
- Pages:478 pages
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Knut Axel Jacobsen is a Norwegian scholar of the history of religions and professor at the University of Bergen Contents. Selected Writings in English include: 1999 Prakṛti in Sāṃkhya-Yoga: Material Principle, Religious Experience, Ethical Implications.
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This collection of original essays provides fascinating insights into yoga as a historical and pluralistic phenomenon flourishing in a variety of religious and philosophical contexts. They cover a wide variety of traditions and topics related to Yoga: Classical Yoga, Sāṃkhya, Tantric Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, the Guru, Indic Islamic traditions of Yoga, Yoga and asceticism in contemporary India, and the reception of Yoga in the West.
Knut A. Jacobsen is Professor in the History of Religions at the University of Bergen, Norway. The essays of this book have been written by students and close associates of Gerald James Larson, an internationally acclaimed scholar of the history of religions and the philosophies of India, and one of' the world's foremost authorities on the Samkhya and Yoga tradi¬tions.