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El Sueno de Shitala : Viaje al Mundo de las Religiones = The Dream of Shitala
by Agustin Paniker

Overview - This examination focuses on religion--one of the longest-lived and most universal aspects of humanity--and combines essay with travelogue, anthropological analysis, and journalistic article. Paniker begins by answering the most basic of all questions, "What is religion?," and then tackles issues such as the role of contemplation, death, and sacred texts in religion; the concept of conversion and sacrifice; ideas such as orthodoxy, syncretism, and fundamentalism; and the appearance of religious sects and cults.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This examination focuses on religion--one of the longest-lived and most universal aspects of humanity--and combines essay with travelogue, anthropological analysis, and journalistic article. Paniker begins by answering the most basic of all questions, "What is religion?," and then tackles issues such as the role of contemplation, death, and sacred texts in religion; the concept of conversion and sacrifice; ideas such as orthodoxy, syncretism, and fundamentalism; and the appearance of religious sects and cults. The book explores religious practices and phenomena from all of the continents and traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, shamanism, and more, as it answers questions such as "What is the meaning behind the worship of an image of the Buddha? What story hides behind the Camino de Santiago? What planes of consciousness does a shaman traverse? "and "Why do some religions impose dietary restrictions?" Readers will learn about the sources of human wisdom and gain a deeper understanding of the longevity and richness of the religious phenomenon. "Este examen se enfoca sobre la religion--uno de los aspectos mas longevos y universales de la humanidad--y combina el ensayo con el relato de viaje, el documento antropologico y el articulo periodista. Paniker comienza contestando la pregunta mas basica--"Que es la religion?--"y entonces aborda temas como el papel de la contemplacion, de la muerte y de los textos sagrados en la religion; el sentido de la conversion y del sacrificio; nociones como las de la ortodoxia, el sincretismo y el fundamentalismo; y la aparicion de las llamadas sectas religiosas. El libro explora practicas y fenomenos religiosos de todos los continentes y las tradiciones, incluyendo el budismo, el cristianismo, el Islam, el sijismo, el chamanismo y mas, mientras responde a preguntas como "Que hay tras el culto a una imagen del Buda? Que historia esconde el camino de Santiago? A cuales planos accede el chaman? "y "Por que ciertas religiones imponen restricciones alimenticias?" Los lectores aprenderan sobre las fuentes de sabiduria de la humanidad y conseguiran un entendimiento mas profundo de la permanencia y riqueza del fenomeno religioso."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9788499880297
  • ISBN-10: 8499880290
  • Publisher: Editorial Kairos
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 343

Series: Sabiduria Perenne

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