Yoga, tantra, sāṅkhya and advaita traditions

 
Books
 
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Reviews
 
Critical editions and translations of Sanskrit texts
 
Textual criticism and analysis

Books

Bühnemann, Gudrun. 2007. Eighty-Four Āsanas in Yoga: A Survey of Traditions. New Delhi: D.K. Printworld.

Flood, Gavin. 2006. The Tantric Body: The Secret Tradition of Hindu Religion. London: I.B. Tauris.

Franco, Eli & Eigner, Dagmar (Eds). 2009. Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness. Vienna: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Jacobsen, Knut A. (Ed.). 2012. Yoga Powers: Extraordinary Capacities Attained Through Meditation and Concentration. Leiden: Brill.

Samuel, Geoffrey. 2008. The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: Indic Religions to the Thirteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Urban, Hugh B. 2003. Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion. Berkely, CA: University of California Press.

Urban, Hugh B. 2010. The Power of Tantra: Religion, Sexuality, and the Politics of South Asian Studies. London: I.B. Tauris.

Whicher, Ian & Carpenter, David (Eds.). 2003. Yoga: The Indian Tradition. London: RoutledgeCurzon.

White, David Gordon. 1996. The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

White, David Gordon. 2003. Kiss of the Yogini: “Tantric Sex” in its South Asian Contexts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

White, David Gordon. 2009. Sinister Yogis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

White, David Gordon (Ed.). 2012 (released 2011). Yoga in Practice. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University of Press. Free sample chapter on publisher’s website: David Gordon White’s introduction, “Yoga, Brief History of an Idea” (pp.1-23).

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Articles

Bühnemann, Gudrun. 2007. “The Identification of an Illustrated Haṭhayoga Manuscript and Its Significance for Traditions of 84 Āsanas in Yoga”, Asian Medicine – Tradition and Modernity 3(1):156-176. Abstract only; full-text paid access.

White, David Gordon. 2006. “‘Open’ and ‘Closed’ Models of the Human Body in Indian Medical and Yogic Traditions”, Asian Medicine – Tradition and Modernity 2(1):1-13. Abstract only; full-text paid access.

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Reviews

Bronkhorst, Johannes; Chapple, Christoper K.; Patton, Laurie L.; Samuel, Geoffrey; Sarbacker, Stuart R. & Wallace, Vesna. 2011. “Contextualizing the History of Yoga in Geoffrey Samuel’s The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: A Review Symposium”, International Journal of Hindu Studies 15(3):303-357. Free download available here (at least for now) – scroll down to “Download these sample articles for free”.

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Critical editions and translations of Sanskrit texts

Maas, Philipp. 2006. Samādhipāda. Das erste Kapitel des Pātanjalayogaśāstra zum ersten Mal kritisch ediert. / The First Chapter of the Pātanjalayogaśāstra for the First Time Critically Edited. Studia Indologica Universitatis Halensis. Geisteskultur Indiens. Texte und Studien Band 9. Aachen: Shaker.

Mallinson, James. 2004. The Gheranda Samhita: The Original Sanskrit and an English Translation. Woodstock, NY: YogaVidya.com. Free download (only Introduction and part of Chapter 3 on mudras): http://www.yogavidya.com/Yoga/GherandaSamhita.pdf.

Mallinson, James. 2007. The Shiva Samhita: A Critical Edition and an English Translation. Woodstock, NY: YogaVidya.com. Free download (only Introduction and part of Chapter 4 on mudras): http://www.yogavidya.com/Yoga/ShivaSamhita.pdf.

Mallinson, James. 2007. The Khecarīvidyā of Ādinātha: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of an Early Text of Haṭhayoga. Abingdon & New York: Routledge.

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Textual criticism and analysis

Maas, Philipp. 2008. “‘Descent with Modification’: The Opening of the Pātañjalayogaśāstra”. (Read online or sign in for free download.) Pre-print version of a paper published in Walter Slaje (Ed.), with a Preface by Edwin Gerow, Śāstrārambha. Inquiries into the Preamble in Sanskrit. Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes Band 62. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp.97–119.

Maas, Philipp. 2009. “Valid Knowledge and Belief in Classical Sāṃkhya Yoga”. (Read online or sign in for free download.) Pre-print version of a paper published in Biotr Balcerowicz (Ed.). 2010. Logic and Belief in Indian Philosophy. Warsaw Indological Studies 3. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, pp.371–381.

Maas, Philipp. 2009. “The So-Called Yoga of Suppression in the Pātañjala Yogaśāstra”. (Read online or sign in for free download.) Pre-print version of a paper published in Eli Franco (Ed.) in collaboration with Dagmar Eigner, Yogic Perception, Meditation, and Altered States of Consciousness. Philosophisch-Historischen Klasse Sitzungsberichte, 794. Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens 64. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, pp.263–282.

Maas, Philipp. 2010. “On the Written Transmission of the Pātañjalayogaśāstra”. (Read online or sign in for free download.) Pre-print version of a paper published in Johannes Bronkhorst & Karin Preisendanz (Eds.), From Vasubandhu to Caitanya. Studies in Indian Philosophy and its Textual History. Papers presented at the 12th World Sanskrit Conference held in Helsinki in 2003, Vol. 10.1. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, pp.157-172.

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