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- DescriptionThis thesis addresses the question of human consciousness in its oscillation between conditioning and transcendence: the impact of cultural world views on the individual's life world and their gradual transcendence as a form of spiritual practice. At the centre of attention is a group of individuals and their unfolding life-stories as they move through a journey of transformation, seeking to explore and understand the complexity of their own consciousness. The emphasis is on the embodiment of belief systems and the individuals' inherent existential power to transcend cultural precepts. Methodologically, the study is based in phemelogical anthropology. It thus employs the first-person perspective and includes subjective personal experience as primary data.
- Author BiographySonja Lenk, PhD in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews (UK); MA in Social Anthropology, University of Heidelberg (Germany); Research interests: consciousness, worldviews, the individual, embodiment, Buddhism, meditation and cosmopolitanism.
- Author(s)Sonja Lenk
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication26/08/2013
- Series TitleEuropaische Hochschulschriften Reihe 19: Volkskunde / Ethnologie Abteilung B: Ethnologie
- Series Part/Volume Number81
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2013
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Weight250 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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