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- DescriptionLong ago the ancestors of the Greeks, Romans, and Hindus were one people living on the Eurasian steppes. At the core of their religion was the andquot;shamanic trance,andquot; a natural state but one in which consciousness achieves a profound level of inner awareness. Over the course of millennia, the Indo-Europeans divided and migrated into Europe and the Indian subcontinent. The kwledge of shamanic trance retreated from everyday awareness and was carried on in the form of myths and distilled into spiritual practices--most tably in the Indian tradition of yoga. J. Nigro Sansonese compares the myths of Greece as well as those of the Judeo-Christian tradition with the yogic practices of India and concludes that myths are esoteric descriptions of what occurs within the hu-man body, especially the human nervous system, during trance. In this light, the myths provide a detailed map of the shamanic state of consciousness that is our natural heritage. This book carries on from the works of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell to show how the portrayal of consciousness embodied in myth can be extended to a reappraisal of the laws of physics; before they are descriptions of the world, these laws--like myths--are descriptions of the human nervous system.
- Author BiographyJ. Nigro Sansonese teaches physics and mathematics and has practiced raja yoga for twenty years
- Author(s)J.Nigro Sansonese
- PublisherInner Traditions Bear and Company
- Date of Publication30/06/1993
- SubjectFitness & Diet
- Place of PublicationRochester, VT
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintInner Traditions Bear and Company
- Content Note32ill.(8col.).
- Weight1300 g
- Width217 mm
- Height250 mm
- Spine25 mm
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