The Varieties of Religious Experience

The Varieties of Religious Experience Description:

Being the Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion Delivered in Edinburgh br I am neither a theologian nor a scholar learned in the history of religions nor an anthropologist Psychology is the only branch of learning in which I am particularly versed To the psychologist the religious propensities of man must be at least as interesting as any other of the facts pertaining to his mental constitution It would seem therefore as a psychologist the natural thing for me would be to invite you to a descriptive survey of those religious propensities br When Wm James went to the University of Edinburgh to deliver a lecture series on natural religion he defined religion as the feelings acts amp experiences of individual men in their solitude so far as they apprehend themselves to stand in relation to whatever they may consider the divine Considering religion then not as it s defined by or takes place in the churches but as it s felt in everyday life he undertook a project that upon completion stands not only as one of the most important texts on psychology not only as a vitally serious contemplation of spirituality but for many one of the best works of nonfiction written in the th century Reading i The Varieties of Religious Experience i it s easy to see why Applying his analytic clarity to religious accounts from various sources he elaborates a pluralistic framework in which the divine can mean no single quality it must mean a group of qualities by being champions of which in alternation different men may all find worthy missions It s an intellectual call for serious religious tolerance indeed respect the vitality of which remains undiminished

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

The Religious Affections

The Religious Affections Description:

Jonathan Edwards is best known as the theologian of revival In this his major study on the theme he analyses the nature of a genuine work of the Holy Spirit

Rating: 3.35 out of 5

The Elementary Forms of Religious Life

The Elementary Forms of Religious Life Description:

In i The Elementary Forms of Religious Life i Emile Durkheim sets himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity He investigates what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion totemism among the Aborigines of Australia For Durkheim studying Aboriginal religion was a way to yield an understanding of the religious nature of man by showing us an essential and permanent aspect of humanity The need and capacity of men and women to relate to one another socially lies at the heart of Durkheim s exploration in which religion embodies the beliefs that shape our moral universe br br i The Elementary Forms i has been applauded and debated by sociologists anthropologists ethnographers philosophers and theologians and continues to speak to new generations about the intriguing origin and nature of religion and society This new lightly abridged edition provides an excellent introduction to Durkheim s ideas

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

The Reconstruction Of Religious Thought In Islam

The Reconstruction Of Religious Thought In Islam Description:

The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam is a compilation of lectures delivered by Muhammad Iqbal on Islamic philosophy and published in These lectures were delivered by Iqbal in Madras Hyderabad and Aligarh The last chapter Is Religion Possible was added to the book from the Oxford Edition onwards In Reconstruction Iqbal called for a re examination of the intellectual foundations of Islamic philosophy The book is a major work of modern Islamic thought

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions Description:

In the ninth century BCE the peoples of four distinct regions of the civilized world created the religious and philosophical traditions that have continued to nourish humanity to the present day Confucianism and Daoism in China Hinduism and Buddhism in India monotheism in Israel and philosophical rationalism in Greece Now Armstrong reveals how the sages of this pivotal Axial Age can speak clearly and helpfully to the violence and desperation that we experience in our own times br br In the ninth century BCE the peoples of four distinct regions of the civilized world created the religious and philosophical traditions that have continued to nourish humanity to the present day Confucianism and Daoism in China Hinduism and Buddhism in India monotheism in Israel and philosophical rationalism in Greece Later generations further developed these initial insights but we have never grown beyond them Rabbinic Judaism Christianity and Islam for example were all secondary flowerings of the original Israelite vision Now in The Great Transformation Karen Armstrong reveals how the sages of this pivotal Axial Age can speak clearly and helpfully to the violence and desperation that we experience in our own times br br Armstrong traces the development of the Axial Age chronologically examining the contributions of such figures as the Buddha Socrates Confucius Jeremiah Ezekiel the mystics of the Upanishads Mencius and Euripides All of the Axial Age faiths began in principled and visceral recoil from the unprecedented violence of their time Despite some differences of emphasis there was a remarkable consensus in their call for an abandonment of selfishness and a spirituality of compassion With regard to dealing with fear despair hatred rage and violence the Axial sages gave their people and give us Armstrong says two important pieces of advice first there must be personal responsibility and self criticism and it must be followed by practical effective action br br In her introduction and concluding chapter Armstrong urges us to consider how these spiritualities challenge the way we are religious today In our various institutions we sometimes seem to be attempting to create exactly the kind of religion that Axial sages and prophets had hoped to eliminate We often equate faith with doctrinal conformity but the traditions of the Axial Age were not about dogma All insisted on the primacy of compassion even in the midst of suffering In each Axial Age case a disciplined revulsion from violence and hatred proved to be the major catalyst of spiritual change

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought

Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought Description:

Many of our questions about religion says renowned anthropologist Pascal Boyer are no longer mysteries We are beginning to know how to answer questions such as Why do people have religion Using findings from anthropology cognitive science linguistics and evolutionary biology Religion Explained shows how this aspect of human consciousness is increasingly admissible to coherent naturalistic explanation This brilliant and controversial book gives readers the first scientific explanation for what religious feeling is really about what it consists of and where it comes from

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

A Confession and Other Religious Writings

A Confession and Other Religious Writings Description:

An account of a spiritual crisis marking a shift of Tolstoy s central focus from the aesthetic to the religious and philosophical br br A confession br What is religion and of what does its essence consist br Religion and morality br The law of love and the law of violence

Rating: 3.42 out of 5

Jesus for the Non-Religious

Jesus for the Non-Religious Description:

Writing from his prison cell in Nazi Germany in Dietrich Bonhoeffer a young German theologian sketched a vision of what he called religionless Christianity In this book John Shelby Spong puts flesh onto the bare bones of Bonhoeffer s radical thought The result is a strikingly new and different portrait of Jesus of Nazareth a Jesus for the non religious br br Spong challenges much of the traditional understanding that has for so long surrounded the Jesus of history from the tale of his miraculous birth to a virgin to the account of his cosmic ascension into the sky at the end of his life Spong questions the historicity of the ideas that Jesus was born in Bethlehem that he had twelve disciples and that the miracle stories were meant to be descriptions of supernatural events He also speaks directly to those contemporary critics of Christianity who call God a delusion and who write letters to a Christian nation and describe how Christianity has become evil and destructive br br Spong invites his readers to look at Jesus through the lens of both the Jewish scriptures and the liturgical life of the first century synagogue Dismissing the dispute about Jesus nature that consumed the church s leadership for the first years of Christian history as irrelevant Spong proposes a new way of understanding the divinity of Christ as the ultimate dimension of a fulfilled humanity Traditional Christians who still cling to dated concepts of the past will not be comfortable with this book however skeptics of the twenty first century will not be quite so certain that dismissing Jesus is the correct pathway to walk em Jesus for the Non Religious em may be the book that finally brings the pious and the secular into a meaningful dialogue opening the door to a living Christianity in the post Christian world

Rating: 3.46 out of 5

The Religious Body (Inspector Sloan #1)

The Religious Body (Inspector Sloan #1) Description:

Inspector C D Sloan of the Callehsire C I D makes his first appearance here as he looks into the murder of a nun at the Convent of St Anselm First published in The Religious Body was Aird s first book and immediately established herself as one of the leading exponents of the post WWII English traditional mystery

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor Description:

Thou Art That is a compilation of previously uncollected essays and lectures by Joseph Campbell that focus on the Judeo Christian tradition Here Campbell explores common religious symbols reexamining and reinterpreting them in the context of his remarkable knowledge of world mythology According to Campbell society often confuses the literal and metaphorical interpretations of religious stories and symbols In this collection he eloquently reestablishes these metaphors as a means to enhance spiritual understanding and mystical revelation With characteristic verve he ranges from rich storytelling to insightful comparative scholarship Included is editor Eugene Kennedy s classic interview with Campbell in The New York Times Magazine which brought the scholar to the public s attention for the first time

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

Ego and Archetype: Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche

Ego and Archetype: Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche Description:

This book is about the individual s journey to psychological wholeness known in analytical psychology as the process of individuation Edward Edinger traces the stages in this process and relates them to the search for meaning through encounters with symbolism in religion myth dreams and art For contemporary men and women Edinger believes the encounter with the self is equivalent to the discovery of God The result of the dialogue between the ego and the archetypal image of God is an experience that dramatically changes the individual s worldview and makes possible a new and more meaningful way of life br br Edward F Edinger M D a founding member of the C G Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology in New York is the author of many books on Jungian psychology including i The Eternal Drama i and i Anatomy of the Psyche Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy i

Rating: 3.40 out of 5

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't Description:

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Rating: 3.63 out of 5

Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence

Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence Description:

b National Jewish Book Award Winner b br br In this powerful and timely book one of the most admired and authoritative religious leaders of our time tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism and violence committed in the name of God If religion is perceived as being part of the problem Rabbi Sacks argues then it must also form part of the solution When religion becomes a zero sum conceit that is my religion is the only right path to God therefore your religion is by definition wrong and individuals are motivated by what Rabbi Sacks calls altruistic evil violence between peoples of different beliefs appears to be the only natural outcome br br But through an exploration of the roots of violence and its relationship to religion and employing groundbreaking biblical analysis and interpretation Rabbi Sacks shows that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of biblical texts at the heart of all three Abrahamic faiths By looking anew at the book of Genesis with its foundational stories of Judaism Christianity and Islam Rabbi Sacks offers a radical rereading of many of the Bible s seminal stories of sibling rivalry Cain and Abel Isaac and Ishmael Jacob and Esau Joseph and his brothers Rachel and Leah br br Abraham himself writes Rabbi Sacks sought to be a blessing to others regardless of their faith That idea ignored for many of the intervening centuries remains the simplest definition of Abrahamic faith It is not our task to conquer or convert the world or enforce uniformity of belief It is our task to be a blessing to the world The use of religion for political ends is not righteousness but idolatry To invoke God to justify violence against the innocent is not an act of sanctity but of sacrilege Here is an eloquent call for people of goodwill from all faiths and none to stand together confront the religious extremism that threatens to destroy us and declare Not in God s Name

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Faitheist: How An Atheist Found Common Ground With The Religious

Faitheist: How An Atheist Found Common Ground With The Religious Description:

The stunning popularity of the New Atheist movement whose most famous spokesmen include Richard Dawkins Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens speaks to both the growing ranks of atheists as well as their vehement disdain for religion In i Faitheist i Chris Stedman challenges the orthodoxies of this movement and makes a passionate argument that atheists should learn to respect religious identity while remaining secular Stedman draws on his work organizing interfaith and secular communities his academic study of religion and his experiences as a former born again Christian who struggled with his homosexuality and became for a time a New Atheist until he saw its shortcomings As someone who has stood on both sides of the divide Stedman is uniquely positioned to present a way for atheists and the religious to find common ground

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

BHAGAVAD-GITA: The Song Celestial: One of the Great Religious Classics of All Time - Synthesis of the Brahmanical concept of Dharma, theistic bhakti, the ... moksha, and Raja Yoga & Samkhya philosophy

BHAGAVAD-GITA: The Song Celestial: One of the Great Religious Classics of All Time - Synthesis of the Brahmanical concept of Dharma, theistic bhakti, the ... moksha, and Raja Yoga & Samkhya philosophy Description:

The Bhagavad Gita Song of the Lord often referred to as simply the Gita is a verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna Facing the duty as a warrior to fight the Dharma Yudhha or righteous war between Pandavas and Kauravas Arjuna is counselled by Krishna to fulfill his Kshatriya warrior duty as a warrior and establishing Dharma The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of the Brahmanical concept of Dharma theistic bhakti the yogic ideals of moksha through jnana bhakti karma and Raja Yoga and Samkhya philosophy br br Sir Edwin Arnold was an English poet and journalist His chief work with this object is The Light of Asia which was translated into various languages such as Hindi br br So have I read this wonderful and spirit thrilling speech br br By Krishna and Prince Arjun held discoursing each with each br br So have I writ its wisdom here its hidden mystery br br For England O our India as dear to me as She Edwin Arnold

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World

Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World Description:

i Fighting God i is a firebrand manifesto from one of the most recognizable faces of atheism In his book Silverman a walking talking atheist billboard known for his appearances on Fox News discusses the effectiveness ethics and impact of the in your face atheist who refuses to be silent br br Silverman argues that religion is more than just wrong it is malevolent and does u not u deserve our respect It is our duty to be outspoken and do what we can to bring religion down Examining the mentality methods and issues facing the firebrand atheist Silverman presents an overwhelming argument for firebrand atheism and reveals br br i All i religion is cafeteria religion and almost all agnostics are atheists br American society grants religion a privileged status despite the intentions of the Founding Fathers br Christian politicians have adversely and un Constitutionally affected our society with regard to science health women s rights and gay rights br The notion of atheist Jews is a lie forced on us by religion br It is not Islamophobia to observe dangerous teachings and disproportionate violence in Islam br Atheists are slowly but surely winning the battle br br i Fighting God i is a provocative unapologetic book that takes religion to task and will give inspiration to non believers and serve as the ultimate answer to apologists

Rating: 3.42 out of 5

Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism

Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism Description:

Mircea Eliade one of the most renowned expositors of the psychology of religion mythology and magic shows that myth and symbol constitute a mode of thought that not only came before that of discursive and logical reasoning but is still an essential function of human consciousness He describes and analyzes some of the most powerful and ubiquitous symbols that have ruled the mythological thinking of East and West in many times and at many levels of cultural development

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary

Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary Description:

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Rating: 3.30 out of 5

Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia

Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia Description:

With unprecedented access to a closed culture Lacroix offers an account of Islamism in Saudi Arabia Tracing the last half century of the Sahwa or Islamic Awakening he explains the brand of Islam that gave birth to Osama bin Laden one that has been exported and dangerously misunderstood around the world

Rating: 3.40 out of 5

A History of Religious Ideas 1: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries

A History of Religious Ideas 1: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries Description:

Les trois tomes de l Histoire des croyances et des id es religieuses De l ge de la pierre aux myst res d Eleusis De Gautama Bouddha au triomphe du christianisme et De Mahomet l ge des R formes repr sentent une uvre irrempla able L rudition et la puissance intellectuelle synth tique de Mircea Eliade apportent au lecteur une vision des religions qui fait appara tre la fois l unit fondamentale des ph nom nes religieux et l in puisable nouveaut de leurs expressions selon sa formule br br Le tome I nous conduit des premiers comportements magico religieux des hommes pr historiques l panouissement du culte de Dionysos travers les religions m sopotamiennes et de l Egypte ancienne la religion d Isra l la religion des Indos Europ ens les religions de l Inde avant Bouddha la religion grecque et la religion iranienne

Rating: 3.47 out of 5

The Religious Sense

The Religious Sense Description:

Giussani challenges us to penetrate the deepest levels of experience to discover our essential selves breaking through the layers of opinions and judgments that have obscured our true needs Asserting that all the tools necessary for self discovery are inherent within us he focuses primarily on reason not as narrowly defined by modern philosophers but as an openness to existence a capacity to comprehend and affirm reality in all of its dimensions Part of the so called new religious revival The Religious Sense avoids any sentimental or irrational reduction of the religious experience It is a forthright and refreshing call to reassess our lives

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill Description:

For four years Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world Christians Jews and Muslims Traveling extensively to refugee camps in Lebanon to religious schools in Pakistan to prisons in Amman Asqelon and Pensacola she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common br br Based on her vast research Stern lucidly explains how terrorist organizations are formed by opportunistic leaders who using religion as both motivation and justification recruit the disenfranchised She depicts how moral fervor is transformed into sophisticated organizations that strive for money power and attention br br Jessica Stern s extensive interaction with the faces behind the terror provide unprecedented insight into acts of inexplicable horror and enable her to suggest how terrorism can most effectively be countered br br A crucial book on terrorism em Terror in the Name of God em is a brilliant and thought provoking work

Rating: 3.73 out of 5

Society Without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment

Society Without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment Description:

strong Silver Winner of the em Foreword Magazine em Book of the Year Award Religion Category strong br br Before he began his recent travels it seemed to Phil Zuckerman as if humans all over the globe were getting religion praising deities performing holy rites and soberly defending the world from sin But most residents of Denmark and Sweden he found don t worship any god at all don t pray and don t give much credence to religious dogma of any kind Instead of being bastions of sin and corruption however as the Christian Right has suggested a godless society would be these countries are filled with residents who score at the very top of the happiness index and enjoy their healthy societies which boast some of the lowest rates of violent crime in the world along with some of the lowest levels of corruption excellent educational systems strong economies well supported arts free health care egalitarian social policies outstanding bike paths and great beer br br Zuckerman formally interviewed nearly Danes and Swedes of all ages and educational backgrounds over the course of fourteen months He was particularly interested in the worldviews of people who live their lives without religious orientation How do they think about and cope with death Are they worried about an afterlife What he found is that nearly all of his interviewees live their lives without much fear of the Grim Reaper or worries about the hereafter This led him to wonder how and why it is that certain societies are non religious in a world that seems to be marked by increasing religiosity Drawing on prominent sociological theories and his own extensive research Zuckerman ventures some interesting answers br br This fascinating approach directly counters the claims of outspoken conservative American Christians who argue that a society without God would be hell on earth It is crucial Zuckerman believes for Americans to know that society without God is not only possible but it can be quite civil and pleasant

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence

Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence Description:

Completely revised and updated this new edition of i Terror in the Mind of God i incorporates the events of September into Mark Juergensmeyer s landmark study of religious terrorism Juergensmeyer explores the World Trade Center explosion Hamas suicide bombings the Tokyo subway nerve gas attack and the killing of abortion clinic doctors in the United States His personal interviews with World Trade Center bomber Mahmud Abouhalima Christian Right activist Mike Bray Hamas leaders Sheik Yassin and Abdul Azis Rantisi and Sikh political leader Simranjit Singh Mann among others take us into the mindset of those who perpetrate and support violence in the name of religion

Rating: 3.70 out of 5

The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief

The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief Description:

ABSTRACT from a href http www plosone org article info Adoi F Fjournal pone top rel nofollow the full study a br br Background br br While religious faith remains one of the most significant features of human life little is known about its relationship to ordinary belief at the level of the brain Nor is it known whether religious believers and nonbelievers differ in how they evaluate statements of fact Our lab previously has used functional neuroimaging to study belief as a general mode of cognition and others have looked specifically at religious belief However no research has compared these two states of mind directly br Methodology Principal Findings br br We used functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI to measure signal changes in the brains of thirty subjects fifteen committed Christians and fifteen nonbelievers as they evaluated the truth and falsity of religious and nonreligious propositions For both groups and in both categories of stimuli belief judgments of true vs judgments of false was associated with greater signal in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex an area important for self representation emotional associations reward and goal driven behavior This region showed greater signal whether subjects believed statements about God the Virgin Birth etc or statements about ordinary facts A comparison of both stimulus categories suggests that religious thinking is more associated with brain regions that govern emotion self representation and cognitive conflict while thinking about ordinary facts is more reliant upon memory retrieval networks br br Conclusions Significance br br While religious and nonreligious thinking differentially engage broad regions of the frontal parietal and medial temporal lobes the difference between belief and disbelief appears to be content independent Our study compares religious thinking with ordinary cognition and as such constitutes a step toward developing a neuropsychology of religion However these findings may also further our understanding of how the brain accepts statements of all kinds to be valid descriptions of the world br br Author Contributions br br Conceived and designed the experiments Sam Harris Jonas T Kaplan Marco Iacoboni Mark S Cohen Performed the experiments Jonas T Kaplan Analyzed the data Sam Harris Jonas T Kaplan Marco Iacoboni Mark S Cohen Contributed reagents materials analysis tools Marco Iacoboni Mark S Cohen Wrote the paper Sam Harris Jonas T Kaplan Performed all subject recruitment telephone screenings and psychometric assessments prior to scanning Ashley Curiel Supervised our psychological assessment procedures and consulted on subject exclusions Susan Y Bookheimer Gave extensive notes on the manuscript Mark S Cohen Marco Iacoboni

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief

Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief Description:

In Wittgenstein delivered a short course of lectures on aesthetics to a small group of students at Cambridge The present volume has been compiled from notes taken down at the time by three of the students Rush Rhees Yorick Smythies amp James Taylor They ve been supplemented by notes of conversations on Freud to whom reference was made in the course on esthetics between him amp Rush Rhees amp by notes of some lectures on religious belief As very little is known of his views on these subjects from his published works these notes should be of considerable interest to students of contemporary philosophy Further their fresh amp informal style should recommend him to those who find his Tractatus amp Philosophical Investigations a little formidable br Preface br Lectures on aesthetics br Conversations on Freud br Lectures on religious belief

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

A Religious History of the American People

A Religious History of the American People Description:

This classic work winner of the National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and i Christian Century s i choice as the Religious Book of the Decade is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day br

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

The Religious Case Against Belief

The Religious Case Against Belief Description:

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Rating: 3.69 out of 5

A History of Religious Ideas 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity

A History of Religious Ideas 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity Description:

In volume of this monumental work Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religious ideas The religions of ancient China Brahmanism and Hinduism Buddha and his contemporaries Roman religion Celtic and German religions Judaism the Hellenistic period the Iranian syntheses and the birth of Christianity all are encompassed in this volume br

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Book of the Hopi: The first revelation of the Hopi's historical and religious world-view of life

Book of the Hopi: The first revelation of the Hopi's historical and religious world-view of life Description:

p In this strange and wonderful book some thirty elders of the ancient Hopi tribe of Northern Arizona freely reveal for the first time in written form the Hopi world view of life The Hopis have kept this view a secret for countless generations and this book was made possible only as a result of their desire to record for future generations the principles of their Road of Life The breaking of the Hopi silence is significant and fascinating because for the first time anthropologists ethnologists and everyone interested in the field of Indian study have been given rich material showing the Hopi legends the meaning of their religious rituals and ceremonies and the beauty of a conception of life within the natural world that is completely untouched by materialistic worlds br br Only a person as deeply steeped in Hopi mysticism as the Hopis themselves could have produced this volume Mr Waters and Mr Fredericks have approached the task of combining Hopi art history tradition myth folklore and ceremonialism with dignity and authority Deserves to be part of the library of any student of the American Southwest i American Anthropologist i p

Rating: 3.40 out of 5