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American Veda, from Emerson and the Beatles to yoga and meditation : how Indian spirituality changed the West, Philip Goldberg

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American Veda, from Emerson and the Beatles to yoga and meditation : how Indian spirituality changed the West, Philip Goldberg
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-385) and index
Illustrations
illustrationsplates
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
American Veda
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
503042149
Responsibility statement
Philip Goldberg
Sub title
from Emerson and the Beatles to yoga and meditation : how Indian spirituality changed the West
Summary
Traces the history and influence of Indian spirituality in the United States while explaining how Hinduism and Vedic tradition have shaped American practices, ranging from prayer and pop culture to relationships and meditation
Table Of Contents
Namaste, America! : what India has given us and why it matters -- The voice of an old intelligence : "Hindoo" texts enchant Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman -- New thought in old wineskins : Eddy, Blavatsky, and the New Thoughters metabolize Vedanta -- The handsome monk in the orange robe : Swami Vivekananda conquers the Parliament and creates the Vedanta Society -- The public intellectuals : swamis tutor smart guys, and they tutor us -- The yogi of the autobiography : Paramahansa Yogananda becomes the voice of India -- Blowin' in the wind : Beatniks, hippies, and consciousness expanders trip toward the East -- Maha mass media : The Fab Four find Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and meditation goes mainstream -- The Baby Boomers' babas : Muktananda, Bhaktivedanta, and other gurus storm the seventies -- The yoga bearers : Satchidananda, Iyengar, and other Yogacharyas take Americans to the mat -- Sex, lies and idiosyncrasies : the guru wave casts a shadow -- Made in the USA : Ram Dass, Deepak, and other American acharyas take the wheel -- Not just academic : practitioner-pandits penetrate the Ivory Tower -- Guru Americana : om-grown gurus gather disciples -- Art-omatic transmissions : musicians and writers channel India -- The soul of science, the science of soul : the cosmic Shiva dances into the lab -- Into the mystic : a priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into an ashram -- The once and future religion : America the spiritual evolves
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