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Open queries (unresolved threads)

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[Treating the world as Shri-Yantra in] Sri Kula tradition (Apr 6, 2003) -  Alexandra (symbolism, techniques)

Holy Fools, Sacred Clowns & Demiurgic Tricksters: Laughter & Ambiguity of Māyā (by P. Laude) (Mar 7, 2003) SV

Mahadevi [one Great Goddess and/or multiple forms of goddesses] (Mar 2, 2003) - Alexandra (feminism)

Why Buddhism died out in India? [survives as Advaita Vedānta!] (Apr 10, 2002) Nandakumar (Buddhism)

Primacy of vijńāna ['consciousness'] among 5 skandhas - 'sheaths' (Feb 28, 2002) Nanda Kumar (consciousness)

Looking for specific Michel Foucault references... (Feb 22, 2002) - Wilbur (Western Philosophy)

 

Abhinavagupta

Re: why Abhinavagupta? [sat-khyāti-vāda, synthesizing, prasiddhi in TA-35, DPLawr] (Mar 5, 2003) Arindam to David

Why Abhinavagupta? non-contradiction, autonomy of self, universal humor (Mar 2, 2003) - SV to David (Buddhism)

Why Abhinavagupta has little in common with the Kāpālikas? ask Foucault! (Feb 27, 2003) - Sunthar to Gary

Why Abhinavagupta? [problematic: 'Lord-without-second']  (Feb 15, 2003) - David (Praty.-Hrdayam, consciousness)

Abhinavagupta and the Synthesis of Indian Culture - sponsored by Infinity Foundation (Mar 14, 2002) - Sunthar

Disseminating Abhinava's legacy so as to enrich contemporary thought and life... (Dec 21, 2001) - Sunthar

Getting to know Abhinavagupta interactively online (Dec 20, 2001) - Sunthar to Matthijs (and Yanaival Yakub)

Abhinava’s Philosophy of Aesthetics – Influences [quotations 3, pratibhā] (Sep. 04, 2001) - Gary (existential)

Abhinava’s Philosophy of Aesthetics – Influences [quotations 2, pratibhā] (Sep. 03, 2001) - Gary (existential)

Quotations from Jeffrey Masson's Introduction to Shāntarasa [Abhinava] (Sep. 01, 2001) - (existential, psychology)

    Aurobindo

'Anarchism' thread at Abhinava for Indic take on (political) autonomy (svātantrya) (Feb 15, 2003) Sunthar to Jason

Sri Aurobindo & Western philosophy - is there a hierarchy of knowledge? (Jan 22, 2003) - Sunthar to Don (Western)

Memo to CEOs - is there an Indic perspective on this? [erratum] (Jun 19, 2002) - Sunthar to Jairam

Mythico-ritual roots of rational (aesthetic & philosophical) thought (May 2, 2002) - Sunthar to Matthijs (semiotics)

Problematizing 'Consciousness' in Indic traditions - 'rationality' (Feb 21, 2002) - SV to Sangeetha, Rajiv (consciousn)

Have 'consciousness studies' anything to learn from 'primitive' cultures? (Feb 21, 2002) - Sunthar to Don (semiotics)

Two modes of 'philosophizing' in Indo-Greek heritage (Jan 4, 2002 ) - Sunthar to Joe (Western philosophy)

    Conferences (academia, publications, institutions, funding, agendas)

Indus civilization, Bactria-Margiana (BMAC) & Rig-Vedic religion (Mar 13, 2003) - Sunthar (Indian civilization)

Indic Challenges to the Discipline of Science and Religion (Mar 7, 2003) - Sunthar (dialogue)

(Hindu) Tradition, (French) Orientalism & (interreligious) dialogue: whither hence Guénon? (Feb 5, 2003) - SV to Jack

Funding behind Colloquium on Indic Traditions - Judson Trapnell's perspective (Jan 31, 2003) - Sunthar (Orientalism)

Funding behind Colloquium on Indic Traditions - C. Wedemeyer's perspective (Jan 31, 2003) - Sunthar (Orientalism)

Four Major Conferences in India being sponsored by Infinity Foundation (Jan 29, 2003) - Rajiv (Orientalism)

Colloquium on Indic Traditions - Yvette Rosser's perspective (Jan 29, 2003) - Sunthar (Orientalism)

Multiculturalism, caste, universalism, diversity: belated Indian Thanksgiving (Dec 9, 2002)-SV (literature, caste)

FW: IAHR Regional Conference on the Study of Religions in India (Aug 21, 2002) - Raja to Rajiv (religion)

Indic Colloquium 2002 from 25-28 July - you can 'participate' remotely! (Jul 24, 2002) - Sunthar (Orientalism)

Update on "Colloquium 2002" on Indic Traditions - where does Abhinavagupta fit in? (May 21, 2002) - Sunthar

Aesthetics

    art (visual)

"Classical Thai Yoga-Tantra" - Pictorial Essay [gallery-link] (Dec 8, 2002) - Troy (Buddhism, techniques)

    clown

The semiotics of the clown is also covered in posts devoted to his semiotic cousins: Ganesha, Pāshupata ascetic, kingship. His aesthetic / psychological aspects are also handled under humor. His metaphysical / linguistic aspect is also covered under Omkāra.

Do virile Hindus need brahmin 'eunuch' to be initiated into pleasures of 'oral sex'? ask Abhinava! (Jan 10, 2004) Sunthar (psychoanalysis)

Antonio de Nicolįs' poem on the (Tarot?) Fool in Banaras from "Secrets of Forest" (Moksha Smith (Jan 1, 2004) Sunthar

Divine madness, Trika tantra, Siddha-Yoga and medieval clown - svAbhinava's "fellowship of ring"! (Jan 1, 2004) Sunthar to Ray

Komāli = God-dancer  = Pāshupata 'possessed'  = Vidūshaka on New Year? (Dec 31, 2003) Sunthar to Loga / Bala

Clown: usurper of king or resource of his precarious power? stealing your enemy's strength (Dec 31, 2003) Sunthar to Bala

RE: Natya Sastra... are you a professional clown who has blundered into this forum? (Dec 27, 2003) Sunthar to Jésus

Propitiating 'Lord of Obstacles' (Vighna-Vināyaka) - Fool dabbles in psychoanalysis! (Dec 6, 2003) Sunthar to Loga

Holy Fools, Sacred Clowns & Demiurgic Tricksters: Laughter & Ambiguity of Māyā (by P. Laude) (Mar 7, 2003) SV

Dissecting the VidūSaka: What's in a Name? Avatars of the Nameless Clown (Jun 6, 2002) - Sunthar

On the 'crookedness' of the Vidūsaka - extract from book in progress... (Jun 4, 2002) - Sunthar

Re: The fine art of scholarly vituperation: giving the Devil his due! (Jan 2, 2002) Rachel to Sunthar (language)

    dance

Shiva's dance at Kailāsa: Kālidāsa & Coomaraswamy on Trika (Mar 8, 2003) SV to Alexandra (symbol, humor)

 

    dramaturgy

Consciousness, self & other: universalization in Abhinava's theory of Rasa (May 30, 2002) - SV (consciousness)

Philosophy of Indian Dramatic Arts and Value Education - Report by Bharat Gupt (May 7, 2002) - Sunthar (ethics)

Rama's Model and Indian Psyche - Abhinavagupta on role of the media (Feb 11, 2002) - Sunthar to Ramesh (ethics)

    existential

Religion, work, leisure & culture - celebrating Sabbath everyday in Benares! (Oct 4, 2002) - SV to Jairam, Chanchal

9/11 and the 'clash of civilizations' - towards a shared aesthetic sensibility? (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Benares (BHU), Abhinavagupta and banarasipan - place and destiny in life's journeys... (Aug 1, 2002) - Sunthar

Play and ritual in the bull-fight.... (Jun 19, 2002) - Sunthar to Joaquin

The Future of Aesthetics = The Crossing: Living, Dying and Transformation in Banaras (Jun 12, 2002) - Sunthar

Consciousness, self and other: universalization in Abhinava's theory of Rasa (abstract) (May 30, 2002) - Sunthar

Mythico-ritual roots of rational (aesthetic and philosophical) thought - concrete examples (May 2, 2002) - SV

Ethics, food (Babette's feast) & transgressive sacrality (Abhinava's Eucharist) (Dec 12, 2001) - Suntharto Frank

Abhinava’s Philosophy of Aesthetics – Influences [quotations 3, pratibhā] (Sep. 04, 2001) - Gary

Abhinava’s Philosophy of Aesthetics – Influences [quotations 2, pratibhā] (Sep. 03, 2001) - Gary

Quotations from Jeffrey Masson's Introduction to Shāntarasa [Abhinava] (Sep. 01, 2001) - Gary (psychology)

    humor (and its semblance, laughter, jokes)

Shiva's dance at Kailāsa: Kālidāsa & Coomaraswamy on Trika (Mar 8, 2003) SV to Alexandra (symbol, dance)

Holy Fools, Sacred Clowns & Demiurgic Tricksters: Laughter & Ambiguity of Māyā (by P. Laude) (Mar 7, 2003) SV

All emotions comprised in humor? But not inverse! (Mar 5, 2003) Sunthar to David (dia-gnosis, One-in-many)

Re: why Abhinavagupta? ["all emotions in humor?"] (Mar 5, 2003) David to Don & Jean-Pierre (One-in-many)

Re: why Abhinavagupta? [all the emotions are comprised in humor] (Mar 2, 2003) Don to David & Sunthar

Re: why Abhinavagupta? [all the emotions are comprised in humor] (Mar 2, 2003) Jean-Pierre to David & Sunthar

Why Abhinavagupta? non-contradiction, autonomy of self, universal humor (Mar 2, 2003) - SV to David (Buddhism)

World's funniest joke [German and English sense of humor?] (Feb 21, 2003) - Jack to Sunthar

Re: Laughter & inner work: emotions as springboard to realization (Feb 20, 2003) David to SV (Trika, Buddhism)

Anarchist sammelan - a convocation of Fools? (Jun 24, 2002) - Sunthar to Aditya (anarchism)

Judge orders God to break up into smaller deities...Bhairava-ben-Laden blows up Supreme Court! (Feb 6, 2002) - SV

The world's funniest joke...subjected to Abhinava's bisociative sense of humor! (Dec 21, 2001) - Sunthar

Laughter and inner work: powerful emotions as a springboard to realization (Dec 11, 2001) - Sunthar

New egroup on hāsya - by 'humor specialist' ;-) for the Gurdjieff group (Dec 7, 2001) - Sunthar

    literature (Sanskrit, Tamil, contemporary, genres)

Multiculturalism, caste, universalism, diversity: belated Indian Thanksgiving (Dec 9, 2002)-SV (conference, caste)

    music (theory, practice, sensibility)

Learned Jews & illiterate Gypsies - transmission of (musical) knowledge in (Hindu) tradition (Nov 19, 2002) - Sunthar

First-ever Thyagarajah Festival & concert by Nithyasree in Paris - an appreciation ą la franēaise (Oct 31, 2002) - SV

Tradition, virtuosity, innovation in Indian classical music - gypsy lesson in soul-fusion? (Jan 14, 2002)- SV to Joaquin

Andalusian contribution to 'Abhinavagupta & Synthesis of Indian Music (Jan 14, 2002) - Sunthar to Joaquin & Frank

    rasa-theory

Sanskrit literary theories - 2 papers by Sunthar & Abhinava (Jul 31, 2002) - Sunthar

Consciousness, self and other: universalization in Abhinava's theory of Rasa (abstract) (May 30, 2002) - Sunthar

Traditional culture, western psychotherapy and aesthetic sensibility (Mar 22, 2002) - Sunthar

Towards an integral appreciation of Abhinavagupta's aesthetics of Rasa (Mar 22, 2002) - Sunthar

Rasa-dhvani - can (aesthetic) emotion ever constitute the 'meaning' of a text? (Mar 27, 2002) - Sunthar

Jeffrey Masson and Abhinavagupta on aesthetic vis-ą-vis spiritual experience (Nov 24, 2001) - Sunthar

 

Anthropology

    caste (diversity)

Cows & brahmins (May 25, 2003) - Stuart to Sunthar (symbolismtransgression, techniques)

 

Is job specialization the key to Hindu caste (or instead a ritual logic)? (Mar 9, 2003) SV to Rajiv (Islam, Indian civilz.)

Untouchables study Sanskrit & explain Vedas? what would 'great brahmin' say today? (Jan 24, 2003) - SV (Sanskrit)

Multiculturalism, caste, universalism, diversity: belated Indian Thanksgiving (Dec 9, 2002)-SV (literature, conference)

Re: parallel caste system (Nov 3, 2002) - Troy's response to Nanda Kumar

Parallel caste system (Nov 2, 2002) - Nanda Kumar (query)

Re: Ambedakar's 'untouchable' expose of civilizational crisis in (not just) South Asia (Jun 30, 2002) - Raja to Sunthar

Ambedakar's 'untouchable' expose of the civilizational crisis in (not just) South Asia (Jun 27, 2002) - Sunthar

Anarchism in brahmanical tradition: VasiSTha and Abhinavagupta (Jun 24, 2002) - Sunthar to Pankaj (anarchism)

The Death of Sanskrit - by Sheldon Pollock (Feb 10, 2002) - Sunthar

Traditional brahmins as knowledge managers? comparative taxonomy revisited (Jan 26, 2002) - Sunthar

Re-evaluating caste: Newar society, 1811 Banaras protest, & assimilation of the Other (Jan 24, 2002) - Sunthar

    family structure (egalitarian, authoritarian, exogamy, endogamy)

Most of the postings here discuss (and often translate passages from) the works of Emmanuel Todd.

 

    feminism (thealogy)

Beauty of triple-city (Tripurasundarī) - Bactrian warrior-dimension of Durgā & Zāktism (Apr 18, 2003) SV to Virendra

Goddess Tripurasundarī (Apr 15, 2003) - Virendra to Alexandra (symbolism)

Re: Mahadevi [one Great Goddess and/or multiple forms of goddesses] (Mar 2, 2003) - Rachel  to Alexandra

Mahadevi [one Great Goddess and/or multiple forms of goddesses] (Mar 2, 2003) - Alexandra (open)

History from Below' & (Hindutva) Subalternist-Culturalism -beyond Westology? (Feb 15, 2003) - Sunthar (India)

Veils of Anthropology [Muslim women, widows in Benares] (Nov 24, 2002) - Troy (Emmanuel Todd, Benares)

Ineffability [presentation of her mystical poems by Rachel Lane] (Jun 21, 2002) - Rachel

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta [disciples of Shivananda] (Apr 19, 2002) - Rachel

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 19, 2002) - Virendra to Alexandra

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 19, 2002) - Virendra to Alexandra

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 19, 2002) - Arindam to Alexandra

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 18, 2002) - Virendra to Alexandra

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 18, 2002)- Jack Hill to Alexandra

Great women in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 18, 2002) - Alexandra

Invitation to join Alexandra's restricted egroup on Sri Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982) (Apr 3, 2002) - Alexandra

Shri Ramakrishna's 'pedophilia' and Jeff Kripal's 'homophobia' - rehabilitating Kali's Child (Feb 24, 2002) - Sunthar

Ramakrishna's misogyny and Abhinavagupta's Shākta thealogy: rehabilitating Kāli's Child (Jan 30, 2002) - Sunthar

    primitive cultures

Vishnu's 3rd stride - what can Indo-Western consciousness studies learn from shamanism? (Mar 7, 2002) - Sunthar

Have 'consciousness studies' anything to learn from the semiotics of 'primitive' cultures? (Feb 21, 2002) - Suntharr

    Roma (gypsies, Indian diaspora)

WTC-911 & cross-cultural Internet forums? Joaquķn (&  Charles Upton's) responses (Feb 17, 2003) - Sunthar to J.

Your meeting with the Dalai Lama and Indo-Roma exchanges..all the best! (Feb 17, 2003) Sunthar to Ian (Buddhism)

Learned Jews & illiterate Gypsies - transmission of (musical) knowledge in (Hindu) tradition (Nov 19, 2002) - Sunthar

Authors

All posts that include focused discussions of or significant translations from a specific Author are listed here. René Guénon and G. I. Gurdjieff, being more than just authors, have sections of their own under Esotericism.

    Kuiper, F.B.J. (1907-2003)

Posts on Kuiper may also be found within the various areas of his lasting legacy to Indian studies and comparative religion: Aryan identity, clown of the Sanskrit theater, Vedic religion, Munda linguistics, shamanism, etc.

F.B.J. Kuiper, 1907-2003 (Nov 29, 2003) Kalyan

    Sergent, Bernard (Genesis of India)

Most of Sunthar's translations from Sergent's La Génčse de l'Inde may be also found distributed under the various subtopics of Ethnogenesis.

    Strauss, Leo ()

    Todd, Emmanuel (family structure, segregation)

Most of Sunthar's translations from Todd's various books are dispersed under family structure, American politics, caste.

Reviews of After the Empire and audio interview with Emmanuel Todd (May 27, 04) - Sunthar to Joe

Anthropological Roots of Modern Conflicts - Emmanuel Todd (digest by Joseph Martin) (May 26, 04) - Sunthar to Joe

Democracy, race and politics: is there an American caste-system? (Dec 22, 2002) - Sunthar

Multiculturalism, caste, universalism & survival of diversity: a belated Indian Thanksgiving? (Dec 9, 2002) -Sunthar

Veils of Anthropology [Muslim women, widows in Benares] (Nov 24, 2002) - Troy (feminism, Benares)

Hacking our way to freedom with generous American funding - self-subverting global hegemony? (Nov 24, 2002) - SV

Learned Jews & illiterate Gypsies - transmission of (musical) knowledge in (Hindu) tradition (Nov 19, 2002) - Sunthar

Politics of Friendship: (Jewish) family structures vs ideal polity (E.Todd & Derrida on 'communitas') (Nov 2, 2002) -SV

Anthropological Basis for Current Conflict? Introducing (anthropo-historian) Emmanuel Todd! (Oct 13, 2002) - Sunthar

Why American 'leadership' misjudges world: because their culture is evolving backwards? (Oct 9, 2002) - Sunthar

Conflict of civilization between Europe and United States: the cultural emancipation of India? (Oct 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Anglo-Saxon feminism & contempt for Arab world: anthropological base for current conflict? (Oct 8, 2002) - Sunthar

After the Empire: decomposition of American system - "Reviewing Bush Doctrine" (Oct 7, 2002) - SV (Rod Hemsell)

An Anthropological Base for the Current Conflict? [Introducing Emmanuel Todd] (Sep 25, 2002) - Joe to Sunthar

 

Cognitive Science

    consciousness

Why Abhinavagupta? [problematic of 'Lord-without-second']  (Feb 15, 2003) - David (Pratyabhijńā.-Hrdayam)

Exploring consciousness with Dalai Lama - from getting lost in mazes to curing rat-race! (Feb 8, 2003) - Sunthar

Jeremy Narby on DNA & Origins of Knowledge - Peter Marcer 'quantum consciousness' (Feb 3, 2003) - SV (science)

Traditional Indian theories of Consciousness and scientific psychology (Jun 24, 2002) - Sunthar

Traditional Indian theories of Consciousness & Western episteme - philosophy...cosmology (Jun 14, 2002) - Sunthar

Consciousness, self and other: universalization in Abhinava's theory of Rasa (abstract) (May 30, 2002) - Sunthar

Vishnu's 3rd stride - what can Indo-Western consciousness studies learn from shamanism? (Mar 7, 2002) - Sunthar

Primacy of vijńāna ['consciousness'] among 5 skandhas - 'sheaths' (Feb 28, 2002) Nanda Kumar (open) (Buddhism)

Have 'consciousness studies' anything to learn from semiotics of 'primitive' cultures? (Feb 21, 2002) - Sunthar to Don

Problematizing 'Consciousness' in Indic traditions - modes of 'rationality' (Feb 21, 2002) - SV to Sangeetha to Rajiv

Gurdjieff (and Abhinava) on 'self-remembering' (Feb 20, 2002) - Sunthar to Chris Chanler

Gurdjieff's 'self-remembering' in context of Hindu-Buddhist perspectives on "I"-ness (Feb 19, 2002) - JDuff to Nanda

Re: Problematizing 'Consciousness' in Indic traditions - what would Abhinava say today? (Feb 18, 2002) - Gary

Problematizing 'Consciousness' in Indic traditions -what would his "I"-ness Abhinava say today? (Feb 17, 2002) - SV

Neuroscience and traditional knowledge systems - need for 'bisociative' thinking (Feb 16, 2002) - Sunthar

Contemporary psychology vs. traditional knowledge systems - 'consciousness studies' in India (Feb 15, 2002) - SV

Tat tvam asi? ["That Thou Art" - problematizing Vedāntic non-dual Consciousness] (Jan 26, 2002 ) - Nanda Kumar

  

    lucid dreams

Re: "Sleeping, dreaming, dying. Exploring consciousness with Dalai Lama" (Feb 7, 2003 ) Don to SV (Chris' amen)

"Sleeping dreaming, dying. Exploring consciousness with Dalai Lama" (Feb 7, 2003) - Sunthar (Buddhism)

Would Jan be willing to translate Christian's "Inducing lucid dreaming - techniques" for us? (Jan 31, 2003) SV to Don

Inducing lucid dreaming - samples of techniques [in French] (Jan 30, 2003) - Christian to Don

Inducing lucid dreaming (Jan 24, 2003) - Christian to Don (dreams)

Re: [Christian Bouchet's] Lucid dream induction techniques (Jan 16, 2003) - Don Salmon

Christian's techniques for inducing lucid dreams - excerpts from your own book? (Jan 16, 2003) - Sunthar to Don

Abstract in English of Dr. Christian Bouchet's state-thesis on "Lucid Dreaming" (Jan 10, 2003) - Sunthar

Extracts (in French) from Dr. Christian Bouchet state-thesis on "Lucid Dreaming" (Jan 5, 2003) - Sunthar

Documentary about Castaneda: Shamanism & Dreaming (Oct 7, 2002) - Torjan [movie]

 

    psychology (psychoanalysis, parapsychology, brain)

Posts on the cultural hermeneutics of the 'repressed' are listed separately under psychoanalysis, whose other aspects, including the role of sexuality in individual development, are listed here.

Re: Kundalini experiences [Stuart's response to Michael on developmental problems -2] (Jan 22, 2003 ) - Stuart

Re: Kundalini experiences [Stuart's response to Michael on developmental problems -1] (Jan 19, 2003 ) - Stuart

Exploring consciousness with Dalai Lama - from getting lost in mazes to curing rat-race! (Feb 8, 2003) - Sunthar

Re: "Sleeping, dreaming, dying. Exploring consciousness with Dalai Lama" (Feb 7, 2003 ) Don to SV (Chris' amen)

Investigating Mind: Exchanges between Buddhism & behavioral sciences on how mind works (Feb 7, 2003) - SV

Guru-disciple & therapist-patient relationships - Introducing 'spiritual psychiatrist' Jacques Vigne (Jan 15, 2003) - SV

Traditional Indian theories of Consciousness and scientific psychology (Jun 24, 2002) - Sunthar

British Psychiatry: History of Madness & Mental Illness in Colonial India: Mysore Syndrome (May 22, 2002) - SV

Traditional culture, western psychotherapy and aesthetic sensibility... (Mar 23, 2002) Wilbur to Sunthar

Traditional culture, western psychotherapy and aesthetic sensibility (Mar 22, 2002) - Sunthar

Report on: Seminar on Indian Psychology, Delhi University (Mar 11, 2002) - Rajiv (and Matthijs Cornelissen)

Intellect thrives on sleep - Land of nod is a learning experience (Feb 26, 2002) - Sunthar

Contemporary psychology vs traditional knowledge systems - 'consciousness studies' in India (Feb 15, 2002) - SV

Sanskrit equivalents of neuroscientific terminology (Feb 12, 2002) - Sunthar

The Teenage Brain: Culture and Schizophrenia (Jan 22, 2002) - Sunthar

Integrating psychology East-and-West...would Abhinava have laughed at the idea? (Dec 20, 2001) - Sunthar

Quotations from Jeffrey Masson's Introduction to Shāntarasa [Abhinava] (Sep. 01, 2001) - Gary (existential)

    bio-sciences (genetics, evolution)

Investigating Mind: Exchanges between Buddhism & behavioral sciences on how mind works (Feb 7, 2003) - SV

 

Cross-cultural

    Africa

African roots of Ubaidians, Elamites, Dravidians - Subarian Semite Aryan (Samar Abbas) (May 05, 2003) Sunthar

'Proto-Dravidian' in Mesopotamia & Elam - is Sumerian derived from African languages? (May 05, 2003) SV to Clyde

    Americas

    Austronesia (South-East Asia)

    China (Mongolia, Korea, Japan)

    Greece (Mycenae, Crete, Hellenic, Alexander)

Dartmouth courses on Mycenae - dated? No references to BMAC! (Apr 08, 2003) Sunthar to James

Introducing James M. Rogers - I've turned "Post" option back on (Apr 04, 2003) Sunthar to James (Indian Civilization)

FW: Indo-Greek (forum): Between Ārya, Semite, Egyptian, European (Mar 30, 2003) - Sunthar (Indian Civilization)

White Athena and 'American Miracle' - is 'the rest of world' still fooled? (Mar 9, 2003) - Sunthar (9/11, philosophy)

Black Athena & the 'European Miracle' - would Greeks have been fooled? (Mar 8, 2003) Sunthar to Rajiv (philosophy)

RE: What India (& brahmanical thought) can bring to studies of Ancient Greece (Aug 19, 2002) Rajiv to Sunthar

Indian influences on ancient Greek philosophy - the ongoing controversy... (Aug 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Between Europeans, Semites, Egyptians and Indians - rehabilitating the Greeks! (Jul 18, 2002) - Sunthar

Coming of the Greek charioteers - cosmopolitan Hyksos, trifunctional Indo-Aryans or honorary Europeans? (Jul 16, 2002) - Sunthar to Lynn

'Aryan' religious ideology versus Indo-European linguistics - Hyksos in the Aegean? (Jul 13, 2002) - Sunthar

Black Athena and the 'European Miracle' - would the Greeks have been fooled? (Jul 11, 2002) - Sunthar

Transgressive underpinnings of divine kingship: the 'Indo-Mediterranean' sacred bull (Jul 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Between the Nile and the Gangā: Osiris, Dionysos and Alexander (Jul 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Bharat Gupt's essay on Classical Greek and Indian Drama - are we Indo-Europeans? (Jul 6, 2002) - Bharat to SV

Brown Athena? 'Indo-Egyptian' beliefs underlying Greek culture (and the Twelve Monkeys) (Jul 2, 2002) - Sunthar

Dr Bharat Gupt's essay on Classical Greek and Indian Drama - are we Indo-Europeans? (Jun 29, 2002) - Sunthar

Re: Outline of the Black Athena Project - ethno-genesis in ancient Greece and India (Jun 29, 2002) - Joe to Sunthar

Very Brief Outline of Black Athena Project - ethno-genesis in ancient Greece and India... (Jun 28, 2002) - Sunthar

Polytheism in Ancient Greece and India - Emilios Boratinos (Dec 18, 2001) - Sunthar

Dionysos-I = towards an Indo-Greek theory of transgressive sacrality....? (Dec 5, 2001) - Sunthar

Dionysus and Bhairava: towards a 'rapprochement' of Greek and Hindu philosophy? (Dec 2, 2001) - Sunthar

 

    Egypt

Transgressive underpinnings of divine kingship: the 'Indo-Mediterranean' sacred bull (Jul 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Between the Nile and the Gangā: Osiris, Dionysos and Alexander (Jul 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Brown Athena? 'Indo-Egyptian' beliefs underlying Greek culture (and the Twelve Monkeys) (Jul 2, 2002) - Sunthar

Royal cosmogony in Egypt and India - resurrecting the world-pillar (Mar 8, 2002) - Sunthar to Lynn

Vishnu's 3rd stride - what can Indo-Western consciousness studies learn from shamanism? (Mar 7, 2002) - Sunthar

Vishnu's foot, Orion's toe & celestial ladder - are we agile enough to tip-toe to highest heaven? (Mar 5, 2002) - SV

Virgin-birth of the (royal) sacrificer and the enigma of the leonine sphinx (Mar 3, 2002) - Sunthar

Vedic sacrifice, Egyptian astronomy and archaic eschatology (Mar 2, 2002) - Sunthar

    Iran (Scythians, Avesta, Achaemenid)

    Mesopotamia (Sumeria, Elam, Assyria)

The Free Man and Slave in Sumeria (May 8, 2003) - Loga (Dravidian, democracy)

Sumerian Engarar and Tamil VeeLaalar (May 7, 2003) - Loga (Dravidian)

Divinities

    Bhairava (Kāla, Pachali, Mārtanda, Khandoba, etc.)

    Brahmā

    Ganesha

An edited streamlined version of this entire thread is available at "The Hermeneutics of Ganesha: Psychoanalysis, Hindu Wisdom and Transgressive Sacrality" (2004). The primary context within which his iconography was unraveled is the controversy over Paul B. Courtright's book on Ganesha, so check out the section on Orientalism for posts that did not qualify for inclusion here. Some of Sunthar's posts reproduce and (obliquely) comment upon threads among Indologists at RISA-L around this topic. The crooked trunk, pot-belly, love of sweets, embodiment of OMkāra, creating/removing obstacles, etc., are also discussed in Sunthar's postings on the clown (vidūshaka) of the Sanskrit theater. The obsession with 'phallicism' is also covered under psychoanalysis.

Psychoanalysis, Hindu Wisdom, Transgressive Sacrality: 'Provincializing Europe' through Hermeneutics of Ganesha? (Apr 28, 2004) Sunthar

My rejoinder: Washington Post and Hinduphobia (Apr 20, 2004) Rajiv (Ganesha, Orientalism, US politics)

Wrath Over Hindu God - US Scholars’ Writings Draw Threats From Faithful - Shankar Vedantam (Apr 10, 2004) Hicks

Why pot-bellied Ganesha romps on teeny-wienie mouse? ask his thieving brother, Subrahmanyam! (Jan 14, 2004) Sunthar

Do virile Hindus need brahmin 'eunuch' to be initiated into pleasures of 'oral sex'? ask Abhinava! (Jan 10, 2004) Sunthar (Indology)

Castrated Ganesha reduced to oral sex with limp trunk? Indeed for fantasies of impotent Indology! (Jan 8, 2004) Sunthar

Ganesha a eunuch opposed to virile Bhairava? 'great brahmin' (butcher!) gives birth to his parents! (Jan 4, 2003) Sunthar

Obnoxious anti-Hindu comments in Walters Art Gallery on Ganesha sculpture (Jan 3, 2003) Kalyan (Orientalism)

Propitiating Lord of Obstacles' (Vighna-Vināyaka) - the Fool dabbles in psychoanalysis! (Dec 6, 2003) Sunthar to Loga

Ganesha - the Snake and Moon (Nov 28, 2003) Loga to Rajaram (snake)

Identity: Hindu American or just Hindu? - Teaching versus Worshipping Ganesha! (Nov 21, 2003) Sunthar (America, Orientalism)

Ganesha and the Mango [hermeneutics of the androgyne] (Nov 11, 2003) Loga

Why traditional (castrated?) forms of Shiva & Ganesha depicted without penis? (Nov 11, 2003 Sunthar

Re: [RISA-L] The scholar's accountability (Nov 10, 2003) - Mihira2000 (satire, Orientalism)

Telling Indians what they really are, not who they think they are - is Indology 'psychoanalysis' in disguise? (Nov 8, 2003 Sunthar

Infantilization and 'nazification' of Hindu culture - picture is worth a thousand words! (Nov 7, 2003) - Sunthar to Joyce

Celibacies, sexualities, Yogic eros [genital fixation of psychoanalytic 'truth'] (Nov 7, 2003) - Stuart to Sunthar

To Cavort or Not To Cavort...You Be The Judge (Nov 6, 2003) Joyce

Naked Ganesha on cover of Banarsidas publication - Indian culture becoming 'infantilized'? (Nov 5, 2003) Sunthar (Orientalism)

Elephant-trunk as representation of Omkāra - is Ganesha sexual or metaphysical concept? (Nov 5, 2003) Sunthar

Is Ganesha an 'African' God? Yes, just as Picasso's art is 'primitive'! (Nov 4, 2003) Sunthar to Anthony (iconography)

Re: Good Taste, Bad Taste, Hindu Taste [incest motif in Ganesha?] (Nov 3, 2003)  Loga to Rajan

Rajiv's responses to Sunthar's posts on Courtright / Ganesha controversy (Nov 3, 2003) (Orientalism)

Message from Courtright exhorting us to live up to traditional Indian standards of debate (Nov 3, 2003) Sunthar (Orientalism)

Re: Book on Ganesha removed by Publisher (Nov 3, 2003) Antonio (Orientalism)

Re: Good Taste, Bad Taste, Hindu Taste (Nov 3, 2003) Rajan to Loga

Re: Can Courtright (& Ganesha) be reduced to his crooked trunk? (Nov 3, 2003) Loga to Sunthar

Can Courtright (Ganesha) be reduced to his crooked trunk? Do your homework! (Nov 2, 2003) Sunthar (psychoanalysis)

Re: Good Taste, Bad Taste, Hindu Taste (Nov 2, 2003) Loga to Sunthar

Good Taste, Bad Taste, Hindu Taste - why art historians deserve Ganesha's favor? (Nov 2, 2003) SV to Loga (& VV Raman)

Re: The scholar's accountability (Nov 2, 2003) Rajan to Antonio (Orientalism)

Appar’s Ganesha (Nov 1, 2003) Loga (Shaivism)

Re: [RISA-L] The scholar's accountability (Nov 1, 2003) Antonio to RISA-List (Orientalism, psychoanalysis)

Ganesha caught red-handed in Heffner's penthouse - petition to revoke his green card? Sunthar to Sathia (psychoanalysis)

Psychoanalytic Orientalism & obsession with Hindu sexual motifs: is Ganesha laughing? Sunthar to Chitra, Rajiv Alexandra

RE: iconography of Ganesha - (Sep 6, 2003) Loga to Sunthar & Carl

RE: iconography of Ganesha - (Sep 6, 2003) Kalyan to Sunthar & Joyce (Indus-Sarasvatī)

RE: iconography of Ganesha - compare with VidūSaka (Sep 6, 2003) Joyce to Sunthar

RE: iconography of Ganesha - compare VidūSaka ('gourmet') (Sep 6, 2003) Sunthar to Carl & Alexandra (psychoanalysis)

Iconography of Ganesha [with a human head?] (Sep 6, 2003) Alexandra

Paul Courtright's "limp phallus" enters US museums (Jun 26, 2003) Rajiv (psychoanalysis, Orientalism)

    Goddess

    Shiva (Rudra)

    Vishnu

 

 

Esotericism

The hermeneutics of deciphering the esoteric dimension of a textual corpus is covered here under Exegesis, whereas the analysis of symbolic strategies is mostly under Psychoanalysis.

Initiation and spiritual realization: is (dīkSā by) the Guru absolutely necessary (Jan 17, 2003) - Sunthar

    Divination (prophecy, self-analysis, astrology, Tarot, I-Ching)

Tantric sammelan on Transgression - Black Sabbath with connivance of American Inquisition? (Oct 10, 2002) - SV

The Mask of Nostradamus - how many fellow Americans are wearing it today? (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Nostradamus on the Muslim Anti-Christ...are we reading him 'right'? (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar (9/11)

Rohinī Shakata Bheda - Roma astral myths/folklore on dangers of menstrual blood? (Jan 27, 2002) - SV (transgress)

Linear versus Threaded discussion - Dia-Gnose across knowledge communities (Jan 6, 2002) - Sunthar (moderating)

    Exegesis (Abhinava, Plato, Leo Strauss, Nietzsche)

Esoteric Philosophy: Plato, Nietzsche, Leo Strauss = introducing Joe Martin! (Nov 29, 2003) Sunthar

Straussian approach to political philosophy: what would Abhinavagupta say today? (Nov 22, 2003) Sunthar

Is Nietzsche the patron saint of American neo-conservatism? ask (disciples of) Leo Strauss! (Oct 16 2003) Sunthar

Laurence Lampert on esoteric dimension of Greek philosophy - Tantric & Kabbala (Mar 7, 2003) - Sunthar to Joe

The esoteric core of Hindu semiotics - the 'tyranny' of the sages (Jan 21, 2002) - Sunthar

    G. I. Gurdjieff

Introduction to Gurdjieff Work in Bangalore [on Ravi Ravindra & Sri Anirvan] (Feb 5, 2003) - Sunthar (Sānkya-Yoga)

Gurdjieff (and Abhinava) on 'self-remembering' (Feb 20, 2002) - Sunthar

Gurdjieff's 'self-remembering' in context of Hindu-Buddhist perspectives on "I"-ness (Feb 19, 2002) - JDuff to Nanda

Laughter and inner work: powerful emotions as a springboard to realization (Dec 11, 2001) - Sunthar

Symbiosis between Abhinavagupta and Gurdjieff e-groups...? (Dec 8, 2001) - Sunthar

New egroup on hāsya - by 'humor specialist' ;-) for the Gurdjieff group (Dec 7, 2001) - Sunthar

    psychoanalysis (sexuality, censorship, return of the repressed)

Only posts on the cultural hermeneutics of the 'repressed' are included here - check out the focused discussions on the clown, Ganesha, Shivalinga. The rationale is that both psychoanalysis and transgressive sacrality attempt a systematic decipherment of that which is hidden from consciousness and yet determines individual and collective (not just religious) identity. Other aspects of psychoanalysis are listed under the rubric of psychology.  

Do virile Hindus need brahmin 'eunuch' to be initiated into pleasures of 'oral sex'? ask Abhinava! (Jan 10, 2004) Sunthar (Vidūshaka)

Castrated Ganesha reduced to oral sex with limp trunk? Indeed for fantasies of impotent Indology! (Jan 8, 2004) Sunthar

Ganesha a eunuch opposed to virile Bhairava? 'great brahmin' (butcher!) gives birth to his parents! (Jan 4, 2003) Sunthar

Propitiating 'Lord of Obstacles' (Vighna-Vināyaka) - Fool dabbles in psychoanalysis! (Dec 7, 2003) Loga to Sunthar

Propitiating 'Lord of Obstacles' (Vighna-Vināyaka) - Fool dabbles in psychoanalysis! (Dec 6, 2003) Sunthar to Loga & Kalyan

Infantilization and 'nazification' of Hindu culture - picture is worth a thousand words! (Nov 7, 2003) - Sunthar to Joyce

Celibacies, sexualities, Yogic eros [genital fixation of psychoanalytic 'truth'] (Nov 7, 2003) - Stuart to Sunthar

Naked Ganesha on cover of Banarsidas publication - is Indian culture becoming 'infantilized'? (Nov 5, 2003) Sunthar

Elephant-trunk as representation of Omkāra - is Ganesha sexual or metaphysical concept? (Nov 5, 2003) Sunthar

Re: Good Taste, Bad Taste, Hindu Taste [incest motif in Ganesha?] (Nov 3, 2003)  Loga to Rajan

Rajiv's responses to Sunthar's posts on Courtright / Ganesha controversy (Nov 3, 2003)

Re: Good Taste, Bad Taste, Hindu Taste (Nov 3, 2003) Rajan to Loga

Can Courtright (& Ganesha) be reduced to his crooked trunk? Do your homework first! (Nov 2, 2003) Sunthar

Re: Good Taste, Bad Taste, Hindu Taste (Nov 2, 2003) Loga to Sunthar

Re: The scholar's accountability (Nov 2, 2003) Rajan to Antonio

Appar’s Ganesha (Nov 1, 2003) Loga

Re: [RISA-L] The scholar's accountability (Nov 1, 2003) Antonio to RISA-List

The Psychoanalysis of Appar-1 (Oct 31, 2003) Loga

Ganesha caught red-handed in Heffner's Chicago penthouse - petition to revoke his green card? Sunthar to Sathia

Psychoanalytic Orientalism & obsession with Hindu sexual motifs: is Ganesha laughing? Sunthar to Chitra, Rajiv Alexandra

RE: iconography of Ganesha - (Sep 6, 2003) Loga to Sunthar & Carl

RE: iconography of Ganesha - compare with VidūSaka (real 'gourmet') (Sep 6, 2003) Sunthar to Carl & Alexandra

Paul Courtright's "limp phallus" enters US museums (Jun 26, 2003) Rajiv (psychoanalysis, Orientalism)

Shri Ramakrishna's 'pedophilia' and Jeff Kripal's 'homophobia' - rehabilitating Kali's Child (Feb 24, 2002) - Sunthar

Jeffrey J. Kripal's spiritual itinerary and defense of (his reading of) Kali's Child... (Jan 31, 2002) - Sunthar

Ramakrishna's misogyny and Abhinavagupta's Shākta thealogy: rehabilitating Kāli's Child (Jan 30, 2002) - Sunthar

 

    René Guénon (Tradition, Coomaraswamy, Schuon)

Re: Why Abhinavagupta? [Frithjof Schuon on "Unity-in-Multiplicity" ] (Mar 5, 2003) Jean-Pierre

[Frithjof Schuon on "Transgression and Purification"] (Feb 22, 2003) Jean-Pierre to Gary (transgression)

(Hindu) Tradition, (French) Orientalism & (interreligious) dialogue (Feb 5, 2003) - SV to Jack (conference)

Laura sage Schlessinger a US radio personality .....or how to pay lip-service to scripture! (Sep 21, 2002) - Sunthar

Abhinavagupta and the Talmudic sages on tradition as collective enterprise (Jan 23, 2002) - Sunthar

Tradition, virtuosity & innovation in Indian classical music - a 'gypsy' lesson in 'soul-fusion'? (Jan 14, 2002) - Sunthar

Tradition, text and didactics: Abhinavagupta and Western thought (Dec 26, 2001) - Sunthar

Text, commentary and creativity: Abhinava's (re-) conceptualization of (Hindu) tradition (Dec 18, 2001) - Sunthar

Guénon and Abhinavagupta: towards a fathoming of (Hindu) Tradition...? [English] (Dec 11, 2001) - Sunthar

Re: Guénon and Abhinavagupta: towards a fathoming of (Hindu) Tradition (Dec 9, 2001) - Sunthar

Guénon et Abhinavagupta: vers un approfondissement de la Tradition (hindoue)....? (Dec 9, 2001 ) - Sunthar

    Symbolism (iconography, yantra, myth, architecture)

This section has been promoted to an independent category (click on above link) as 5th Dec 03 with subsections on Ganesha, Shiva-linga, unicorn, etc.

    Techniques (upāya, Guru, initiation)

Cows & brahmins (May 25, 2003) - Stuart to Sunthar (symbolism, caste, transgression)

[Treating the world as Shri-Yantra in] Sri Kula tradition (Apr 6, 2003) -  Alexandra (open, symbolism)

Would Jan be willing to translate Christian's "Inducing lucid dreaming - techniques" for us? (Jan 31, 2003) SV to Don

[Kundalinī-type experiences& doctrines, still nebulous, are tradition-specific] (Jan 22, 2003) - Rachel to Stuart

Guru-disciple & therapist-patient relationships - Introducing 'spiritual psychiatrist' Jacques Vigne (Jan 15, 2003) - SV

Initiation and spiritual realization: is (dīkSā by) the Guru absolutely necessary? (Jan 17, 2003) - Sunthar

RE: Re: More on Initiation [Scott couldn't possibly be already enlightened] (Jan 13, 2003) - Rachel to Scott Hutton

Re: More on Initiation [wholly unnecessary!] (Jan 11, 2003)  - Scott Hutton's reply to Rachel

More on Initiation [contemplation of Rakta-Kālī needs no initiation] (Jan 10, 2003) - Rachel

Chanchal Battacharya:"... no one is your guru ..." [Jung's complex] (Jan 9, 2003) - Raja to Chanchal

[Prophets and founders (Moses, Jesus, etc.) were not initiated] (Jan 9, 2003) - Scott Hutton to Jack Hill

[Guru is not always necessary, as in the Krama practice] (Jan 9, 2003) - Rachel to Jack

[Re: "Guru is the means (upāya)": problem of spontaneous initiation] (Jan 9, 2003) - Rachel to ???

Re: Sri Yantra (Jan 8, 2003) - Kim Poulsen reply to Alexandra

Does Kashmir Shaivaism use the Sri Yantra? (Jan 6, 2003) - Alexandra

"Classical Thai Yoga-Tantra" - Pictorial Essay [gallery-link] (Dec 8, 2002) - Troy (Buddhism, art)

Bhakti Yoga and imagined place in the worship of Devī (Feb 16, 2002) - Alexandra (open query) feminism

'Post-genital puberty', internal 'gesture' (mudrā) and spontaneous kundalinī awakening (Dec 29, 2001) - Sunthar

Abhinavagupta on the heart-center: towards a 'taxonomy' of the cakras in Indian traditions? (Dec 24, 2001)

From primitive trance to technique of realization: the Vijńāna-Bhairava Tantra (Dec 22, 2001) - Sunthar

Avestan drigu: 'poor, dependent, faithful' [contrast Kāpālikas] (Nov 21, 2002) - Troy (Buddhism, transgression)

Ethics

Abhinavagupta, Hinduism and Indic Civilization on Ethics: request for clarification (Jan 29, 2003) SV to Doug (ethics)

    self-cultivation (puruSārtha, the Good)

Is 'Kingdom' of Jesus in heaven or on earth? ontological ethics & Christian bhakti (Apr 02, 2003) Sunthar to Frank

Philosophy of Indian Dramatic Arts and Value Education - Report by Bharat Gupt (May 7, 2002) - Sunthar

Rama's Model and Indian Psyche - Abhinavagupta on the role of the media (Feb 11, 2002) - Sunthar

Re: Abhinavagupta versus Shankara - is Hinduism & Indic civilization tolerant? (Jan 21, 2002) - Nanda to Sunthar

Abhinavagupta versus Shankara - is Hinduism and Indic civilization tolerant? (Jan 21, 2002) - Sunthar

Pleasure and the Plotinian Good - by Sumi Sivaratnam (Dec 30, 2001) - Sunthar

 

    transgression

Do virile Hindus need brahmin 'eunuch' to be initiated into pleasures of 'oral sex'? ask Abhinava! (Jan 10, 2004) Sunthar (Vidūshaka)

Castrated Ganesha reduced to oral sex with limp trunk? Indeed for fantasies of impotent Indology! (Jan 8, 2004) Sunthar

Metaphysical Gynecology of Tirumular-22: Love and Transgressive Sacrality (Jan 05, 2003) Loga

Transgressive Sacrality in Hindu tradition - more essays at svAbhinava website (Dec 31, 2003 ) Sunthar to Ralph

Cows & brahmins (May 25, 2003) - Stuart to Sunthar (symbolism, caste, techniques)

Re: Virgin and Unicorn: does Christianity have esoteric dimension? (Apr 06, 2003) David to Sunthar

Virgin and Unicorn: does Christianity have an esoteric dimension? (Apr 04, 2003) Sunthar to Frank

Re: On Reality as Transgression [Sartre] (Feb 25, 2003)  - Don to Gary

Why Abhinavagupta has little in common with the Kāpālikas? ask Foucault! (Feb 27, 2003) - Sunthar to Gary

[Frithjof Schuon on "Transgression and Purification"] (Feb 22, 2003) Jean-Pierre to Gary (tradition)

"The Spirit of Terrorism" by Jean Baudrillard = "Bhairava: Terror and Protection"? Almost! (Feb 21, 2003) - Sunthar

Anarchism, theocracy and transgressive sacrality - End of Islamic Ideology (Iran)? (Jan 9, 2003) - Sunthar to Gary

Avestan drigu: 'poor, dependent, faithful' [contrast Kāpālikas] (Nov 21, 2002) - Troy (Buddhism, techniques)

Preliminary Notes on Gautama & the Kāpālika (Nov 7, 2002) - Troy (Buddhism, shamanism)

Tantric sammelan - Black Sabbath with connivance of American Inquisition? (Oct 10, 2002) - SV (divination)

Festschrift in Honor of Donmeh West's Fifth Anniversary on the Internet (Oct 9, 2002) - Sunthar (Judaism)

Indian Muslim reply fanaticism - transgressive sacrality in Hinduism (& south asian) Islam (Jul 20, 2002) - SV (Islam)

Transgressive underpinnings of divine kingship: the 'Indo-Mediterranean' sacred bull (Jul 8, 2002) - Sunthar to Joaquin

Conf. on 'transgression' - construction/deployment of power in Indology (Classics) (Jul 17, 2002) - SV (Orientalism)

Dissecting the VidūSaka: What's in a Name? Avatars of the Nameless Clown (Jun 6, 2002) - Sunthar (clown)

On the 'crookedness' of the Vidūsaka - extract from book in progress... (Jun 4, 2002) - Sunthar (clown)

Rohinī Shakata Bheda - Roma astral myths/folklore on dangers of menstrual blood? (Jan 27, 2002) - SV (astrology)

The fine art of scholarly vituperation: giving the Devil his due! (Jan 1, 2002) - Sunthar (clown, semiotics)

Ethics, food (Babette) & transgressive sacrality (Abhinava's Eucharist) (Dec 12, 2001) - SV to Frank (existential)

Madness & hidden wisdom - decline of transgressive sacrality & religious fundamentalism (Dec 11, 2001) - Sunthar

New Yahoo!Group on Transgressive Sacrality: better focus for your Abhinavagupta egroup? (Dec 5, 2001) - Sunthar

Dionysos-I = towards an Indo-Greek theory of transgressive sacrality....? (Dec 5, 2001) - Sunthar (Greece)

Dionysus and Bhairava: towards a 'rapprochement' of Greek and Hindu philosophy? (Dec 2, 2001) - Sunthar

    violence (terrorism, war, sacrifice)

Beauty of triple-city (Tripurasundarī) - Bactrian warrior-dimension of Durgā & Zāktism (Apr 18, 2003) SV to Virendra

"The Spirit of Terrorism" by Jean Baudrillard = "Bhairava: Terror and Protection"? Almost! (Feb 21, 2003) - Sunthar

Bhairava in Benares: Otherness in Heart of Tradition (Negotiating sacred space & religious identity) (Nov 3, 2002) SV

Stopping the violence - plea by Frank B. Brown (*Good Taste, Bad Taste, Christian Taste*) (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

John Esposito's response to Andrew Sullivan's "Religious War".....violence in religious 'economy' (Jun 9, 2002) - SV

Re: Time for healing of wounds - by studying past repeating itself on amplified scale)? (Mar 6, 2002) - [Vaman] to SV

Re: Time for healing of wounds - by studying past (repeating itself on amplified scale)? (Mar 6, 2002) - Nanda to SV

Time for healing wounds - by studying the past? [Hindu-Muslim conflict] (Mar 5, 2002) - Sunthar (Benares)

Judge orders God to break up into smaller deities...Bhairava-ben-Laden blows up Supreme Court! (Feb 6, 2002) - SV

Terrorizing the Western academy: should 'Hinduism' follow suit? (Dec 27, 2001) - Sunthar (Orientalism)

 

    Ethnogenesis (Indian prehistory)

This was originally a subsection entitled "Indian Civilization" under Anthropology that was moved here on 02 May 2003, and split into separate subsections on Indus-Sarasvatī (Sumero-Elamite), BMAC (Bactria-Central Asia), Dravidian (African), Austro-Asiatic and Āryan (synthesis). From 02 May 03, links will be to these individual sections.

Introducing James M. Rogers - I've turned "Post" option back on (Apr 04, 2003) Sunthar to James (Greece)

FW: Indo-Greek (forum): Between Ārya, Semite, Egyptian, European (Mar 30, 2003) - Sunthar

Priestly Mitra-Varuna & Azvin producers: who held reins of Indo-Aryan culture? (Mar 23, 2003) Sunthar

Underlying (unconscious) 'racist' bias of Indo-European studies (Mar 21, 2003) - Sunthar (ethnogenesis, Greece)

Immigration as weapon of mass (re-) construction in conflict of civilizations (Mar 20, 2003) - Sunthar

Indus civilization, Bactria-Margiana (BMAC) & Rig-Vedic religion (Mar 13, 2003) - Sunthar (conferences)

Re: L. Lampert on esoteric dimension of Greek philosophy - Tantric & Kabalistic parallels  (Mar 13, 2003) to Joe

Vedic fire-altars in Kalibangan? rethinking continuities  (Mar 11, 2003) - Sunthar to Yvette

Is job specialization the key to Hindu caste (or instead a ritual logic)? (Mar 9, 2003) SV to Rajiv (Islam, Indian civilz.)

Acculturation & Internet: knowledge manager's response to Joaquin/Upton (Feb 24, 2003) SV to Frank

Author for book on Indus Civilization - request forwarded to Gregory Possehl (Feb 21, 2003) - Sunthar to Yvette

The Indus Riddle from India Today (Feb 18, 2003) - Sunthar

Buddhism: an Iranian heresy (Nov 20, 2002) - Troy (Buddhism)

Coming of the Greek charioteers - cosmopolitan Hyksos, trifunctional Indo-Aryans or honorary Europeans? (Jul 16, 2002) - Sunthar to Lynn

Mythico-ritual roots of rational (aesthetic and philosophical) thought - concrete examples (May 2, 2002) - SV

Distinguishing modes of 'rationality' - is there a 'logic' to the evolution of Indian culture? (Feb 23, 2002) - Sunthar

Taking a ride across the Milky Way with Abhinava on Sarasvatī's peacock... (Feb 19, 2002) - Sunthar

Austrocentric approach to genesis of (not just) Indian civilization - prehistoric trade in exotica (Feb 14, 2002) - SV

Mother Gangā, Hindu eschatology and the river Sarasvatī (Feb 11, 2002) - Sunthar

Austric contribution to Vedic and Indian civilization - introducing Paul Manansala Kekai (Feb 6, 2002) - Sunthar

Religion, ethnicity & culture in the genesis of Indian civilization - a taste of Veda-Vyāsa's humor? (Feb 4, 2002) - SV

Koenraad Elst/Bernard Sergent dialogue on the Synthesis of Indian Culture (Jan 21, 2002) - Sunthar

Abhinavagupta versus Shankara - is Hinduism and Indic civilization tolerant? (Jan 21, 2002) - Sunthar

What is the underlying 'ethnicity' Abhinava-Bhairava's world-view? (Jan 12, 2002) - Sunthar

Does Koenraad Elst (really) espouse the Out-of-India Theory (OIT) of Aryan migrations? (Jan 12, 2002) - Sunthar

Edwin Bryant's book: the inadequacy of both AMT/OIT approaches (Jan 10, 2002) - Sunthar

WAVES Internat Conf. - Indian diaspora, Kashmir Shaivism, linguistics, comparative religion (Jan 10, 2002) -Sunthar

Abhinava's parādvaita: world negation, Hindu-Buddhist dialogue, process of Indian civilization (Dec 15, 2001) - SV

Dionysus and Bhairava: towards a 'rapprochement' of Greek and Hindu philosophy? (Dec 2, 2001) - Sunthar

    Aryan (Indo-European, Iranian, Indo-Aryan)

Was BMAC 'taken-over' by waves of 'Aryan' speakers? macro-effects of 'imperial' formations (Apr 23, 2003) Sunthar

Unicorns in Indus civilization - did Indo-Iranians take over BMAC Soma-cult? (Apr 11, 2003) Sunthar

Routes of Indo-Aryan Migrations (Babaev) - back-influence from BMAC II? (Apr 10, 2003) - Sunthar

Studies in Indo-European linguistics and migrations - by Cyril Vladimirovich Babaev (Apr 10, 2003) - Sunthar

    Bactria-Margiana Archeological Complex (BMAC = Bactria)

Was BMAC 'taken-over' by waves of 'Aryan' speakers? macro-effects of 'imperial' formations (Apr 23, 2003) Sunthar

Beauty of triple-city (Tripurasundarī) - Bactrian warrior-dimension of Durgā & Zāktism (Apr 18, 2003) SV to Virendra

Unicorns in Indus civilization - did Indo-Iranians take over BMAC Soma-cult? (Apr 11, 2003) Sunthar

Routes of Indo-Aryan Migrations (Babaev) - back-influence from BMAC II? (Apr 10, 2003) - Sunthar (Aryan)

Dartmouth courses on Mycenae - dated? No references to BMAC! (Apr 08, 2003) Sunthar to James (Greece)

    Dravidian (Africa)

The Free Man and Slave in Sumeria (May 8, 2003) - Loga (Dravidian, democracy)

Sumerian Engarar and Tamil VeeLaalar (May 7, 2003) - Loga (Dravidian)

African roots of Ubaidians, Elamites, Dravidians - Subarian Semite Aryan (Samar Abbas) (May 05, 2003) Sunthar

'Proto-Dravidian' in Mesopotamia & Elam - is Sumerian derived from African languages? (May 05, 2003) SV to Clyde

Re: Dravidian cross-cousin marriage - African presence in Elam? [Sumero-Tamil] (May 4, 2003) Loga to Sunthar

Indo-Dravidian cross-cousin marriage - an African presence in Elam? (May 03, 2003) Sunthar to Loga (Indus)

Re: Jainas as mediators between Harappa & Dravidians [cross-cousins, flood] (May 3, 2003) Loga to Sunthar

Join Abhinavagupta (and Mecca-Benares) forum to read archives (May 01, 2003) Sunthar to Samar

Jainas as early mediators between Harappan values & Dravidian culture (May 01, 2003) Sunthar to Radha

Tamil anthropological type - Dravidians African immigrants? [Sumero-Tamil, Sanskrit] (Apr 30, 2003) Loga to Sunthar

Anthropological type of Tamils - are Dravidians descendants of African immigrants? (Apr 28, 2003) Sunthar to Radha

Melano-Dravidian agriculturalists of southern neolithic - 'neo-Sumerian' Hindus? (Apr 27, 2003) Sunthar to Sathia

Re: African games - Dravidians reach India overland or sea? [Sumerian flood-myth] (Apr 27, 2003) Loga to Sunthar

Playing games with Africans - did Dravidians reach India overland or by sea? (Apr 27, 2003) Sunthar to Radha

Language of Harappa & Dravidian ethnicity - Sumerian original Tamil mother-tongue? (Apr 26, 2003) Sunthar to Loga

Re: Neolithic foundations of Indus civiliz. & Dravidians [Sumero-Tamil] (Apr 25, 2003) Loga to Sunthar (dia-gnosis)

Neolithic foundations of Indus civilization and problem of Dravidian origins (Apr 25, 2003) Sunthar to Loga

    Indus-Sarasvatī (Sumeria, Elam)

Gilgamesh, Sumerian 'Master of Animals' - Enkidu a Meluhhan hippie? (May 07, 2003) Sunthar to Radha (Jainism)

Harappan roots of Jainism & Brahmanism - what happened to Indo-Sumerian paradise? (May 06, 2003) SV to Loga

Unicorns in Indus civilization - did Indo-Iranians take over BMAC Soma-cult? (Apr 11, 2003) Sunthar

 

    Munda (Austro-Asiatic)

Buffalo sacrifice, death, theft & shamanism - Introducing Francesco Brighenti (Dec 2, 2003) - Sunthar

Shamanism, double-headed snake & 'door to Heaven' - 'Dravidian' cult of Murukan (Nov 1, 2003) - Sunthar to Paul

    Newars (Bhairava, king, Tantric Buddhism, possession)

 

Knowledge Management

    Dia-Gnosis

Internet forums: for maximizing broadcasts or reaching out to Others? (Mar 17, 2003) Sunthar to David (moderating)

Symbiosis between Abhinava & Ontological Ethics? Please manage latter! (Mar 16, 2003) Sunthar to Joe

Acculturation & Internet: knowledge manager's response to Joaquin/Upton (Feb 24, 2003) SV to Frank (Indus Civiliz.)

WTC-911 & cross-cultural Internet forums? Joaquķn (& Charles Upton's) responses (Feb 17, 2003) - SV to J. (Roma)

Traditional brahmins as knowledge managers? comparative taxonomy revisited (Jan 26, 2002) - Sunthar to Jairam

Knowledge management, inter-civilizational dialogue and the Abhinavagupta project (Jan 19, 2002) - Sunthar

Prediction: a Profound Paradigm Shift - by Kathleen M. Fisher (Jan 16, 2002) - Sunthar

Linear versus Threaded discussion - how to Dia-Gnose across knowledge communities (Jan 6, 2002) - Sunthar

Knowledge Representation in Sanskrit and Artificial Intelligence (Jan 5, 2002) - Sunthar to Rajesh (Sanskrit)

Dia-Gnosis: traditional wisdom, knowledge representation, virtual trans-communities (Dec 20, 2001) - SV to Rajesh

    Information technology

Emerging culture war over globalization shifts to software front...on MSNBC! (Nov 5, 2002)  - Sunthar (anarchism)

Re: virus attack [precautions, heartbreak, remedies, etc.] (Oct 8, 2001) - Gary

    Literacy versus (logistics of) Oral culture

 

    Moderating and contributing to discussion within a virtual community

The Wayist about Wayism (Dec 14, 2003) Sunthar to Ralph

Petition 4 Saddam Hussein! [- a foretaste of what 'free-thinking' can bring Yahoo! forums?] (Dec 21, 2003) Sunthar to Ralph

Tantra, titans, transformation! [Abhinava forum is not venue for assuming mantle of guru] (Dec 12, 2003) Sunthar to Ralph (sex)

Internet forums: for maximizing broadcasts or reaching out to Others? (Mar 17, 2003) Sunthar to David (diagnosis)

Symbiosis between Abhinava & Ontological Ethics? Please manage latter! (Mar 16, 2003) Sunthar to Joe (diagnosis)

David Dubois is moderator of Abhinava group: updated guidelines for contributing (Mar 16, 2003) - Sunthar

Self-help (svātantrya!) in maintaining and updating our Abhinavagupta Forum-Index (Mar 6, 2003) - (moderating)

Would you transfer ownership of this Abhinavagupta list to svAbhinava? (Mar 4, 2003) Sunthar to Gary

Does this have anything to do with Abhinavagupta? (Mar 3, 2003) Sunthar to Gary

Re: Sartre's critique of dialectical reason, time, Kāpālikas, Abhinava, & Humor if possible (Mar 3, 2003) Don to Gary

Can you help maintain chronological listing of all posts by Gary at the Forum-Index? (Feb 24, 2003) Sunthar to Jud

Guidelines for contributing, discussing and moderating the Abhinavagupta forum (Feb 12, 2003) Sunthar to Chanchal

Help update & maintain listing of posts by contributors at Abhinava Forum-Index? (Feb 1, 2003) - Jud to Sunthar

Help maintain listing of posts by contributors (including Gary) at Abhinava Forum-Index? (Feb 1, 2003) - SV to Jud

Taking collective ownership of Abhinava list: providing personal listings & comprehensive index (Jan 19, 2003) - SV

Chanchal Bhattacharya's (premature?) appreciation of Jacques Vigne's writings (Jan 18, 2003) - Sunthar

Batting or Whacking? (Jan 8, 2003) [list needs to be better moderated / edited] - Scott Hutton

Re: Fwd: "EXISTENTS" NOT "EXISTENCE" [is group losing its focus?]  (Jan 8, 2003) - Jack

RE: Fwd: "EXISTENTS" NOT "EXISTENCE" [is group losing its focus?]  (Jan 8, 2003) - Rachel

Renewed resolutions 2003 - happy & productive New Year amidst ever growing circle of friends! (Jan 1, 2003) - SV

Re: Vibration, again... [Introducing Gary C. Moore's homepage and biography] (Dec 14, 2002) - Jud

Posting [ABD] SUMI SIVARATNAM's PLOTINUS PAPERS at other sites (Dec 7, 2002) - Sunthar

Ascribing early Buddhist texts to an urban legend (Oct 20, 2002) - Troy to Lance Cousins (Buddhism)

Indianapolis "think-tank" on current crisis....time to open up membership to world at large? (Sep 20, 2002) - Sunthar

[Sanskrit] Fonts for Chanchal [nitpicking transliteration of others] (Aug 5, 2002) - Jack to Chanchal

Re: Meaningful, accessible & productive dialogue on Abhinava ['knowledge' is bondage] (Aug 2, 2002) Jack to SV

Re: Parameters for meaningful, accessible & productive dialogue on Abhinava (Aug 1, 2002) - Chanchal to Sunthar

Parameters for meaningful, accessible & productive dialogue on Abhinava's legacy (Aug 1, 2002) - SV to Chanchal

Re: Questions related to Abhinava & Synthesis of Indian Culture [what's relevant] (Aug 1, 2002) - Chanchal to SV

Questions related to Abhinavagupta and the Synthesis of Indian Culture (Jul 31, 2002) Sunthar to Chanchal

Invitation to join Alexandra's restricted egroup on Sri Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982) (Apr 3, 2002) - Alexandra

Linear versus Threaded discussion - Dia-Gnose across knowledge communities (Jan 6, 2002) - Sunthar (divination)

Disseminating Abhinava's legacy so as to enrich contemporary thought and life... (Dec 21, 2001) - Sunthar

Getting to know Abhinavagupta interactively online (Dec 20, 2001) - Sunthar to Matthijs (and Yanaival Yakub)

NB: 'Valarie' is NOT Valerie J. Roebuck! (Dec 19, 2001) - Sunthar

Your delivery settings...posting etiquette for our Yahoo!Groups [self-discipline needed] (Dec 8, 2001) - SV to Valerie

Re: Co-moderator privileges for the Abhinavagupta forum? (Dec 08, 2001) Gary to Valerie

Re: Co-moderator privileges for the Abhinavagupta forum? [banning long emails?] (Dec 08, 2001) - Valerie to Gary

Co-moderator privileges for the Abhinavagupta forum? (Dec 8, 2001) - Sunthar

Language (Sanskrit, Semiotics)

    Mantra (sound, potency, magic)

Sound, meaning and potency: towards a unified theory of language (Jan 4, 2002) - Sunthar to Rachel (tradition)

Re: The fine art of scholarly vituperation: giving the Devil his due! (Jan 2, 2002) Rachel to Sunthar (clown)

    Philosophy

Bhartrhari and Vijńānavāda (Oct 20, 2002) - Nanda Kumar (query)

Kashmir Shaiva and Bhartrhari studies in Benares - speaking of ineffability...? (Jun 25, 2002) - Sunthar

Rasa-dhvani - can (aesthetic) emotion ever constitute the 'meaning' of a text? (Mar 27, 2002) - Sunthar

Indic Thought and Structuralism: Peirce versus Saussure (Dec 12, 2001) - Sunthar

    Sanskrit (Harappan, Dravidian, Munda, Indo-European)

Untouchables study Sanskrit & explain Vedas? what would 'great brahmin' say today? (Jan 24, 2003) - SV (caste)

Sanskrit equivalents of neuroscientific terminology (Feb 12, 2002) - Sunthar to Don Salmon

The Death of Sanskrit - by Sheldon Pollock (Feb 10, 2002) - Sunthar

Rediscovering Sarasvati's cerebral tongue - Sanskrit and world culture (Feb 2, 2002) - Sunthar to Jairam

Knowledge Representation in Sanskrit and Artificial Intelligence (Jan 5, 2002) - Sunthar to Rajesh (Dia-Gnosis)

Sound, meaning and potency: towards a unified theory of language (Jan 4, 2002) - Sunthar to Rachel (tradition)

Re: Learning Sanskrit (Dec 04, 2001) - Valerie to Gary

Learning Sanskrit, Vijńāna Bhairava tantra (Dec 2, 2001) - Sunthar

    Semiotics

What's in a Name? Jewish monotheism & Kabalistic power: how to rebuild Temple? (Sep 30, 2002) - Sunthar to Yoni

Laura sage Schlessinger a US radio personality .....or how to pay lip-service to scripture! (Sep 21, 2002) - Sunthar

The Tower of Babel - does God's light guide us or blind us? Both says "We"! (Sep 21, 2002) - Sunthar

Re: The Tower of Babel - Does God's light guide us or blind us? (Sep 11, 2002) Lynn to Sunthar

The Tower of Babel - Does God's light guide us or blind us? (Sep 11, 2002) - Sunthar

Koenraad Elst/Bernard Sergent dialogue on the Synthesis of Indian Culture (Jan 21, 2002) - Sunthar

The esoteric core of Hindu semiotics - the 'tyranny' of the sages (Jan 21, 2002) - Sunthar

Re: The fine art of scholarly vituperation: giving the Devil his due! (Jan 2, 2002) Rachel to Sunthar (clown)

The fine art of scholarly vituperation: giving the Devil his due! (Jan 1, 2002) - Sunthar

Integrating psychology East-and-West...would Abhinava have laughed at the idea? (Dec 20, 2001) - Sunthar

Text, commentary and creativity: Abhinava's (re-) conceptualization of (Hindu) tradition (Dec 18, 2001) - Sunthar

Indic Thought and Structuralism: Peirce versus Saussure (Dec 12, 2001) - Sunthar

 

Mythology

Kailash myth and its importance in Kashmir Shaivism (Jan 19, 2003) - Alexandra (open)

Indian satellites find buried courses of River Sarasvatī [heavenly or terrestrial] (Jul 30, 2002) - Sunthar

Mythico-ritual roots of rational (aesthetic & philosophical) thought - examples (May 2, 2002) - Sunthar to Matthijs

Mitra-Varuna and 'reversal of the poles' - how might Abhinava have restored the world tree? (Mar 17, 2002) - Sunthar

Royal cosmogony in Egypt and India - resurrecting the world-pillar (Mar 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Vishnu's 3rd stride - what can Indo-Western consciousness studies learn from shamanism? (Mar 7, 2002) - Sunthar

Vishnu's foot, Orion's toe & celestial ladder - are we agile enough to tip-toe to highest heaven? (Mar 5, 2002) - SV

Virgin-birth of the (royal) sacrificer and the enigma of the leonine sphinx (Mar 3, 2002) - Sunthar

Vedic sacrifice, Egyptian astronomy and archaic eschatology (Mar 2, 2002) - Sunthar

Taking a ride across the Milky Way with Abhinava on Sarasvatī's peacock... (Feb 19, 2002) - Sunthar

Mother Gangā, Hindu eschatology and the river Sarasvatī (Feb 11, 2002) - Sunthar to Nanda Kumar

Rohinī Shakata Bheda - any Roma astral myths/folklore on dangers of menstrual blood? (Jan 27, 2002) - Sunthar

Abhinavagupta's 'demoniac' heritage/legacy or how (Mitra-) Varuna became Bhairava (Jan 13, 2002 ) - Sunthar

Descent of the Gangā - esoteric astral correlates of Hindu mythology (Jan 12, 2002) - Sunthar

 

Philosophy

Sarva-Darzana-Sangraha- Nanda Kumar's Indian Philosophy Website (Apr 8, 2002) - Sunthar

KHAZANA for Indian Philosophy books [bookshop in USA] (Sep 6, 2001) - Gary (texts)

Heidegger and Asian Philosophy [Shankara, Buddhism links] (Sep 6, 2001) - Gary (Western Philosophy)

    Buddhist

[Heidegger and Buddhist thought - similar?] (Jan 8, 2003 ) Jack to Gary (Western Philosophy)

Bhartrhari and Vijńānavāda (Oct 20, 2002) -  - Nanda Kumar (query)

Re: Primacy of vijńāna (Mar 11, 2002) - [lighthisertim?] to Nanda Kumar

Primacy of vijńāna ['consciousness'] among 5 skandhas - 'sheaths' (Feb 28, 2002) - (open) Nanda Kumar

Re: Abhinavagupta and Buddhists - contextualizing the evolution of Indian philosophy II (Feb 28, 2002) - Nanda to SV

Re: Abhinavagupta and Buddhists - contextualizing evolution of Indian philosophy (Feb 27, 2002 ) - Nanda to Sunthar

Abhinavagupta and the Buddhists - contextualizing the evolution of Indian philosophy (Feb 26, 2002) - Sunthar

chitta maatra [mind-only[ versus vijnaana maatra [consciousness-only] (Feb 24, 2002) - (open) Nanda Kumar

Abhinava's parādvaita: world negation, Hindu-Buddhist dialogue, process of Indian civilization (Dec 15, 2001) - SV

    debates

Re: Abhinavagupta and Buddhists - contextualizing the evolution of Indian philosophy II (Feb 28, 2002) - Nanda to SV

Re: Abhinavagupta and Buddhists - contextualizing evolution of Indian philosophy (Feb 27, 2002 ) - Nanda to Sunthar

Abhinavagupta and the Buddhists - contextualizing the evolution of Indian philosophy (Feb 26, 2002) - Sunthar

Gurdjieff's 'self-remembering' in context of Hindu-Buddhist perspectives on "I"-ness (Feb 19, 2002) - JDuff to Nanda

Problematizing 'Consciousness' in Indic traditions -what would his "I"-ness Abhinava say today? (Feb 17, 2002) - SV

Re: Abhinavagupta versus Shankara - is Hinduism and Indic civilization tolerant? (Jan 21, 2002) - Nanda Kumar

Abhinavagupta versus Shankara - is Hinduism and Indic civilization tolerant? (Jan 21, 2002) - Sunthar

Abhinava's parādvaita: world negation, Hindu-Buddhist dialogue, process of Indian civilization (Dec 15, 2001) - SV

 

    Trika (Lalla, Zaivism, Zākta, autonomy, non-duality)

Re: why Abhinavagupta? [satkārya-vāda, Western parallels] (Mar 8, 2003) David to Arindam (Trika)

Shiva's dance at Kailāsa: Kālidāsa & Coomaraswamy on Trika (Mar 8, 03) SV to Alexandra (symbol, dance, humor)

Re: Why Abhinavagupta? [Frithjof Schuon on "Unity-in-Multiplicity" ] (Mar 5, 2003) Jean-Pierre

Gary & Berek Qinah Smith on problematic of "One-and-the-Many" in Plotinus & Advaita (Mar 5, 2003) Sunthar

All emotions comprised in humor? But not inverse! (Mar 5, 2003) Sunthar to David (dia-gnosis, One-in-many)

Re: why Abhinavagupta? ["all emotions in humor?"] (Mar 5, 2003) David to Don & Jean-Pierre (One-in-many)

Why Abhinavagupta? non-contradiction, autonomy of self, universal humor (Mar 2, 2003) - SV to David (Buddhism)

Re: Laughter & inner work: emotions as a springboard to realization (Feb 20, 2003) David to SV (Trika, Buddhism)

Virendra Qazi presentation of Kashmir Shaivism and Lalla in Chicago today (Nov 2, 2002) - Sunthar

Ian Whicher's abstract on the 're-descending' dimension of Patanjali Yoga (Jun 11, 2002) - Sunthar

Consciousness, self and other: universalization in Abhinava's theory of Rasa (abstract) (May 30, 2002) - Sunthar

Initiation and spiritual realization: is (dīkSā by) the Guru absolutely necessary (Jan 17, 2003) - Sunthar

Abhinava's parādvaita: beyond dualism & non-dualism! (Nov 24, 2001 ) - Sunthar

    Vedānta (Bhartrhari, Shankara, Rāmānuja, Vivekānanda)

Re: why Abhinava? [sat-khyāti-vāda, synthesizing, prasiddhi in TA-35, DPLawr] (Mar 5, 2003)  Arindam to David

Why Buddhism died out in India? [survives as Advaita Vedānta!] (Apr 10, 2002) (Buddhism) Nandakumar (open)

    Western philosophy (Greek, European, post-modern)

See also Exegesis (under Esotericism)

Esoteric Philosophy: Plato, Nietzsche, Leo Strauss = introducing Joe Martin! (Nov 29, 2003) - Sunthar

 

Re: why Abhinavagupta? [satkārya-vāda, Western parallels] (Mar 8, 2003) David to Arindam (Trika)

White Athena and 'American Miracle' - is 'the rest of world' still fooled? (Mar 9, 2003) - Sunthar (Greece, 9/11)

Black Athena and the 'European Miracle' - would the Greeks have been fooled? (Mar 9, 2003) - Sunthar to Rajiv

Laurence Lampert on esoteric dimension of Greek philosophy - Tantric & Kabbala (Mar 7, 2003)  to Joe

Gary & Berek Qinah Smith on problematic of "One-and-the-Many" in Plotinus & Advaita (Mar 5, 2003) Sunthar

Why Abhinavagupta has little in common with the Kāpālikas? ask Foucault! (Feb 27, 2003) - Sunthar to Gary

Re: On Reality as Transgression [Sartre] (Feb 25, 2003)  - Don to Gary (transgression)

3 eminent French scholars on Mohammad Fashahi - whither hence, Abhinava? (Feb 2, 2003) - Sunthar (Islam)

Between Greek reason, Islamic theocracy & Eastern intuition - Fashahi (Jan 31, 2003) - Sunthar (Islam)

Posting [ABD] SUMI SIVARATNAM's PLOTINUS PAPERS at other sites (Dec 7, 2002) - Sunthar

Indian influences on ancient Greek philosophy - the ongoing controversy... (Aug 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Traditional Indian theories of Consciousness & Western episteme - philosophy...cosmology (Jun 14, 2002) - SV

Mythico-ritual roots of rational (aesthetic and philosophical) thought - concrete examples (May 2, 2002) - SV

Distinguishing modes of 'rationality' - is there a 'logic' to the evolution of Indian culture? (Feb 23, 2002) - Sunthar

Michel Foucault - fresh look at Story of Civilization through Eastern eyes? (Feb 22, 2002) - Sunthar to Wilbur

Looking for specific Michel Foucault references... (Feb 22, 2002) - Wilbur  (open) (Western Philosophy)

Problematizing 'Consciousness' in Indic traditions - distinguishing modes of 'rationality' (Feb 21, 2002) - Sunthar

[Heidegger and Buddhist thought - similar?] (Jan 8, 2003 ) Jack to Gary (Buddhism)

Two modes of 'philosophizing' in Indo-Greek heritage - pennies for your thoughts (Jan 4, 2002 ) - Sunthar to Joe

Pleasure and the Plotinian Good - by Sumi Sivaratnam (Dec 30, 2001) - Sunthar

Assimilation to God as Self-Knowledge  - comparison of Plotinus/Plato and Abhinava? (Dec 28, 2001) - Sunthar

Indic Thought and Structuralism: Peirce versus Saussure (Dec 12, 2001) - Sunthar

Schopenhauer and Abhinavagupta - another promising dialogue? (Dec 8, 2001) - Sunthar to Lewis Vela

Dionysus and Bhairava: towards a 'rapprochement' of Greek and Hindu philosophy? (Dec 2, 2001) - Sunthar

Re: Welcome to Abhinavagupta [intersection of K-Shaivism & Continental Philo] (Sep. 04, 2001) Gary/ Rachel

    Yoga-Sānkhya

Re: why Abhinavagupta? [satkārya-vāda, Western parallels] (Mar 8, 2003) David to Arindam (Trika)

Introduction to Gurdjieff Work in Bangalore [on Ravi Ravindra & Sri Anirvan] (Feb 5, 2003) - Sunthar (Gurdjieff)

Nyāya-VaizeSika & Sāmkhya Philosophies - Nanda Kumar's Sarva-darzana-samgraha site (Jan 8, 2003) - Sunthar

Ian Whicher's abstract on the 're-descending' dimension of Patanjali Yoga (Jun 11, 2002) - Sunthar

 

Politics

    9/11 (clash of civilizations, war on terrorism, regional conflicts)

Distinguishing Jewish & Christian messianic zeal in transforming external world (Mar 9, 2003) Sunthar to Rajiv

White Athena and 'American Miracle' - is 'the rest of world' still fooled? (Mar 9, 2003) - Sunthar (Greece, philosophy)

"The Spirit of Terrorism" by Jean Baudrillard = "Bhairava: Terror and Protection"? Almost! (Feb 21, 2003) - Sunthar

WTC-911 & cross-cultural Internet forums? Joaquķn (& Charles Upton's) responses (Feb 17, 2003) - SVr to J. (Roma)

'History from Below' & (Hindutva) Subalternist-Culturalism -beyond Westology? (Feb 15, 2003) - SV (India, feminism)

Old Europe or Old America - by Graham Fuller (previously CIA's National Intelligence Council) [article] - Sunthar

FW: Be prepared if there is war with Iraq [- check out Globalvision News Network] (Feb 5, 2003) - Sunthar (America)

Facing a new war: Coomaraswamy's WWII letter on Asian - Western cultural relations (Jan 8, 2003) - Joaquin

CIA Scientist: suspect in U.S. Anthrax Attacks - Is America immune to (self-) infection? (Nov 7, 2002) - SV to Frank

WTC-911: timelines, issues, hidden plots, facts and allegations to ponder... (Oct 19, 2002) - Sunthar to Troy

NOT-WITH-ONENESS (NWO) [links to Troy's posts at 9/11 site] (Oct 30, 2002) - Troy (self-cultivation)

Mainstream media coverage of CIA/Presidential links to Bin Laden family (Oct 22, 2002) - Troy

"...Eurasia, closer to the center of gravity of the world..." (Oct 21, 2002) Troy to Sunthar

Enron: American agent in the Central Asian war (Oct 21, 2002) - Troy

[Links to alternative Web-sites on 9/11] (Oct 19, 2002) - Troy

Anthropological Basis for Current Conflict? Introducing (anthropo-historian) Emmanuel Todd! (Oct 13, 2002) - Sunthar

Conflict of civilization between Europe and United States: the cultural emancipation of India? (Oct 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Re: After the Empire: decomposition of American system - "Reviewing Bush Doctrine" (Oct 7, 2002) Troy to Sunthar

After the Empire: decomposition of American system - "Reviewing Bush Doctrine" (Oct 7, 2002) - SV (Rod Hemsell)

On alarm-clocks that don't wake us up even when not set to snooze....thanks for the light! (Sep 28, 2002) - Sunthar

An Anthropological Base for the Current Conflict? [Introducing Emmanuel Todd] (Sep 25, 2002) - Joe to Sunthar

Laura sage Schlessinger a US radio personality .....or how to pay lip-service to scripture! (Sep 21, 2002) - Sunthar

The Tower of Babel - does God's light guide us or blind us? Both says "We"! (Sep 21, 2002) - Sunthar

Indianapolis think-tank on current crisis....time to open membership to world at large? (Sep 20, 2002) - SV (Frank)

Religion, Politics, and the Triumph of Anglo-America? Jihad versus McWorld! (Sep 20, 2002) - Sunthar

Between Chicago and Benares: 9/11 in the United States through Asian eyes (Introduction) (Sep 19, 2002) - Sunthar

9/11 Remembrance (1.5 MB) PowerPoint slideshow - courtesy of John David Prabhu (Sep 15, 2002) - Sunthar

The Tower of Babel - Does God's light guide us or blind us? (Sep 11, 2002) - Sunthar

A New Holy War? A Buddhist Response from David R. Loy (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

The Mask of Nostradamus - how many fellow Americans are wearing it today? (Sep 8, 2002) - Suntharr

Many voices of reason: statements on 9/11 Attacks (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Nostradamus on the Muslim Anti-Christ...are we reading him 'right'? (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar (divination)

9/11 and the 'clash of civilizations' - towards a shared aesthetic sensibility? (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar to Frank

Stopping the violence - plea by Frank B. Brown (*Good Taste, Bad Taste, Christian Taste*) (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Retrospective on (the future of) 9/11 - time to speak up? (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

WTC-911 = World Crisis: Politics of Acculturation - why should you be interested? (Sep 4, 2002) - Sunthar

 

    America (anglo-saxon world)

Old Europe or Old America - Graham Fuller (previously CIA's National Intelligence Council) [article] - Sunthar (9/11)

Democracy, race and politics: is there an American caste-system? (Dec 22, 2002) - Sunthar

Multiculturalism, caste, universalism & survival of diversity: a belated Indian Thanksgiving? (Dec 9, 2002) -Sunthar

CIA Scientist: suspect in U.S. Anthrax Attacks - Is America immune to (self-) infection? (Nov 7, 2002) - SV to Frank

The Other America wins the Nobel Prize: where is, or when was, the Other India? (Oct 13, 2002) - Sunthar

Why American 'leadership' misjudges world: because their culture is evolving backwards? (Oct 9, 2002) - Sunthar

Conflict of civilization between Europe and United States: the cultural emancipation of India? (Oct 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Anglo-Saxon feminism & contempt for Arab world: anthropological base for current conflict? (Oct 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Mark Twain and the War - is the 'free market' (of ideas) only for foreign consumption... (Oct 7, 2002) - SV to Frank

Culture war with B-2s - Are we being steam-rolled...or are we sitting on steam-roller? (Sep 23, 2002) - SV to Frank

Religion, Politics, and the Triumph of Anglo-America? Jihad versus McWorld! (Sep 20, 2002) - Sunthar

The Mask of Nostradamus - how many fellow Americans are wearing it today? (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

America's imperial temptation: dynamics of the world disorder and the axis of neocoloniasm (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Between Chicago and Benares: 9/11 in the United States through Asian eyes (Introduction) (Sep 19, 2002) - Sunthar

 

    Asia-Pacific

    Democracy (anarchism, theocracy)

The Free Man and Slave in Sumeria (May 8, 2003) - Loga (Dravidian, democracy)

'Anarchism' thread at Abhinava for an Indic take on (political) autonomy (svātantrya) - Sunthar to Jason (Aurobindo)

Check out the post-anarchism listserv [forum] (Feb 12, 2003) - Jason

Anarchism, theocracy, transgressive sacrality -End of Islamic Ideology (Iran)? (Jan 9, 2003) - SV to Gary Jud (Islam)

Democracy, race and politics: is there an American caste-system? (Dec 22, 2002) - Sunthar

Emerging culture war over globalization shifts in earnest to software front...on MSNBC! (Nov 5, 2002)  - Sunthar (IT)

Anarchist sammelan - a convocation of Fools? (Jun 24, 2002) - Sunthar to Aditya (humor)

Anarchism in the brahmanical tradition: VasiSTha and Abhinavagupta (Jun 24, 2002) - Sunthar to Pankaj (caste)

Spiritual, political and cultural dimensions of Anarchism [Encyclopędia Britannica] (Jun 24, 2002) - Sunthar

Memo to CEOs - is there an Indic perspective on this? [erratum] (Jun 19, 2002) - Sunthar to Jairam

 

    Europe

Old Europe or Old America - Graham Fuller (previously CIA's National Intelligence Council) [article] - Sunthar (9/11)

Conflict of civilization between Europe and United States: the cultural emancipation of India? (Oct 8, 2002) - Sunthar

 

    India (Indology, South-Asia)

'History from Below' & (Hindutva) Subalternist-Culturalism -beyond Westology? (Feb 15, 2003) - Sunthar ( feminism)

Self-criticism solicited by Hindu leaders - Jaffrelot - Democracy in India: Religion, Caste & Politics (Jan 7, 2003) - SV

Tantric sammelan on Transgression - Black Sabbath with connivance of American Inquisition? (Oct 10, 2002) - SV

Conflict of civilization between Europe and United States: the cultural emancipation of India? (Oct 8, 2002) - Sunthar

"Role of International Community in Demilitarization of the Tibetan Plateau" Vinod Saighal (Sep 24, 2002) - Sunthar

Dalai Lama - The Man and his Vision" by Major-General Vinod Saighal (Sep 20, 2002) - Sunthar

Prof. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam - A Personal Reminiscence --- by --- Dr. M. Vidyasagar (Jul 4, 2002) - Sunthar

What's 'Muslim' about Kalam? religious acculturation in contemporary India (Jul 3, 2002) - Sunthar

Ambedakar's 'untouchable' expose of the civilizational crisis in (not just) South Asia (Jun 27, 2002) - Sunthar

Time for healing wounds - by studying the past? (Mar 5, 2002) - Sunthar

Shame on Vizva Hindu Parishad - by Rajiv Malhotra (Mar 1, 2002) - Sunthar

 

    Middle-East

Anarchism, theocracy and transgressive sacrality - The End of Islamic Ideology (Iran)? (Jan 9, 2003) - Sunthar

Facing a new war: Coomaraswamy's WWII letter on Asian-European (American) cultural relations (Jan 8, 2003) - SV

    Orientalism

Highlights so far are the controversies at/between RISA-L and the Hindu diaspora with regard to the Indic Colloquium and over the 'psychoanalytic' interpretation of Ganesha.

Do virile Hindus need brahmin 'eunuch' to be initiated into pleasures of 'oral sex'? ask Abhinava! (Jan 10, 2004) Sunthar (Indology)

Castrated Ganesha reduced to oral sex with limp trunk? Indeed for fantasies of impotent Indology! (Jan 8, 2004) Sunthar

Obnoxious anti-Hindu comments in Walters Art Gallery on Ganesha sculpture (Jan 3, 2003) Kalyan

Identity: Hindu American or just Hindu? - Teaching versus Worshipping Ganesha! (Nov 21, 2003) Sunthar (America)

Re: [RISA-L] The scholar's accountability (Nov 10, 2003) - Mihira2000 (satire, Ganesha)

Infantilization and 'nazification' of Hindu culture - picture is worth a thousand words! (Nov 7, 2003) - Sunthar to Joyce (Ganesha)

Naked Ganesha on cover of Banarsidas publication - Indian culture becoming 'infantilized'? (Nov 5, 2003) Sunthar

Rajiv's responses to Sunthar's posts on Courtright / Ganesha controversy (Nov 3, 2003) (Orientalism)

Message from Courtright exhorting us to live up to traditional Indian standards of debate (Nov 3, 2003) Sunthar (Ganesha)

Re: Book on Ganesha removed by Publisher (Nov 3, 2003) Antonio (Ganesha)

Good Taste, Bad Taste, Hindu Taste - why art historians deserve Ganesha's favor? (Nov 2, 2003) SV to Loga (& VV Raman)

Re: The scholar's accountability (Nov 2, 2003) Rajan to Antonio (Ganesha)

Re: [RISA-L] The scholar's accountability (Nov 1, 2003) Antonio to RISA-List (Ganesha, psychoanalysis)

Psychoanalytic Orientalism & obsession with Hindu sexual motifs: is Ganesha laughing? Sunthar to Chitra, Rajiv Alexandra

Paul Courtright's "limp phallus" enters US museums (Jun 26, 2003) Rajiv (psychoanalysis, Ganesha)

(Hindu) Tradition, (French) Orientalism & (interreligious) dialogue: whither hence Guénon? (Feb 5, 2003) - SV to Jack

Funding behind Colloquium on Indic Traditions - Judson Trapnell's perspective (Jan 31, 2003) - Sunthar (conferences)

Funding behind Colloquium on Indic Traditions - C. Wedemeyer's perspective (Jan 31, 2003) - Sunthar (conferences)

Four Major Conferences in India being sponsored by Infinity Foundation (Jan 29, 2003) - Rajiv (conferences)

Colloquium on Indic Traditions - Yvette Rosser's perspective (Jan 29, 2003) - Yvette (conferences)

Black Athena and the 'European Miracle' - would the Greeks have been fooled? (Jul 11, 2002) - Sunthar

Tantric sammelan on 'transgressive sacrality' - constructions and deployments of power in Indology (and the Classics) (Jul 17, 2002) - Sunthar

 

Religion

    interreligious dialogue

Re: Is 'Kingdom' of Jesus in heaven or on earth?  [adhyātmika vs. historicism] (Apr 2, 2003) to Frank (Christianity)

Jewish messianism, pagan sacrifice, Greek reason: universalism & Christ. Trinity (Mar 24, 2003) SV (interreligious)

Problematizing God's interventions in History (article - by Rajiv Malhotra) (Mar 22, 2003) - Sunthar (interreligious)

Indic Challenges to the Discipline of Science and Religion (Mar 7, 2003) - Sunthar (conference)

(Hindu) Tradition, (French) Orientalism & (interreligious) dialogue: whither hence Guénon? (Feb 5, 2003) - SV to Jack

Bhairava in Benares: Otherness in Heart of Tradition (Negotiating sacred space & religious identity) (Nov 3, 2002) SV

FW: IAHR Regional Conference on the Study of Religions in India (Aug 21, 2002) - Raja to Rajiv (conferences)

Judge orders God to break up into smaller deities...Bhairava-ben-Laden blows up Supreme Court! (Feb 6, 2002) - SV

Andalusian contribution to 'Abhinavagupta & Synthesis of Indian Music (Jan 14, 2002) - Sunthar to Joaquin & Frank

Conversing with Hindus (and Muslims and Christians) (Dec 25, 2001) - Sunthar

Tradition, change and inter-religious dialogue: the day God laughed! (Dec 12, 2001) - Sunthar to Frank

RE: World Congress for Preservation of Religious Diversity (Delhi, November 2001) (Dec 11, 2001) - Rajiv to Sunthar

Resolution - World Congress for the Preservation of Religious Diversity (Delhi, Nov. 2001) (Dec 11, 2001) - Sunthar

    Benares

Re: heart meditation [island of the moon , matsyodarī] (Mar 8, 2003) David to Alexandra (Benares, symbolism)

Veils of Anthropology [Muslim women, widows in Benares] (Nov 24, 2002) - Troy (feminism, Emmanuel Todd)

Bhairava in Benares: Otherness in Heart of Tradition (Negotiating sacred space & religious identity) (Nov 3, 2002) SV

Benares: World Within a World: Microcosm of Kashi Yesterday & Today - Richard Lannoy (Oct 14, 2002) - Sunthar

Religion, work, leisure and culture - celebrating the Sabbath everyday in Benares! (Oct 4, 2002) - Sunthar

Between Chicago and Benares: 9/11 in the United States through Asian eyes (Introduction) (Sep 19, 2002) - Sunthar

Re: Benares, Abhinava & banarasipan - place & destiny in life's journeys [self-intro] (Aug 2, 2002) Chanchal to SV

Benares (BHU), Abhinavagupta and banarasipan - place and destiny in life's journeys... (Aug 1, 2002) - Sunthar

Re: Questions related to Abhinava & Indian Culture [what's relevant] (Aug 1, 2002) - Chanchal to SV (moderating)

The Future of Aesthetics = The Crossing: Living, Dying and Transformation in Banaras (Jun 12, 2002) - Sunthar

Kashmir Shaiva and Bhartrhari studies in Benares - speaking of ineffability...? (Jun 25, 2002) - Sunthar

Beyond Hindu and Muslim -- a Multiple Identity narrative from Benares (Jun 10, 2002) - Sunthar

 

    Buddhism

Why Abhinavagupta? non-contradiction, autonomy of self, universal humor (Mar 2, 2003) - Sunthar to David

Re: Laughter & inner work: emotions as a springboard to realization (Feb 20, 2003) David to SV (Trika, Buddhism)

Your meeting with the Dalai Lama and Indo-Roma exchanges...all the best! (Feb 17, 2003) Sunthar to Ian

Exploring consciousness with Dalai Lama - from getting lost in mazes to curing rat-race! (Feb 8, 2003) - Sunthar

Investigating Mind: Exchanges between Buddhism & behavioral sciences on how mind works (Feb 7, 2003) - SV

"Sleeping dreaming, dying. Exploring consciousness with Dalai Lama" (Feb 7, 2003) - Sunthar (lucid dreams)

"Classical Thai Yoga-Tantra" - Pictorial Essay [gallery-link] (Dec 8, 2002) - Troy (techniques, art)

Avestan drigu: 'poor, dependent, faithful' [contrast Kāpālikas] (Nov 21, 2002) - Troy (techniques, transgression)

Buddhism: an Iranian heresy (Nov 20, 2002) - Troy (Indian Civilization)

Preliminary Notes on Gautama & the Kāpālika (Nov 7, 2002) - Troy (transgression, shamanism)

Ascribing early Buddhist texts to an urban legend (Oct 20, 2002) - Troy to Lance Cousins (moderating)

Re. The uniqueness and validity of the Buddhist path (Oct 13, 2002) - Nanda Kumar (see article)

Re. The uniqueness and validity of the Buddhist path (Oct 13, 2002) Troy to Don and Nanda Kumar (see article)

Re. The uniqueness and validity of the Buddhist path (Oct 12, 2002) - Nanda Kumar to Troy (see article)

Re. The uniqueness and validity of the Buddhist path (Oct 12, 2002) - Don to Troy on Nanda Kumar (see article)

Re. The uniqueness and validity of the Buddhist path (Oct 12, 2002) Troy to Nanda Kumar (see article)

Dalai Lama - The Man and his Vision" by Major-General Vinod Saighal (Sep 20, 2002) - Sunthar

A New Holy War? A Buddhist Response from David R. Loy (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Why Buddhism died out in India? [survives as Advaita Vedānta!] (Apr 10, 2002) Nandakumar (open)

Primacy of vijńāna ['consciousness'] among 5 skandhas - 'sheaths' (Feb 28, 2002) Nanda Kumar (open) (conscious)

Re: Abhinavagupta and Buddhists - contextualizing the evolution of Indian philosophy II (Feb 28, 2002) - Nanda to SV

Re: Abhinavagupta and Buddhists - contextualizing evolution of Indian philosophy (Feb 27, 2002 ) - Nanda to Sunthar

chitta maatra [mind-only[ versus vijnaana maatra [consciousness-only] (Feb 24, 2002) - open query by Nanda Kumar

    Christianity

Re: Virgin and Unicorn: does Christianity have esoteric dimension? (Apr 06, 2003) David to Sunthar (transgression)

Virgin and Unicorn: does Christianity have an esoteric dimension? (Apr 04, 2003) Sunthar to Frank (transgression)

Was Pauline Christianity a-historical? Celestial movements & terrestrial shifts (Apr 03, 2003) Sunthar to Antonio

Re: Is Jesus Kingdom in heaven or on earth? [adhyātmika vs. historicism] (Apr 2, 2003) Rajiv to Frank (interreligious)

Is 'Kingdom' of Jesus in heaven or on earth? ontological ethics & Christian bhakti (Apr 02, 2003) Sunthar to Frank

Sacrifice, mystical union & transcendence: originality of Christian Trinity (Mar 27, 2003) - Sunthar to Ed (symbolism)

Re: distinction between Jewish & Christian messianic zeal in transforming the  world (Mar 13, 2003) - Joe to Sunthar

Distinguishing Jewish & Christian messianic zeal in transforming external world (Mar 9, 2003) SV to Rajiv (politics)

Religion, Politics, and the Triumph of Anglo-America? Jihad versus McWorld! (Sep 20, 2002) - Sunthar

Stopping the violence - plea by Frank B. Brown (*Good Taste, Bad Taste, Christian Taste*) (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Raja Mylvaganam on *Unitarians and India" (3 chapters available online) (Jun 5, 2002) - Sunthar

Why Buddhism died out in India? [survives as Advaita Vedānta!] (Apr 10, 2002) Nandakumar (open)

Christianity, universal charity & converting the natives - what would Abhinava have said today? (Feb 4, 2002 ) - SV

    Hinduism

Harappan roots of Jainism & Brahmanism - what happened to Indo-Sumerian paradise? (May 06, 2003) SV to Loga

Indus civilization, Bactria-Margiana (BMAC) & Rig-Vedic religion (Mar 13, 2003) - Sunthar (Indian civilz., conference)

Is job specialization the key to Hindu caste (or instead a ritual logic)? (Mar 9, 2003) SV to Rajiv (Islam, Indian civilz.)

    Islam

Is job specialization the key to Hindu caste (or instead a ritual logic)? (Mar 9, 2003) SV to Rajiv (Islam, Indian civilz.)

3 eminent French scholars on Mohammad Fashahi - whither hence, Abhinavagupta? (Feb 2, 2003) - Sunthar (philo)

Between Greek reason, Islamic theocracy & Eastern intuition - Fashahi (Jan 31, 2003) - SV (Western philosophy)

Anarchism, theocracy, transgressive sacrality - End of Islamic Ideology (Iran)? (Jan 9, 2003) Sunthar to Gary Jud

Bhairava in Benares: Otherness in Heart of Tradition (Negotiating sacred space & religious identity) (Nov 3, 2002) SV

Anglo-Saxon feminism & contempt for Arab world: anthropological base for current conflict? (Oct 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Nostradamus on the Muslim Anti-Christ...are we reading him 'right'? (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Please check out the September 2002 issue of Qalandar (Sep 16, 2002) - Sunthar

Indian Muslim's reply to charge of fanaticism - transgressive sacrality in Hinduism (south asian) Islam (Jul 20, 2002)

NCM Meet of Hindu-Muslim leadership (Jul 18, 2002) - Sunthar

Prof. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam - A Personal Reminiscence --- by --- Dr. M. Vidyasagar (Jul 4, 2002) - Sunthar

What's 'Muslim' about Kalam? religious acculturation in contemporary India (Jul 3, 2002) - Raja to Sunthar

What's 'Muslim' about Kalam? religious acculturation in contemporary India (Jul 3, 2002) - Sunthar

Ambedakar's 'untouchable' expose of the civilizational crisis in (not just) South Asia (Jun 27, 2002) - Sunthar

Beyond Hindu and Muslim -- a Multiple Identity narrative from Benares (Jun 10, 2002) - Sunthar

John Esposito's response to Andrew Sullivan's "Religious War".....violence in religious 'economy' (Jun 9, 2002) - SV

Hindu-Muslim 'dialogue'? - start with the children even before they can talk properly! (Jun 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Qalandar: Islam and Interfaith Relations in South Asia (Jun 8, 2002) - Sunthar

    Jainism

Gilgamesh, Sumerian 'Master of Animals' - Enkidu a Meluhhan hippie? (May 07, 2003) Sunthar to Radha (Jainism)

Harappan roots of Jainism & Brahmanism - what happened to Indo-Sumerian paradise? (May 06, 2003) SV to Loga

Re: Jainas as mediators between Harappa & Dravidians [cross-cousins, flood] (May 3, 2003) Loga to Sunthar

Jainas as early mediators between Harappan values & Dravidian culture (May 01, 2003) Sunthar to Radha

    Judaism

Re: distinction between Jewish & Christian messianic zeal in transforming the  world (Mar 13, 2003) - Joe to Sunthar

Distinguishing Jewish & Christian messianic zeal in transforming external world (Mar 9, 2003) SV to Rajiv (politics)

Laurence Lampert on esoteric dimension of Greek philosophy - Tantric & Kabbala (Mar 7, 2003) - Sunthar to Joe

Learned Jews & illiterate Gypsies - transmission of (music) knowledge in (Hindu) tradition (Nov 19, 02)-SV to Joaquin

Bhairava in Benares: Otherness in Heart of Tradition (Negotiating sacred space & religious identity) (Nov 3, 2002) SV

Festschrift in Honor of Donmeh West's Fifth Anniversary on the Internet (Oct 9, 2002) - Sunthar

Religion, work, leisure and culture - celebrating the Sabbath everyday in Benares! (Oct 4, 2002) - Sunthar to Jairam

What's in a Name? Jewish monotheism and Kabalistic power: how to rebuild the Temple? (Sep 30, 2002) - Sunthar

Abhinavagupta and the Talmudic sages on tradition as collective enterprise (Jan 23, 2002) - Sunthar

Tradition, change and inter-religious dialogue: the day God laughed! (Dec 12, 2001) - Sunthar to Frank

    modernity (atheism, science, rationalism, empiricism)

Terrorizing the Western academy: should 'Hinduism' follow suit? (Dec 27, 2001) - Sunthar

    shamanism

Preliminary Notes on Gautama & the Kāpālika (Nov 7, 2002) - Troy (Buddhism, transgression)

Documentary about Castaneda: Shamanism & Dreaming (Oct 7, 2002) - Torjan [movie]

Science (physics, cosmogony, biology)  

Jeremy Narby on DNA & Origins of Knowledge - Peter Marcer on 'quantum consciousness' (Feb 3, 2003) - Sunthar

How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs - covers Indic (esp. Buddhist) Influences (May 29, 2002) - Sunthar

British Psychiatry: History of Madness & Mental Illness in Colonial India: Mysore Syndrome (May 22, 2002) - SV

Politics of scientific enterprise - can we participate/benefit without becoming part of problem?  (Mar 13, 2002) - SV

Symbolism (icons, yantra, myth, architecture)  

Goddess Tripurasundarī (Apr 15, 2003) - Virendra to Alexandra (feminism)

[Treating the world as Shri-Yantra in] Sri Kula tradition (Apr 6, 2003) -  Alexandra (open, techniques)

Sacrifice, mystical union & transcendence: originality of Christian Trinity (Mar 27, 2003) - Sunthar to Edward

Shiva's dance at Kailāsa: Kālidāsa & Coomaraswamy on Trika (Mar 8, 2003) SV to Alexandra (dance, humor)

Kailash myth and its importance in Kashmir Shaivism (Jan 19, 2003) - Alexandra (open) (symbolism)

    androgyne

Ganesha a eunuch opposed to virile Bhairava? 'great brahmin' (butcher!) gives birth to his parents! (Jan 4, 2003) Sunthar

    cow worship

Cows & brahmins (May 25, 2003) - Stuart to Sunthar (caste, transgression, techniques)

    heart

Re: heart meditation [island of the moon , matsyodarī] (Mar 8, 2003) David to Alexandra (Benares)

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/27/2003) - Jeffery to Alexandra

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) - Arindam to Alexandra

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) - Rachel to Alexandra

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) - David to Alexandra

Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) - Alexandra

    Shivalingam

Check out the digest of the heated debate over the 'phallic' significance of the Shivalingam. Since the linga is related to the snake and the spinal column, check out those sections as well.  'Psychoanalytic' approaches to the Hindu semiotic system have unsurprisingly led to seeing phalluses everywhere: Ganesha's elephant trunk, Vidūshaka's crooked stick, etc. The best way to take on such Orientalist reductionism would be to start with the linga itself.

Re: Forms of Siva [zizna-devāh - Sumerian derivation?] (Nov 14, 2003 ) Loga to Paul

Re: Is the Linga a Phallus? ask the Kabbalists, Freud and (sv)Abhinava! (Oct 9, 2003 ) Steve Feite to Sunthar

Is the Linga a Phallus? ask the Kabbalists, Freud and (sv)Abhinava! (Oct 9, 2003 ) Sunthar

    serpent (kuNDalinī)

Check out the digest of the heated debate over the 'phallic' significance of the snake.

Pampatti Cittar on SivaliGkam (Dec 10, 2003 ) Loga

Ganesha - the Snake and Moon (Nov 28, 2003) Loga to Rajaram

The Snake and the Moon (Nov 14, 2003) Loga

Was the Indus-Sarasvatī the urban epicenter of the developed serpent doctrine? (Oct 29, 2003) Sunthar to Sumita

Is the snake a phallic symbol? Don't ask Mr. Nāga-lingam! (Oct 14, 2003) Sunthar to Padma

    Unicorn

Check out the digests of the discussions about the unicorn in the Harappan civilization and in medieval Christianity.

Unicorns in Indus civilization - did Indo-Iranians take over BMAC Soma-cult? (Apr 11, 2003) Sunthar

Virgin and Unicorn: does Christianity have an esoteric dimension? (Apr 04, 2003) Sunthar to Frank (transgression)

 

 

Texts (Trika, Abhinava, Buddhist, Greek)  

Tradition, text and didactics: Abhinavagupta and Western thought (Dec 26, 2001) - Sunthar to Valerie

Text, commentary & creativity: Abhinava's (re-)conceptualization of (Hindu) tradition (Dec 18, 2001) - SV to Joe/Gary

KHAZANA for Indian Philosophy books [bookshop in USA] (Sep 6, 2001) - Gary (philosophy)

    Abhinavabhāratī (& NāTya-Zāstra)

    Bhagavad-Gītā (commentary)

Abhinavagupta's Commentary on Bhagavad Gītā - trans. by Boris Marjanovic (Feb 28, 2002) - Sunthar

New translation of Abhinava's commentary on the Bhagavad Gītā (Dec 15, 2001) - Sunthar

    Buddhist canon

    Contemporary authors on Trika

Re: why Abhinavagupta? [sat-khyāti-vāda, synthesizing, prasiddhi in TA-35, DPLawr] (Mar 5, 2003) Arindam to David

    Dhvanyāloka (and Locana)

    Greek

Plato's Statesman - Joe Martin/Cameron Bailes dialogue [through svAbhinava prism] (Nov 19, 2003) - Sunthar

    Īzvara-pratyabhijńā

Why Abhinavagupta? [problematic: 'Lord-without-second']  (Feb 15, 2003) - David (Praty-Hrdayam, consciousness)

    Tantric canon (other)

Re: why Abhinavagupta? [sat-khyāti-vāda, synthesizing, prasiddhi in TA-35, DPLawr] (Mar 5, 2003)  Arindam to David

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/27/2003) - Jeffery (symbolism)

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) - Arindam (symbolism)

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) - Rachel (symbolism)

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) - David (symbolism)

Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) - Alexandra (symbolism)

    Vijńāna-Bhairava

From primitive trance to technique of realization: the Vijńāna-Bhairava Tantra (Dec 22, 2001) - Sunthar

Learning Sanskrit, Vijńāna Bhairava tantra (Dec 2, 2001) - Sunthar

 

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Alexandra Kafka

[Treating the world as Shri-Yantra in] Sri Kula tradition (Apr 6, 2003) - open query (open, symbolism, techniques)

Did Abhinavagupta write about the Sri Kula tradition? (Mar 2, 2003) - open query (Abhinava, open)

Mahadevi [one Great Goddess and/or multiple forms of goddesses] (Mar 2, 2003) - Alexandra (feminism) - open

Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) - (symbolism)

Kailash myth and its importance in Kashmir Shaivism (Jan 19, 2003) - (open)

Does Kashmir Shaivaism use the Sri Yantra? (Jan 6, 2003) - (open)

Great women in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 18, 2002) - open query

Invitation to join Alexandra's restricted egroup on Sri Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982) (Apr 3, 2002)

Bhakti Yoga and imagined place in the worship of Devī (Feb 16, 2002) - (open)

Antonio de Nicholas

Was Pauline Christianity a-historical? Celestial movements & terrestrial shifts (Apr 03, 2003) Sunthar to Antonio

Arindam Chakrabarti

Re: why Abhinavagupta? [sat-khyāti-vāda, synthesizing, prasiddhi in TA-35, DPLawr]" (Mar 5, 2003) to David

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) to Alexandra

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 19, 2002) - to Alexandra

Ashok Chowgule

Bala Pillai

Komāli = God-dancer  = Pāshupata 'possessed'  = Vidūshaka on New Year? (Dec 31, 2003) Sunthar to Loga / Bala

Clown: usurper of king or resource of his precarious power? stealing your enemy's strength (Dec 31, 2003) Sunthar to Bala

Bharat Gupt

Bharat Gupt's essay on Classical Greek and Indian Drama - are we Indo-Europeans? (Jul 6, 2002) - response to SV

Cameron Bailes

Plato's Statesman - Joe Martin/Cameron Bailes dialogue [through prism of svAbhinava] (Nov 19, 2003) Sunthar (Greek Phil.)

Carl Vadivella Belle

Chanchal Bhattacharya

[pronunciation of Brahmā] (Jan 24, 2003)

Chanchal Battacharya:" .. . no one is your guru ..."  [Jung, Heidegger, etc.] (Jan 9, 2003) to Raja

[Pandit Satkari Mukhopadhyaya] (Jan 9, 2003) to Virendra

[Gopinath Kaviraj, Hemendranath Chkaravarti, Biswanath Bhattacharya] (Jan 9, 2003) to Virendra

Gopinath Kaviraj: no one is your guru - you become it [ibid] [derivation of 'Abhinavan'] (Jan 9, 2003) to Virendra (guru)

Tom Sheehan's Heidegger, the Man and his Work (Dec 16, 2002) to Jud

[Sanskrit circles in Benares/BHU - Hemendranath, Biswanath, Ramashankar, etc.] (Dec 13, 2002) to Gary

Re: [copt_gnosis] gnothe s'auton [2 traditions, Eastern & Western, of philosophy?] (Dec 4, 2002) to Gary

Re: First Thyagarajah Festival & concert by Nithyasree in Paris - appreciation ą la franēaise (Nov 1, 2002 ) - to SV

Re: Bhartrhari and Vijnaanavaada [akSara in the Bhagavad-Gītā and in PāNini] (Oct 21, 2002) to Nanda Kumar

[Sunthar's privilege to have studied at BHU with Biswanath Bhattacharya] (Aug 12, 2002) to Sunthar

[personal background, scholarly interests and beliefs about Truth] (Aug 12, 2002) to Jack

[comments by Chanchal Bhattacharya on Yoga Philosophy] (Aug 9, 2002) [errata] (Aug 12, 2002) to Arindam

[exegesis of yuktasya sarvadā bhānam - "effortless shining forth (of truth)" - 2] (Aug 8, 2002) to Jack

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Abhinavagupta/message/330 ??? (Aug 6, 2002) to Jack

[exegesis of yuktasya sarvadā bhānam - "effortless shining forth (of truth)" - 1] (Aug 5, 2002) to Jack

Re: Benares, Abhinava & banarasipan - place & destiny in life's journeys [self-introduction] (Aug 2, 2002) to Sunthar

Re: Parameters for meaningful, accessible & productive dialogue on Abhinava (Aug 1, 2002) to Sunthar (moderating)

Re: Questions related to Abhinava & Indian Culture [what's relevant] (Aug 1, 2002) to SV (moderating, Benares)

Re: Sanskrit literary theories - 2 papers by Sunthar & Abhinava egroup [self-introduction] (Jul 31, 2002) -(moderating)

Chitra Raman

Psychoanalytic Orientalism & obsession with Hindu sexual motifs: is Ganesha laughing? (31 Oct 03) (SV) Chitra to Rajiv

Chris Chanler

Gurdjieff (and Abhinava) on 'self-remembering' (Feb 20, 2002) - Sunthar to Gurdjieff

Christian Bouchet

Inducing lucid dreaming (Jan 24, 2003) - to Don (dreams)

Christian's techniques for inducing lucid dreams - excerpts from your own book? (Jan 16, 2003) - Sunthar to Don

Abstract in English of Dr. Christian Bouchet's state-thesis on "Lucid Dreaming" (Jan 10, 2003) - Sunthar (dreams)

Extracts (in French) from Dr. Christian Bouchet's state-thesis on "Lucid Dreaming" (Jan 5, 2003) - Sunthar (dreams)

Clyde A. Winters

'Proto-Dravidian' in Mesopotamia & Elam - is Sumerian derived from African languages? (May 05, 2003) SV to Clyde

David Dubois

Re: Virgin and Unicorn: does Christianity have esoteric dimension? (Apr 06, 2003) to Sunthar (transgression)

David Dubois is moderator of Abhinava group: updated guidelines for contributing (Mar 16, 2003)  Sunthar

Re: why Abhinavagupta? [satkārya-vāda, Western parallels] (Mar 8, 2003) to Arindam (Trika)

Re: heart meditation [island of the moon , matsyodarī] (Mar 8, 2003) to Alexandra (Benares, symbolism)

Re: why Abhinavagupta? ["all emotions in humor?"] (Mar 5, 2003)  to Don & Jean-Pierre (One-in-many)

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) to Alexandra

Re: Laughter & inner work: emotions as a springboard to realization (Feb 20, 2003) to Sunthar (Trika, Buddhism)

Why Abhinavagupta? [problematic of 'Lord-without-a-second']  (Feb 15, 2003) - (Pratyabh.-Hrdayam, consciousness)

Don Salmon

Re: Sartre's on dialectical reason, time, Kāpālikas, Abhinava, & Humor if possible (Mar 3, 2003)  to Gary (moderating)

Re: On Reality as Transgression [Sartre] (Feb 25, 2003) to Gary (transgression)

Re: "Sleeping, dreaming, dying. Exploring consciousness with Dalai Lama" (Feb 7, 2003 ) to Sunthar (Chris' amen)

Sri Aurobindo and Western philosophy - is there a hierarchy of knowledge? (Jan 22, 2003) - Sunthar

Re: [Christian Bouchet's] Lucid dream induction techniques (Jan 16, 2003) - to Sunthar

Re. The uniqueness and validity of the Buddhist path (Oct 12, 2002) - to Troy on Nanda Kumar (see article)

Re: Culture war with B-2s - Steam-rolled...or sitting on steam-roller? (Sep 28, 2002 ) to Tom on Sunthar

Traditional Indian theories of Consciousness and scientific psychology (Jun 24, 2002) - Sunthar to Ken

Traditional Indian theories of Consciousness & Western episteme - philosophy...cosmology (Jun 14, 2002) - SV

Have 'consciousness studies' anything to learn from semiotics of 'primitive' cultures? (Feb 21, 2002) - Sunthar

Contemporary psychology vs traditional knowledge systems - 'consciousness studies' in India (Feb 15, 2002) - SV

Sanskrit equivalents of neuroscientific terminology (Feb 12, 2002) - Sunthar to Don Salmon

Edward More

Sacrifice, (mystical) union and transcendence: originality of Christian Trinity (Mar 27, 2003) - Sunthar (symbolism)

Francesco Brighenti

Buffalo sacrifice, death, theft & shamanism - Introducing Francesco Brighenti (Dec 2, 2003) - Sunthar (Austro-Asiatic)

'Writing' or non-linguistic Symbols? (literate Indus?) - semiotics of acculturation (Nov 12, 2003) Sunthar on Farmer

Re: Book as origin of culture & religion - is 'Hinduism' literate? (Nov 7, 2003) to Sunthar (Indus-Sarasvatī)

Frank Burch Brown

Virgin and Unicorn: does Christianity have an esoteric dimension? (Apr 04, 2003) Sunthar to Frank (transgression)

Is 'Kingdom' of Jesus in heaven or on earth? ontological ethics & Christian bhakti (Apr 02, 2003) Sunthar to Frank

Acculturation & Internet: knowledge manager's response to Joaquin & Upton (Feb 24, 2003) Sunthar (Indus Civiliz.)

CIA Scientist: suspect in US Anthrax Attacks - is America immune to (self-) infection? (Nov 7, 2002) - Sunthar (9/11)

Mark Twain & War - is the 'free market' (of ideas) only for foreign consumption... (Oct 7, 2002) - Sunthar (America)

Culture war with B-2s - Are we being steam-rolled...or sitting on steam-roller? (Sep 23, 2002) - Sunthar (America)

Indianapolis think-tank on current crisis....open membership to world at large? (Sep 20, 2002) - Sunthar (9/11)

9/11 and the 'clash of civilizations' - towards a shared aesthetic sensibility? (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Stopping the violence - plea by Frank (*Good Taste, Bad Taste, Christian Taste*) (Sep 8, 2002) - Sunthar (violence)

Andalusian contribution to 'Abhinavagupta & Synthesis of Indian Music (Jan 14, 2002) - Sunthar (music)

Ethics, food (Babette's feast) & transgressive sacrality (Abhinava's Eucharist) (Dec 12, 2001) - SV (aesthetics)

Tradition, change and inter-religious dialogue: the day God laughed! (Dec 12, 2001) - Sunthar (Judaism)

Frederick M. Smith

Did classical Indian philosophers revise their works? (Dec 23, 2001) - Valerie to Sunthar (texts)

Gary C. Moore

[Gary's listings need to be further processed....]

Gary & Berek Qinah Smith on problematic of "One-and-the-Many" in Plotinus & Advaita (Mar 5, 2003) Sunthar

Re: Vibration, again... [Introducing Gary C. Moore's homepage and biography] (Dec 14, 2002) - Jud (moderating)

Re: Problematizing 'Consciousness' in Indic traditions - what would his "I"-ness Abhinava say today? (Feb 18, 2002)

Reassessment & relevance to Abhinavagupta [Foucault, Shankara, Kāpālika] (Mar 3, 2003) to Sunthar

[Tony Hillerman's: A Thief of Time] (Mar 3, 2003) [move to somewhere else?]

[Man = murderer? Meaning]  [Dostoevsky, Harris, Hillerman, Wittgenstein] (Mar 3, 2003)  to Jud & Sunthar (violence)

On Reality as Transgression [praxis, success, time] (Feb 25, 2003) to Jud and  Sunthar (???)

[Kāpālika transgression as universal core of religion: but why not Abhinava?] (Feb 22, 2003 ) to Sunthar (open query)

POP-UPS & ALL POWER TO THE PEASANTS, WORKERS, AND SOLDIERS! [delete?]

Re: Anarchism, theocracy and transgressive sacrality - The End of Islamic Ideology (Iran) to Sunthar

Re: Fwd: "EXISTENTS" NOT "EXISTENCE" [reread to try and make sense? - SV]

Nyāya-Vaisesika & Sāmkhya [core definitions requested] (Jan 8, 2003) [thanks to Sunthar]

Fwd: "EXISTENTS" NOT "EXISTENCE" [reread to try and make sense? - SV]

Questions [on anarchism, communist 'withering of the state', Heidegger an 'honest' Nazi?] (Jan 5, 2003 ) to Jud

NEW VERSION DES PREMIERS PRINCIPES !!!! [move to NeoplatonismDamascius forum?]

Abhinavagupta and his Works, by V. Raghavan [list of chapter titles] (Dec 22, 2002) (texts)

Fwd: Re: [Abhinavagupta] Vibration, again... [to Tom Reedy]

DAMASCIUS II [move to NeoplatonismDamascius forum?]

DAMASCIUS [move to NeoplatonismDamascius forum?]

Re: Vibration, again... (to Chanchal & Jud) [delete?]

JOSEPH CONRAD 1 [move to another forum?]

Re: Vibration, again... (Dec 14, 2002) to Tom [check content]

[new title needed] (Dec 13, 2002) to Chanchal

[new title needed] (Dec 12, 2002) to Chanchal

[personal backgrounds, against historicity & anthropologizing of philosophy] (Dec 11, 2002) to Chanchal

[Chanchal's background - past teaching & current publication projects] (Dec 10, 2002) Gary [move to Chanchal]

[pursuing philosophy passionately outside of official academia - personal backrounds] (Dec 7, 2002) to Chanchal

Re: DOCTOR SUMI SIVARATNAM's PLOTINUS PAPERS [delete (included in Sunthar's response)]

Re: From Damascius’ LECTURES ON THE PHILEBUS (Dec 6, 2002) to Chanchal [keep?]

DOCTOR SUMI SIVARATNAM's PLOTINUS PAPERS [delete]

NeoplatonismDamascius@yahoogroups.com [notice & description of forum] (Dec 6, 2002 ) (Western philosophy)

From Damascius’ LECTURES ON THE PHILEBUS (Dec 5, 2002) [move to NeoplatonismDamascius forum?]

Fwd: [GnosticThought] Sacred Hoop Shiva and North American Indians

(no subject) [to Chanchal, note on where to find book on Damascius] [delete]

Des primiers principes [empty - delete]

Re: [copt_gnosis] gnothe s'auton (Dec 4, 2002) to Sunthar [open query]

LES PRIMIERS PRINCIPES [move to NeoplatonismDamascius forum]

Fwd: LE_PARADOXE_DU_MONOTHÉISME_[move to HenriCorbin  forum]

Fwd: ISLAMIC DICTIONARY [move document to Visuvalingam's Friends page? and delete from archive]

Fwd: FRENCH DICTIONARY [move document to Visuvalingam's Friends page? and delete from archive]

Fw: THE PARADOX OF MONOTHEISM [move to NeoplatonismDamascius forum]

Past-ism or "a revolution of subjectivity" [Adonis on impasse of Arab societies] (Jul 16, 2002) - (Islam, Middle-East)

HENRY CORBIN: SPIRITUAL TOPOGRAPHY OF IRANIA [move to HenriCorbin  forum]

New Group about UMBERTO ECO: First Message (May 23, 2002)

New Group: "Henry Corbin" (May 6, 2002) - (Islam)

Fw: [heidegger-dialognet] NO!No!nooooooooooooooo! (Mar 23, 2002)

APPRECIATION OF "DISTINGUISHING MODES OF RATIONAL (Feb 24, 2002)

Re: Problematizing 'Consciousness' in Indic traditions - what would his "I"-ness Abhinava say today? (Jan 23, 2002)

VIRTUE 3b.1 [commentary on "Assimilation to God as Self-Knowledge in Ennead 1.2"] (Jan 23, 2002) to Sumi

Internet Platonism meets Arun Kumar Tripathi (Jan 16, 2002) [respond to Dia-Gnosis, then delete?]

Krama [Rastogi's and Pandey's books out of print or unavailable] (Dec 30, 2001) to Alexandra (Jack & Virendra)

Krama system of Kashmiri Shaivism [Dyczkowski's book] (Dec 30, 2001) to Alexandra (Jack & Virendra)

Assimilation to God as Self-Knowledge in Ennead 1.2 by Sumi (Dec 28, 2001) [jīvanmukti] to Sunthar (West. Phil.)

Re: Khazana for Indian Philosophy books (Dec 14, 2001) to (not Valerie but) Valarie (texts)

Re: Co-moderator privileges for the Abhinavagupta forum? (Dec 08, 2001) to Valerie (moderating)

Re: Samuel Todes: Body and World & Sensuous Abstraction And The Abstract Sense Of Reality (Dec 08, 2001)

Corpus Hermeticum [publication info requested] (Dec 08, 2001) (open query)

Re: Co-moderator privileges for the Abhinavagupta (Dec 08, 2001) to Sunthar

[Heidegger's review of Cassirer's Philosophy of Symbolic Forms] (Dec 5, 2001) to Sunthar (West. Phil., semiotics)

Re: Learning Sanskrit? translations of Abhinavagupta (Dec 5, 2001)

Re: Learning Sanskrit [note of thanks for book title] (Dec 5, 2001) to Valerie

Fw: Abhinavagupta, Heidegger, and Greek philosophy: your contribution to East-West dialogue... (Dec 4, 2001)

Learning Sanskrit, Reply to letter 12/2/01 (Dec 4, 2001) [virus scare - delete?]

P. S. Heidegger & Plotinus (Dec 3, 2001) [open query]

Re: Dionysus and Bhairava: towards a 'rapprochement' of Greek and Hindu philosophy? (Dec 3, 2001)

Re: Heidegger, neo-Platonics & Abhinava (Nov 24, 2001) to Sunthar

Heidegger, neo-Platonics & Abhinava: your svAbhinava homepage [initial exchange with Sunthar(Nov 23, 2001)

Doctor Sunthar Visuvalingam [Introducing] (Nov 21, 2001) - on Sunthar

Re: virus attack [precautions, heartbreak, remedies, etc.] (Oct 8, 2001) - (information technology)

[Problematic of "One-in-the-Many": binding Middle term?] [+ baggage](Oct. 5, 2001) to Edward Moore (West. Phil.)

An ANALYSIS OF BULTMANN (2) [for Files section]

Fw: [tantrayoga] [hinduismML] Hindu bibliography [delete - outdated]

Fw: [tantrayoga] [buddhismML] Buddhist bibliograp [delete - outdated]

[Problematic of "One-and-the-Many" in Plotinus and Advaita] (Sep. 21, 2001) to Berek Qinah Smith

Re: Analysis of Bultmann  (Sep. 20, 2001) [respond to passage on Abhinava, then delete?]

Abhinava’s Philosophy of Aesthetics – Influences [quotations 4, pratibhā] (Sep. 14, 2001) - (texts, rasa)

KHAZANA for Indian Philosophy books [bookshop in USA] (Sep 6, 2001) - (texts, philosophy)

Heidegger and Asian Philosophy [Shankara, Buddhism links] (Sep 6, 2001) - (Western Philosophy)

Re: Welcome to Abhinavagupta [intersection of K-Shaivism & Continental Philosophy] (Sep. 04, 2001) to Rachel

Abhinava’s Philosophy of Aesthetics – Influences [quotations 3, pratibhā] (Sep. 04, 2001)

Abhinava’s Philosophy of Aesthetics – Influences [quotations 2, pratibhā] (Sep. 03, 2001)

Quotations from Jeffrey Masson's Introduction to Shāntarasa [Abhinava] (Sep. 01, 2001) - (existential, psychology)

Gautam Sen

Ian Hancock

Your meeting with the Dalai Lama and Indo-Roma exchanges...all the best! (Feb 17, 2003) - Sunthar

Jack Hill

World's funniest joke [German and English sense of humor?] (Feb 21, 2003) to Sunthar

[Brahmin priests are "practitioners" and not intellectuals] (Jan 25, 2003) to Mukti

Pronunciation query [brah-mā or bram-hā?] (Jan 23, 2003) - bis (Jan 24, 2003) to Chanchal and Mukti

Re: Sri Aurobindo & Western philosophy - hierarchy of knowledge? [Heraclitus] (Jan 23, 2003) to Don & Sunthar

Re: More on Initiation (Jan 19, 2003) to Rachel

Re: Initiation and spiritual realization: is (dīkSā by) the Guru absolutely necessary? (Jan 17, 2003) to Sunthar

Re: Guru-disciple &  therapist-patient relationships compared - Jacques Vigne [thanks!] (Jan 16, 2003) to Sunthar

Re: guru - diksha [get up every morning to meditate instead of repeating Skt grammar] (Jan 15, 2003) to Chanchal

Re: guru - diksha [learning Skt texts by rote from priests, variant endings] (erratum) (Jan 15, 2003) to Chanchal

guru - diksha [???] (erratum, gratuitous Sanskrit lesson) (Jan 13, 2003)

[Spontaneous guru was realized in past life, even Jesus needed initiation] (Jan 9, 2003) reply to Rachel

[Jaideva Singh's rendering of gurur upāyah; Chanchal's nitpicking] (Jan 9, 2003) reply to Chanchal

[Heidegger and Buddhist thought - similar?] (Jan 8, 2003 ) to Gary (Western Philosophy, Buddhism)

Re: Fwd: "EXISTENTS" NOT "EXISTENCE" [is group losing its focus?]  (Jan 8, 2003) to Rachel (moderating)

[I'm not a hermeneutist; interested in Shiva-mahimnā-stotra] (Aug 10, 2002) reply to Chanchal

[Knowledge and ignorance in the Guru-Gītā] (Aug 5, 2002) reply to Chanchal

[Sanskrit] Fonts for Chanchal [nitpicking transliteration of others] (Aug 5, 2002) to Chanchal (moderating)

Re: Meaningful, accessible & productive dialogue on Abhinava's legacy ['knowledge' is bondage] (Aug 2, 2002) to SV

[Karma in Anaximander and Empedocles - fragments] (Jul 30, 2002) to Chanchal (Western philosophy)

Re: Coming of the Greek charioteers [early Indo-Greek philosophical contacts] (Jul 29, 2002) to Chanchal

Re: Coming of the Greek charioteers [self-introduction, Vellikovsky] (Jul 28, 2002) to Sunthar (Greece)

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 18, 2002) - to Alexandra

Krama, Kashmir Shaivism, etc. [links to KS book-lists online, need for initiation] (Dec 29, 2001) to Alexandra

Re: Krama system of Kashmir Shaivism [on Rastogi's not-so-secret book] (Dec 29, 2001) to Alexandra and Virendra

Jairam T.

Religion, work, leisure and culture - celebrating the Sabbath everyday in Benares! (Oct 4, 2002) - Sunthar to Jairam

47% Self-Employed ? [or 'svātantrya ą la américaine' - SV] (Aug 9, 2002) - New York Times on entrepreneurship

Memo to CEOs - is there an Indic perspective on this? [erratum] (Jun 19, 2002) - Sunthar (Aurobindo) to Jairam

Rediscovering Sarasvati's cerebral tongue - Sanskrit and world culture (Feb 2, 2002) - Sunthar to Jairam

Traditional brahmins as knowledge managers? comparative taxonomy revisited (Jan 26, 2002) - Sunthar to Jairam

Jakob De Roover

Re: Word for Religion in Hindu Civilization? (June 27, 2004)

Re: Word for Religion in Hindu Civilization? (June 21, 2004)

Re: Stages of dialogue [response Chowgule's observations on Hindu-Christian dialogue] (June 11, 2004) - Sunthar

James M. Rogers

Introducing James M. Rogers - I've turned "Post" option back on (Apr 04, 2003) Sunthar (Greece, Indian Civilization)

Jason

Check out the post-anarchism listserv [forum] (Feb 12, 2003) - Jason (anarchism)

Jean-Pierre Lafouge

Re: Why Abhinavagupta? [Frithjof Schuon on "Unity-in-Multiplicity" ] (Mar 5, 2003)

[Frithjof Schuon on "Transgression and Purification"] [link] (Feb 22, 2003) to Gary (tradition, transgression)

Jeffery Ruff

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/27/2003) to Alexandra

Joaquin Albaicin

Acculturation & Internet: knowledge manager's response to Joaquin/Upton (Feb 24, 2003) SV to Frank (Indus Civiliz.)

WTC-911 & cross-cultural Internet forums? Joaquķn (& Charles Upton's) responses (Feb 17, 2003) - SV to J. (Roma)

Facing a new war: Coomaraswamy's WWII letter on Asian - Western cultural relations (Jan 8, 2003) - Sunthar

Learned Jews & illiterate Gypsies - transmission of (music) knowledge in (Hindu) tradition (Nov 19, 2002) - Sunthar

Transgressive underpinnings of divine kingship: the 'Indo-Mediterranean' sacred bull (Jul 8, 2002) - Sunthar to Joaquin

Play and ritual in the bull-fight.... (Jun 19, 2002) - Sunthar's response to Joaquin

Tradition, virtuosity and innovation in Indian classical music - a gypsy lesson in soul-fusion? (Jan 14, 2002) - Sunthar

Andalusian contribution to 'Abhinavagupta & Synthesis of Indian Music (Jan 14, 2002) - Sunthar to Joaquin & Frank

John Duff

Gurdjieff's 'self-remembering' in context of Hindu-Buddhist perspectives on "I"-ness (Feb 19, 2002) - to Nanda Kumar

Jonathan (Yoni) Garb

Power and Kavannah (Intention) in Kabbalah (PhD. abstract) - J. Garb (Mar 17, 2003)  Sunthar (Western philosophy)

What's in a Name? Jewish monotheism & Kabalistic power: how to rebuild Temple? (Sep 30, 2002) - SV (semiotics)

Joseph Martin

Esoteric Philosophy: Plato, Nietzsche, Leo Strauss = introducing Joe Martin! (Nov 29, 2003) Sunthar (exegesis)

Plato's Statesman - Joe Martin/Cameron Bailes dialogue [through prism of svAbhinava] (Nov 19, 2003) Sunthar (Greek Phil.)

Problematizing God's interventions in History - Joe's to Venkatesh (Mar 25, 2003) - Sunthar (Western philosophy)

Re: distinction between Jewish & Christian messianic zeal in transforming the  world (Mar 13, 2003) - to Sunthar

An Anthropological Base for the Current Conflict? [Introducing Emmanuel Todd] (Sep 25, 2002) - to Sunthar

Re: Very Brief Outline of the Black Athena Project - ethno-genesis in ancient Greece and India (Jun 29, 2002)

Two modes of 'philosophizing' in Indo-Greek heritage - pennies for your thoughts (Jan 4, 2002 ) - Sunthar to Joe

Text, commentary & creativity: Abhinava's (re-)conceptualization of (Hindu) tradition (Dec 18, 2001) - SV to Joe/Gary

Jud Evans

Help update & maintain listing of posts by contributors at Abhinava Forum-Index? (Feb 1, 2003) to SV (moderating)

Re: Vibration, again... [Introducing Gary C. Moore's homepage and biography] (Dec 14, 2002) -

Kalyanaraman, S

Seeing bronze beauties in sacred murti-s [letter to Editor, Washington Post] (Nov 25, 2002) -

Sarasvati Civilization, Meluhha language (Jul 22, 2002) - (Sanskrit, Indian Civilization)

Kim Poulsen

Re: Sri Yantra (Jan 8, 2003) - reply to Alexandra (techniques)

Loganathan, K. (Akandabaratam)

The Free Man and Slave in Sumeria (May 8, 2003) - (Dravidian, democracy)

Sumerian Engarar and Tamil VeeLaalar (May 7, 2003) - (Dravidian)

Re: Dravidian cross-cousin marriage - African presence in Elam? [Sumero-Tamil] (May 4, 2003) to Sunthar

Re: Jainas as mediators between Harappan & Dravidian cultures [cross-cousins, flood] (May 3, 2003) to Sunthar

Anthropological type of Tamils - Dravidians African immigrants? [Sumero-Tamil & Sanskrit] (Apr 30, 2003) to Sunthar

Re: African games - did Dravidians reach India overland or by sea? [Sumerian flood-myth] (Apr 27, 2003) to Sunthar

Re: Neolithic foundations of Indus civilization & Dravidians [Sumero-Tamil] (Apr 25, 2003) to Sunthar (dia-gnosis)

Lynn Arrowood

Re: The Tower of Babel - Does God's light guide us or blind us? (Sep 11, 2002) to Sunthar (semiotics)

Re: Sarasvati Civilization, Meluhha language (Jul 24, 2002) - Sunthar to Kalyan

Royal cosmogony in Egypt and India - resurrecting the world-pillar (Mar 8, 2002) - Sunthar (Egypt)

Matthijs Cornelissen

Mythico-ritual roots of rational (aesthetic & philosophical) thought - examples (May 2, 2002) - Sunthar (Aurobindo)

Getting to know Abhinavagupta interactively online (Dec 20, 2001) - Sunthar to Matthijs (and Yanaival Yakub)

Michael Shankland

Mohammad-Réza Fashahi

3 eminent French scholars on Mohammad Fashahi - whither hence, Abhinava? (Feb 2, 2003) - Sunthar (Islam, philo)

Between Greek reason, Islamic theocracy & Eastern intuition (Jan 31, 2003) - Sunthar (Islam, Western philosophy)

Mukur K. Khisha

Nanda Kumar

Parallel caste system (Nov 2, 2002) - query

Bhartrhari and Vijńānavāda (Oct 20, 2002) - query

Re. The uniqueness and validity of the Buddhist path (Oct 13, 2002)  to Troy (see article)

Re. The uniqueness and validity of the Buddhist path (Oct 12, 2002) to Troy (see article)

Why Buddhism died out in India? [thesis: survives in form of Advaita Vedānta!] (Apr 10, 2002) (Buddhism) (open)

Sarva-Darzana-Sangraha- Nanda Kumar's Indian Philosophy Website (Apr 8, 2002) - Sunthar

Re: Time for healing of wounds - by studying (how) past (is repeating itself on amplified scale)? (Mar 6, 2002) - to SV

Re: Abhinavagupta and the Buddhists - contextualizing the evolution of Indian philosophy II (Feb 28, 2002) - to SV

Re: Abhinavagupta and the Buddhists - contextualizing evolution of Indian philosophy I (Feb 27, 2002 ) - to Sunthar

Primacy of vijńāna ['consciousness'] among the 5 skandhas - 'sheaths' (Feb 28, 2002) - open query

chitta maatra [mind-only[ versus vijnaana maatra [consciousness-only] (Feb 24, 2002) - open query

Tat tvam asi? ["That Thou Art" - problematizing the Vedāntic non-dual Consciousness] (Jan 26, 2002 ) - major thesis

Re: Abhinavagupta versus Shankara - is Hinduism and Indic civilization tolerant? (Jan 21, 2002) - to Sunthar

Oscar Pujol Riembau

Rachel Lane

Re: Mahadevi [one Great Goddess and/or multiple forms of goddesses] (Mar 2, 2003)  to Alexandra

Re: Heart meditation [Gheranda Samhita] (2/26/2003) to Alexandra

[Kundalinī-type experiences& doctrines, still nebulous, are tradition-specific] (Jan 22, 2003) - to Stuart (techniques)

RE: Re: More on Initiation [Scott couldn't possibly be already enlightened] (Jan 13, 2003) - (techniques)

More on Initiation [contemplation of Rakta-Kālī needs no initiation] (Jan 10, 2003) -  (techniques)

[Guru is not always necessary, as in the Krama practice] (Jan 9, 2003) - to Jack (techniques)

[Re: "Guru is the means (upāya)": problem of spontaneous initiation] (Jan 9, 2003) - to ??? (techniques)

RE: Fwd: "EXISTENTS" NOT "EXISTENCE" [is group losing its focus?]  (Jan 8, 2003) - (moderating)

Ineffability [presentation of her mystical poems by Rachel Lane] (Jun 21, 2002) - feminism

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta [disciples of Shivananda] (Apr 19, 2002) - (feminism)

Re: Sound, meaning and potency: towards a unified theory of language (Jan 4, 2002 ) to Sunthar

Re: The fine art of scholarly vituperation: giving the Devil his due! (Jan 2, 2002) to Sunthar (clown, language)

Re: Welcome to Abhinavagupta [intersection of K-Shaivism & Continental Philosophy] (Sep. 04, 2001) Gary

Radhakrishna Warrier

Jainas as early mediators between Harappan values & Dravidian culture (May 01, 2003) Sunthar

Anthropological type of Tamils - are Dravidians descendants of African immigrants? (Apr 28, 2003) Sunthar

Playing games with Africans - did Dravidians reach India overland or by sea? (Apr 27, 2003) Sunthar

Raja Mylvaganam

Chanchal Battacharya:"... no one is your guru ..." [Jung's complex] (Jan 9, 2003) - to Chanchal

FW: IAHR Regional Conference on the Study of Religions in India (Aug 21, 2002) to Rajiv

What's 'Muslim' about Kalam? religious acculturation in contemporary India (Jul 3, 2002) to Sunthar

Re: Ambedakar's 'untouchable' expose of the civilizational crisis in (not just) South Asia (Jun 30, 2002) - to Sunthar

Raja Mylvaganam on *Unitarians and India" (3 chapters available online) (Jun 5, 2002) - Sunthar

Christianity, universal charity & converting the natives - what would Abhinava say today? (Feb 4, 2002) - Sunthar

Jeffrey J. Kripal's spiritual itinerary and defense of (his reading of) Kali's Child... (Jan 31, 2002) - Sunthar

Rajesh Kasturirangan

Knowledge Representation in Sanskrit and Artificial Intelligence (Jan 5, 2002) - Sunthar (Dia-Gnosis, Sanskrit)

Dia-Gnosis: traditional wisdom, knowledge representation, virtual trans-communities (Dec 20, 2001) - Sunthar

Rajiv Malhotra

Is Jesus Kingdom in heaven or on earth? [adhyātma vs. historicism] (Apr 2, 2003) Frank (Christianity, interreligious)

Problematizing God's interventions in History (article - by Rajiv Malhotra) (Mar 22, 2003) - Sunthar  (interreligious)

Distinguishing Jewish & Christian messianic zeal in transforming external world (Mar 9, 2003) Sunthar (politics)

Is job specialization the key to Hindu caste (or instead a ritual logic)? (Mar 9, 2003) Sunthar (Islam, Indian civilz.)

Indic Challenges to the Discipline of Science and Religion (Mar 7, 2003) - Sunthar (conference, dialogue)

Four Major Conferences in India sponsored by Infinity Foundation (Jan 29, 2003) - Rajiv (Orientalism, conferences)

Essay on Wendy's [Doniger's] Child Syndrome (Sep 06, 2002) - (essay)

IAHR Regional Conference on the Study of Religions in India (Aug 21, 2002) - announcement

RE: What Indian civilization (and brahmanical thought) can bring to studies of Ancient Greece (Aug 19, 2002) to SV

Report on: Seminar on Indian Psychology, Delhi University (Mar 11, 2002) - on/by Matthijs Cornelissen

Shame on Vizva Hindu Parishad - by Rajiv Malhotra (Mar 1, 2002) - with Sunthars response

Problematizing 'Consciousness' in Indic traditions - modes of 'rationality' (Feb 21, 2002) - SV to Sangeetha to Rajiv

RE: World Congress for Preservation of Religious Diversity (Delhi, November 2001) (Dec 11, 2001) - to Sunthar
 

Ralph Nataraj

Ram Varmha

Ravishankar V.

Ray Harris

Introducing myself (Dec 31, 2003)

Rita Dasgupta Sherma

Abhinavagupta, Hinduism and Indic Civilization on Ethics: request for clarification (Jan 29, 2003) SV to Doug (ethics)

Samar Abbas

African roots of Ubaidians, Elamites, Dravidians - Subarian Semite Aryan (Samar Abbas) (May 05, 2003) to Sunthar

Sangeetha Menon

Traditional Indian theories of Consciousness & Western episteme - philosophy...cosmology (Jun 14, 2002) - SV

Ian Whicher's abstract on the 're-descending' dimension of Patanjali Yoga (Jun 11, 2002) - Sunthar

Distinguishing modes of 'rationality' - is there a 'logic' to the evolution of Indian culture? (Feb 23, 2002) - Sunthar

Problematizing 'Consciousness' in Indic traditions - modes of 'rationality' (Feb 21, 2002) - SV to Sangeetha to Rajiv

Update (7th June 2002) on Symposium on Consciousness---WAVES--12-14 July 2002 - Sunthar

MIND AND CONSCIOUSNESS conference report - by Sangeetha Menon (Jan 25, 2002) - Sunthar

Sathia

Melano-Dravidian agriculturalists of southern neolithic - 'neo-Sumerian' Hindus? (Apr 27, 2003) Sunthar

Scott Hutton

Re: More on Initiation [wholly unnecessary!] (Jan 11, 2003)  - reply to Rachel

[Prophets and founders (Moses, Jesus, etc.) were not initiated] (Jan 9, 2003) to Jack Hill

Batting or Whacking? (Jan 8, 2003) - (need to moderate the discussion)

Steve Farmer

'Writing' or non-linguistic Symbols? (literate Indus?) - semiotics of acculturation (Nov 12, 2003) Sunthar to Francesco

Stuart Elden

Stuart Sovatsky

Celibacies, sexualities, Yogic eros [Ganesha & genital fixation of psychoanalytic 'truth'] (Nov 7, 2003) - to Sunthar

Cows & brahmins (May 25, 2003) - to Sunthar (symbolism, caste, transgression, techniques)

Re: Kundalini experiences [Stuart's response to Michael on developmental problems -2] (Jan 22, 2003 ) - psychology

Re: Kundalini experiences [Stuart's response to Michael on developmental problems -1] (Jan 19, 2003 ) - psychology

Traditional culture, western psychotherapy and aesthetic sensibility (Mar 22, 2002)

Sumi Sivaratnam

Posting [ABD] SUMI SIVARATNAM's PLOTINUS PAPERS at other sites (Dec 7, 2002) - Sunthar

Pleasure and the Plotinian Good - by Sumi Sivaratnam (Dec 30, 2001) - Sunthar

Assimilation to God as Self-Knowledge  - comparison of Plotinus/Plato and Abhinava? (Dec 28, 2001) - Sunthar

Sunthar Visuvalingam

Buffalo sacrifice, death, theft & shamanism - Introducing Francesco Brighenti (Dec 2, 2003) - (Austro-Asiatic)

Esoteric Philosophy: Plato, Nietzsche, Leo Strauss = introducing Joe Martin! (Nov 29, 2003) - (West. Phil.)

Plato's Statesman - Joe Martin/Cameron Bailes dialogue [through svAbhinava prism] (Nov 19, 2003) Greek Phil.

'Writing' or non-linguistic Symbols? (literate Indus?) - semiotics of acculturation (Nov 12, 2003) to Francesco on Farmer)

Afro-Dravidian language family - how to account for the distinctiveness of ('Sumero-') Tamil (culture)? (May 28, 2003)

Elam, Afro-bridge between Mesopotamia & Indus - accounting for distinctive cultures? (May 27, 2003)

Is the brahmin a wish-fulfilling sacred cow? If you can't find Gorakhnāth, ask the beef-eating Sufis! (May 27, 2003)

Should we project our ethno-linguistic identities into an irretrievable past or rather understand the formation of new cultural syntheses? (May 27, 2003)

Is Gandhi a sacred 'brahmin' cow? Hindu non-violence and the ritual view of life (May 25, 2003)

Between Sumero-Akkadian scribes and Indo-Āryan psalmodists - did the post-literate Meluhhan 'fundamentalists' have any poetry in them? (May 20, 2003)

Is Sanskrit an areal effect of Tamil on 'Indo-European'? Kumārila and (sv-)Abhinava on the ('scientific') art of (pseudo-) etymologizing! (May 17, 2003)

Malayalam as mediator between Sanskrit and Tamil - is Indian linguistic convergence a reflection of cultural fusion? (May 16, 2003)

Between Euro-Semites and Indo-Sumerians - can world-history be reduced to 'ethno-linguistic' mutual exterminations? (May 14, 2003)

Roma loli dori & galav in the light of bangles & birth among the Dravidians - was Skanda-Kārttikeya a Harappan deity? (May 13, 2003)

From were did our Ustads and Aiy(yengg)ars inherit their innate sense of rhythm & melody? the African contribution to Indian (folk and) classical music (May 10, 2003)

Gilgamesh, Sumerian 'Master of Animals' - Enkidu a Meluhhan hippie? (May 07, 2003) to Radha (Jainism)

Harappan roots of Jainism and Brahmanism - what happened to Indo-Sumerian paradise? (May 06, 2003) to Loga

African roots of Ubaidians, Elamites, Dravidians - Subarian, Semite, Aryan (Samar Abbas) (May 05, 2003)

'Proto-Dravidian' in Mesopotamia and Elam - is Sumerian derived from African languages? (May 05, 2003) to Clyde

Indo-Dravidian cross-cousin marriage - was there an African presence in Elam? (May 03, 2003) to Loga (Indus)

Join Abhinavagupta (and Mecca-Benares) forum to read archives (May 01, 2003) to Samar

Jainas as early mediators between Harappan values & Dravidian culture (May 01, 2003) to Radha

Anthropological type of Tamils - are Dravidians descendants of African immigrants? (Apr 28, 2003) to Radha

Melano-Dravidian agriculturalists of southern neolithic (2500 BC) - 'neo-Sumerian' Hindus? (Apr 27, 2003) to Sathia

Playing games with Africans - did Dravidians reach India overland or by sea? (Apr 27, 2003) to Radha

Language of Harappa & Dravidian ethnicity - was Sumerian original Tamil mother-tongue? (Apr 26, 2003) to Loga

Neolithic foundations of Indus civilization and problem of Dravidian origins (Apr 25, 2003) to Loga

Was BMAC 'taken-over' by waves of 'Aryan' speakers? macro-effects of 'imperial' formations (Apr 23, 2003)

Beauty of triple-city (Tripurasundarī) - Bactrian warrior-dimension of Durgā & Zāktism (Apr 18, 2003) to Virendra

Unicorns in Indus civilization - did Indo-Iranians take over BMAC Soma-cult? (Apr 11, 2003)

Routes of Indo-Aryan Migrations (Babaev) - what about back-influence from BMAC II? (Apr 10, 2003) - (Aryan)

Studies in Indo-European linguistics and migrations - by Cyril Vladimirovich Babaev (Apr 10, 2003) - (Aryan)

Dartmouth courses on Mycenae - dated? No references to BMAC! (Apr 08, 2003) to James (Greece)

Introducing James M. Rogers - I've turned "Post" option back on (Apr 04, 2003) to James (Greece, Indian Civilization)

The Virgin and the Unicorn: does Christianity have an esoteric dimension? (Apr 04, 2003) to Frank (transgression)

Was Pauline Christianity a-historical? Celestial movements & terrestrial shifts (of power) (Apr 03, 2003) to Antonio

Is the 'Kingdom' of Jesus in heaven or on earth? ontological ethics and Christian bhakti (Apr 02, 2003) to Frank

FW: Indo-Greek (forum): Between Ārya, Semite, Egyptian, European (Mar 30, 2003) - (Indian Civilization)

Sacrifice, mystical union & transcendence: originality of Christian Trinity (Mar 27, 2003) to Edward (symbolism)

Problematizing God's interventions in History - Joe's response to Venkatesh (Mar 25, 2003) - (Western philosophy)

Jewish messianism, pagan sacrifice & Greek reason: 'universalism' & Christian Trinity (Mar 24, 2003) (interreligious)

Priestly Mitra-Varuna & Azvin producers: who held reins of Indo-Aryan culture? (Mar 23, 2003) (ethnogenesis)

Problematizing God's interventions in History (article - by Rajiv Malhotra) (Mar 22, 2003) - (interreligious)

The underlying (often unconscious) 'racist' bias of Indo-European studies... (Mar 21, 2003) - (ethnogenesis, Greece)

Immigration as weapon of mass (re-) construction in conflict of civilizations (Mar 20, 2003) - (ethnogenesis)

Power and Kavannah (Intention) in Kabbalah (Ph.D. abstract) by Jonathan Garb (Mar 17, 2003) (Western philosophy)

Internet forums: for maximizing broadcasts or for reaching out to Others? (Mar 17, 2003) to David (moderating)

Symbiosis between Abhinava & Ontological Ethics? Please manage the latter! (Mar 16, 2003) to Joe

David Dubois is moderator of Abhinava group: updated guidelines for contributing (Mar 16, 2003)

Indus civilization, Bactria-Margiana (BMAC) & Rig-Vedic religion (Mar 13, 2003) - (Indian civilization, conference)

Re: L. Lampert on esoteric dimension of Greek philosophy - Tantric & Kabalistic parallels  (Mar 13, 2003) to Joe

Vedic fire-altars in Kalibangan? rethinking continuities  (Mar 11, 2003) - to Yvette (Indian civilization)

Distinction between Jewish & Christian messianic zeal in transforming external world (Mar 9, 2003) to Rajiv (politics)

Is job specialization the key to Hindu caste (or instead a ritual logic)? (Mar 9, 2003) to Rajiv (Islam, Indian civilz.)

White Athena and 'American Miracle' - is 'the rest of world' still fooled? (Mar 9, 2003) - (Greece, 9/11, philosophy)

Black Athena and the 'European Miracle' - would the Greeks have been fooled? (Mar 9, 2003) to Rajiv (philosophy)

Shiva's dance at Kailāsa: Kālidāsa & Coomaraswamy on Trika (Mar 8, 2003) to Alexandra (symbol, dance, humor)

Coomaraswamy on "Dance of Shiva" [Hindu made God in his own image] (Mar 8, 2003) to Rajiv (symbolism, dance)

Rajiv Malhotra: Indic Challenges to the Discipline of Science and Religion (Mar 7, 2003) - (conference, dialogue)

Holy Fools, Sacred Clowns & Demiurgic Tricksters: Laughter & Ambiguity of Māyā (by Patrick Laude) (Mar 7, 2003)

Laurence Lampert on esoteric dimension of Greek philosophy - Tantric & Kabbala (Mar 7, 2003) to Jean-Pierre

Self-help (svātantrya!) in maintaining and updating our Abhinavagupta Forum-Index (Mar 6, 2003) - (moderating)

Gary & Berek Qinah Smith on problematic of "One-and-the-Many" in Plotinus & Advaita (Mar 5, 2003)

Would you transfer ownership of this Abhinavagupta list to svAbhinava? (Mar 4, 2003) to Gary (moderating)

Does this have anything to do with Abhinavagupta? (Mar 3, 2003) to Gary (moderating)

Why Abhinavagupta? non-contradiction, autonomy of self, universal humor (Mar 2, 2003) to David (Buddhism)

Why Abhinavagupta has little in common with the Kāpālikas? ask Foucault! (Feb 27, 2003)  to Gary

Acculturation & Internet: knowledge manager's response to Joaquin & Upton (Feb 24, 2003) to Frank (Indus Civiliz.)

Can you help maintain chronological listing of all posts by Gary at Forum-Index? (Feb 24, 2003) to Jud (dia-gnosis)

"The Spirit of Terrorism" by Jean Baudrillard = "Bhairava: Terror and Protection"? Almost! (Feb 21, 2003) - (9/11)

Seeking author for book on Indus Civilization - request forwarded to Gregory Possehl (Feb 21, 2003)

The Indus Riddle from India Today (Feb 18, 2003) - (Indian civilization)

WTC-911 & cross-cultural Internet forums? Joaquķn (& Charles Upton's) responses (Feb 17, 2003) - SV to J. (Roma)

Your meeting with the Dalai Lama and Indo-Roma exchanges...all the best! (Feb 17, 2003) to Ian

'Anarchism' thread at Abhinava for Indic take on (political) autonomy (svātantrya) (Feb 15, 2003) to Jason (Aurobindo)

'History from Below' & (Hindutva) Subalternist-Culturalism -beyond Westology? (Feb 15, 2003) - (India, feminism)

Old Europe or Old America - by Graham Fuller (previously CIA's National Intelligence Council) - (9/11)

FW: Be prepared if there is war with Iraq [- check out Globalvision News Network] (Feb 5, 2003) - (America)

Guidelines for contributing, discussing and moderating the Abhinavagupta forum (Feb 12, 2003) to Chanchal

(Hindu) Tradition, (French) Orientalism & (interreligious) dialogue: whither hence Guénon? (Feb 5, 2003) - SV to Jack

Exploring consciousness with Dalai Lama - from getting lost in mazes to discovering cure for rat-race! (Feb 8, 2003)

Investigating the Mind: Exchanges between Buddhism & behavioral sciences on how mind works (Feb 7, 2003)

"Sleeping dreaming, dying. Exploring consciousness with Dalai Lama" (Feb 7, 2003) - (lucid dreams, Buddhism)

Introduction to Gurdjieff Work in Bangalore [on Ravi Ravindra and Sri Anirvan] (Feb 5, 2003) - (Gurdjieff)

FW: Be prepared if there is a war with Iraq [- check out Globalvision News Network] (Feb 5, 2003) - (9/11)

Jeremy Narby on DNA & Origins of Knowledge - Peter Marcer on 'quantum consciousness' (Feb 3, 2003) - (science)

3 eminent French scholars on Mohammad Fashahi - whither hence, Abhinavagupta? (Feb 2, 2003) - (Islam, philo)

Help maintain listing of posts by contributors (including Gary) at Abhinava Forum-Index? (Feb 1, 2003) - (moderating)

Funding behind Colloquium on Indic Traditions - Trapnell's perspective (Jan 31, 2003) - SV (Orientalism, conference)

Would Jan be willing to translate Christian's "Inducing lucid dreaming - techniques" for us? (Jan 31, 2003) to Don

Between Greek reason, Islamic theocracy & Eastern intuition - Fashahi (Jan 31, 2003) - (Islam, Western philosophy)

Funding behind Colloquium on Indic Traditions - Wedemeyer's perspective (Jan 31, 2003) - (Orientalism, conference)

Colloquium on Indic Traditions - Yvette Rosser's perspective (Jan 29, 2003) - (Orientalism, conferences)

Abhinavagupta, Hinduism and Indic Civilization on Ethics: request for clarification (Jan 29, 2003) to Doug (ethics)

Should untouchables study Sanskrit & explain Vedas: what would the 'great brahmin' say today? (Jan 24, 2003)

Taking collective ownership of Abhinavagupta list: providing personal listings and comprehensive index (Jan 19, 2003)

Chanchal Bhattacharya's (premature?) appreciation of Jacques Vigne's writings (Jan 18, 2003)

Initiation and spiritual realization: is (dīkSā by) the Guru absolutely necessary? (Jan 17, 2003)

Christian's description of techniques for inducing lucid dreams - excerpts from your own book? (Jan 16, 2003)

Guru-disciple & therapist-patient relationships - Introducing 'spiritual psychiatrist' Jacques Vigne (Jan 15, 2003)

Abstract in English of Dr. Christian Bouchet's state-thesis on "Lucid Dreaming" (Jan 10, 2003)

Anarchism, theocracy & transgressive sacrality - End of Islamic Ideology (Iran)? (Jan 9, 2003) to Gary & Jud (Islam)

Nyāya-VaizeSika & Sāmkhya Philosophies - Nanda Kumar's Sarva-darzana-samgraha site (Jan 8, 2003)

Facing a new war...Coomaraswamy's WWII letter on Asian  - European (American) cultural relations (Jan 8, 2003)

(Self-?) criticism solicited by Hindu leaders - Jaffrelot, *Democracy in India: Religion, Caste & Politics* (Jan 7, 2003)

Extracts (in French) from Dr. Christian Bouchet state-thesis on "Lucid Dreaming" (Jan 5, 2003)

Renewed resolutions for 2003 - a happy and productive New Year amidst ever growing circle of friends! (Jan 1, 2003)

Democracy, race and politics: is there an American caste-system? (Dec 22, 2002)

Multiculturalism, caste, universalism & survival of communal diversity: a belated Indian Thanksgiving? (Dec 9, 2002)

Posting [ABD] SUMI SIVARATNAM's PLOTINUS PAPERS at other sites (Dec 7, 2002)

Hacking our way to freedom with generous American funding - a self-subverting global hegemony? (Nov 24, 2002)

Learned Jews & illiterate Gypsies - transmission of (musical) knowledge in (Hindu) traditional culture (Nov 19, 2002)

CIA Scientist: a key suspect in U.S. Anthrax Attacks - Is America immune to (self-) infection? (Nov 7, 2002)

Emerging culture war over globalization shifts in earnest to the software front...on MSNBC! (Nov 5, 2002)

Bhairava in Benares: Otherness in the Heart of Tradition (Negotiating sacred space & religious identity) (Nov 3, 2002)

Politics of Friendship: (Jewish) family structures vs idealized polity (E.Todd & Derrida on 'communitas') (Nov 2, 2002)

Virendra Qazi presentation of Kashmir Shaivism and Lalla in Chicago today (Nov 2, 2002)

First-ever Thyagarajah Festival & concert by Nithyasree in Paris - an appreciation ą la franēaise... (Oct 31, 2002)

WTC-911: timelines, issues, hidden plots, facts and allegations to ponder... (Oct 19, 2002)

Benares: A World Within a World: Microcosm of Kashi Yesterday and Today - by Richard Lannoy (Oct 14, 2002)

Anthropological Basis for the Current Conflict? Introducing (anthropo-historian) Emmanuel Todd! (Oct 13, 2002)

The Other America wins the Nobel Prize: where is, or when was, the Other India? (Oct 13, 2002)

Tantric sammelan on Transgressive Sacrality-Black Sabbath with connivance of American Inquisition? (Oct 10, 2002)

Festschrift in Honor of Donmeh West's Fifth Anniversary on the Internet (Oct 9, 2002)

Why the American 'leadership' misjudges the world: because their culture is evolving backwards? (Oct 9, 2002)

Conflict of civilization between Europe and United States: the cultural emancipation of India? (Oct 8, 2002)

Anglo-Saxon feminism & contempt for the Arab world: an anthropological base for the current conflict? (Oct 8, 2002)

Mark Twain and War - looks like the 'free market' (of ideas) is only for foreign consumption... (Oct 7, 2002)

After the Empire: essay on the decomposition of the American system - "Reviewing the Bush Doctrine" (Oct 7, 2002)

Religion, work, leisure and culture - celebrating the Sabbath everyday in Benares! (Oct 4, 2002)

What's in a Name? Jewish monotheism and Kabalistic power: how do we rebuild the Temple (without God knocking it down again...)? (Sep 30, 2002)

On alarm-clocks that don't wake us up even when they are not set to snooze....thanks for the light! (Sep 28, 2002)

"Role of the International Community in the Demilitarization of the Tibetan Plateau" by Major-General Vinod Saighal (Sep 24, 2002)

Culture war with B-2s - Are we being steam-rolled...or are we sitting on the steam-roller? (Sep 23, 2002)

Laura sage Schlessinger a US radio personality .....or how to pay lip-service to scripture! (Sep 21, 2002)

The Tower of Babel - does God's light guide us or blind us? Both says "We"! (Sep 21, 2002)

Indianapolis "think-tank" on the current crisis....time to open up membership to the world at large? (Sep 20, 2002)

Dalai Lama - The Man and his Vision" by Major-General Vinod Saighal (Sep 20, 2002)

Religion, Politics, and the Triumph of Anglo-America? Jihad versus McWorld! (Sep 20, 2002)

Between Chicago and Benares: 9/11 in the United States through Asian eyes (Introduction) (Sep 19, 2002)

Please check out the September 2002 issue of Qalandar (Sep 16, 2002)

9/11 Remembrance (1.5 MB) PowerPoint slideshow - courtesy of John David Prabhu (Sep 15, 2002)

The Tower of Babel - Does God's light guide us or blind us? (Sep 11, 2002)

A New Holy War? A Buddhist Response from David R. Loy (Sep 8, 2002)

The Mask of Nostradamus - how many fellow Americans are wearing it today? (Sep 8, 2002)

America's imperial temptation: the dynamics of the world disorder and the axis of neocoloniasm (Sep 8, 2002)

Many voices of reason: statements on 9/11 Attacks (Sep 8, 2002)

Nostradamus on the Muslim Anti-Christ...are we reading him 'right'? (Sep 8, 2002)

9/11 and the 'clash of civilizations' - towards a shared aesthetic sensibility? (Sep 8, 2002)

Stopping the violence - plea by Frank B. Brown (author of *Good Taste, Bad Taste, Christian Taste*) (Sep 8, 2002)

Retrospective on (the future of) 9/11 - time to speak up? (Sep 8, 2002)

WTC-911 = World Crisis: Politics of Acculturation - why should you be interested? (Sep 4, 2002)

Impossible 'debt' of (Derrida &) Western philosophy to Indic thought...how far can we take the U-turn? (Aug 22, 2002)

What Indian civilization (and brahmanical thought) can bring to studies of (not just) Ancient Greece... (Aug 18, 2002)

Blinded by the imperial light of French history? retire to the 'civilizing' Indian forest! (Aug 17, 2002)

'Light of Asia' forum for renewed Hindu-Buddhist dialogue - would you be the 'Buddhist' moderator? (Aug 15, 2002)

Clarification of 'Light of Asia' - repercussions of Hindu-Buddhist dialogue in India on rest of the world! (Aug 15, 2002)

'Light of Asia' forum for Hindu-Buddhist dialogue - acculturation model of Indo-Asiatic relations (Aug 15, 2002)

India-Greece-Arabs [was "How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs" (Aug 12, 2002)

'Light of Asia' forum for Hindu-Buddhist dialogue - acculturation model of Indo-Asiatic relations (Aug 10, 2002)

Indian influences on ancient Greek philosophy - the ongoing controversy... (Aug 8, 2002)

Parameters for meaningful, accessible, productive dialogue on Abhinava (Aug 1, 2002) to Chanchal (moderating)

Benares (BHU), Abhinavagupta and banarasipan - place and destiny in life's journeys... (Aug 1, 2002) to Chanchal

Questions related to Abhinavagupta and the Synthesis of Indian Culture (Jul 31, 2002) to Chanchal (moderating)

Sanskrit literary theories - 2 papers by Sunthar & Abhinava (Jul 31, 2002) to Meenakshi

Indian satellites find buried courses of River Sarasvatī [heavenly or terrestrial] (Jul 30, 2002)

Indic Colloquium 2002 from 25-28 July - you can 'participate' remotely! (Jul 24, 2002)

An Indian Muslim's reply to charge of fanaticism - transgressive sacrality in Hinduism (and not just south asian) Islam (Jul 20, 2002)

Between Europeans, Semites, Egyptians and Indians - rehabilitating the Greeks! (Jul 18, 2002)

NCM Meet of Hindu-Muslim leadership (Jul 18, 2002)

Tantric sammelan on 'transgressive sacrality' - constructions and deployments of power in Indology (and the Classics) (Jul 17, 2002)

Coming of the Greek charioteers - cosmopolitan Hyksos, trifunctional Indo-Aryans or honorary Europeans? (Jul 16, 2002)

'Aryan' religious ideology versus Indo-European linguistics - Hyksos in the Aegean? (Jul 13, 2002)

Black Athena and the 'European Miracle' - would the Greeks have been fooled? (Jul 11, 2002)

Transgressive underpinnings of divine kingship: the 'Indo-Mediterranean' sacred bull (Jul 8, 2002)

Between the Nile and the Gangā: Osiris, Dionysos and Alexander (Jul 8, 2002)

Prof. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam - A Personal Reminiscence --- by --- Dr. M. Vidyasagar (Jul 4, 2002)

What's 'Muslim' about Kalam? religious acculturation in contemporary India (Jul 3, 2002)

Brown Athena? 'Indo-Egyptian' beliefs underlying Greek culture (and the Twelve Monkeys) (Jul 2, 2002)

Dr Bharat Gupt's essay on Classical Greek and Indian Drama - are we Indo-Europeans? (Jun 29, 2002)

Very Brief Outline of the Black Athena Project - ethno-genesis in ancient Greece and India... (Jun 28, 2002)

Ambedakar's 'untouchable' expose of the civilizational crisis in (not just) South Asia (Jun 27, 2002)

A maritime Rigveda? - How not to read ancient texts (Witzel's response to Frawley) (Jun 25, 2002)

Kashmir Shaiva and Bhartrhari studies in Benares - speaking of ineffability...? (Jun 25, 2002)

Traditional Indian theories of Consciousness and scientific psychology (Jun 24, 2002)

Anarchist sammelan - a convocation of Fools? (Jun 24, 2002)

Anarchism in the brahmanical tradition: VasiSTha and Abhinavagupta (Jun 24, 2002)

Spiritual, political and cultural dimensions of Anarchism (Jun 24, 2002)

Memo to CEOs - is there an Indic perspective on this? [erratum] (Jun 19, 2002)

Play and ritual in the bull-fight.... (Jun 19, 2002)

Traditional Indian theories of Consciousness and the Western episteme - philosophy, psychology, biology, physics, cosmology (Jun 14, 2002)

The Future of Aesthetics = The Crossing: Living, Dying and Transformation in Banaras (Jun 12, 2002)

Ian Whicher's abstract on the 're-descending' dimension of Patanjali Yoga (Jun 11, 2002)

Beyond Hindu and Muslim -- a Multiple Identity narrative from Benares (Jun 10, 2002)

John Esposito's response to Andrew Sullivan's "Religious War".....violence in the religious 'economy' (Jun 9, 2002)

Hindu-Muslim 'dialogue'? - start with the children even before they can talk properly! (Jun 8, 2002)

Qalandar: Islam and Interfaith Relations in South Asia (Jun 8, 2002)

Dissecting the VidūSaka: What's in a Name? Avatars of the Nameless Clown (Jun 6, 2002)

Raja Mylvaganam on *Unitarians and India" (3 chapters available online) (Jun 5, 2002)

On the 'crookedness' of the Vidūsaka - extract from book in progress... (Jun 4, 2002)

Consciousness, self and other: universalization in Abhinava's theory of Rasa (abstract) (May 30, 2002)

How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs - covers Indic (esp. Buddhist) Influences (May 29, 2002)

British Psychiatry: History of Madness & Mental Illness in Colonial India: The Mysore Syndrome (May 22, 2002)

Update on "Colloquium 2002" on Indic Traditions - where does Abhinavagupta fit in? (May 21, 2002)

Philosophy of Indian Dramatic Arts and Value Education - Report by Bharat Gupt (May 7, 2002)

Mythico-ritual roots of rational (aesthetic and philosophical) thought - some concrete examples (May 2, 2002)

Sarva-Darzana-Sangraha - Nanda Kumar's Indian Philosophy Website (Apr 8, 2002)

Rasa-dhvani - can (aesthetic) emotion ever constitute the 'meaning' of a text? (Mar 27, 2002)

Traditional culture, western psychotherapy and aesthetic sensibility (Mar 22, 2002)

Towards an integral appreciation of Abhinavagupta's aesthetics of Rasa (Mar 22, 2002)

Mitra-Varuna and the 'reversal of the poles' - how might Abhinava have restored the world tree? (Mar 17, 2002)

Abhinavagupta and the Synthesis of Indian Culture - sponsored by Infinity Foundation (Mar 14, 2002)

Politics of the scientific enterprise - can we participate/benefit without becoming part of the problem?  (Mar 13, 2002)

Royal cosmogony in Egypt and India - resurrecting the world-pillar (Mar 8, 2002)

Vishnu's third stride - what can Indo-Western 'consciousness studies' learn from shamanism? (Mar 7, 2002)

Time for healing wounds - by studying (how) the past (is trying to repeat itself on an amplified scale)? (Mar 5, 2002)

Vishnu's foot, Orion's toe & celestial ladder - are we still agile enough to tip-toe to the highest heaven? (Mar 5, 2002)

Virgin-birth of the (royal) sacrificer and the enigma of the leonine sphinx (Mar 3, 2002)

Vedic sacrifice, Egyptian astronomy and archaic eschatology (Mar 2, 2002)

Shame on VHP - by Rajiv Malhotra (Mar 1, 2002)

Abhinavagupta's Commentary on Bhagavad Gītā - trans. by Boris Marjanovic (Feb 28, 2002)

Abhinavagupta and the Buddhists - contextualizing the evolution of Indian philosophy (Feb 26, 2002)

Intellect thrives on sleep - Land of nod is a learning experience (Feb 26, 2002)

Shri Ramakrishna's 'pedophilia' and Jeff Kripal's 'homophobia' - rehabilitating Kali's Child (Feb 24, 2002)

Distinguishing modes of 'rationality' - is there a 'logic' to the evolution of Indian culture? (Feb 23, 2002)

Michel Foucault - taking a fresh look at the Story of Civilization through Eastern eyes? (Feb 22, 2002)

Have 'consciousness studies' anything to learn from the semiotics of 'primitive' cultures? (Feb 21, 2002)

Problematizing 'Consciousness' in the Indic traditions - distinguishing modes of 'rationality' (Feb 21, 2002)

Gurdjieff (and Abhinava) on 'self-remembering' (Feb 20, 2002)

Taking a ride across the Milky Way with Abhinava on Sarasvatī's peacock... (Feb 19, 2002)

Problematizing 'Consciousness' in the Indic traditions - what would his "I"-ness Abhinava say today? (Feb 17, 2002)

Neuroscience and traditional knowledge systems - need for 'bisociative' thinking (Feb 16, 2002)

Contemporary psychology versus traditional knowledge systems - 'consciousness studies' in India (Feb 15, 2002)

Austrocentric approach to genesis of (not just) Indian civilization - the prehistoric trade in exotica... (Feb 14, 2002)

Sanskrit equivalents of neuroscientific terminology (Feb 12, 2002)

Rama's Model and Indian Psyche - Abhinavagupta on the role of the media (Feb 11, 2002)

Mother Gangā, Hindu eschatology and the river Sarasvatī (Feb 11, 2002)

The Death of Sanskrit - by Sheldon Pollock (Feb 10, 2002)

Austric contribution to Vedic and Indian civilization - introducing Paul Manansala Kekai (Feb 6, 2002)

Judge orders God to break up into smaller deities....Bhairava-ben-Laden blows up Supreme Court! (Feb 6, 2002)

Christianity, universal charity and converting the natives - what would Abhinava have said today? (Feb 4, 2002 )

Religion, ethnicity and culture in the genesis of Indian civilization - a taste of Veda-Vyāsa's humor? (Feb 4, 2002)

Rediscovering Sarasvati's cerebral tongue - Sanskrit and world culture (Feb 2, 2002)

Jeffrey J. Kripal's spiritual itinerary and defense of (his reading of) Kali's Child... (Jan 31, 2002)

Ramakrishna's misogyny and Abhinavagupta's Shākta thealogy: rehabilitating Kāli's Child (Jan 30, 2002)

Rohinī Shakata Bheda - any Roma astral myths/folklore connected with dangers of menstrual blood (Jan 27, 2002)

Traditional brahmins as knowledge managers? comparative taxonomy revisited (Jan 26, 2002)

Re-evaluating the Hindu caste ecology: Newar society, 1811 Banaras anti-House Tax protest, and Hinduism's assimilation of its Other (Jan 24, 2002)

Abhinavagupta and the Talmudic sages on tradition as collective enterprise (Jan 23, 2002)

The Teenage Brain: Culture and Schizophrenia (Jan 22, 2002)

Koenraad Elst/Bernard Sergent dialogue on the Synthesis of Indian Culture (Jan 21, 2002)

The esoteric core of Hindu semiotics - the 'tyranny' of the sages (Jan 21, 2002)

Abhinavagupta versus Shankara - is Hinduism and Indic civilization tolerant? (Jan 21, 2002)

Knowledge management, inter-civilizational dialogue and the Abhinavagupta project (Jan 19, 2002)

Prediction: a Profound Paradigm Shift - by Kathleen M. Fisher (Jan 16, 2002)

Tradition, virtuosity and innovation in Indian classical music - a 'gypsy' lesson in 'soul-fusion'? (Jan 14, 2002)

Andalusian contribution to 'Abhinavagupta and the Synthesis of Indian Music (Jan 14, 2002)

Abhinavagupta's 'demoniac' heritage/legacy or how (Mitra-) Varuna became Bhairava (Jan 13, 2002 )

Descent of the Gangā - esoteric astral correlates of Hindu mythology (Jan 12, 2002)

What is the underlying 'ethnicity' Abhinava-Bhairava's world-view? (Jan 12, 2002)

Does Koenraad Elst (really) espouse the Out-of-India Theory (OIT) of Aryan migrations? (Jan 12, 2002)

Edwin Bryant's book: the inadequacy of both AMT/OIT approaches (Jan 10, 2002)

WAVES Internat Conference - Indian diaspora, Kashmir Shaivism, linguistics, comparative religion (Jan 10, 2002)

Linear versus Threaded discussion - how to Dia-Gnose across knowledge communities (Jan 6, 2002)

Knowledge Representation in Sanskrit and Artificial Intelligence (Jan 5, 2002)

Two modes of 'philosophizing' in the Indo-Greek heritage - a few pennies for your thoughts (Jan 4, 2002 )

Sound, meaning and potency: towards a unified theory of language (Jan 4, 2002)

The fine art of scholarly vituperation: giving the Devil his due! (Jan 1, 2002)

Pleasure and the Plotinian Good - by Sumi Sivaratnam (Dec 30, 2001)

'Post-genital puberty', internal 'gesture' (mudrā) and spontaneous kundalinī awakening (Dec 29, 2001)

Assimilation to God as Self-Knowledge  - towards a comparison of Plotinus/Plato and Abhinava? (Dec 28, 2001)

Terrorizing the Western academy: should 'Hinduism' follow suit? (Dec 27, 2001)

Tradition, text and didactics: Abhinavagupta and Western thought (Dec 26, 2001)

Conversing with Hindus (and Muslims and Christians) (Dec 25, 2001)

Abhinavagupta on the heart-center: towards a 'taxonomy' of the cakras in Indian traditions? (Dec 24, 2001)

The 'human' sciences versus traditional knowledge systems (TKS): whither Foucault? (Dec 23, 2001)

From primitive trance to technique of realization: the Vijńāna-Bhairava Tantra (Dec 22, 2001)

The world's funniest joke...subjected to Abhinava's bisociative sense of humor! (Dec 21, 2001)

Disseminating Abhinava's legacy so as to enrich contemporary thought and life... (Dec 21, 2001)

Dia-Gnosis: traditional wisdom, knowledge representation and virtual trans-communities (Dec 20, 2001)

Integrating psychology East-and-West...would Abhinava have laughed at the idea? (Dec 20, 2001)

Getting to know Abhinavagupta interactively online (Dec 20, 2001)

NB: 'Valarie' is NOT Valerie J. Roebuck! (Dec 19, 2001)

Text, commentary and creativity: Abhinava's (re-) conceptualization of (Hindu) tradition (Dec 18, 2001)

Polytheism in Ancient Greece and India - Emilios Boratinos (Dec 18, 2001)

New translation of Abhinava's commentary on the Bhagavad Gītā (Dec 15, 2001)

Abhinava's parādvaita: world negation, Hindu-Buddhist dialogue and the process of Indian civilization (Dec 15, 2001)

Indic Thought and Structuralism: Peirce versus Saussure (Dec 12, 2001)

Ethics (Aristotle's 'good'), food (Babette's feast) and transgressive sacrality (Abhinava's 'Eucharist') (Dec 12, 2001)

Tradition, change and inter-religious dialogue: the day God laughed! (Dec 12, 2001)

FW: Invitation to participate in the Abhinavagupta Yahoo!Group [psychology?] (Dec 12, 2001)

Laughter and inner work: powerful emotions as a springboard to realization (Dec 11, 2001)

Madness and hidden wisdom - decline of transgressive sacrality and religious fundamentalism (Dec 11, 2001)

Resolution - World Congress for the Preservation of Religious Diversity (held in Delhi, Nov. 2001) (Dec 11, 2001)

FW: Guénon and Abhinavagupta: towards a fathoming of (Hindu) Tradition...? [English translation] (Dec 11, 2001)

Re: Guénon and Abhinavagupta: towards a fathoming of (Hindu) Tradition (Dec 9, 2001)

FW: Guénon et Abhinavagupta: vers un approfondissement de la Tradition (hindoue)....? (Dec 9, 2001 )

Schopenhauer and Abhinavagupta - another promising dialogue? (Dec 8, 2001) to Lewis Vela (Western philosophy)

Symbiosis between Abhinavagupta and Gurdjieff e-groups...? (Dec 8, 2001)

Your delivery settings...posting etiquette for dialogue [self-discipline needed] (Dec 8, 2001) to Valerie (moderating)

Co-moderator privileges for the Abhinavagupta forum? (Dec 8, 2001)

New egroup on hāsya - by 'humor specialist' ;-) for the Gurdjieff group (Dec 7, 2001)

New Yahoo!Group on Transgressive Sacrality: better focus for your Abhinavagupta egroup? (Dec 5, 2001)

Dionysos-I = towards an Indo-Greek theory of transgressive sacrality....? (Dec 5, 2001)

Learning Sanskrit? translations of Abhinavagupta's work (Dec 4, 2001)

Abhinavagupta, Heidegger, and Greek philosophy: your contribution to East-West dialogue... (Dec 3, 2001)

Shiva and Dionysus: towards a 'rapprochement' of ancient Greece and India... (Dec 3, 2001 )

Madness and Civilization: a Greco-Indian attempt to do justice to Foucault? (Dec 3, 2001)

Learning Sanskrit, Vijńāna Bhairava tantra (Dec 2, 2001)

Dionysus and Bhairava: towards a 'rapprochement' of Greek and Hindu philosophy? (Dec 2, 2001)

Jeffrey Masson and Abhinavagupta on aesthetic vis-ą-vis spiritual experience (Nov 24, 2001)

Abhinava's parādvaita: beyond dualism & non-dualism! (Nov 24, 2001 )

Doctor Sunthar Visuvalingam [Introducing] (Nov 21, 2001) - Gary

Thomas R. Reedy

Re: Vibration, again...Systems, Self, Atheism, Menander (Mar 27, 2003) to Gary

Vibration, again... (Mar 20, 2003) to Gary

Torjan, R.

Documentary about Castaneda: Shamanism & Dreaming (Oct 7, 2002) - [movie]

Troy Dean Harris

"Classical Thai Yoga-Tantra" - Pictorial Essay [gallery-link] (Dec 8, 2002) - (Buddhism, techniques, art)

Veils of Anthropology [Muslim women, widows in Benares] (Nov 24, 2002) - (feminism, Emmanuel Todd, Benares)

Avestan drigu: 'poor, dependent, faithful' [contrast Kāpālikas] (Nov 21, 2002) - (Buddhism, techniques, transgression)

Buddhism: an Iranian heresy (Nov 20, 2002) - (Buddhism, Indian Civilization)

Preliminary Notes on Gautama & the Kāpālika (Nov 7, 2002) - (Buddhism, transgression, shamanism)

Re: parallel caste system (Nov 3, 2002) - response to Nanda Kumar (caste)

NOT-WITH-ONENESS (NWO) [links to Troy's posts at 9/11 site] (Oct 30, 2002) - (self-cultivation, 9/11)

Mainstream media coverage of CIA/Presidential links to Bin Laden family (Oct 22, 2002) - (9/11)

"...Eurasia, closer to the center of gravity of the world..." (Oct 21, 2002) to Sunthar (9/11)

Enron: American agent in the Central Asian war (Oct 21, 2002) - (9/11)

Ascribing early Buddhist texts to an urban legend (Oct 20, 2002) - to Lance Cousins (Buddhism, moderating)

[Links to alternative Web-sites on 9/11] (Oct 19, 2002) - (9/11)

Re. The uniqueness and validity of the Buddhist path (Oct 13, 2002) to Don and Nanda Kumar (see article)

Re. The uniqueness and validity of the Buddhist path (Oct 12, 2002) to Nanda Kumar (see article)

Re: After the Empire: decomposition of the American system - "Reviewing Bush Doctrine" (Oct 7, 2002) to SV (9/11)

Yahoo Indology Censorship [censorship on Yahoo! Indology list] (Sep 28, 2002) - (moderating)

Valerie J. Roebuck

Tradition, text and didactics: Abhinavagupta and Western thought (Dec 26, 2001) - Sunthar to Fred (texts)

Re: Co-moderator privileges for Abhinavagupta forum? [banning long emails?] (Dec 08, 2001) - to Gary (moderating)

Re: Learning Sanskrit (Dec 04, 2001) - to Gary (Sanskrit)

Virendra Qazi

Goddess Tripurasundarī (Apr 15, 2003) - to Alexandra (symbolism, feminism)

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 19, 2002) - to Alexandra

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 19, 2002) - to Alexandra

Re: great woman in the tradition of Abhinavagupta (Apr 18, 2002) - to Alexandra

Wilbur Streett

Traditional culture, western psychotherapy and aesthetic sensibility... (Mar 23, 2002) to Sunthar

Looking for specific Michel Foucault references... (Feb 22, 2002) - (open) (Western Philosophy)