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Homa variations : the study of ritual change across the Longue durée / edited by Richard K. Payne and Michael Witzel - xvi, 418 pàgines ; 24 cm - Oxford ritual studies . - Oxford ritual studies .

Bibliografia. Índex

Introduction / Symbolic and Comparative Studies: The Ritual Interplay of Fire and Water in Hindu and Buddhist Tantras / Buddhist Permutations and Symbolism of Fire / The Structure of Japanese Buddhist Homa / Textual Studies: The Vedic Homa and the Standardization of Hindu Pūjā / Oblation, Non-conception, and Body: Systems of Psychosomatic Fire Oblation in Esoteric Buddhism in Medieval South Asia / The Three Types of Fire Sacrifice According to Kāṇha's Śricakrasaṃvara-homavidhi / Fire Rituals by the Queen of Siddhas: The Aparimitāyur-homa-vidhi-nāma in the Tengyur / Homa Rituals in the Indian Kālacakratantra Tradition / Ritual Subjects: Homa in Chinese Translations and Manuals from the Sixth through Eighth Centuries / Descriptive Studies: Newar Buddhist Homa Ritual Traditions / The Navarātra Homa: Liver, Enchantment, and Engendering the Divine Śakts / Fire on the Mountain: The Shugendō Saitō Goma / Agnihotra Rituals in Nepal / Richard K. Payne -- Holly Grether; Tadeusz Skorupski; Musashi Tachikawa -- Timothy Lubin; Tsunehiko Sugiki; David B. Gray; Georgios T. Halkias; Vesna A. Wallace; Charles D. Orzech -- Todd Lewis and Naresh Bajracarya; Nawaraj Chaulagain; Richard K. Payne; Michael Witzel

"The practice of making votive offerings into fire dates from the earliest periods of human history, and is found in many different religious cultures. Throughout the tantric world, this kind of ritual offering practice is known as the homa. With roots in Vedic and Zoroastrian rituals, the tantric homa developed in early medieval India. Since that time it has been transmitted to Central and East Asia by tantric Buddhist practitioners. Today, Hindu forms are also being practiced outside of India as well. Despite this historical and cultural range, the homa retains an identifiable unity of symbolism and ritual form. The essays collected in Homa Variations provide detailed studies of a variety of homa forms, providing an understanding of the history of the homa from its inception up to its use in the present. At the same time, the authors cover a wide range of religious cultures, from India and Nepal to Tibet, China, and Japan. The theoretical focus of the collection is the study of ritual change over long periods of time, and across the boundaries of religious cultures. The identifiable unity of the homa allows for an almost unique opportunity to examine ritual change from such a broad perspective"


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