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Siddha Quest For Immortality Kamil V. Zvelebil

Siddha Quest For Immortality

Kamil V. Zvelebil

Published December 1st 1996
ISBN : 9781869928438
Paperback
190 pages
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This work describes the society in South India where priests and lay people claim supernatural powers and seek physical longevity and psychic immortality, and where arcane and sexual rituals take place. This study offers a vivid picture of theirMoreThis work describes the society in South India where priests and lay people claim supernatural powers and seek physical longevity and psychic immortality, and where arcane and sexual rituals take place. This study offers a vivid picture of their religious beliefs, magical rites and alchemical practices. It also describes their complex system of medicine and their tradition of poetry. Many examples of their poetry are included, poetry which is deeply religious but not without humour.