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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Patanjali
0486432009
July 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The third installment in Bell Tower's attractively packaged Sacred Teachings series, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali offers a modern translation of a 2,300-year-old Indian meditation text. Translator Alistair Shearer gives a somewhat ethereal introduction ("Yoga is the transformation into the Divine, and of the Divine into everything") that is too long-winded at 80-odd pages. Still, the sutras are beautifully rendered. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Parabola, Summer 2002
"Shearer's luminous rendering sings with timeless beauty and force." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Cosmo Kama Sutra: 77 Mind-Blowing Sex Positions
The Editors of Cosmopolitan
1588164233
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
SEX HAPPENS...all year long!

More that 120,000 copies in print!

Just when you thought the Kama Sutra couldn't get any hotter, Cosmo cranks up the erotic heat with detailed, instructive illustrations and essential sex advice. This great looking gift book is packaged in a sensual red slipcase--what a way to say, "Be my Valentine!"... 365 days a year.

Three million fun, fearless readers of Cosmopolitan agree on one thing: no one knows sex better. And these 77 fully-illustrated passion positions, adapted from the magazine's hugely popular Kama Sutra series, will take anyone's lust life to a whole new level. Cosmo's steamy how-to guide is no ancient text: it's modern, all about pleasure (for both partners), and couldn't be more fun. Replete with newly...


Sex and the Perfect Lover: Tao, Tantra, and the Kama Sutra
Mabel Iam
0743287991
October 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Taking from the ancient books of the Kama Sutra and the Tao, Iam's self-help guide to lovemaking will make you and your mate the perfect yin and yang combo." -- Adriana Lopez, Latina Magazine
"Offering a philosophical approach to sexual pleasure, the author draws upon Eastern teachings but uses a writing style and terminology more accessible to a Western audience. More than a simple sex manual, this slim volume condenses vast amounts of information into short, practical techniques for integrating mental and physical energies." -- Library Journal
"Sex and the Perfect Lover is not just a list of interesting sex positions. Rituals, massages, aphrodisiacs, and all sorts of strategies to take pleasure to unknown heights are included in this book." -- Alfredo Arango, el Nuevo Herald
"The reader will find several...


The Lost Sutras of Jesus
Thomas Moore
1569753601
May 2003
Hardcover
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Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
"A fascinating story of an ancient Buddhist-Christian union, still filled with holy wisdom."

John Dominic Crossan, author of Excavating Jesus
"This enlightening book tells of a time when Christianity, Buddhism and Taoism chanted in three-part harmony."

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A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras
Zhenji Zhang
0271003413
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Chinese (translation)

About the Author
Emeritus Professor, Penn. State U. and a renowned Buddhist scholar. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Kama Sutra
Anne J. Hooper
0789450720
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover the secrets of sexual wisdom as revealed in the ancient masterpieces of erotic literature, and bring the ultimate in sexual pleasure to your love life.

In The Kama Sutra, Anne Hooper, sex therapist and bestselling author of The Great Sex Guide and The Pocket Sex Guide, reinterprets and updates the ancient erotic texts of the Kama Sutra and The Perfumed Garden, distilling 2000 years of sexual knowledge into an exhilarating modern guide.

This seductive and discreetly sized book demonstrates the love positions from oriental erotic texts in voluptuous colour photographs. It unlocks the secrets of sensual lovemaking for deeper spiritual and physical harmony and will heighten the adventurous lovers' sexual pleasure through inventive erotic techniques.


Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
B.K.S. Iyengar
0007145160
January 25, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This book provided readers with a fresh and accessible translation of this ancient text.

From the Publisher
A fresh translation of the writings of Patanjali, the first man to record the ancient practice of yoga, by B. K. S. Iyengar, the man who introduced yoga to the West. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Three Gandhari Ekottarikagama-Type Sutras
Mark Allon
0295981857
Mar 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Three Gandhari Ekottarikagama-Type Sutras continues the Gandharan Buddhist Texts studies of the first-century A.D. birch bark scrolls in the British Library's Kharosthi manuscript collection. It describes the text found on two fragments which constitute the lower part of a scroll and consists of the remnants of three sutras. All three sutras are relatively short and have an association with the number four, which suggests that they are from a Gandhar- Ekottarikagama, a collection of short discourses grouped according to numerical principles and one of the major collections of writings in the Buddhist canon. The first sutra records a discussion in which a brahman asks the Buddha four questions. The second su-tra, like the third, depicts the Buddha preaching to monks. The structure of this sutra is based on the four...


The Kama Sutra Year : 52 Sensational Positions for Erotic Pleasure
Eleanor McKenzie
159233105X
February 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A beautifully illustrated guide to the kama sutra with 52 positions, one to practice each week of the year! With all-new original photography, this book is bound to be a successful addition to the sex book category.

About the Author
Eleanor McKenzie is a writer specializing in Eastern traditions and practices. She is the author of a number of books, including Healing Reiki, Chi Kung, Thai Bodywork, and Beyond the Kama Sutra.


Complete Kama Sutra
Georges Vatsyayana
0892815256
September 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
The galaxy of pleasures in Alain Daniélou's translation of the Kama Sutra takes you back to an India where sexuality was an integral part of life and an avenue to spiritual bliss. As Devadatta Shastri says in his commentary: "At the moment when the peak of bliss is attained, the internal and external world vanish. The man and woman cease to be separate entities and lose themselves in the beatitudes of being." Daniélou's elegant rendering includes not only the entire sutra, much of which is excluded in other versions, but two essential commentaries as well. More than just a pillow book, the Kama Sutra is a guide to the labyrinth of sexual etiquette, from how to bathe before meeting a lover to how lovers should entertain each other after making love. Admittedly, the text is dated and culture bound in...


The Jesus Sutras
Martin Palmer
0345434242
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
It's no secret that there were Christians in China as far back as the seventh century. But exactly what they believed has been difficult to discern. In his book The Jesus Sutras, translator and interfaith pioneer Martin Palmer begins to shed light on what he has come to call Taoist Christianity, referring to ancient texts found only a century ago and drawing on his own sleuthing in China. In a book of ambitious scope, Palmer recounts Christianity's spread eastward from Jerusalem, where it encountered and adapted to local cultures. One of those cultures was the most powerful and advanced civilization in the world--Tang China--but which was also steeped in a retro-shamanic faith known as Taoism. Just as the Chinese assimilated Buddhism by interpreting it in Taoist terms, a similarly fascinating fusion of beliefs appears to...


The Photographic "Kama Sutra": Exotic Positions Inspired by the Classic Indian Text
Linda Sonntag
0600602346
June 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Anne Hooper's Kama Sutra
Anne J. Hooper
1564586499
January 1994
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Review
One might think a former Penthouse Forum magazine editor would be in over her head when it came to interpreting the sacred Kama Sutra for contemporary lovers. Surprisingly, Anne Hooper has grasped the subtle, but more important, messages of India's traditional love manuals. She discourages readers from focusing on accomplishing distorted poses, as if they were athletic feats. Instead, she has written a compelling commentary that encourages readers to emphasize pressure points, manners, artistic freedom, and most of all finding and pursuing a loving sexual relationship rather than an overly choreographed one. Almost every page is illustrated with tasteful photos of nude lovers demonstrating the many sacred positions, while Hooper's text offers suggestions on how to apply the ancient teachings to contemporary lovemaking....


Kama Sutra: The Perfect Bedside Companion
Richard Burton
1579122809
April 4, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Kama Sutra, or Aphorisms on Love, is one of the most widely read and enjoyed of the ancient classics. Written in India nearly two centuries ago and translated by the great Richard Burton, this landmark of sensuality explores the rules and commandments of love, pleasure, and mutual gratification with frankness and celebration. In this beautiful new rendering, traditional art and illustrations provide a pleasing accompaniment throughout. Packaged with a beautiful satin-bound cover and clasp.


The Sutras on the 5-Fold Act of Divine Consciousness
Acharya Kedar
0595293891
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Sutras On The 5-Fold Act of Divine Consciousness is destined to become an authoritative work among the scriptural doctrines and sacred texts of Yoga Science. Drawing on the support of the Shaiva Agamas, the Shastras and the Puranas, and the inspiration of many of the worldÂ’s renowned poet saints, Acharya Kedar illuminates the principles of God Consciousness that govern the Creation, Sustenance and Withdrawal of the universe. This work is an essential primer for anyone seeking to better understand Meditation and the path of Spanda Yoga.

Why is the understanding and experience of The 5-Fold Act of Divine Consciousness so important on the path to Liberation?

There are a number of ways to recognize God. Most of these provide glimpses of God by producing altered states of consciousness that are...



Kama Sutra For 21st Century Lovers
Anne Hooper
0789496550
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bringing together the most exciting elements of Eastern eroticism, including over 100 sexual positions taken from the Kama Sutra, the Ananga Ranga, The Perfumed Garden, and the Tao, Kama Sutra for 21st Century Lovers updates and reinterprets the classic, 2,000 year-old sex manual. Fully illustrated and featuring specially commissioned photographs, this newly created classic is a font of information on achieving, enriching, and diversifying sexual pleasure. The author emphasizes the importance of pressure points, manners, artistic freedom and, most of all, finding and pursuing a loving sexual relationship.

About the Author
Anne Hooper is a noted sex therapist, marriage counselor, and a best-selling author. Her books include Pocket Kama Sutra, Great Sex Guide, Great Sex Games,...


Bedside Kama Sutra: 23 Positions for Pleasure and Passion
Linda Sonntag
1931412790
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
...combining stunning erotic photography with classic erotic art from the East,this sensual compendium covers 23 sexual positions desgined to educate,excite and entertain

About the Author
Linda Sonntag is an experienced writer on the subject of sex and relationships. Her previous books include Making Love Great Sex for Life, and Sensational Sex. She lives in England.

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Pataanjali
0609609599
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The third installment in Bell Tower's attractively packaged Sacred Teachings series, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali offers a modern translation of a 2,300-year-old Indian meditation text. Translator Alistair Shearer gives a somewhat ethereal introduction ("Yoga is the transformation into the Divine, and of the Divine into everything") that is too long-winded at 80-odd pages. Still, the sutras are beautifully rendered. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Parabola, Summer 2002
"Shearer's luminous rendering sings with timeless beauty and force."

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali : Commentary on the Raja Yoga Sutras by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Sri S. Satchidananda
0932040381
October 15, 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new deluxe printing of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life.

Language Notes
Text: English


The Grihya-Sutras
F. Max Muller
0700715266
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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The Heart Sutra
Red Pine
1593760094
October 10, 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The Heart Sutra, a mere 35 lines, is one of Buddhism's best-known teachings, "Buddhism in a nutshell," according to Red Pine, an award-winning translator of Chinese poetry and religious writings. But when he was asked to prepare a fresh translation, he found himself reconsidering its origins, reexamining every word, and reassessing every nuance. The result is a meticulous line-by-line interpretation that will radically deepen readers' understanding of not only the sutra but also Buddhism's underlying structure, Abhidharma, or the Matrix of Reality. Red Pine begins by noting that while no one knows where the Heart Sutra came from or who composed it, he has come to believe that its roots are in Northern India, and that "the noble Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva" named in the first line is none other than an incarnation of Maya,...


Anne Hooper's Pocket Kama Sutra
Anne Hooper
0789404370
April 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
An update and reinterpretation of the 2,000 year-old sexual text in a fully illustrated, pocket-sized guide featuring specially commissioned photographs and information on ways to enrich and diversify one's sex life. Perfect for the night-stand or overnight bag, Anne Hooper's Pocket Kama Sutra, has miniaturized all the lessons her Kama Sutra teaches. Fully illustrated with more than 100 full-color photographs, this small book unlocks the mystery of this ancient masterpiece. From the art of seduction, to foreplay, arousal, and an incredible variety of sexual positions, this book combines the spice of ancient eroticism with the candid instruction of a modern sex guide--in a pocket-sized format.

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The Pocket Kama Sutra bring endless diversity and excitement...


The Vedanta-Sutras
F. Max Muller
0700715290
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra
Lance Dane (Editor)
0892811382
September 2003
Hardcover
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Review
Lois Mark Stalvey, Red Rock News, January 28, 2004 : "Gives us the dazzling artwork from museums and private collections worldwide... fascinating...sex has not changed in over 2,000 years." 
Erotic Review, Dec/Jan 2004, Issue 58 : "A new, gorgeously illustrated edition of the famous Hindu Classic."

Book Description

A fully illustrated Kama Sutra from the extraordinary and rare art collection of Lance Dane

• The first complete translation to illustrate all 64 sexual postures described in the Kama Sutra

• Includes 269 rare images

•  Composed by one of the world’s foremost scholars of the Kama Sutra and Indian art

The erotic sentiments described...



The Vedanta-Sutras with Ramanuja's Sribhasya
F. Max Muller
0700715525
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Pop-up Kama Sutra: Six Paper-Engineered Variations
Richard Burton
1584793023
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
What do you get when you combine the classic, almost 2,000-year-old Indian treatise on the art of love with the most up-to-date paper-engineering techniques? The Pop-Up Kama Sutra! This lively distillation of the world's most famous sex guide features choice excerpts from the original text, translated in 1883 by the renowned explorer Sir Richard Burton, and is illustrated with vintage color plates from India. Best of all, six incredible pop-ups present the Kama Sutra's most interesting, instructive, and wildly acrobatic positions in three dimensions. More Bollywood than museum piece, this fun gift book adds a new dimension to the literature of lust and romance.

About the Author
Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer and author of 43 volumes about his...

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