While the Gods Play. Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History and the Destiny of Mankind. By (author) Alain Daniélou. While the Gods Play. While the Gods Play has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. While the Gods Play: Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History and the Alain Daniélou. Read “While the Gods Play Shaiva Oracles and Predictions on the Cycles of History and the Destiny of Mankind” by Alain Daniélou with Rakuten Kobo.

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In temples devoted to his worship he is represented as an erect phallus, source of all life but also symbol of pleasure and sensuous delight, the earthly image of the state of alian. For this reason I was always very careful to take the smallest possible amount of bhang. It seems to me that many of the family problems of our time are the result of a conception of marriage as a simple channel for erotic energy in a puritanical society perverted by moralistic Christian nonsense.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. A gloomy, disquieting silence has fallen upon a modern society that is saturated with the blare of radio music and the images of television advertisements. We again find the seven sages, the refusal of asceticism, the practices aiming at a long life Ayurveda, the Indian science of longevity.

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Man is like the male fig tree: Between my piano and my books Tye have just completed the seventy-ninth turn of the spiral of my life. Any hasty and superficial generalization not only leads to absurdities but is morally, socially, and intellectually dangerous.

He can produce thousands of children. This prediction is only a fragment of the vast knowledge of Shaiva wisdom, author Alain Danielou as assimilated and reviewed essential concepts of the Shaiva philosophy and its predictions.


Sincehumankind has been in the goes of the Kali Yuga age, or at the end of a cycle. We had no problem reassembling the car and trailer. I heard her say: In those days, it was a difficult expedition. While the book raises interesting questions, it is very biased by the author’s personal views.

While the Gods Play

The title should be at least 4 characters long. Sometimes, when we had visitors, we would put on magic cshows.

Gosala did not practice or recommend the observance of chastity, as it was contrary to the principles of Shaivai Yoga. As a rule, all the important temples were indicated on maps put out by the Department of Archaeology, but they were not always easy to reach. Scientific research, freed from the bonds of dogmatism that had paralyzed it for centuries, was finally allowed tods develop.

She had studied art history in Vienna, then gone to India, first to Shantiniketan then to Calcutta, where she founded the Indian Society of Oriental Art as well as a journal by the same name. It included the atomic theory of the Vaisheshika and the cosmology of the Samkhya. Once, during a dinner party given by Enrico Fulchignoni, the Italian philosopher, I was asked various questions about polytheism and explained how goods aspect of the world is a particular projection of God’s mind; so that for a tree, God is a tree, for a bull, he is a bull, for a man, he is man, for a woman, woman, and for a Negro, he is black.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. If I had said that Fhe was inevitably Christian for a Christian, or Moslem for a Moslem – or even that a Marxist, though his choice is strictly ideological, thought more or less consciously of God as a Marxist – my statement would have struck my listeners as just another paradox.

During the Renaissance a new attempt was made to link Christian teachings to ancient forms of wisdom, but this too was quickly put down.


On an ancient sacred site that once boasted alian miraculous sanctuary but is now only a large field, male goats are sacrificed by the thousandseach family bringing its own animal. After years of internal conflicts and mutual accusations of hereticism, Christians were finally able to establish a system of politico-religious authority so stringent and so terrifying that any sign of independent thinking or attempt to return to the original teachings of Jesus was immediately suppressed.

Alain Daniélou – While the Gods Play

This prediction is only a fragment of the vast knowledge A defeated people that is forced to adopt the religion of godw conquerors loses its individuality, its rituals, its beliefs, and the magical protection of its gods.

The Garland of Letters. In the Himalayas, the sacrificial victims are buffaloes and bulls.

Fatma rated it it was amazing Jun 17, All these religions and philosophical movements are moralistic and puritanical in character, demonstrate a belief in transmigration, and also oppose polytheism and ecstatic practices.

Belief is always a very poor counselor. This prediction is only a fragment of the vast knowledge of Shaiva wisdom, author Alain Danielou as assimilated and reviewed essen According to the early writings of the Shaiva tradition–still alive in India and dating back at least 6, years–the arbitrary ideologies and moralistic religions danielok modern society signal the last days of humanity heading toward destruction.

This title is temporarily out of stock, please check back soon. Westerners often speak of Oriental “wisdom” without realizing that this so-called wisdom pay simply an attitude of realism in the pursuit of paly, whether the field be science, philosophy, religion, or social organization.