Le Premier Chant du monde
Embarquez pour un voyage initiatique au cœur de la Mongolie des chamans, cette terre enclavée de l’Asie centrale, avec ses hordes de cavaliers lancés à l’assaut du monde, ses nomades, ses troupeaux de rennes, ses neiges éternelles, ses espaces infinis, où les étoiles toutes proches sont prêtes à être cueillies. Car, aujourd’hui, un souffle nouveau balaie ces étendues sauvages... Les esprits de la nature sont de retour. Qui sont les chamans, ces êtres mystérieux qui tutoient les 99 ciels éternels, à cheval sur des oies sacrées ? Trait d’union lumineux entre les dieux et les hommes frappés de maladie, de lassitude, de mort, tels des oiseaux mazoutés. L’aventure, dans cette enquête, est dans la steppe, au bord de la rivière Orchon, dans les yourtes posées en champignon au milieu de nulle part, en tête à tête avec des chamans uul, bouriates, darhad durant des semaines. Partez à tire d’ailes dans le monde des esprits, dans leur rayonnante cosmologie, à vous coller le tournis.
Mongolian Music Dance Oral Narrative
Accompanying disc contains: Field recordings of herders from different ethnic groups in remote areas of Mongolia. Copyright 2001 by Global Arts 2000.
Travels in the Netherworld
In Travels in the Netherworld, Bryan J. Cuevas examines a fascinating but little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the d?lok, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. These narratives enjoy audiences ranging from the most sophisticated monastic scholars to pious townsfolk, villagers, and nomads. Their accounts emphasize the universal Buddhist principles of impermanence and worldly suffering, the fluctuations of karma, and the feasibility of obtaining a favorable rebirth through virtue and merit. Providing a clear, detailed analysis of four vivid return-from-death tales, including the stories of a Tibetan housewife, a lama, a young noble woman, and a Buddhist monk, Cuevas argues that these narratives express ideas about death and the afterlife that held wide currency among all classes of faithful Buddhists in Tibet. Relying on a diversity of traditional Tibetan sources, Buddhist canonical scriptures, scholastic textbooks, ritual and meditation manuals, and medical treatises, in addition to the d?lok works themselves, Cuevas surveys a broad range of popular Tibetan Buddhist ideas about death and dying. He explores beliefs about the vulnerability of the soul and its journey beyond death, karmic retribution and the terrors of hell, the nature of demons and demonic possession, ghosts, and reanimated corpses. Cuevas argues that these extraordinary accounts exhibit flexibility between social and religious categories that are conventionally polarized and concludes that, contrary to the accepted wisdom, such rigid divisions as elite and folk, monastic and lay religion are not sufficiently representative of traditional Tibetan Buddhism on the ground. This study offers innovative perspectives on popular religion in Tibet and fills a gap in an important field of Tibetan literature.
The Atlantis Encyclopedia
Joseph, editor-in-chief of Ancient American, states in his introduction that his encyclopedia does not set out to prove the existence of Atlantis but the facts he provides are evidence of something factual behind the legend. Whatever the merits of that claim, Joseph has certainly gathered an impressive number of relevant facts and figures about geo
The Human Zoo
This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living.
The Preaching of Islam
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Living Electronic Music
Drawing on recent ideas that explore new environments and the changing situations of composition and performance, Simon Emmerson provides a significant contribution to the study of contemporary music, bridging history, aesthetics and the ideas behind evolving performance practices. Whether created in a studio or performed on stage, how does electronic music reflect what is live and living? What is it to perform 'live' in the age of the laptop? Many performer-composers draw upon a 'library' of materials but others refuse to abandon traditionally 'created and structured' electroacoustic work. Lying behind this maelstrom of activity is the perennial relationship to 'theory', that is, ideas, principles and practices that somehow lie behind composers' and performers' actions. The relationship of the body performing to the spaces around has also undergone a revolution as the source of sound production has shifted to the loudspeaker. Emmerson considers these issues in the framework of our increasingly 'acousmatic' world in which we cannot see the source of the sounds we hear.
DIVFrom Kaliningrad on the Baltic to the Russian Far East, journalist Ben Judah has travelled throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics, conducting extensive interviews with President Vladimir Putinâ€™s friends, foes, and colleagues, government officials, business tycoons, mobsters, and ordinary Russian citizens. Fragile Empire is the fruit of Judahâ€™s thorough research: a probing assessment of Putinâ€™s rise to power and what it has meant for Russia and her people./divDIV /divDIVDespite a propaganda program intent on maintaining the clichÃ© of stability, Putinâ€™s regime was suddenly confronted in December 2011 by a highly public protest movement that told a different side of the story. Judah argues that Putinism has brought economic growth to Russia but also weaker institutions, and this contradiction leads to instability. The author explores both Putinâ€™s successes and his failed promises, taking into account the impact of a new middle class and a new generation, the Internet, social activism, and globalization on the presidentâ€™s impending leadership crisis. Can Russia avoid the crisis of Putinism? Judah offers original and up-to-the-minute answers./div
The Thirteenth Tribe
This book traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism. Khazaria was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but evidence indicates that the Khazars themselves migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of Western Jewry. To the general reader the Khazars, who flourished from the 7th to 11th century, may seem infinitely remote today. Yet they have a close and unexpected bearing on our world, which emerges as Koestler recounts the fascinating history of the ancient Khazar Empire. At about the time that Charlemagne was Emperor in the West. The Khazars' sway extended from the Black Sea to the Caspian, from the Caucasus to the Volga, and they were instrumental in stopping the Muslim onslaught against Byzantium, the eastern jaw of the gigantic pincer movement that in the West swept across northern Africa and into Spain. Thereafter the Khazars found themselves in a precarious position between the two major world powers: the Eastern Roman Empire in Byzantium and the triumphant followers of Mohammed. As Koestler points out, the Khazars were the Third World of their day. They chose a surprising method of resisting both the Western pressure to become Christian and the Eastern to adopt Islam. Rejecting both, they converted to Judaism. Mr. Koestler speculates about the ultimate faith of the Khazars and their impact on the racial composition and social heritage of modern Jewry. He produces detailed research to support a theory which could make the term 'anti-Semitism' become void of meaning.