Keith Edward Cantú is Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University, where he is researching modern Tamil yoga traditions and their connection with patronage.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Abbreviations
Introduction From Hidden Roots to Outer Blossoms A Treelike "Translocalization" of Yoga The Chapters and Methodology of This Book
Chapter 1. Hagiographies and Old Diary Leaves Extant Sources for Sabhapati's Life Sabhapati's Childhood A Quest for Religious Truth A Visionary Experience in Velachery A Southbound Quest Lectures and a Himalayan Flight A Splash on the Lahore Scene Shrish Chandra Basu and the Theosophical "Founders" John Campbell Oman and "Sadhuism" A Vision of Agastya Once in Fifty Years Sabhapati in Bombay Agastya and the Konnur Meditation Hall South Indians to the Fore Om Prakash Swamigal Konnur Ramalinga Swamigal Sabhapati Swami's Death and Disappearance
Chapter 2. A Vast Forest of Printed Words Textual Stemmata of Sabhapati's Works The Alpha Stemma Three Original Editions of vry cpsps as Alpha Stemma Detailed Contents of the Alpha Stemma Bengali and German Translations William Estep's Esoteric Cosmic Yogi Science The Beta and Gamma Stemmata Contextualizing Sabhapati's Vernacular Works cpsps as Beta and Gamma Stemmata ctcspv and the Gamma Stemma ryb and the Beta Stemma Pamphlets for Konnur Meditation Hall Sabhapati's Literature in Telugu Sabhapati's Tamil Work mcvts
Chapter 3. Seeds of a Cosmological Religion Sabhapati's Two Gurus Chidambara Swamigal and "Instructive Truth" Shivajnana Bodha and the Tamil Siddhas An Embodied Cosmos Shiva as "Infinite Spirit" A Cosmogonic Separation of "Faculties" "Illustration by Examples" The Tree Universally Spread Emancipation and Transmigration Household of the Body's Truth (dehatattva) Connections with Tamil Saiva Discourse Views on Other Religions and Movements Sabhapati and Buddhism Sabhapati and Christianity Sabhapati and Islam Sabhapati and Zoroastrianism, or "Parsism" Sabhapati and "Samajees" Sabhapati and the "Theosophical Societies" Sabhapati and Atheism
Chapter 4. Breathing into Sivarajayoga Three Branches of Yoga Hatha Yoga or "Yoga of Force" Ha?harajayoga or "Royal Yoga of Force" Sivarajayoga or "Royal Yoga for Shiva" Sivarajayoga: From Purification to Nonbeing
Chapter 5. Singing Mantras and Visualizing Flowers Lyrical Compositions and Musical Poems Incantation of Tones and Mantras Sabhapati's Visual Diagrams Changing Visual Representations Svarupa and Yoga
Chapter 6. Dissecting the Nature of Sivarajayoga Spiritual and Physical Phenomena The Pure Ethers A Naturalistic Cosmology of Yoga
Chapter 7. Magical Fruits of Occult Yoga Sabhapati and Theosophy Franz Hartmann and Sabhapati in German Translation Sabhapati and "Thelemic Magick" William Estep and "Super Mind Science"
Epilogue: Parts of a Universal Tree
Appendix 1. A Translation of t2 (in mcvts) Excerpt of t2 (English Translation) Excerpt of t2 (Original Tamil) Appendix 2. Lexicon of Common Terms and Variants Appendix 3. A Passage from vry on the "Pole" of Sivarajayoga
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