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Un peu rétissant au départ, j'ai finalement pris l'ouvrage. Il présente de nombreux mantras, de bonnes explications, et se trouve présenté par un expert, un prêtre védique américain, Namadeva ou Thomas Ashley Farrand. Ce qui est une garantie pour moi. Je pense que cet ouvrage est au final une base très saine et sûre pour pratiquer les mantras.
Authentic and easily readable, the kindle version has an error in that all the mantras are mis-typed, fails to therefore work as a guide to pronunciation. Much care and devotion taken in writing of this wonderful volume, so hope this oversight can be corrected. have written to both the author and the editor, but alas no reply, however is definitely worth five stars based upon content alone irrespective of Kindle errors.
I am a student of Frawley and find his works to be both pithy and easily assimilated, simultaneously. As a life-long follower of Eastern philosophy and esoterica, I find his works to bring valuable insight into the workings of both.
This particular volume covers nearly, if not all, of mantra applications, purposes, and history. It is from a Vedic perspective of course, but Buddhists alike will find the subject matter informative and instructive.
Highly recommended. 185 pages long, includes diagrams, pronunciation guides, seed (bija) mantras explained and their purposes and applications; required reading for any mantra yogic practitioner.
At 74, this book opened my mind an entirely new world of the Sanscrit language,Mantras, and the Power of Sound.It led me to see sound and power of words in languages other than Sanscrit. I now see musicians as 'chemists of sounds' - mixing, vibrating and leavingtheir impressions on listeners, and I believe that sounds heal..
I have been fascinated by mantras for some time now, but wanted to find a book that captured and sustained my interest. You know...something that pushed me from where I am, something a bit unique. This book served my intention powerfully. I read it in a pace that didn't create that feel of a reference book. Undoubtedly, this is a good reference guide. But it is much more. As I read this book slowly, I found the feel that one gets when reading a story. By the time I knew it I had read it twice straight through. Now it is a reference book that I go to time and again. My knowledge of the material feels solid. The text has impacted my personal and professional practice. Definitely a must for the library if you are anywhere close to working with mantras and how mantras work alongside other important spiritual systems such as the chakras, astrology, and the body.
A hard book to wade through with all the unfamiliar words and definitions gleaned from thousands of years of East India for an American guy, but I persevered and read some paragraphs two or three times and I am getting it. And it is well worth the concentration and focus to get a real foundation for meditating. I meditate words from the Sanskrit, but I did not know what I was chanting, the origin and the meaning. Now I do and my meditation has a lot more meaning now and a lot more hope it will materialize what I was meditating for. There are definitions for the words in the back of the book which is a huge help with other books, like the standard texts such as Deepak Chopras books and Paramahansa Yogananda. It tells you what words to inhale or exhale. An amazing amount of information for a person that did not know much. If you really want to learn what you are meditating about, don't be lazy or half knowing , read this book. Thank you.