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Transcendent in America
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“Bringing together history and ethnographic interviews, (NYU Press, $23) argues that Hindu-inspired meditation movements are a distinct type of new religious movement, even if their followers and leaders may repeat the “mantra” that they are “spiritual but not religious.””

Table of Contents

  1. title page
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  1. copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. A Note on Transliteration
  2. p. vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Part I : Background
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. What Are Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements?
  2. pp. 3-25
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  1. 2. Laying the Foundation for American-Style Hinduism
  2. pp. 26-52
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  1. Part II : Three Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements
  2. p. 53
  1. 3. Self-Realization Fellowship
  2. pp. 55-79
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  1. 4. Transcendental Meditation
  2. pp. 80-105
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  1. 5. Siddha Yoga
  2. pp. 106-132
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  1. Part III: In Their Own Words
  2. p. 133
  1. 6. The Guru-Disciple Relationship
  2. pp. 135-160
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  1. 7. Mystical Experiences
  2. pp. 161-185
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  1. 8. Worldview
  2. pp. 186-214
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 215-234
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 235-242
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 243-250
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 251-260
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 261
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