lunedì 27 agosto 2012


Georg Feuerstein (1947-2012) 

 Dr. Georg Feuerstein, one of the world's most prolific writers on yoga and tantra has passed away. He was originally of the opinion that Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji was a criminal, but his views changed over the years, and he finally wrote a wonderful entry about Anandamurtiji and His work in his latest book Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra.

Feuerstein was a German-Canadian Indologist specializing on Yoga. He authored over 30 books on mysticism, Yoga, Tantra, and Hinduism. He translated, among other traditional texts, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.
Feuerstein was born in Germany. He moved to England to do his postgraduate research at Durham University and subsequently lived for 23 years in the United States. He then became a resident of Canada and lived in Saskatchewan, where he passed away 25 August 2012.

Ken Wilber has called him both "probably Gebser's foremost American interpreter"[2] as well as "...a scholar-practitioner of the first magnitude, an extremely important and valuable voice for the perennial philosophy, and arguably the foremost authority on Yoga today."
Historian of religions Mircea Eliade called Feuerstein's 'The Philosophy of Classical Yoga', "one of the most profound and original contributions to the understanding of classical yoga.

Buddhism: An Outline of Its Teachings and Schools with Hans Wolfgang Schumann, (Georg Feuerstein, Translator) Quest Books (1987)ISBN 0-8356-0452-7
The Deeper Dimension of Yoga, Shambhala (2003), ISBN 1-57062-935-8
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga , Paragon House (July 1990), ISBN 1-55778-245-8
Enlightened Sexuality: Essays on Body-Positive Spirituality (Editor)
Essence of Yoga: A Contribution to the Psychohistory of Indian Civilization (Coauthored with Jeanine Miller)
Green Yoga (Coauthored with Brenda Feuerstein), Traditional Yoga Studies (2007), ISBN 978-0-9782138-2-4
Holy Madness: The Shock Tactics and Radical Teachings of Crazy-Wise Adepts, Holy Fools, and Rascal Gurus, Paragon House, 1991,ISBN 1-55778-250-4; Hohm Press; Rev & Expand edition Holy Madness: Spirituality, Crazy-Wise Teachers, And Enlightenment, (June 15, 2006) ISBN 1-890772-54-2
Humor Suddenly Returns: Essays on the Spiritual Teaching of Master Da Free John: A Scholarly Tribute (Editor)
In Search of the Cradle of Civilization: New Light on Ancient India (Coauthored with Subhash Kak and David Frawley)
Introduction to the Bhagavad-Gîtâ: Its philosophy and cultural setting
Jean Gebser: What Color Is Your Consciousness
Living Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide for Daily Life (Coedited with Stephan Bodian)
The Lost Teachings of Yoga (Audio CD) (2003) ISBN 1-59179-009-3
Lucid Waking: Mindfulness and the Spiritual Potential of Humanity
The Mystery of Light: Life and Teaching of Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Philosophy of Classical Yoga
A Reappraisal of Yoga: Essays in Indian philosophy
Sacred Sexuality: The Erotic Spirit in the World’s Great Religions
Science of Reality (Editor)
Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga
Shambhala Guide to Yoga
Structures of Consciousness: The Genius of Jean Gebser: An Introduction and Critique
Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy, Shambhala (1998), ISBN 1-57062-304-X
Teachings of Yoga
Textbook of Yoga
Voices on the Threshold of Tomorrow: 145 Views of the New Millennium (Coedited with Trisha Lamb Feuerstein)
Wholeness or Transcendence?
Yoga and beyond: Essays in Indian philosophy
Yoga for Dummies
Yoga Gems: A Treasury of Practical and Spiritual Wisdom from Ancient and Modern Masters (Editor)
The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice, with a foreword by Ken Wilber, Hohm Press (2001) ISBN 1-890772-18-6
The Yoga-Sûtra of Patanjali: A New Translation and Commentary, Inner Traditions International; Rochester, Vermont, 1989
Yoga Wisdom: Teachings on Happiness, Peace, and Freedom
Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra . 2012

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