The Theory and Practice of the Mandala: Ritual and Identity in the Kabir Panth

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    Abstract

    Tucci proposed that the mandala could be seen through the perspective of Jungian psychology as having universal significance as a personal transformative psychological practice. A second and complementary approach to understanding the significance of mandala rituals is as key rituals in defining group identity. This will be illustrated here through descriptions of the ritual practices of the followers of Kabir, a North Indian religious movement in which forms of mandala practice play a critical role in defining group identity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAsian Horizons: Giuseppe Tucci's Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies
    Editors A Di Castro, D Templeman
    Place of PublicationMelbourne
    PublisherMonash University Publishing
    Pages296-312
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781922235336
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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