Edward Moor The Hindu Pantheon

ISBN 13: 9781162625010

The Hindu Pantheon

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9781162625010: The Hindu Pantheon

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The Philosophical Research Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1934 for the purpose of assisting thoughtful persons to live more graciously and constructively in a confused and troubled world. The Society is entirely free from educational, political, or ecclesiastical control. Dedicated to an idealistic approach to the solution of human problems, the Society's program stresses the need for the integration of religion, philosophy, and the science of psychology into one system of instruction. The goal of this instruction is to enable the individual to develop a mature philosophy of life, to recognize his proper responsibilities and opportunities, and to understand and appreciate his place in the unfolding universal pattern.

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The Hindu Pantheon is the first and most complete exposition of the religious iconography of India. Published by Edward Moor in 1910, it has been said that for more than fifty years it remained the only book of authority upon its subject. An indispensable source and reference work, The Hindu Pantheon is comparatively free of Western influence and was written in the spirit of East Indian myths, legends, fables, and the intricate symbolism which distinguished the Eastern mind.

Moor proves conclusively that a valid philosophy underlies what has long been considered "fantastic idolotry." The great Indian classics, such as The Ramayana and the Odyssey and Illiad of Homer. There are many modern texts dealing with Hindu myths and legends, but they have usually been abridged as well as anglicized. Important elements of the stories ha e been omitted, rendering the meanings difficult to discover and forcing us back to the original texts.

Ell qualified by many years of first-hand association with his subject matter, Moor was elected a member of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta in 1796, of the Royal Society in 1806, and was also a member of other learned societies in India, England, and France.

Over one hundred skillfully drawn plates are included, making it possible for collectors of Oriental art to identify the beings depicted with a minimum of difficulty. This reprint of Moor's Hindu Pantheon will serve anew generation of orientatlists, students of philosophy and comparative religion, and collectors of Asiatic art.

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