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dc.contributor.advisorKawamura, Leslie S.
dc.contributor.authorLakusta, Christy-Anne
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:08:00Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:08:00Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationLakusta, C. (2004). The function of the cakras in religious experience (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/17087en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41700
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 82-87en
dc.description.abstractThe cakra system is a very elaborate internal mandala that is transposed onto the physical body of a practitioner. The components of the cakra system form an elaborate paradigm within the body that correspond to and reflect different realities of the external environment. In the esoteric tradition one of the means by which a practitioner comes to identify oneself with a higher level of reality and achieve a non-dual state of consciousness is by visualizing and experiencing the internal cakra system. In this thesis the role of the cakra system as found in the Hevajratantra will be examined because without an internal experience of the cakra system it becomes difficult to understand the significance of the external ritual practice. In short this thesis will demonstrate how the cakra system is foundational for an inner spiritual experience and the development of a practitioner's spiritual growth.en
dc.format.extentvii, 97 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleThe function of the cakras in religious experience
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/17087
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineReligious Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1514 520492031


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.