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!Download Book ⚕ Kali's Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna ☯ In a book now marked by both critical acclaim and cross cultural controversy, Jeffrey J Kripal explores the life and teachings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a nineteenth century Bengali saint who played a major role in the creation of modern Hinduism Through extended textual and symbolic analyses of Ramakrishna s censored secret talk, Kripal demonstrates that the saint s famous ecstatic and visionary experiences were driven by mystico erotic energies that he neither fully accepted nor understood The result is a striking new vision of Ramakrishna as a conflicted, homoerotic Tantric mystic that is as complex as it is clear and as sympathetic to the historical Ramakrishna as it is critical of his traditional portraitsIn a substantial new preface to this second edition, Kripal answers his critics, addresses the controversy the book has generated in India, and traces the genealogy of his work in the history of psychoanalytic discourse on mysticism, Hinduism, and Ramakrishna himself Kali s Child has already proven to be provocative, groundbreaking, and immensely enjoyable Only a few books make such a major contribution to their field that from the moment of publication things are never quite the same again Kali s Child is such a book John Stratton Hawley, History of ReligionsWinner of the American Academy of Religion s History of Religions Prize for the Best First Book of A somewhat scandalous tour de force, although at times it doesn t quite convince, the effort is brilliant A kind of a psychoanalytic exploration of the life and thought of Ramakrishna, this book stirred great controversy in India when it was published One of it s hypotheses is that Ramakrishna was at least latently homosexual Is it reductionist, is it culturally insensitive These questions will probably come up in reading it But this book defies easy categorization Ambitious, provocative a A somewhat scandalous tour de force, although at times it doesn t quite convince, the effort is brilliant A kind of a psychoanalytic exploration of the life and thought of Ramakrishna, this book stirred great controversy in India when it was published One of it s hypotheses is that Ramakrishna was at least latently homosexual Is it reductionist, is it culturally insensitive These questions will probably come up in reading it But this book defies easy categorization Ambitious, provocative and worth reading Terrible, atrocious and foolish.Using psychoanalysis which has been long proven to be faulty in diverse environment Kripal, borrowed this technique from his mentor and guide, Wendy Doniger only to apply it to Ramakrishna.Kripal s obsession with penis and little boys seems suggestive of the fact that he has latent pedophilia and homosexual tendencies. This controversial investigation of homoerotic subtexts in the visions of the great Bengali saint and mystic Ramakrishna is a fascinating read The book is well written erudite, and insightful Definitely worth reading whether or not one agrees with the author s interpretations.