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Shaivism - Concepts and symbols - Labyrinth

Identifier

022487

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Alain Danielou – Gods of Love and Ecstasy: The traditions of Shiva and Dionysus

It does not please the gods that man should obtain knowledge and free himself from the illusion of the world of appearances. Everything has been foreseen to lead him astray. It is for this reason that the path of knowledge is crooked (vakra). Each time we feel we are getting near to the truth, we get lost and then we have to turn back and change route. The human spirit cannot directly attain to divine reality and, in order to reach it, must follow a tortuous path, along subterranean, unexpected and mysterious ways.

The source of the experience

Shaivism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Labyrinth

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

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