Agehananda Bharati

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Swāmī Agehānanda Bhāratī (अगेहानन्द भारती) (Vienna, April 20, 1923 – New York, May 14, 1991) was the monastic name of Leopold Fischer, professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University. His book The Light at the Center' was written from his dual perspective as a professional anthropologist and a professional and practicing mystic.

List of Mystics

Mystics > Agehananda Bharati, Bernard of Clairvaux, Emanuel Swedenborg, Howard Thurman, Julian of Norwich

Notes

Chairman of Anthropology Dept. at Syracuse University during the 70s.[1]

"Being both a self-professed mystic and an anthropologist, Bharati offers us a methodology of "participation rather than 'participant observation'"—a radical anthropology (p. 11)."[2]

A practicing mystic, and author of The Light at the Center[3].

Takes an "emic" or insider's approach, as opposed to an "etic" or outsiders approach.[4] three Zero Point experiences in The Light at the Center.[5].

Footnotes

  1. Katz, N. “The Light at the Center: Context and Pretext of Modern Mysticism.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 45, no. 2 (June 1977): 260–61.
  2. Quoted in Katz, N. “The Light at the Center: Context and Pretext of Modern Mysticism.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 45, no. 2 (June 1977): 261
  3. Bharati, Agehananda. The Light at the Center: Context and Pretext of Modern Mysticism. Ross Eriikson, 1976.
  4. Saliba, John A. “The Light at the Center: Context and Pretext of Modern Mysticism.” Horizons 4, no. 1 (1977): 150–51.
  5. Bharati, Agehananda. The Light at the Center: Context and Pretext of Modern Mysticism. Ross Eriikson, 1976. p. 39-47.
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