Yoga, Ayurveda, Magic and Alchemy

17.10.2017

Yoga, Ayurveda, Magic and Alchemy

Photograph of a sadhu in a holy river by Joey L from the series 'Holy Men'

Public Talk by Suzanne Newcombe on Yoga, Ayurveda, Magic and Alchemy
Tuesday 17 October 2017, 6.30-8.30pm
Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT (Baker Street tube)
Tickets available here.

In the twentieth century, yoga is often presented as a 'sister science' to Ayurveda and is increasingly promoted as able to promote longevity and 'wellness'. In this talk, Suzanne Newcombe will present some interesting vignettes of points of contact between these traditions. She will outline the extent of current knowledge of the overlapping histories of yoga, ayurveda, longevity practices and rasaśāstra (Indian alchemy and iatrochemistry) from the tenth century to the present, based on the research findings to-date of the ERC-funded AYURYOG project.

Part of the lecture series: Beyond Asana: Asceticism, Alchemy, & The Tangled Roots Of Yoga. Lecture Series Exploring The History & Philosophy Of Yoga

 

 

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