A Cognitive Approach to Tantric Language
AbstractBy applying the contemporary theories of schema, metonymy, metaphor, and conceptual blending, I argue in this paper that salient cognitive categories facilitate a deeper analysis of Tantric language. Tantras use a wide range of symbolic language expressed in terms of mantric speech and visual maṇḍalas, and Tantric texts relate the process of deciphering meaning with the surge of mystical experience. In this essay, I will focus on some distinctive varieties of Tantric language with a conviction that select cognitive tools facilitate coherent reading of these expressions. Mystical language broadly utilizes images and metaphors. Deciphering Tantric language should therefore also provide a framework for reading other varieties of mystical expressions across cultures. View Full-Text
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Timalsina, S. A Cognitive Approach to Tantric Language. Religions 2016, 7, 139.
Timalsina S. A Cognitive Approach to Tantric Language. Religions. 2016; 7(12):139.Chicago/Turabian Style
Timalsina, Sthaneshwar. 2016. "A Cognitive Approach to Tantric Language." Religions 7, no. 12: 139.