Wilde Lectures 2002-3

In November-December 2002 (Michaelmas Term 2002, Weeks 5 to 8), Geoffrey will be giving the Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion at Oxford University. The topic will be "Indic Religions Until 1200 A.D.: A Critical and Anthropological Approach".


I. BEGINNINGS AND FOUNDATIONS

Monday 11th November 2002: 1. Introduction: Tracing Back Ganesha

Tuesday 12th November 2002: 2. The Limits of Our Knowledge


II. BRAHMANICAL RELIGION AND ITS COMPETITORS

Monday 18th November 2002: 3. The World of the Yakshas

Tuesday 19th November 2002: 4. The Origins of the Ascetic Orders


III. THE AGE OF THE GUPTAS

Monday 25th November 2002: 5. The Growth of the Transcendental

Tuesday 26th November 2002: 6. Wild Goddesses and Demon Devotees


IV. THE HIGH PERIOD OF TANTRA

Monday 2nd December 2002: 7. Ritual Technologies and the State

Tuesday 3rd December 2002: 8. The Privatisation of Tantra



The lectures will be given at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.


Updated GBS 26/09/2002