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Body Control Techniques
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies – II. Taoism – III. Indian Religions

I. Religious Studies

Against the background of the significance of the body for religious experience, many religions have developed techniques with the aid of which the body can become the instrument of religious and spiritual transformation. These body control techniques are imbedded in an overall religious context that explains the significance of the body, its role i…

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Sullivan, Lawrence, Engelhardt, Ute and Michaels, Axel, “Body Control Techniques”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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