Bali: Sekala & Niskala: Sekala & Niskala by Fred B. Eiseman

By Fred B. Eiseman

"The most sensible ebook on Bali for the intense visitor…Has the freshness of private experience."—Dr. Hildred Geertz, writer of Kinship in Bali and Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University

In Bali, what you see—sekala—is a colourful international of rite, ritual, dance, and drama. What you do not see what's occult—niskala—is the doctrine underlying the pageants, the code underlying the rites, and the magic underlying the dance. during this publication, writer Fred Eiseman explores either tangibles and intangibles within the realm of Balinese faith, ritual, and appearing arts.

The essays gathered the following issues starting from Hindu mythology to trendy gamelan track. Eiseman's process is that of a committed reporter in love along with his subject—he has the information and endurance to give an explanation for the near–infinite variations of the Balinese calendar, and but he's nonetheless moved via the majesty of the nice Eka Dasa Rudra rite. The author's 28 years adventure at the island exhibits, and this e-book rewards shut reading—even by means of the main professional scholars of Balinese culture.

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