Date

Spring 4-20-2020

Document Type

Honors Project

First Advisor

Hirshberg, Daniel

Department Chair or Program Director

Romero, Joseph

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Major or Concentration

Religion

Department or Program

Classics, Philosophy, and Religion

Abstract

In the West today, Eastern philosophies of the subtle body have been changed, appropriated, and popularized within modern forms of yoga. The subtle body refers to assumed energy points within the human body that cannot be viewed by the naked eye, but is believed by several religious traditions to be part of our physical existence. Notions of subtle body systems have migrated and changed throughout India and Tibet over many years with much controversy; the movement of these ideas to the West follows a similar controversial path, and these developments in both Asia and the West exemplify how one cannot identify a singular, legitimate, “subtle body”.

Language

English

Included in

Religion Commons

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