9780804840989-0804840989-Bali: Sekala & Niskala: Essays on Religion, Ritual, and Art

Bali: Sekala & Niskala: Essays on Religion, Ritual, and Art

ISBN-13: 9780804840989
ISBN-10: 0804840989
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Eiseman Jr., Fred B.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Format: Paperback 392 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780804840989
ISBN-10: 0804840989
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Eiseman Jr., Fred B.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Format: Paperback 392 pages

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Acknowledged authors Eiseman Jr., Fred B. wrote Bali: Sekala & Niskala: Essays on Religion, Ritual, and Art comprising 392 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0804840989 and 9780804840989. Since then Bali: Sekala & Niskala: Essays on Religion, Ritual, and Art textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"The best book on Bali for the serious visitor…Has the freshness of personal experience."—Dr. Hildred Geertz, author of Kinship in Bali and Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University

In Bali, what you see—sekala—is a colorful world of ceremony, ritual, dance, and drama. What you don't see what is occult—niskala—is the doctrine underlying the pageants, the code underlying the rites, and the magic underlying the dance. In this book, author Fred Eiseman explores both tangibles and intangibles in the realm of Balinese religion, ritual, and performing arts.

The essays collected here topics ranging from Hindu mythology to modern gamelan music. Eiseman's approach is that of a dedicated reporter in love with his subject—he has the knowledge and patience to explain the near–infinite permutations of the Balinese calendar, and yet he is still moved by the majesty of the great Eka Dasa Rudra ceremony. The author's 28 years experience on the island shows and this book rewards close reading—even by the most seasoned students of Balinese culture.
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