From Mantramārga Back to Atimārga: Atimārga as a Self-referential Term

  title={From Mantramārga Back to Atimārga: Atimārga as a Self-referential Term},
  author={Peter C. Bisschop},
  journal={Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions},
  • P. Bisschop
  • Published 28 July 2020
  • Linguistics
  • Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
The impact of Alexis Sanderson’s scholarship can be easily measured by the subject of the present paper. Before 1988, when Sanderson published his groundbreaking article “Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions,” the termAtimārga was hardly used by anyone with the exception of a few specialists of Tantric Śaivism, and it certainly was never addressed systematically.1 Thus, for example, Minoru Hara, who completed his dissertation on the Pāśupatas at Harvard in 1966 and published extensively on the P… 


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