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Yogis Behaving Badly

21 November 2016 (Monday) @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| £8

Yogis Behaving Badly

 Lecture – Phil Hine

The idea of yogis bearing arms, poisoning their enemies and generally behaving badly runs counter to popular assumptions about the place of “holy men” in Indian culture.

But there was a fascinating case in the early nineteenth century where a group of ascetic practitioners, known as Naths, effectively took over the rulership of the state of Marwar until they were ousted by the British. They engaged in all the shenanigans of political intrigue, and ran a religious theocracy for some time.

In this lecture, Phil Hine examines  this episode, and promises to destabilise ideas of holy men. Do come along for an evening which opens up Hindu, tantric and Indian cultural ideas, and promises to address some of the more unusual aspects of taboo-breaking.

Phil Hine is a regular speaker at Treadwells events. An independent researcher and occult practitioner, he has been writing and lecturing on esoteric themes and practices for over thirty years.

Price: £8
Register: ring 0207 419 8507 or book online here (below)
Time: 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start.


21 November 2016 (Monday)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Treadwell’s Bookshop
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
020 7419 8507


020 7419 8507