The Path of the Mystic Lover: Baul Songs of Passion and Ecstasy. Bhaskar BHATTACHARYYA, Nik Douglas.

The Path of the Mystic Lover: Baul Songs of Passion and Ecstasy.

Rochester, Vermont: Destiny Books, 1993. First US Softcover Edition. Softcover. Quarto. xxvi + 198pp. Glossary, bibliography & index. B/w illustrations. The Bauls, musician-mystics of eastern India whose beliefs are influenced by Hinduism, Sufism and Tantrism, wander the countryside "spreading the message that communion with the divine can be found within the body." This book explores the lives and philosophies of the Bauls, and describes their ritual/sexual practices as well as giving translations of 84 of their songs. Previous owner name stamp inside front cover, else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #43157
ISBN: 070892810192

Price: $15.00