True Identity of Swami Pareswara Bikshu To Be Revealed

The American Academy of Religion  is holding it’s annual meeting in San Antonio, TX November 19-22, 2016. Among the papers being presented will be Henrik Bogdan’s “Kenneth Grant, Tantra, and the Left-Hand Path” (A20-225, Western Esotericism Group, Theme: South Asian Yoga and Tantra in Western Esoteric and Occult Traditions: A Cross-Fertilization of Practice). Bogdan recently announced on FB:

“The thrill of being an historian of religions! I’ve stumbled upon the true identity of Swami Pareswara Bikshu (Yogi Bhikshu) of David Curwen/Kenneth Grant fame. Moreover, it turns out that at least three of his tantrik manuscripts were published in the 1930s. All of this will be discussed in one of my papers at the AAR in San Antonio in November.”

If you’re attending, this is one presentation you won’t want to miss!

The organization’s website says this about the overall event:

“The 2016 Annual Meetings in San Antonio, Texas, November 19–22, hosted by the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, is the world’s largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion. Academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours … more than 1,000 events take place during the Annual Meetings. The Annual Meetings Employment Center provides job seekers and employers a convenient, private setting for interviews. The Annual Meetings Exhibit Hall, with more than 150 publishers exhibiting, is the best place to review the latest publications within the field. The Annual Meetings offers unparalleled opportunities to engage with leading scholars and scholarship within the field of religion. ”

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