Neem Karoli Baba Ashram
Taos, New Mexico


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The Messages of a Divine Monkey by Philip Lutgendorf.  Paperback, 434 pages.

"This wide-ranging study examines the historical evolution of Hanuman's worship, his close association with Shiva and goddesses, his invocation in tantric ritual, his physical immortality and enduring presence in sacred sites, and his appeal to devotees who include scholars, wrestlers, healers, politicians, and middle-class urbanites.  Lutgendorf also offers a rich array of entertaining stories not previously available in English:  an expanding epic cycle that he christens the "Hanumayana".