Ellen Gough

Ellen Gough is a scholar of Jainism and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University. Her book, Making a Mantra: Tantric Ritual and Renunciation on the Jain Path to Liberation (University of Chicago Press, 2021), examines the life of a single Jain mantra, from its inception at the outset of the first millennium, to its use in medieval tantric initiations and meditative exercises, to its popularity as a source of healing today. She is currently working on two projects on Digambara Jain festivals and Jain astrology.

Contributions by Ellen Gough

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On the Tantricization of Jain Ascetic Rituals

In the RSP’s first episode on Jainism, Dr. Ellen Gough joins Andie Alexander to discuss what she terms “tantricization,” a method for thinking about the process of establishing something as tantric.

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