Johan Frederik (frits) Staal Philosophy & South & Southeast Asian Studies Letter
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JOHAN FREDERIK (FRITS) STAAL PHILOSOPHY & SOUTH & SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES LETTERS This sale is for a collection of 5 from San Francisco letters and 3 postcards from Seoul Korea written by Johan Frederik (Frits) Staal. The letters date 1982 and 1983. He talks about his working on Vol. 2 of AGNI in his October 23, 1982 letter. Agni: The Vedic Ritual of the Fire Altar . Johan Frederik (Frits) Staal was Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and South & Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Staal specialized in the study of Vedic ritual and mantras, and the scientific exploration of ritual and mysticism. He was also a scholar of Greek and Indian logic and philosophy and Sanskrit grammar. He was born in Amsterdam, the son of the architect Jan Frederik Staal, and studied mathematics, physics and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. He continued with Indian philosophy and Sanskrit at Madras and Banaras. Staal was Professor of General and Comparative Philosophy in Amsterdam, 1962-67. He became Professor of Philosophy and South Asian Languages at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1968, and he retired in 1991. In 1975, a consortium of scholars, led by Staal, documented the twelve-day performance, in Panjal village, Kerala, of the Vedic Agnicayana ritual. Johan Frederik (Frits) Staal Philosophy & South & Southeast Asian Studies University of California, Berkeley Ephemera Collection. Sold as is.