Listen to the tales of the Hindu deities as they've never been heard before!
Brahma Dreaming is master storyteller John Jackson's intriguing versions of the legends surrounding the Hindus' great gods. These are the tales of the Trimurti - the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Brahma Dreaming is divided into three sections representing their continuous forces of creation, preservation and destruction.
The work begins with Lord Brahma dreaming the universe into being and from there unfolds an enthralling collection of interconnected tales that span the history of Hinduism. Here are brave princes, divine divas and demon kings, family feuds and epic battles, burning loves and lies, tragic deaths and glorious rebirths. There are tales about dancing elephants, peacock warriors and monkey armies, all narrated by Jackson himself with great character, warmth and wit.
A novel for sophisticated listeners of all ages.
©2013 John Jackson (P)2013 John Jackson
I wanted an introduction to Hindu mythology, and this book appeared to be it. However, after further research, some of the stories as told here are incorrect. Its entertaining, but you cant just alter an ancient sacred text to make it say what you want for dramatic effect. Now I dont know which stories are accurate or not without checking against the original text, so there really was no point in buying this book in the first place.
When I first heard the narrators voice I was a little hesitant to get this book, but the price sold me in the end. As a Bharatanatyam dancer I really enjoy researching and listening/reading the various translations of the old stories from India. I found this one was quite nice to listen to either at work or in the car because of the narrator. His voice has definitely grown on me and in fact I'm re-listening to it right now.
I would definitely recommend it to people who listen to various translations of these tales because as I always find that they change every time. The best example is the Ramayana, it is what people want you to get out of the story.
If you enjoy stories of the Hindu gods told by an amazing narrator this is the audio book for you.
My favorite story is the first were Brahma creates everything and the sound of OM is heard. They are all really good but I also enjoy the stories around Ganesha.
I listen to it in the sauna or going to bed and I end up literally dreaming of Brahma.
Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
When it comes to stories from mythology, there's always a hidden wisdom to extract. This is the case here. Beautifully told stories from the best the Hindu pantheon has to offer, be ready for stories that take you into the best and worst of human nature, and even beyond death and back.
It was torture - I was waiting to see how much patience I have.
This was an easily understood introduction to the Hindu Gods. A second listen is not necessary but might be fun.
I liked the quick overview of Hindu stories, something I thought too daunting of a task before this listen.
When Durga looses it and becomes Kali, and scares Shiva so bad that he ends Durga, who then becomes Parvati
The three Gods that started it all.
More informative than anything else that I have found on the Hindu Gods. Hindu, class structure of society and reincarnation I learned about in comparative religion classes. But this is my first good glimpse of the Hindu Gods. I would like some more please.
I am extremely dyslexic and if it was not for audio books I probably would never read. I travel a lot and love to have a audio book playing
I would give it a 7 out of 10 in all my books. it is good information but I would have like a bit more drama
There was no passion behind the writing
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