Dating to the first half of the first millennium B.C.E., the "Katha Aranyaka" is a ritualistic and speculative text that deals with a dangerous Vedic ritual that provides its sponsor with a new body after death. In a new critical edition, Michael Witzel presents this work which transitions the Vedic ritual into the philosophy of the Upanishads. The text is preceded by an extensive introduction in English and followed by a German translation.

Katha Aranyaka 2005, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674018068