Jeremy David Engels

Jeremy David Engels

About the Author :

Jeremy David EngelsJeremy David Engels investigates the rituals and rhetoric of oneness—how human beings talk about oneness, interconnectedness, interbeing, and union, and then how they attempt to enact their imaginative visions in action. He is the author of The Ethics of Oneness: Emerson, Whitman, and the Bhagavad Gita (Chicago, 2021), The Art of Gratitude (SUNY, 2018), The Politics of Resentment: A Genealogy (Penn State, 2015), and Enemyship: Democracy and Counter-Revolution in the Early Republic (Michigan State, 2010). For his work, he has been awarded the Karl Wallace Award and the New Investigator Award from the National Communication Association. Jeremy is also a yoga teacher and the co-owner of Yoga Lab Studio in State College, PA.

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Why ‘Namaste’ has Become the Perfect Pandemic Greeting

Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University Hands over the heart in prayer pose. A little bow of the head. A gesture of respect. An acknowledgment of our shared humanity. And no touching. As people the world over are choosing to ditch handshakes and hugs for fear of contracting the coronavirus, namaste is becoming the perfect pandemic greeting. …