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In the link below you will find a review of David Gordon White: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali - A Biography. My essay - The Iron Cage of Hermeneutics - is discussing how to make sense of ancient metaphysical texts. My essay show that the traditional method of painstaking translating and interpreting old text has its limitations. Such methodology needs to be supplemented with methodologies from cultural sociology. To understand texts and their discourses we need to look deep into the history and culture they evolve from and are an integral part of.