Tantra Illuminated

The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition

Author: Christopher D. Wallis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989761314

Category: Kashmir Śaivism

Page: 516

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Tantra Illuminated takes the reader on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West s discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago in the far north of India. Using translations from from primary Sanskrit sources and offering a profound look at spiritual practice, this book reveals Tantra s rich history and powerful teachings.
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Tantra Illuminated

The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition

Author: Christopher Wallis

Publisher: Mattamayura Press

ISBN: 0989761363

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 516

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This book takes readers on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West's discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago, in the far north of India. The book uses translations from primary Sanskrit sources, offers a profound look at spiritual practice, and reveals Tantra's rich history and powerful teachings.
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Hinduism in the Modern World

Author: Brian A. Hatcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135046301

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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Hinduism in the Modern World presents a new and unprecedented attempt to survey the nature, range, and significance of modern and contemporary Hinduism in South Asia and the global diaspora. Organized to reflect the direction of recent scholarly research, this volume breaks with earlier texts on this subject by seeking to overcome a misleading dichotomy between an elite, intellectualist "modern" Hinduism and the rest of what has so often been misleadingly termed "traditional" or "popular" Hinduism. Without neglecting the significance of modern reformist visions of Hinduism, this book reconceptualizes the meaning of "modern Hinduism" both by expanding its content and by situating its expression within a larger framework of history, ethnography, and contemporary critical theory. This volume equips undergraduate readers with the tools necessary to appreciate the richness and diversity of Hinduism as it has developed during the past two centuries.
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Integrative Spirituality

Religious Pluralism, Individuation, and Awakening

Author: Patrick J. Mahaffey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042987975X

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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In Integrative Spirituality, Patrick J. Mahaffey elucidates spirituality as a developmental process that is enhanced by integrating the teachings and practices of multiple religious traditions, Jungian depth psychology, and contemplative yoga. In the postmodern world of religious pluralism, Mahaffey compellingly argues that each of us must fashion a unique path to wholeness which integrates aspects of life and of the self that have become disconnected and disowned. Integrative Spirituality uniquely conjoins four components: exemplary religious pluralists from three traditions, individuation, the forms of contemplative Hindu yoga that have been successfully transmitted to the West, and a presentation of two models for integrating psychological growth and spiritual awakening. The book presents pioneering practitioners in each field who exemplify how we may fashion our own approach to integrating both spiritual awakening and psychological development and delineates an array of spiritual practices that integrate the somatic, psychological, interpersonal, and spiritual aspects of life. Ultimately, Mahaffey contends that integrative spirituality is a mode of being that fully embraces the divinity inherent in each of us and in the world. Integrative Spirituality will be essential reading for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, transpersonal and Jungian psychology, and religious studies and contemplative education. It will also be of interest to analytical and depth psychologists in practice and in training, and to anyone seeking a greater understanding of spirituality, psychological growth, religious traditions, individuation, and contemplative yoga.
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Yoga Journal Presents Restorative Yoga for Life

A Relaxing Way to De-stress, Re-energize, and Find Balance

Author: Gail Boorstein Grossman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440575215

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Restorative yoga poses for healing your mind and body! Written by instructor Gail Boorstein Grossman, E-RYT 500, CYKT, and published in partnership with Yoga Journal, Restorative Yoga for Life teaches you how to practice restorative yoga--a form of yoga that focuses on physical and mental relaxation through poses aided by props. It's a gentle yet empowering style that helps you de-stress and re-energize. While restorative yoga is beneficial for your entire body, Gail also shows you how to treat more than twenty ailments, such as headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety, through specific yoga poses and sequences. Guided by step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, you will gently ease your way into inner calm and better health with powerful yoga sequences. Whether you're having trouble sleeping, suffering from backaches, or just want to unwind after a busy day, you will find balance throughout your body, soul, and mind with Restorative Yoga for Life.
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Origins of the Tarot

Cosmic Evolution and the Principles of Immortality

Author: Dai Leon

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 1583942610

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 548

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Conventional wisdom traces tarot cards to medieval Italy, but their roots go much further back in time and draw on a startling variety of cultures and spiritual traditions. Combining pioneering scholarship with practical spiritual instruction, this ambitious book is the first to unveil the full range of the ancient streams of wisdom from which tarot emerged. Author Dai Léon explores a confluence of philosophical schools from East and West as they relate to tarot, giving each its due in the exposition of a universal procession of evolution and the soul’s quest for enlightenment. That the tarot reflects such a great history of conscious realization and cosmological principles has never been demonstrated in such depth. Origins of the Tarot incorporates and synthesizes material from Kabbalah, Western esotericism and alchemy, Buddhism, Taoism, yogic disciplines, Sufism, mystical Christianity, Gnosticism, and Neoplatonism. Léon traces the origins of the tarot’s names and hierarchy and makes a thoughtful analysis of the tarot trumps and their richly interwoven symbolism. The book’s unprecedented range of references is sure to attract close study among students both of the world’s most enduring esoteric tradition and of esotericism itself.
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