The Power of Tantra

The Power of Tantra

'The Power of Tantra is a major scholarly treatment of a much misconstrued esoteric tradition and a well-written and illustrated guide to a dimension of Hinduism that deserves the careful research Hugh B. Urban has given it.

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9780857731586

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In the West, the varied body of texts and traditions known as Tantra for more than two centuries has had the capacity to scandalise and shock. For European colonisers, Orientalist scholars and Christian missionaries of the Victorian era, Tantra was generally seen as the most degenerate and depraved example of the worst tendencies of the so-called 'Indian mind': a pathological mixture of sensuality and religion that prompted the decline of modern Hinduism. Yet for most contemporary New Age and popular writers, Tantra is celebrated as a much-needed affirmation of physical pleasure and sex: indeed as a 'cult of ecstasy' to counter the perceived hypocritical prudery of many Westerners. In recent years, Tantra has become the focus of a still larger cultural and political debate. In the eyes of many Hindus, much of the western literature on Tantra represents a form of neo-colonialism, which continues to portray India as an exotic, erotic, hyper-sexualised Orient. Which, then, is the 'real' Tantra? Focusing on one of the oldest and most important Tantric traditions, based in Assam, northeast India, Hugh B. Urban shows that Tantra is less about optimal sexual pleasure than about harnessing the divine power of the goddess that flows alike through the cosmos, the human body and political society. In a fresh and vital contribution to the field, the author suggests that the 'real' meaning of Tantra lies in helping us rethink not just the history of Indian religions, but also our own modern obsessions with power, sex and the invidious legacies of cultural imperialism. 'The Power of Tantra is a major scholarly treatment of a much misconstrued esoteric tradition and a well-written and illustrated guide to a dimension of Hinduism that deserves the careful research Hugh B. Urban has given it. An impressive achievement.' - Paul B Courtright, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Emory University
Categories: Religion

The Power of Tantra

The Power of Tantra

Elucidation of eight tantric sadhanas.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 8121600537

Category: Hindus

Page: 147

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Elucidation of eight tantric sadhanas.
Categories: Hindus

Sakti The Power in Tantra

Sakti   The Power in Tantra

Because it is so vital to our inner growth, without having an in-depth knowledge of the role of shakti, the study and practice of any spiritual tradition is like farming barren ground.The subject matter of this work, while seemingly focused ...

Author: Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D.

Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press

ISBN: 0893891541

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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The unfoldment of shakti, the power inherent in the core of our being, is the key to all worldly and spiritual success. All spiritual traditions, particularly tantra, aim at awakening this dormant power within us. Because it is so vital to our inner growth, without having an in-depth knowledge of the role of shakti, the study and practice of any spiritual tradition is like farming barren ground.The subject matter of this work, while seemingly focused only on shakti, nevertheless opens doors to a vast range of tantric philosophy and practices. It clarifies how tantric philosophy and practice unify the concepts of yantra, mandala, mantra, chakra, kundalini, deities, and ritualistic and meditative practices. It also explains the relationship among the different branches of tantra and tackles the controversial issues concerning the right-handed and left-handed tantric practices.
Categories: Philosophy

Tantra

Tantra

Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (1928) is Professor and Head of the department of Linguistics at Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120829328

Category: Religion and politics

Page: 372

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Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (1928) is Professor and Head of the department of Linguistics at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He received a B.A. (Hons.) Degree (1948) in Telugu language and literature at Andhra University Waltair and an M.A. (1955) and Ph.D. (1957) in linguistics from the university of Pennsylvania U.S.A.
Categories: Religion and politics

The Yoga of Power

The Yoga of Power

Drawing from original texts on self-mastery, Evola discusses two Hindu movements--Tantrism and Shaktism--which emphasize a path of action to gain power over energies latent within the body.

Author: Julius Evola

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620558522

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Drawing from original texts on self-mastery, Evola discusses two Hindu movements--Tantrism and Shaktism--which emphasize a path of action to gain power over energies latent within the body.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Tantra

Tantra

"Tantra" is the third book in the series. The second in the series is "Spinal Breathing Pranayama - Journey to inner Space." The first is "Deep Meditation - Pathway to Personal Freedom."

Author: Yogani

Publisher: Ayp Pub

ISBN: 0976465582

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

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"Tantra - Discovering the Power of Pre-Orgasmic Sex" is a common-sense guide on how to utilize sexuality to complement a full-scope system of yoga practices. Practical techniques are provided which enable both couples and solo practitioners to utilize the sexual response to cultivate sexual energy to its highest levels of spiritual manifestation. Finally, here is a no-nonsense book that takes the mystery out of sexuality and its relationship to yoga and the spiritual path. Yogani is the author of two landmark books on the world's most effective spiritual practices: "Advanced Yoga Practices - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living," a comprehensive user-friendly textbook, and "The Secrets of Wilder," a powerful spiritual novel. The "AYP Enlightenment Series" makes these profound practices available for the first time in a series of concise instruction books. "Tantra" is the third book in the series. The second in the series is "Spinal Breathing Pranayama - Journey to inner Space." The first is "Deep Meditation - Pathway to Personal Freedom."
Categories: Health & Fitness

Tantra

Tantra

Author: Arvind Kale

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:255773776

Category: Sex

Page: 186

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Categories: Sex

The Healing Power of Gemstones

The Healing Power of Gemstones

This is the most comprehensive guide to the chemical and subtle nature of gemstones and their use throughout history.

Author: Harish Johari

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892816082

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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This is the most comprehensive guide to the chemical and subtle nature of gemstones and their use throughout history. Johari includes detailed instructions for the creation of gem talismans and the rituals surrounding the use of gems to obtain desired effects. He also uses Hindu astrology to explain the gems you should wear to maximize your physical and psychological well-being. New edition of a popular classic. This is the first book in this subject area to draw on the ancient Hindu sciences of Tantra, Ayurvedic medicine, and astrology, as well as on the author's own family tradition of gemology.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Tantric Yoga

Tantric Yoga

Advanced text discusses the inherent quadrality of the Gods and Goddesses, and how creation systems work.

Author: Gavin Frost

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 812081231X

Category: Chakras

Page: 306

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Advanced text discusses the inherent quadrality of the Gods and Goddesses, and how creation systems work. Through a series of meditations and visualizations, the authors show how knudalini energy can be safely activated and cycled, bringing you through a psychic loop that empowers you to discover new knowledge, and bring it back into consciousness with you.
Categories: Chakras

Tantra

Tantra

Clears up misconceptions about Tantra, and explains its pursuit of spiritual power in order to attain enlightenment

Author: Georg Feuerstein

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570623042

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

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Clears up misconceptions about Tantra, and explains its pursuit of spiritual power in order to attain enlightenment
Categories: Philosophy

Tantra The Key to Sexual Powers

Tantra  The Key to Sexual Powers

The ancient cult of Tantra teaches awareness, control, chanelling as the key elements of sexual pleasure. This book helps you to use these elements to know your body in a new way and get rid of your fears and inhibitions.

Author: Ashley Thirleby

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9788172240738

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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The ancient cult of Tantra teaches awareness, control, chanelling as the key elements of sexual pleasure. This book helps you to use these elements to know your body in a new way and get rid of your fears and inhibitions. It shows how Tantra is more than a sexual technique – that it is a path to personal power and fulfillment.
Categories: Self-Help

The Tantra

The Tantra

This Book First Explores The Origin Of The Tantra In India, Its Development And Emergence Of Various Schools Of Hindu And Buddhist Tantrism Over The Centuries.

Author: Victor M. Fic

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 9788170174240

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

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Bibliography Index The Tantra Is A Body Of Theories, Techniques And Rituals Developed In India In Antiquity, Which Has Two Fundamental Aspects. The First Aspect Of The Tantra Is The Theory Of Creation, Which Posits That The Universe Has No Beginning And No End, And That All Its Manifestations Are Merely The Projections Of Divine Energy Of Its Creator. The Second Aspect Of The Tantra Is The Belief That The Performance Of Tantrik Techniques And Rituals Facilitates Access To This Divine Energy, Enabling Their Practitioners To Empower Themselves, As Well As Empower Others Associated With Them In The Guru-Disciple Relationship. Thus The Knowledge And Proper Application Of Tantrik Techniques And Rituals Is Believed To Harness The Creator'S Cosmic Energies To The Promotion Of The Mundane As Well As Spiritual Goals Of Their Practitioners. Between The Vii And The Xii Centuries A.D. These Theories, Rituals And Practices Spread To Other Parts Of Asia. In These Parts Their Interaction With Indigenous Traditions Of Shamanism And Other Magical Cults Resulted In Potent Hybrids. These Not Only Served The Personal Needs Of Their Practi- Tioners, But Were Used By The Kings To Summon The Cosmic Forces To Legitimize Their Right And Power To Rule The Ancient Monarchies. Elaborate And Artistically Beautiful Icons Were Developed In Sculpture, Painting, Bronze And Bas-Relief To Portray The Basic Concept Of Tantrik Theories And Various Deities Of The Hindu And Buddhist Pantheons. This Book First Explores The Origin Of The Tantra In India, Its Development And Emergence Of Various Schools Of Hindu And Buddhist Tantrism Over The Centuries. Then It Explores Their Spread From Tantrik Universities In Bihar And Other Centres Of Tantrik Scholarship And Rituals Practised In West Bengal, Orissa And South India At That Time To Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, China, Japan And Indonesia. The Coloured Plates Illustrate The Iconographic Presentation Of The Basic Theories And Concepts Of The Tantra, As Well As Various Deities Associated With The Pantheons Of Hindu And Buddhist Tantrism Drawn From Different Parts Of The World.
Categories: Social Science

Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine

Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine

What is one to make of a group of goddesses that includes a goddess who cuts her own head off, a goddess who sits on a corpse while pulling the tongue of a demon, or a goddess who prefers sex with corpses?

Author: David R. Kinsley

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120815238

Category: Hindu goddesses

Page: 318

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What is one to make of a group of goddesses that includes a goddess who cuts her own head off, a goddess who sits on a corpse while pulling the tongue of a demon, or a goddess who prefers sex with corpses? Tantra visions of the Divine Faminine deals with
Categories: Hindu goddesses

Lak m Tantra

Lak   m   Tantra

The divine creative impulse, intelligence, potency, potentiality, power, majesty and speech. The focus of the text is on Pancaratra philosophy (including cosmogony) and the practice of yoga based on it, with its attendent Mantra Sastra.

Author: Sanjukta Gupta

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120817354

Category: Hindu philosophy

Page: 398

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Among the vast number of Pancaratra Agamic texts the Laksmi Tantra stands out because it deals almost exclusively with Laksmi. The divine creative impulse, intelligence, potency, potentiality, power, majesty and speech. The focus of the text is on Pancaratra philosophy (including cosmogony) and the practice of yoga based on it, with its attendent Mantra Sastra. By dealing with the role of Sakti in the creation and maintenance of the world, totally rely on God`s mercy and benevolence, the Laksmi Tantra succeeds in overcoming sectarian boundaries.
Categories: Hindu philosophy

Tantra for the West

Tantra for the West

It gives you simple keys and practical tools that can be wildly, creatively adapted to your individual needs. If you spend even a brief amount of time with this book, you will discover for yourself the transformative power of tantra.

Author: Marc Allen

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608683420

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 296

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A Direct Path to Living the Life of Your Dreams What does tantra have to do with your relationships, work, money, creativity, sex, food and drink, being alone, meditation and yoga, aging and healing, politics, freedom, and enlightenment? Everything! Tantra is usually thought of as sex with some kind of mysticism thrown in. Marc Allen goes back to the original meaning of tantra and shows how it can be applied to every moment of your life, excluding nothing. Tantra for the West is filled with ancient and modern principles and practices that help you use all your experiences as part of your mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. Within your way of life — whatever it may be — within your everyday thoughts and feelings, within your fantasies and dreams are the keys to love, freedom, and fulfillment. As soon as you can see this, you’ll find yourself on a direct path to realizing the life of your dreams. This highly acclaimed book has inspired readers all over the world for over thirty years, and is now completely revised, with new material added. It gives you simple keys and practical tools that can be wildly, creatively adapted to your individual needs. If you spend even a brief amount of time with this book, you will discover for yourself the transformative power of tantra.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Cosmic Play of Power

The Cosmic Play of Power

Author: Sanjukta Gupta

Publisher:

ISBN: 8120835425

Category: Hindu goddesses

Page: 488

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Categories: Hindu goddesses

Tantra The Way of Action

Tantra  The Way of Action

Tantra: The Way of Action provides a complete guide to the Tantric path of liberation.

Author: Francis King

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892812745

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Tantra: The Way of Action provides a complete guide to the Tantric path of liberation. Topics include esoteric physiology, Qabalism, right and left-hand Tantra, and arousal of the Kundalini serpent power. Following the spirit rather than the letter of the traditions, Francis King maintains that Tantric techniques are universal processes adaptable to Western culture and lifestyle.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Dalai Lamas on Tantra

The Dalai Lamas on Tantra

A collection of authentic translations from classical sources provides an accessible introduction to Tantric Buddhism based on the writings of Dalai Lamas throughout history, in a volume that is complemented by the thirteenth Dalai Lama's ...

Author: Glenn H. Mullin

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781559394055

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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A collection of authentic translations from classical sources provides an accessible introduction to Tantric Buddhism based on the writings of Dalai Lamas throughout history, in a volume that is complemented by the thirteenth Dalai Lama's survey of the principle tantric systems.
Categories: Religion