πŸ“’ Author : Christopher D. Wallis
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013
πŸ“’ Pages : 506
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0989761304
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Kashmir Śaivism

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Christopher Wallis
πŸ“’ Publisher : Mattamayura Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-08-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 516
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780989761369
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Christopher Wallis
πŸ“’ Publisher : Mattamayura Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-10-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 544
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780989761390
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

SYNOPSIS : One thousand years ago, in the valley of Kashmir, a great Tantric master named Kshemaraja wrote his masterpiece: the Pratyabhijnahrdayam, which means "The Essence of the Recognition Philosophy". This text was a concise primer, written to introduce spiritual seekers to the Recognition philosophy in less formally philosophical, more approachable language. What Kshemaraja created turned out to be one of the world's great spiritual masterpieces, breathtaking in its brevity but stunning in its power. It came to be considered equivalent to scripture itself by later generations, because of its undeniable inspiration. This book expounds the subtleties of this spiritual and philosophical classic. One of the most powerful and revelatory spiritual masterpieces of world history, the Pratyabhijnahrdayam is one of the primary sources for the study and practice of nondual Tantrik Yoga, and it has never been accurately translated or fully explained until now.


πŸ“’ Author : Daniel Odier
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-10-14
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781620555606
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

SYNOPSIS : The mythology, rituals, meditations, and practices used in Tantric worship of the goddess Kali in the tradition of Kashmiri Shaivism β€’ Reveals the practices of Vamachara, known as the Left-hand Path but more accurately translated as the Path of Shakti β€’ Includes a Kali ritual from the Nirrutara Tantra, translated here for the first time β€’ Presents devotional chants, meditations, and mudras specific to Tantric worship of Kali According to traditions going back to pre-Vedic times, Kali sprang from the third eye of the Goddess Durga as a destructive and terrifying manifestation of feminine power sent to lay waste to the forces of evil. Throughout India to this day, Kali is worshipped as the destroyer of bondage, capable of liberating her devotee from all rules and subjugation. In Tantric Kali, Daniel Odier presents the mythology, practices, and rituals of Kali worship in the Tantric Kaula tradition within Kashmiri Shaivism. He reveals the practices of Vamachara, commonly known as the Left-hand Path but more accurately translated as the Path of Shakti. In this tradition the body itself is Kali’s temple, and it is therefore unnecessary to reject or deny the body to know union with the divine. Instead, nothing is regarded as pure or impure and there is complete freedom from rules. Focused on working directly with forbidden emotions and behaviors, this path allows the seeker to transcend obstacles to liberation through sexual union. According to the Kaula Upanishad, β€œIn your behavior do the opposite to what the norms dictate but remain in consciousness.” This is the essence of Tantra. Kali is absolute reality: manifested as woman intoxicated by desire, she frees the tantric practitioner from all desire except union with the divine. The author includes an evocative ritual from the Nirrutara Tantra--never before translated into any Western language--containing devotions to the 64 yoginis according to Matsyendranath, founder of the Kaula path. Offering devotional chants, meditations, and mudras specific to Tantric worship of Kali, this empowering book provides practices and teachings for those on the Tantric path to liberation.


πŸ“’ Author : Brian A. Hatcher
πŸ“’ Publisher : Routledge
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-10-05
πŸ“’ Pages : 340
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781135046309
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Manabendra Nath Roy
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1994
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015078217927
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : India

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πŸ“’ Author : P. N. Pushp
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2000
πŸ“’ Pages : 273
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015052293746
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Jammu and Kashmir (India)

SYNOPSIS : Contributed articles.


πŸ“’ Author :
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1971
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015017521447
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

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πŸ“’ Author : Kurtis R. Schaeffer
πŸ“’ Publisher : Columbia University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-03-26
πŸ“’ Pages : 856
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780231509787
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The most comprehensive collection of Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social development of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the modern period. Including more than 180 representative writings, Sources of Tibetan Tradition spans Tibet's vast geography and long history, presenting for the first time a diversity of works by religious and political leaders; scholastic philosophers and contemplative hermits; monks and nuns; poets and artists; and aristocrats and commoners. The selected readings reflect the profound role of Buddhist sources in shaping Tibetan culture while illustrating other major areas of knowledge. Thematically varied, they address history and historiography; political and social theory; law; medicine; divination; rhetoric; aesthetic theory; narrative; travel and geography; folksong; and philosophical and religious learning, all in relation to the unique trajectories of Tibetan civil and scholarly discourse. The editors begin each chapter with a survey of broader social and cultural contexts and introduce each translated text with a concise explanation. Concluding with writings that extend into the early twentieth century, this volume offers an expansive encounter with Tibet's exceptional intellectual heritage.


πŸ“’ Author : Dadubhai N. Patel
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1978
πŸ“’ Pages : 233
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015008005152
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Tantras

SYNOPSIS : On the tantric approach to meditation from the viewpoint of the SvāminārāyaαΉ‡a sect of Vaishnavism.