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Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition.

The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.

Synopsis:

This work reveals secret sexual techniques to enhance relationships and open the doors of perception. It also explores how the repression of the feminine in the world's patriarchal cultures is the esoteric cause of the modern world's crisis.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-299) and index.

About the Author

Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., is the founder-director of the Yoga Research and Education Center in California and is internationally known for his many interpretative studies of the Yoga tradition. A columnist for Yoga International, he is the author of more than thirty books. His latest work is featured at www.yrec.org.

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Daniel Raphael, June 8, 2006 (view all comments by Daniel Raphael)
This is the first book I read about Tantra, though I'd encountered many references to Tantrism via secondary sources. A Tantric priestess recommended this author to me as one whose perspective could be trusted.

I already knew enough of Tantra to realize that the typical association in uninformed Western minds was 'Indian-style sex,' or something of the like. The internet is filled with "tantric" retreats, weekends, workshops, etc., and there is an extensive literature promising a Bigger O if you just do it like the gurus do. To this, Feuerstein comments:

The paucity of research and publications on the Tantric heritage of Hinduism has in recent years made room for a whole crop of ill-informed popular books on what I have called ?Neo-Tantrism.? Their reductionism is so extreme that a true initiate would barely recognize the Tantric heritage in these writings. The most common distortion is to present Tantra Yoga as a mere discipline of ritualized or sacred sex. In the popular mind, Tantra has become equivalent to sex. Nothing could be farther from the truth!

I think that correctly frames the matter, so those who are looking for sex books with an Eastern coating will want to move along, nothing here to see. For people wanting a basic introduction to what Tantra is--especially in the Hindu frame, which is the approach presented by this author--this volume will prove informative.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781570623042
Author:
Feuerstein, Georg
Author:
Kohn
Author:
Feuerstein, Georg Phd
Author:
Kohn, Marek
Author:
Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Tantrism
Subject:
Tantras
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
93-63
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.95 x 5.97 x .88 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This work reveals secret sexual techniques to enhance relationships and open the doors of perception. It also explores how the repression of the feminine in the world's patriarchal cultures is the esoteric cause of the modern world's crisis.
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