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Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity

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The first comprehensive study of the Indian power symbol that allows the individual to take a journey to the primordial center of life andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Highly illustrated exploration of every aspect of the yantra, including its related rituals, sounds, and meditation practices andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Investigates the continued use of the yantra in modern India as a magic talisman andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The yantra is both a complex metaphysical symbol and a tool of ritual and meditation. In kundalini yoga, the patterns contained in this metaphysical and geometrical construct correspond to the psychic centers of the subtle body, therefore making the body itself a functioning yantra. In this book, which is the first comprehensive study of the subject, the author provides a step-by-step explanation of the dynamic process wherein the yantra aids the individual in the spiritual journey to return to original wholeness. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Every aspect of this important Indian symbol is explored, from its related sounds, rituals, and use in meditation to its application in traditional temple architecture and sculpture. The author also looks at its continued use in both the and#8220;blackand#8221; and and#8220;whiteand#8221; magic traditions of the subcontinent, as well as its power as a talisman.

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The yantra is both a complex metaphysical symbol and a tool for ritual and meditation. In this book, the first comprehensive study of the subject, the author provides a step-by-step explanation of the dynamic process wherein the yantra aids the individual in the spiritual journey of return to original wholeness.

Synopsis:

The first comprehensive study of the Indian power symbol that allows the individual to take a journey to the primordial center of life


•Highly illustrated exploration of every aspect of the yantra, including its related rituals, sounds, and meditation practices


•Investigates the continued use of the yantra in modern India as a magic talisman


The yantra is both a complex metaphysical symbol and a tool of ritual and meditation. In kundalini yoga, the patterns contained in this metaphysical and geometrical construct correspond to the psychic centers of the subtle body, therefore making the body itself a functioning yantra. In this book, which is the first comprehensive study of the subject, the author provides a step-by-step explanation of the dynamic process wherein the yantra aids the individual in the spiritual journey to return to original wholeness.

Every aspect of this important Indian symbol is explored, from its related sounds, rituals, and use in meditation to its application in traditional temple architecture and sculpture. The author also looks at its continued use in both the “black”and “white”magic traditions of the subcontinent, as well as its power as a talisman. LANGUAGE: engeng

Synopsis:

The yantra is both a complex metaphysical symbol and a tool for ritual and meditation. In this book, the first comprehensive study of the subject, the author provides a step-by-step explanation of the dynamic process wherein the yantra aids the individual in the spiritual journey of return to original wholeness.

About the Author

Madhu Khanna is a scholar specializing in both Eastern and Western philosophy. He is coauthor, with Ajit Mookerjee, of The Tantric Way.Ajit Mookerjee was an acknowledged expert on Eastern art and the sacred texts of India.

Table of Contents

Yantra

The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity

Contents

Foreword by Ajit Mookerjee

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Archetypal Space and Sacred Sound

3. Metaphysics of Yantra

4. Dynamics of Yantra: Ritual

5. Dynamics of Yantra: Meditation

6. Aesthetics of Yantra

7. Architectural Yantras

8. Occult Yantras

Notes on the Text

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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Douglas Miller, November 8, 2009 (view all comments by Douglas Miller)
This book provides very clear and detailed info on the Hindu/Tantric philosophy and cosmology behind the symbolism, colors and layout of Yantras.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780892811328
Foreword:
Mookerjee, Ajit
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Foreword by:
Mookerjee, Ajit
Foreword:
Mookerjee, Ajit
Author:
Khanna, Madhu
Author:
Mookerjee, Ajit
Author:
Khanna, Madhu, Ph.D.
Location:
Rochester, VT
Subject:
General
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Hindu symbolism.
Subject:
Yantras.
Subject:
Eastern - Buddhism
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Subject:
ART;EASTERN;INDIAN;RELIGION
Edition Description:
Revised, First North American Edition
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
39 color and 134 bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10 x 9.5 x 0.5 in 27.79 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The yantra is both a complex metaphysical symbol and a tool for ritual and meditation. In this book, the first comprehensive study of the subject, the author provides a step-by-step explanation of the dynamic process wherein the yantra aids the individual in the spiritual journey of return to original wholeness.
"Synopsis" by , The first comprehensive study of the Indian power symbol that allows the individual to take a journey to the primordial center of life


•Highly illustrated exploration of every aspect of the yantra, including its related rituals, sounds, and meditation practices


•Investigates the continued use of the yantra in modern India as a magic talisman


The yantra is both a complex metaphysical symbol and a tool of ritual and meditation. In kundalini yoga, the patterns contained in this metaphysical and geometrical construct correspond to the psychic centers of the subtle body, therefore making the body itself a functioning yantra. In this book, which is the first comprehensive study of the subject, the author provides a step-by-step explanation of the dynamic process wherein the yantra aids the individual in the spiritual journey to return to original wholeness.

Every aspect of this important Indian symbol is explored, from its related sounds, rituals, and use in meditation to its application in traditional temple architecture and sculpture. The author also looks at its continued use in both the “black”and “white”magic traditions of the subcontinent, as well as its power as a talisman. LANGUAGE: engeng

"Synopsis" by , The yantra is both a complex metaphysical symbol and a tool for ritual and meditation. In this book, the first comprehensive study of the subject, the author provides a step-by-step explanation of the dynamic process wherein the yantra aids the individual in the spiritual journey of return to original wholeness.
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