Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition By Christopher D. Wallis und 1 weitere

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Tantra Illuminated takes the listener on a fascinating journey to the very heart of original 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 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 primary Sanskrit sources and offering a profound look at spiritual practice, this book reveals Tantra's rich history and powerful teachings. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition

Although I am only half way through, I still love this book. I would say the best book on this topic of Tantra, immensely comprehensive and deeply mind altering. A masterpiece. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition This book ranks probably in my top 3 in the spiritual category. This is mostly because of the following reason: The book strikes an almost perfect balance between academic rigour and almost conversational tone. The author has studied the subject both on Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition I started with the audio book and loved it so much I decided to buy the physical book. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition A great comprehensive book about nondual shaiva tantra, it's tradition, lineages, history and of course all the basics. A must have! Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition I scarcely read an introduction to a spiritual tradition so well written. There are some philosophical questionable assumptions by the author, which are a problem for me personally (e.g. stating that there are independent facts, which are proven through their functionality. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition

There is something for everyone here, no matter what your starting point. Each page is rich with insights into the Tantra and made ultra accessible through the writing as well as the format, where Sanskrit definitions, points of clarification and links to other relevant sections are helpfully located to the side of the main body of the text. Crucially though, nothing is lost through this accessibility as the author strikes that rare balance of pitching the content in layers that the reader can shift between depending on their prior knowledge. The technical language and use of the proper Sanskrit terms are expertly woven into the text to allow the reader to learn and study the vocabulary or simply read and absorb the content as it flows from the page.

If you’re looking to learn about the history of the Tantrik tradition, the profound meaning of the texts (which have been translated *by the author*) and it’s timeless appeal as a way to realising what you already are buy this book. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition This is a must have book. It's an amazing book covering history, philosophy and overview of practices and lineages of tantra, and as such is great both as a study book to get the big picture, and later on also awesome as a reference book. It's was very helpful to get Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition Again, great service, fast delivery, very good packaging and the book was in new condition. This won't be the last time I order from this merchant. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition A truly comprehensive and properly researched book that will serve the newcomer as well as seasoned students of yoga, Indian philosophy and Tantra.

This book corrects common misunderstandings, clarifies the historical time lines of Tantra and helps join the dots between early medieval Asian/Indian philosophy, Haṭha yoga and the yoga that you’ll find in a contemporary yoga studio (Modern Postural Yoga).

A must have book and light years ahead of so many of the other choices available on many of which are not descriptions of traditional tantrika practices but regurgitated interpretations of new age philosophy super imposed onto loosely/nominally tantrik paradigms.
You’ll learn reliable information from a scholar/practitioner who is at the cutting edge of his field. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition This is an incredibly well paced and laid out book. I absolutely loved reading it, even though it took me a while as there is so much to take in. I really love the way it has quotes and links to other sections in the side margins so you can easily reference back to other parts of the book. it is beautiful and a must read for anyone interested in Tantra. The illustrations are fantastic too. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition

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