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The Serpent Power

Author : Arthur Avalon
ISBN : 150864134X
Genre : Religion
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Sir John George Woodroffe (1865–1936), also known by his pseudonym Arthur Avalon, was a British Orientalist whose work helped to unleash in the West a deep and wide interest in Hindu philosophy and Yogic practices.Woodroffe's The Serpent Power – The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga, is a source for many modern Western adaptations of Kundalini yoga practice. It is a philosophically sophisticated commentary on, and translation of, the Satcakra-nirupana ("Description of and Investigation into the Six Bodily Centres") of Purnananda (dated c.AD 1550) and the Paduka-Pancaka ("Five-fold Footstool of the Guru"). The term "Serpent Power" refers to the kundalini, an energy said to be released within an individual by meditation techniques.
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The Serpent Power

Author : Sir John George Woodroffe
ISBN : 9780486230580
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Written by a leading authority on Shaktic and Tantric thought, this book is considered the prime document for study and application of Kundalini yoga. It probes the philosophical and mythological nature of Kundalini; the esoteric anatomy associated with it; the study of mantras; the chakras, or psychic centers in the human body; the associated yoga and much, much more. Two important Tantric documents are included: The Description of the Six Chakras and Five-fold Footstool.
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The Serpent Power

Author : Sir John George Woodroffe
ISBN : 1906621233
Genre : Shaktism
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Considered the prime document for study and application of Kundalini yoga, this work probes the philosophical and mythological nature of Kundalini, the esoteric anatomy associated with it, and much more.
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Shakti And Shakta

Author : John Woodroffe
ISBN : 1976125081
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THE present work deals with its subject only in a very general and, as far as the matter permits, popular way. I refer those who wish to pursue it further to the other works on Tantra sastra which are published under the name Arthur Avalon to denote that they have been written with the direct co-operation of others and in particular with the assistance of one of my friends who will not permit me to mention his name. I do not desire sole credit for what is as much their work as mine. I, in particular, refer my reader to the series of Articles on the Mantra sastra which I wrote . In this last there is given, for the first time, the rationale of Yoga through the Kundalin akti, the outlines of which are indicated in Chapter XVI of this volume.


Author : Shyam Sundar Goswami
ISBN : 9781594776342
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The most comprehensive guide to chakra meditation and the ancient spiritual science of layayoga ever created. • One of the great works on yoga, available for the first time in the United States. • Full-color plates illustrate each chakra. With the growing interest in energy medicine in the West, the ancient Hindu tradition of chakra meditation has become increasingly important to both healers and spiritual seekers. While new to us, the chakras have long been studied in the East, with the spiritual science of layayoga having the profoundest knowledge of these energy centers. The fundamental aspect of layayoga is the arousing of dormant energy within the body through concentration and breathing exercises and the movement of this energy through the chakras to achieve supreme consciousness. Unlike kundalini yoga, which starts with the lower chakras and moves energy upward, layayoga meditation starts with the Sahasrara, the spiritual chakra that crowns the aura, and brings energy down to spiritualize each chakra in turn. Layayoga has long been viewed as the most comprehensive and deeply researched examination of the chakras available in the West. Its detailed, illustrated look at each of the chakras and the various meditations and mantras that go with them makes it a must for serious students of yoga.
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Kiss Of The Yogini

Author : David Gordon White
ISBN : 9780226027838
Genre : Religion
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For those who wonder what relation actual Tantric practices bear to the "Tantric sex" currently being marketed so successfully in the West, David Gordon White has a simple answer: there is none. Sweeping away centuries of misunderstandings and misrepresentations, White returns to original texts, images, and ritual practices to reconstruct the history of South Asian Tantra from the medieval period to the present day. Kiss of the Yogini focuses on what White identifies as the sole truly distinctive feature of South Asian Tantra: sexualized ritual practices, especially as expressed in the medieval Kaula rites. Such practices centered on the exchange of powerful, transformative sexual fluids between male practitioners and wild female bird and animal spirits known as Yoginis. It was only by "drinking" the sexual fluids of the Yoginis that men could enter the family of the supreme godhead and thereby obtain supernatural powers and transform themselves into gods. By focusing on sexual rituals, White resituates South Asian Tantra, in its precolonial form, at the center of religious, social, and political life, arguing that Tantra was the mainstream, and that in many ways it continues to influence contemporary Hinduism, even if reformist misunderstandings relegate it to a marginal position. Kiss of the Yogini contains White's own translations from over a dozen Tantras that have never before been translated into any European language. It will prove to be the definitive work for persons seeking to understand Tantra and the crucial role it has played in South Asian history, society, culture, and religion.
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The Key Poses Of Yoga

Author : Ray Long
ISBN : 9781607432395
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Looks at fifty-five fundamental poses from an anatomical perspective to describe their function in the practice of hatha yoga.
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Principles Of Tantra

Author : Shiva Chandra Vidyarnava Bhattacharya
ISBN : OCLC:84744183
Genre : Tantras
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Author : Ajit Mookerjee
ISBN : 0500272409
Genre : Kuṇḍalinī
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In the Western world interest in many forms of spiritual practice is widespread and growing. Tantra, the Indian cult of self-knowledge and liberated joy, is one of the best known. At the centre of its philosophy is the principle of awakening the viatl energy (Kundalini) that lies latent in each of us in order to channel it into spirital growth. Envisualized as a coiled serpent, the energy must be aroused through meditation. It then rises up through the energy centre (chakras) to unite with pure consciousness at the crown of the head.
Category: Kuṇḍalinī