Tantra GoddessTantra Goddess



Tantra Goddess is Caroline Muir’s memoir of her personal journey from innocent Kansas girl to skilled sexual and spiritual healer and leader.

Author: Caroline Muir

Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781939681027

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Tantra Goddess is Caroline Muir’s memoir of her personal journey from innocent Kansas girl to skilled sexual and spiritual healer and leader. She shares the experiences that shaped her and lessons learned over a lifetime of searching for, and most often finding, love. While pioneering the now burgeoning Tantra movement in the United States and abroad, she experiences the highs and lows of the polyamorous, Tantric lifestyle, finds peace at last in a sexually monogamous relationship, and a new found sense of herself.

Chinnamast the Aweful Buddhist and Hindu Tantric GoddessChinnamast the Aweful Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess



As has been examined Chinnamastā ' s various legends , rituals and
iconography , demonstrate that that Chinnamastā is pre - eminently a Tantric
goddess . Since she is a Tantric goddess , there are certain generalities that can
be deduced ...

Author: Elisabeth Anne Benard

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120817486

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This is the first monograph which examines the rare Buddhist and Hindu Tantric goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and forms (namarupa) and their symbolism by comparing and contra-sting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddh-ism. The entire Hindu Chinnamastatantra section from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist Chinnamunda Vajra-varahisadhana and theTrikayavajrayoginstuti are translated for the first time into English. Since Chinnamasta is a rare goddess, her texts were not popularized or made fashionable according to the dictates of a particular group at a particular time. The earliest extant texts dated from the ninth and tenth centuries a time when Hindu and Buddhist Tantras were developing under common influences in the same place in India. Having such texts about Chinnamasta Chinnamunda from these centuries, one can begin to understand the mutuality of a general Tantric tradition and the exclusivity of a particular Hindu or Buddhist Tantric tradition. Hence the study not only examines Chinnamasta, but also attempts to under-stand what is a Tantric tradition.

The Goddess of TantraThe Goddess of Tantra



This Book Deals Mainly With Tantra Sadhana With The Help Of Illustrations Of The Important Yantras That Are Commonly Used In The Spiritual Practices By The Tantrikas.

Author: Pranab Bandyopadhyay

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ISBN: UOM:39015052173674

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Page: 362

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This Book Deals Mainly With Tantra Sadhana With The Help Of Illustrations Of The Important Yantras That Are Commonly Used In The Spiritual Practices By The Tantrikas.

Tantra in PracticeTantra in Practice



A public and literary text, the Sarvāparādhastotra offers a concise—if difficult—
instance of Tantra's deployment in one historically specific social world. Mise-en-
scène In late medieval Nepal, the temple of the goddess Taleju commanded the
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Author: David Gordon White

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691190457

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As David White explains in the Introduction to Tantra in Practice, Tantra is an Asian body of beliefs and practices that seeks to channel the divine energy that grounds the universe, in creative and liberating ways. The subsequent chapters reflect the wide geographical and temporal scope of Tantra by examining thirty-six texts from China, India, Japan, Nepal, and Tibet, ranging from the seventh century to the present day, and representing the full range of Tantric experience--Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, and even Islamic. Each text has been chosen and translated, often for the first time, by an international expert in the field who also provides detailed background material. Students of Asian religions and general readers alike will find the book rich and informative. The book includes plays, transcribed interviews, poetry, parodies, inscriptions, instructional texts, scriptures, philosophical conjectures, dreams, and astronomical speculations, each text illustrating one of the diverse traditions and practices of Tantra. Thus, the nineteenth-century Indian Buddhist Garland of Gems, a series of songs, warns against the illusion of appearance by referring to bees, yogurt, and the fire of Malaya Mountain; while fourteenth-century Chinese Buddhist manuscripts detail how to prosper through the Seven Stars of the Northern Dipper by burning incense, making offerings to scriptures, and chanting incantations. In a transcribed conversation, a modern Hindu priest in Bengal candidly explains how he serves the black Goddess Kali and feeds temple skulls lentils, wine, or rice; a seventeenth-century Nepalese Hindu praise-poem hammered into the golden doors to the temple of the Goddess Taleju lists a king's faults and begs her forgiveness and grace. An introduction accompanies each text, identifying its period and genre, discussing the history and influence of the work, and identifying points of particular interest or difficulty. The first book to bring together texts from the entire range of Tantric phenomena, Tantra in Practice continues the Princeton Readings in Religions series. The breadth of work included, geographic areas spanned, and expert scholarship highlighting each piece serve to expand our understanding of what it means to practice Tantra.

Goddess Traditions in Tantric HinduismGoddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism



The Great Goddess in her many forms pervades Hinduism at all levels, from
aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric
goddesses. Indeed, as David Kinsley has stated, 'the great variety of goddesses
allows ...

Author: Bjarne Wernicke Olesen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317585220

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Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Śākta traditions. The Goddess pervades Hinduism at all levels, from aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric goddesses. Nevertheless, the highly influential tantric forms of South Asian goddess worship have only recently begun to draw scholarly attention. This book addresses the increasing interest in the Great Goddess and the tantric traditions of India by exploring the history, doctrine and practices of the Śākta tantric traditions. The highly influential tantric forms of South Asian goddess worship form a major part of what is known as ‘Śāktism’, and is often considered one of the major branches of Hinduism next to Śaivism, Vaiṣṇavism and Smārtism. Śāktism is, however, less clearly defined than the other major branches, and the book looks at the texts of the Śākta traditions that constitute the primary sources for gaining insights into the Śākta religious imaginative, ritual practices and history. It provides an historical exploration of distinctive Indian ways of imagining God as Goddess, and surveys the important origins and developments within Śākta history, practice and doctrine in its diversity. Bringing together contributions from some of the foremost scholars in the field of tantric studies, the book provides a platform for the continued research into Hindu goddesses, yoga, and tantra for those interested in understanding the religion and culture in South Asia.

The Goddess in Hindu Tantric TraditionsThe Goddess in Hindu Tantric Traditions



This book makes an important contribution to the fields of Hindu Studies, Goddess Spirituality, South Asian Religions, Women and Religion, India, Studies in Shaktism and Tantra, Cross-cultural Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Postcolonial ...

Author: Anway Mukhopadhyay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351063524

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The Great Goddess, in her various puranic and tantric forms, is often figured as sitting on a corpse which is identified as Shiva-as-shava (God Shiva, the consort of the Devi and an iconic representation of the Absolute without attributes, the Nirguna Brahman). Hence, most of the existing critical works and ethnographic studies on Shaktism and the tantras have focused on the theological and symbolic paraphernalia of the corpses which operate as the asanas (seats) of the Devi in her various iconographies. This book explores the figurations of the Goddess as corpse in several Hindu puranic and Shakta-tantric texts, popular practices, folk belief systems, legends and various other cultural phenomena based on this motif. It deals with a more intricate and fundamental issue than existing works on the subject: how and why is the Devi – herself - figured as a corpse in the Shakta texts, belief systems and folk practices associated with the tantras? The issues which have been raised in this book include: how does death become a complement to life within this religious epistemology? How does one learn to live with death, thereby lending new definitions and new epistemic and existential dimensions to life and death? And what is the relation between death and gender within this kind of figuration of the Goddess as death and dead body? Analysing multiple mythic narratives, hymns and scriptural texts where the Devi herself is said to take the form of the Shava (the corpse) as well as the Shakti who animates dead matter, this book focuses not only on the concept of the theological equivalence of the Shava (Shiva as corpse) and the Shakti (Energy) in tantras but also on the status of the Divine Mother as the Great Bridge between the apparently irreconcilable opposites, the mediatrix between Spirit and Matter, death and life, existence-in-stasis and existence-in-kinesis. This book makes an important contribution to the fields of Hindu Studies, Goddess Spirituality, South Asian Religions, Women and Religion, India, Studies in Shaktism and Tantra, Cross-cultural Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Postcolonial Spirituality and Ecofeminism.

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom GoddessesTantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses



This book provides an excellent introduction to the essence of Hindu Tantrism, discussing all the major concepts and correcting many existing misconceptions.

Author: David Frawley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9780910261395

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Page: 260

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This book provides an excellent introduction to the essence of Hindu Tantrism, discussing all the major concepts and correcting many existing misconceptions.

Tantric Visions of the Divine FeminineTantric Visions of the Divine Feminine



What is one to make of a group of goddesses that includes a goddess who cuts her own head off, a goddess who sits on a corpse while pulling the tongue of a demon, or a goddess who prefers sex with corpses?

Author: David R. Kinsley

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120815238

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What is one to make of a group of goddesses that includes a goddess who cuts her own head off, a goddess who sits on a corpse while pulling the tongue of a demon, or a goddess who prefers sex with corpses? Tantra visions of the Divine Faminine deals with

TantraTantra



Ka ̄li ̄, Shiva, and the Cosmic Dance Even a short pre ́cis of the Tantric view of
time, as attempted here, would be incomplete without introducing the Divine
Female, or Shakti, in her most startling manifestation as the goddess Ka ̄lı ̄.

Author: Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825451

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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.

The Living GoddessThe Living Goddess



... intentioned but patronizing neo - American would - be students . . ed he ' d re ut
patronizin hare their THE TANTRIC UNIVERSE Since Tantra is so closely
associated with the Goddess tradition , it is important to clarify what it actually
means .

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Yes International Publishers

ISBN: 0936663286

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This beautiful book takes us to India today and shows us a Goddess who flourishes in temples, festivals, and in the hearts of millions. Johnsen penetrates the heart of the tradition to reveal that it offers not only an honouring of fertility and feminine values, but an amazing revelation of the limitless potentials of human consciousness.

Tantra Vidy Tantra Vidy



Goddesses lead Parmenides on the way : maidens , who later exhibit themselves
as solar maidens , point out the ... At that the principle underlying the goddess
has two opposite 102 Tantra Vidyā Characteristic signs of the Kundalini-Yoga
and ...

Author: Oscar Marcel Hinze

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120805607

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This contans two dissertations on (1) Understanding Archaic Astronomy and (2) Permenides and the Tantric Yoga. of these the first dissertation concerns with the understanding of Archaic Astronomy from the stand-point of a psychologist of perception, trained in Astronomy. The author deals with the psychology of Perception and the seven Lotus-flowers of the Kundalini Yoga-by elucidating the study of Arthur Avalon, giving parallels in other traditions, while presenting a comperativestudy on its bearing on Astronomy according to Ptolemy.The study throws new light on Parmenides and his dictrine clearing away the mist of misunderstanding in Western Philosophy.

Singing to the GoddessSinging to the Goddess



Prioritizing Paths: Tantra, Devotion, and Ritual Which is the best means to Kali:
Tantric yoga and meditation, devotion (bhakti), or ritual worship (puja) and
pilgrimage visitation? As the poems in this section reveal, the Sakta poets do not
sing in ...

Author: Rachel Fell McDermott

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195134346

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This collection presents 145 brief Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kali and Uma. These poems were written from the early-18th century up to the contemporary period. They represent the Bengali tradition of goddess worship (Saktism).

Teen GoddessTeen Goddess



How to Look, Love & Live Like a Goddess Catherine Wishart ... They were called
tantrikas - priestesses or devotees of tantra . The movie ... Tantra is a philosophy
and a way of life where sexual energy is used consciously as a creative energy .

Author: Catherine Wishart

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738703923

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Combines spiritual practice, guided meditation, and self-improvement techniques to help young women discover and access their hidden goddess powers.

Roots of Tantra TheRoots of Tantra The



Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, Tantra has been the most difficult to define.

Author: Katherine Anne Harper

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791488904

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Page: 270

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Among the many spiritual traditions born and developed in India, Tantra has been the most difficult to define. Almost everything about it its major characteristics, its sources, its relationships to other religions, even its practices are debated among sc

TantraTantra



Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (1928) is Professor and Head of the department of Linguistics at Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120829328

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Page: 372

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Bhadriraju Krishnamurti (1928) is Professor and Head of the department of Linguistics at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He received a B.A. (Hons.) Degree (1948) in Telugu language and literature at Andhra University Waltair and an M.A. (1955) and Ph.D. (1957) in linguistics from the university of Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Renowned Goddess of DesireRenowned Goddess of Desire



This book examines the representations of women within Tantra using a case study of a selection of Hindu Tantric texts from the 15th through 18th centuries in Northeast India.

Author: Loriliai Biernacki

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195327823

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Page: 300

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The role of women and ideas of gender are fundamental components of all religious traditions. This book examines the representations of women within Tantra using a case study of a selection of Hindu Tantric texts from the 15th through 18th centuries in Northeast India.

Kali s ChildKali s Child



To begin I want to concentrate on a single Bengali commentary on the Kali Tantra
, that of Nityananda Smrititirtha. ... To prove his point, the commentator quotes the
Torala Tantra: "O goddess! . . . when Siva, the destroyer of the world, becomes ...

Author: Jeffrey J. Kripal

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226453774

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Scholar Jeffrey J. Kripal explores the life and teachings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a 19th-century Bengali saint who played a major role in the creation of modern Hinduism. The work is now marked by both critical acclaim and cross-cultural controversy. In a substantial new Preface to this second edition, Kripal answers his critics and addresses the controversy.