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Tantra

The Path of Ecstasy
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
July, 1998
ISBN:
9781570623042
Quantity: 
2
$31.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Tantra, often associated with Kundalini Yoga, is one of the fundamental divisions of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of “divine energy” and creative power as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, where its practices are confused with eroticism and “exotic sex.” In Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy, Georg Feuerstein aims to dispel the many popular misconceptions about this extraordinary spiritual tradition, providing an accessible introduction to the history of Hindu Tantra and Tantrism, as well as appropriate guidance to its practice today.

Tantra refers to a body of Indic scriptures dating from about 500 C.D. based on the Upanishads and sometimes called “The Fifth Veda.” These teachings deal with spiritual practice, attainment of spiritual power, and philosophy, and over time have crossed from Hinduism to Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. The author provides readers with a clear understanding of the original Tantras, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.

Georg Feuerstein is the clearest writer on Yoga today. Among his many other books are:

·   The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga

·   The Essence of Yoga

·   Lucid Waking

Publisher’s Description: 

Tantraoften associated with Kundalini Yogais 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.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.

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