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He lives in Frankfurt near the Taunus Mountains.

It is an overview of the many different Tantric writings, which have come down to us over the past two thousand years from India. The remainder of the chapter takes a look at some historical female saints, ascetics and tantric practitioners. It shows their importance to the development of Western and Eastern spirituality and their relevance today.


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Tantrikas jna their beliefs by a series of ancient divinely written scriptures, which are written in the form of dialogues between Hindu deities. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. The book starts with the beginnings of Tantric writing at the dawn of Indian civilization.

Chapter 11 is perhaps the inevitable chapter on chakras, kundalini and so forth. This biography of kaulw living person needs additional citations for verification.

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Kali Kaula – A Manual of Tantric Magick

Fortunate for the modern reader, a lot more Tantric writings became available in English over the past twenty years than the generations before it.

My only complaint is that his paragraph structure tends to be packed. Wheat Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Bliss awaits those who dare. The lowest are the Dalit untouchables who do the foulest work imaginable. There are many varieties of Tantrikas, just as there are many Tantra writings. He lists countless writings and sources every one, whether or not it is in Sanskrit or English.

John rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Many people have seen the black-skinned fierce Kali with her six arms and red tongue. Since touching a dead body is a great iaula of pollution by Hindu standards, this is a form of debasement similar to a medieval friees scourging himself or Martin Luther mixing sawdust in his food. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. There is much discussion on the various deities of India, but it would be a disservice to go into them all in this short review.


Brought in as indentured servants, they were from many parts of India and were forced to come up with their own rites to replace the ones from their homelands. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Your email address will not kkaula published. Like Pentecostal Christian preachers or Hassidic Hebrews, the Tantrikas emphasize direct and practical union with the God. Even the main river in their community became a stand-in for the Ganges. Much of the book is devoted to the worship of the ten Mahavidyas, great goddesses, of Tantra.


Raghu Varma rated it liked it Dec 30, Pasu laypersonVira heroic worshipper and Divya the most dedicated. The Tantrikas of ancient India were often known as the Kaulas. Lucien von Wolfe rated it it was amazing Feb 12, December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Although Fries is a native German speaker his books have all been written and first published in English.

Mar 16, Phil rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fries lists many mantras, which can be repeated, practices that can be followed, and hand gestures used in the worship rites.

Dusan rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Please help by adding reliable sources. Views Read Edit View history. He breaks down a particular tantric ritual that seems to employ sexual congress to honor Kali, but it consists of eighty separate kwli. Chaos magicians Living people German occult writers German male non-fiction writers.

Ben Gruagach rated it really liked it Jun 28, He discusses Kuala methods of yoga and the chakras energy centers that the ancient Tantric writers felt existed it the human body. Principal of these is Mother Kali, who has many forms, some fierce, some beneficial.

By stripping away the fantasies and exploring the roots, flowers and kaua of Tantra, the author provides an outstandingly effective and coherent manual of practices. This book challenges the reader to dream, delight, and develop, and provides an illustrated guidebook on how to do so.