Inner Tantric Yoga

Working with the Universal Shakti: Secrets of Mantras, Deities and Meditation

Author: David Frawley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 0940676508

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 266

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'Inner Tantric Yoga' presents the deeper tradition of Tantra, its multidimensional vision of the Divine and its transformative practices of mantra and meditation that take us far beyond the outer models of how Tantra is usually presented today.

Mantra Yoga and the Primal Sound

Secrets of Seed (Bija) Mantras

Author: David Frawley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 0910261946

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 195

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Modern science and ancient wisdom traditions agree that the universe is a symphony of vibrational frequencies. In this beautiful, comprehensive, and unique work, Dr. Frawley elaborates the essential truths about cosmic sound, and how we can employ important mantras for healing, transformation and inner awakening.

Tantric Jesus

The Erotic Heart of Early Christianity

Author: James Hughes Reho

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162055562X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

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A guide to the history and modern practice of transformative Christianity • Reveals the original tantric wisdom of Jesus and the early Church and its resonance with the tantric yogas of India and Tibet • Explains how tantric Christianity views the human body as the primary “temple” of the Holy and erotic energy as the signature of indwelling Divine Presence • Provides step-by-step instructions for a series of Christian tantric practices, including a partnered sexual practice, mantra and energy work, eye gazing, and work with icons Unbeknownst to many, the original Christian spirituality as practiced in the early church and by Jesus himself was a tantric spirituality. In the West, Tantra often evokes images of arcane rituals or acrobatic sexual positions, while in reality Tantra is a holistic transformative path of life, love, and being--grounded in practice. Offering a new understanding of Jesus as guru and master of left-handed Tantra, James Reho, an Episcopal priest and tantric initiate, reframes the Christian story and restores to modern Christianity the tantric wisdom practices that were edited out of church tradition and forgotten over the centuries. He explains how tantric Christianity views the human body as the primary “temple” of the Holy, with erotic energy as the signature of Divine Presence within. Rev. Reho reveals the similarities of the earliest Christian practices to the tantric yogas of India and Tibet and explores the role of Kundalini and the chakras. He details how to work with mantras, icons, and pranayama breathing exercises, as well as with gazing as a spiritual practice. Informed by the insights of ancient texts and early masters of Christian spirituality, the author provides step-by-step instructions on how to practice Christian tantric sex with a life-partner of the opposite or same sex. Rev. Reho reveals how these heart-opening practices are rooted in eros, the life of deep desire, expressive of God’s grace within us, and are still alive in monastic practices in the Christian East. Integrating his personal spiritual experiences, years of study of ancient Christian mysticism, and an expertise in yoga and tantra, the author shows how we can re-engage the original truths of the early church to affirm the body as a holy vehicle and to utilize the energy of the erotic to achieve ecstatic union with the Divine.

The Goddess in Hindu-Tantric Traditions

Devi as Corpse

Author: Anway Mukhopadhyay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351063529

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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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.

Traditional Yoga: Insights into the Original Yoga Tradition, Book 1: The Original Yoga System

Author: Durgadas (Rodney) Lingham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304460053

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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This book provides a deeper insight into the Original Yoga system of India as per tradition and the true insights with regards to the Eight Limbs of Yoga, especially with regards to Asana (Posture), Dhyana (Meditation), Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) as also the Chakras and their relationship with the mind and states of consciousness. It shows how Yoga was originally an Integral system, not one merely reduced to classroom instruction. You will also find information regarding the deeper aspects of karma and how it can impact us on several levels beyond the individual level In addition, this book examines Yoga from the viewpoint of India's oldest texts, the Vedas, such as the Rig Veda and has a special section devoted to examples of the Vedic Yoga hymns that are largely ignored. Learn the levels of the mind and gunas in Yoga.

Exploring Mantric Ayurveda: Secrets and Insights of Mantra-Yoga and Healing

Author: Durgadas (Rodney) Lingham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304594092

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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This book explores the ancient and deeper aspects of Mantric Ayurveda and the secrets of the ancient Tantric Tradition of Ayurveda that Mantra-Yoga forms an integral aspect of. Here one learns the traditional considerations before using mantras as well as special rituals for protection, energisation of deities, gemstones and working with the deities on an inner level for healing applications.

Foundations of Ayurveda: Ancient Indian Medical Knowledge for Modern-Day Problems

Author: Durgadas (Rodney Lingham)

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1447770498

Category: Self-Help

Page: 142

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Discover the ancient Medical system of India, called Ayurveda in this book, which examines noth the historical origin and spread, as well as traditional areas as Yoga and Astrology, and also deeper aspects of Ayyurvedic diagnosis and treatment methods for the Practitioner and novice alike.

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses

Spiritual Secrets of Ayurveda

Author: David Frawley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 0910261393

Category: Philosophy

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.