Though its roots are in Hinduism, tantra's goals are the universal ones of self-knowledge and liberated joy. Its methods and effects transcend geography and era, and can be applied to everyday life. This historical survey explains the roles of astronomy, astrology, alchemy, and cosmology in tantrism. It discusses the different viewpoints of "left-hand" and "right-hand" tantrikas and their respective attitudes toward human sexuality and its place in ritual. The drawings and illustrations serve further to explain and instruct, thus providing a unique opportunity for close contact with one of the world's oldest practical methods of achieving an expanded and creative awareness of oneself. 228 illustrations, 18 in color.
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Ajit Mookerjee was an acknowledged expert on Eastern art and the sacred texts of India.
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Descripción Thames & Hudson, London & New York 1977, 1977. 26.0 x 19.0cms, 208pp, 130 b/w, 18 colour & 80 line drawings, very good+ hardback & dustwrapper This book offers 'a practical and effective guide' to tantra's methods & attitudes. It deals with tantra's astronomy, astrology, alchemy & cosmology as well as 'left hand' and 'right hand' tantrikas and their attitudes to sexuality and its place in ritual. Nº de ref. de la librería 147698
Descripción Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1977. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020500011729