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  1. says:

    I am a Tantra Yoga teacher, and whenever someone asks me So what is Tantra, anyway? and is genuinely curious to know the answer, I recommend he or she read this book (or listen to the audiobook) It is a masterfully interwoven overview of the history and practices of various traditional Tantrik lineages, complete with techniques which might be beneficial for the modern reader/practitioner Both informative in an academi

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    I especially liked the beginning and the middle of the book Good job I have concerns toward the latter parts Here are some initial comments:1 I don't think Wallis really understands postmodernism Post modernism

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    I have read many Tantra philosophy and history books I appreciate the research that the authors do However, I actually want to learn practices not just feel like only the lucky can learn Practice is in the title of the book I get that most sh

  4. says:

    This book is amazing At a time when tantra has become little than esoteric kinkiness and the topic of much prurient New Age chatter, Christopher Wallis gives his readers the tools to understand this ancient cosmology A Sanskritist a

  5. says:

    This book is amazing I disagree with the reviewers who said it's too technical I find it very readable while still being nuanced and sensitive If you want a very dense and technical book on nondual shaiva tantra try The Triadic Heart of Shiva or The Doctrine of Vibration Compared to those books, this one has just as much informat

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    A truly comprehensive and properly researched book that will serve the newcomer as well as seasoned students of y

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    This book is the only one Ive found which covers actual tantra the spiritual significance of what is the lineage to all religeons, arguably W

  8. says:

    This book filled in all the missing gaps in my personal journey, what a great work, full on, and it has inspired me to form my own Tantric path.

  9. says:

    Very insightful book that explained a lot of my spiritual journey Very thorough Introduction and elaborate without any woo woo I bought after first listening to audiobook, which was fantastic too The author sings original Sanskrit and you can feel his passion for topic.

  10. says:

    A wonderful book and very clearly written I like Christopher's writing style and his book is organised so that you can flip through sections or read cover to cover several times The book is an indepth resource covering the history an

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Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition

Radition that began years ago in the far north of India The book uses translations from primary Sanskrit sources offers a profound look at spiritual practice and reveals Tantras rich history and powerful teaching. This book is the only one Ive found which covers actual tantra the spiritual significance of what is the lineage to all religeons arguably Well written clear Fantastic Copernicus Avenue north of India The book uses translations from primary Sanskrit sources offers a profound look at spiritual practice and reveals Tantras rich history and powerful teaching. This book is the only one Ive found which covers actual tantra the spiritual significance of what is the lineage to all religeons arguably Well written clear Fantastic

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This book takes readers on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra its key teachings foundational lineages and transformative practices Since the Wests discovery of Tantra years ago there has been consi. I especially liked the beginning and the middle of the book Good job I have concerns toward the latter parts Here are some initial comments1 I don t think Wallis really understands postmodernism Post modernism provides a basis for an experience view of What This Is Wallis exposes a classical academic viewpoint that does not embrace radical levels of ambiguity2 It is not clear to me what audience Wallis is writing to sometimes I would venture to say that readers who don t know much aren t going to get very much help here in this Other readers will often respond with yup That said there were many historical or background data that were very informative and clarifying for me Three cheers3 Too often in the last part of the book Wallis seems to present arguments rather than description or explanation I wish he hadn t For example he presents Gupta Abinava s declarations that ritual is necessary without being clear IMO why it s necessary4 I get that ritual is powerful both Eastern and Western No doubt Berger and Luckmann The Social Construction of Reality 1967 ended up arguing that forms of social construction are most powerful in primitive cultures where autonomy and perceived individuality is not high Moderns could use a religion or an approach to seeing What This Is that speaks to today s contemporary mind and consciousness I don t know what the answer is for this but I ve seen this issue in Zen in Tibetan Buddhism and SaivismThese might be minor complaints It depends upon the reader I suppose What I liked in the book I liked a lotBe well

Read & download Ü PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á Christopher D Wallis

Derable fascination speculation andthan a little misinformation about this spiritual movement Now for the first time in the English language Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred t. This book is amazing At a time when tantra has become little than esoteric kinkiness and the topic of much prurient New Age chatter Christopher Wallis gives his readers the tools to understand this ancient cosmology A Sanskritist and a scholar of religions by training Wallis does a great job of making an obscure text accessible to contemporary readers This is a book for serious seekers period And if you buy it be prepared to read it multiple times before you manage to take it all in On the other hand even if it is written by a scholar and it is written very well it is not an academic book So if you are looking for sources for your PhD dissertation this book is not for you Serving a narrow academic community was never its purposeThank you Dr Wallis you are doing much to finally raise the bar for yoga literature Hopefully works such as this will help wipe the slate clean on tantra

  • Hardcover
  • 516pages
  • Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition
  • Christopher D Wallis
  • English
  • 06 June 2017
  • 0989761304

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