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The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview (Paperback)

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Tantra occupies an odd position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its relationship to sex has made its name instantly recognizable, but this emphasis on sex has obscured its philosophical concerns and ritual practices, to say nothing of its overall importance to Hindu religious life. This book offers a clear, well-grounded overview of Tantra that offers substantial new insights for scholars and practitioners. Andre Padoux opens by detailing the history of Tantra, including its origins, founding texts, and major beliefs. The second part of the book delves more deeply into key concepts like the tantric body, mysticism, sex, mantras, sacred geography, and iconography, while the final part considers the practice of Tantra today, both in India and in the West. The result is an authoritative account of Tantra's history and present place in the world, suitable for beginners and longtime practitioners alike.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsHinduismHindu life & practiceReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalHistory of religion Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 07/03/2017 ISBN-13: 9780226424095  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Andre Padoux is professor emeritus in the research unit on Hinduism at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in Paris and the author of a number of books on Tantra.

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