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10 thoughts on “Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition

  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 academic sense and relevant

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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 provides a basis for an experience view of What This Is Wallis exposes a classical academic viewpoint that does not embrace radical levels of ambiguity.2 It is not clear to me what audience Wallis is writing to sometimes I

  3. says:

    I have read many Tantra philosophy and history books I appreciate the research that the authors do However, I actu

  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 and a scholar of religions by training, Wallis does a great job of making an obscure text acc

  5. says:

    This book is amazing I disagree with the reviewers who said it's too technical I find it very readable while stil

  6. says:

    A truly comprehensive and properly researched book that will serve the newcomer as well as seasoned students of yoga, Indian philosophy and Tantra.This book corrects common misunderstandings, clarifies the historical time lines of Tantra and helps join the dots between early medieval Asian/Indian philosophy, Haṭha yoga and the yoga that you’ll find in a contemporary yoga studio (Modern Postural Yoga).A must have book and light years ah

  7. says:

    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.

  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

  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 fi

  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 and practical aspects of non dual Shiva tantrika and I would highly recommend thi

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summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Christopher D Wallis

Een considerable 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 tradition. 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 information detail and insight in a warmer easier to relate to language The language the author uses speaks right to my heart At the same time it remains academic and intellectually stimulating If you don t want to read the few technical parts those are clearly labeled and you can skip those and still get the full philosophy and history of Tantra with little details here and there about how it applies to modern yoga practice I found this book rich with history and inspiration for my own spiritual practice Parts of it I have already read than once and I will be sure to return to it again and again

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

That began years ago in the far north of India The book uses translations from primary Sanskrit sources offers a profound look at Tantra Illuminated PDFEPUBspiritual practice and reveals Tantras rich history and powerful teachings. 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

summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Christopher D Wallis

This book The Philosophy, ePUB #9734 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 b. 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 should be kept secret under guidance but how about a sneak peek with a few exercises Can we really know how Tantra was 5000 years ago before they had started writing them down or that word of mouth has not changed practices I would give better stars if the book measured up to the title How about Tantra for womenNote I bought this book after a high referral from a YouTube channel who offers paid Tantra training It makes sense she would suggest a philosophy only book because they will have to come back to her to buy actual exercises