Body, Mind & Spirit

The Tantric Alchemist

The Tantric Alchemist

Author: Peter Levenda

Publisher: Ibis Press

ISBN: 9780892542130

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

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The Tantric Alchemist is a work on alchemy as decoded by Tantra and a work on Tantra as understood by alchemists. It uncovers works by Thomas Vaughan and suggests how he and his wife--a 17th-century Welsh couple unique in the history of western alchemy--met their fate when dealing with forces they knew only too well, but which were stronger than their ability to control them. Using the works of Vaughan as his text, Levenda applies the "twilight language" of Tantra to the surreal prose of the alchemist and in the process lays bare the lineaments of the arcane tradition that gave rise to the legend of Christian Rosenkreutz, the reputed founder of Rosicrucianism who learned his art in the East; and to the 19th- and 20th-century occult movements lead by such luminaries as P.B. Randolph, Theodore Reuss, Helena Blavatsky, and Aleister Crowley who also sought (and discovered) this technology in the religions and cultures of Asia. Readers will find that the many disparate threads of an authentic spiritual tradition are woven together here in a startling tapestry that reveals--without pretense or euphemism--the psycho-sexual technique that is at the root of both Tantra and alchemy: that is to say, of both Asian and European forms of esoteric praxis.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Tantric Alchemist

The Tantric Alchemist

Author: Peter Levenda

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892546299

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 106

The Tantric Alchemist is a work on alchemy as decoded by Tantra and a work on Tantra as understood by alchemists. It uncovers works by Thomas Vaughan and suggests how he and his wife—a 17th-century Welsh couple unique in the history of western alchemy—met their fate when dealing with forces they knew only too well, but which were stronger than their ability to control them. Using the works of Vaughan as his text, Levenda applies the “twilight language” of Tantra to the surreal prose of the alchemist and in the process lays bare the lineaments of the arcane tradition that gave rise to the legend of Christian Rosenkreutz, the reputed founder of Rosicrucianism who learned his art in the East; and to the 19th- and 20th-century occult movements lead by such luminaries as P.B. Randolph, Theodore Reuss, Helena Blavatsky, and Aleister Crowley who also sought (and discovered) this technology in the religions and cultures of Asia. Readers will find that the many disparate threads of an authentic spiritual tradition are woven together here in a startling tapestry that reveals—without pretense or euphemism—the psycho-sexual technique that is at the root of both Tantra and alchemy: that is to say, of both Asian and European forms of esoteric praxis.
Religion

The Alchemical Body

The Alchemical Body

Author: David Gordon White

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226149349

Category: Religion

Page: 616

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The Alchemical Body excavates and centers within its Indian context the lost tradition of the medieval Siddhas. Working from previously unexplored alchemical sources, David Gordon White demonstrates for the first time that the medieval disciplines of Hindu alchemy and hatha yoga were practiced by one and the same people, and that they can be understood only when viewed together. White opens the way to a new and more comprehensive understanding of medieval Indian mysticism, within the broader context of south Asian Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam. "White proves a skillful guide in disentangling historical and theoretical complexities that have thus far bedeviled the study of these influential aspects of medieval Indian culture."—Yoga World "Anyone seriously interested in finding out more about authentic tantra, original hatha yoga, embodied liberation . . . sacred sexuality, paranormal abilities, healing, and of course alchemy will find White's extraordinary book as fascinating as any Tom Clancy thriller."—Georg Feuerstein, Yoga Journal
Alchemy

Herbal Alchemy

Herbal Alchemy

Author: Phillip Hurley

Publisher: Maithuna Publications

ISBN: 9780971012509

Category: Alchemy

Page: 117

View: 251

Alchemy, the Ancient Science

Alchemy, the Ancient Science

Author: Neil Powell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 150

View: 246

Fiction

Alchemy and Alchemists

Alchemy and Alchemists

Author: Sean Martin

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785822313

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 468

Alchemy has traditionally been viewed as 'the history of an error', an example of medieval gullibility and greed, in which alchemists tried to turn lead into gold, create fabulous wealth and find the elixir of life. But alchemy has also been described as 'the mightiest secret that a man can possess', and it obsessed the likes of Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and many of the founders of modern science. Book jacket.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Tantric Temples

Tantric Temples

Author: Peter Levenda

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892541690

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 372

View: 381

"A history of tantra in Java and its origin and practice and how it has influenced and interacted with Tibetan Tantra, Hindu mysticism and Sufi Islam and Western sexual magical practices. Illustrated with full color photos of old and newly excavated and uncovered temples, along with with statues and iconography dedicated to practices in shrines, cemeteries and secret schools."--Publisher's description.
Medicine, Ayurvedic

History of Science and Technology in India: Yogic and tantric medicine

History of Science and Technology in India: Yogic and tantric medicine

Author: O. P. Jaggi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011766162

Category: Medicine, Ayurvedic

Page: 240

View: 279

Science

Indian Journal of History of Science

Indian Journal of History of Science

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0104480462

Category: Science

Page:

View: 132

Tantrism

Tantra for Westerners

Tantra for Westerners

Author: Francis King

Publisher:

ISBN: 0850304954

Category: Tantrism

Page: 164

View: 735

Tantra for Westerners

Tantra for Westerners

Author: King

Publisher:

ISBN: 1869928601

Category:

Page: 164

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While Tantra has mystical, philosophical, and religious aspects it is, above all, a technique of action -- a system of physical, mental, and spiritual discipline incorporating meditation, yoga, and sacramental worship in the widest sense of the phrase. Tantra for Westerners is a complete theoretical and practical guide to the Way of Action, covering concepts of pleasure and pain, power and passivity, esoteric physiology, Tantra and Qabalism, right-hand and left-hand Tantra, tantric rituals for westerners, and the arousal of kundalini -- the serpent power.
India

The Cultural Heritage of India: Science and technology

The Cultural Heritage of India: Science and technology

Author: Haridāsa Bhaṭṭācāryya

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063707213

Category: India

Page:

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