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On 29 February , Francie Crebs (FC) met with renowned Tantra scholar André Padoux (AP) in his Paris apartment. Over tea, they discussed his long career. This accessible volume on Tantra written by a widely esteemed doyen of the field of Tantric studies offers a concise, readable overview of a. Andre Padoux opens by detailing the history of Tantra, beginning with its origins, founding texts, and major beliefs. The second part of the book delves more.

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These powers are described as magical as well as religious, because they can achieve supernatural results as well as lead to salvation. Their uses are linked to yogic mental and bodily practices. Azade marked it as to-read Jun 27, Sign In or Create an Account.

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I also became a member of the Society for Tantric Studies as soon as it was formed; it is run by academics and they organize a conference padou year. So she is the one who lead you to those texts?

Not through my official directors. Wndre war had already started then. I was then appointed Director of the French Institute in Frankfurt, where I was of course in touch with the university. Each of the Sanskrit phonemes varnas is really a living entity, a different movement in the gradual condensation and solidification of the pure energy of VacGoddess of Speech, and will bring successively into existence each of the thirty-six ontic levels, the tattvasof which the entire manifestation consists.


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The second part of the book delves more deeply into key concepts relating to 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. Andy Burkholder marked it as to-read Sep 25, This was something that was completely new in France at the time.

Byrappa marked it as to-read Feb 05, Open Preview See a Problem? Is it through these Kashmir Shaivism texts that you became interested in Tantras? Some ever-changing perceptions of objects? Monica De lucia added it Jan 10, For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Hope Draped in Black: The Heart of the Yogini: It stands at the level of spontaneous sound, the phonic aspect of the supreme reality, which is produced without any “striking,” whether of a percussion or from the contact of the respiratory breath with the organs of phonation, and so forth.

One day we were given leave to go to Grenoble, the closest city, to unwind. Carrol marked it as to-read Mar 11, I started Andfe on a small satellite campus created in Lyon so as to have something in unoccupied France.

You do not currently adnre access to this article. Nowhere else can a general readership find such an accessible and state-of-the-art treatment of the histories, theories, and practices of Tantric Hinduism. Is that when you started studying Sanskrit?


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How to Think Like an Anthropologist. Since I got on well with one of the Communist Party Central Committee members, who held the chair in French at the university, I was able to have access to the Indianist works held at the Science Academy library.

Most users should sign in with their email address. New Delhi, january How did your diplomatic career begin? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Monica De lucia marked it as to-read Jan 10, For permissions, please e-mail: In it the objectivity has not yet begun to develop and it is therefore essentially a reflective awareness whose inner nature is that of a pure interiorized adre of consciousness antarghanasamvid.

This book is about the power of the Word conceived as the main and most effective aspect of divine ahdre. So from that moment on, I turned towards Indian thought, first Buddhism and then I moved on to the Hindu world: Toni Jentsch marked it as to-read Feb 12, It is self-uttered, and dwells within the heart of all sentient beings. Krishna Bharati rated it really liked it Apr 11, You could not be signed in. My father was a diplomat—as was his.