Tantric Way: Art Science Ritual by Ajit MookerjeeTantric Way: Art Science Ritual by Ajit Mookerjee

Tantric Way: Art Science Ritual

byAjit Mookerjee, Madhu Khanna

Paperback | March 25, 2003

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In recent years, the West has shown a wide and enthusiastic interest in tantra and its application to everyday life. Though its roots are in Hinduism, tantra's goals are the universal ones of self-knowledge and liberated joy. Its methods and effects transcend geography and era. Basing its approach on a historical and explanatory survey, this book deals in a detailed way with astronomy, astrology, alchemy, and cosmology in tantrism. In addition, there is discussion of the different viewpoints of "left-hand" and "right-hand" tantrikas and their respective attitudes towards human sexuality and its place in ritual. The drawings and illustrations serve further to explain and instruct, thus providing a unique opportunity for close contact with one of the world's oldest practical methods of achieving an expanded and creative awareness of oneself.
Ajit Mookerjee was an acknowledged expert on Eastern art and the sacred texts of India.Madhu Khanna is professor of comparative religion at the Center for the Study of Comparative Religion and Civilizations at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India, and is also affiliated with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Ar...
Title:Tantric Way: Art Science RitualFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 10.25 × 7.75 × 0.65 inShipping dimensions:10.25 × 7.75 × 0.65 inPublished:March 25, 2003Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500270880

ISBN - 13:9780500270882