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Tantrikas justify their beliefs by a series of ancient divinely written scriptures, which are written in the form of dialogues between Hindu deities. This biography of a living person relies too much on references to primary sources. Jan Fries explores the spectrum of techniques from mudra to mantra, pranayama to puja, from kundalini arousal to purification to sexual frie, and makes them both accessible and relevant, translating them out of the Twilight Language of old texts and setting them in the context of both personal transformation and the historical evolution of traditions.

He lists countless writings and sources every one, friew or not it is in Sanskrit or English. Some of the paragraphs need to be trimmed for clarity, but this in no way diminishes the value of the book. John rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Mar 16, Phil rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 19, Paul Anderson rated it it was amazing.


There is also Chinnmasta who dances on the copulating of lust and desire as she drinks the blood that flows from her own severed head.

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Kali Kaula – A Manual of Tantric Magick

Paperbackpages. I should point out that many of the tantric rites are complicated. Rummah is a member of a secret order so clandestine that he can’t even remember what it is.

He discusses Kundalini methods of yoga and the chakras energy centers that the ancient Freis writers felt existed it the human body.

Tord Helsingeng rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Brought in as indentured servants, they were from many parts of India and were forced to come up with their own rites to replace the ones from their homelands. Acknowledging the huge diversity of Tantric material produced over the centuries, Jan Fries draws on several decades of research and experience and focuses on the early traditions of Kula, Kaula and Krama, and the result is this inimitable work which shines with the light of possibility.

Even the main river in their community became kalua stand-in for the Ganges.

Simon rated it liked it Feb 23, According to Hindu thought, if you are a good person in this life, you will be reincarnated as a higher caste in the next. Thus, a chauffeur who is of a higher spiritual caste cannot accept oaula glass of water from a cook who is of a lower one. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.


Kali Kaula – A Manual of Tantric Magick by Jan Fries

Languages Deutsch Edit links. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Shanta Stevens rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Books by Jan Fries. Lists with This Book.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Kzula lists many mantras, which can be repeated, practices that can be followed, and hand gestures used in the worship rites. The Tantrikas of ancient India were often known as the Kaulas.

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The Tantrikas open their practices to everyone. In some ways, he suggests Hindu Tantra thought can adapt itself to the west. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The Tantrikas follow the deities of India as devotees in several categories: Contentious material kaila living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

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It shows their importance to the development of Western and Jam spirituality and their relevance today. Pasu laypersonVira heroic worshipper and Divya the most dedicated.

No trivia or quizzes yet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jussi Karsikas rated it really liked it Dec 12, Retrieved from ” https: He feels much what has been written about Tantric practices needs to be viewed metaphorically.