Tantra: The Way of Action

A Practical Guide to Its Teachings and Techniques
By (author) Francis King

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Tantra: The Way of Action
A Practical Guide to Its Teachings and Techniques
By (author) Francis King

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Edition : New Edition of Tantra for Westerners

Pages : 160

Book Size : 5.38 x 8.25

ISBN-13 : 9780892812745

Imprint : Destiny Books

On Sale Date : April 01, 1990

Format : Paperback Book

Tantra: The Way of Action provides a complete guide to the Tantric path of liberation. Topics include esoteric physiology, Qabalism, right and left-hand Tantra, and arousal of the Kundalini serpent power. Following the spirit rather than the letter of the traditions, Francis King maintains that Tantric techniques are universal processes adaptable to Western culture and lifestyle.
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About Tantra: The Way of Action

Tantra has been defined as a “mystical philosophy” and as an unorthodox branch of Buddhism, Hindism, and Jainism. It has also been described as an occult technique concerned primarily with polarity and sexual practices. Although each of these definitions contains an element of truth, none of them is complete.

While Tantra has mystical, philosophical, and religious aspects, it is, above all, a technique of action--a path of physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines incorporating meditation, yoga, and sacramental worship. Its sole purpose is the transformation or spiritual rebirth of the individual into a new existence and an enlightened state of consciousness.

In Tantra: The Way of Action, Francis King provides a complete theoretical and practical guide to the Tantric path of liberation. Topics covered include esoteric physiology, Qabalism, pleasure and pain, power and passivity, right-hand and left-hand Tantra, and the arousal of the Kundalini serpent power. Following the spirit rather than the letter of the tradition, King maintains that Tantric techniques are universal processes. As such, they transcend the limitations of specific faith or dogma and are adaptable to Western culture and lifestyle.
Author Bio
A highly regarded authority on magic, mysticism, and religion, Francis King offers a view of Tantra that is at once contemporary, scholarly, and accessible to the Western reader. He is the author of Techniques of High Magic, as well as several other works on mysticism and ritual.
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Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Draws many parallels between Tantrism and the Mid-Eastern and Western occult traditions, both ancient and modern, and clears up many of the current 'New Age' misunderstandings about Tantra."
Spectrum Review

"Tackling difficult questions and giving an honest appraisal of both Indian and Western 'traditions,' King makes Tantra more accessible to the average reader, especially ones who may not be interested in practicing its sexual methods, but still want an understanding of what tantra is all about and how it came to the West.
Institute for Hermetic Studies, March 2006
Back Cover

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EASTERN PHILOSOPHY / OCCULTISM

Tantra has been defined as a “mystical philosophy” and as an unorthodox branch of Buddhism, Hindism, and Jainism, It has also been described as an occult technique concerned primarily with polarity and sexual practices. Although each of these definations contains an element of truth, none of them is complete.

While Tantra has mystical, philosophical, and religious aspects, it is, above all, a technique of action--a path of physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines incorporating meditation, yoga, and scramental worship. Its sole purpose is the transformation or spiritual rebirth of the individual into a new existence and an enlightened state of consciousness.

In Tantra: The Way of Action, Francis King provides a complete theoretical and practical guide to the Tantric path of liberation. Topics covered include esoteric physiology, Qabalism, pleasure and pain, power and passivity, right-hand and left-hand Tantra, and the arousal of the Kundalini serpent power. Following the spirit rather than the letter of the tradition, King maintains that Tantric techniques are universal processes. As such, they transcend the limitations of specific faith or dogma and are adaptable to Western culture and lifestyle.

A highly regarded authority on magic, mysticism, and religion, FRANCIS KING offers a view of Tantra that is at once contemporary, scholarly, and accessible to the Western reader. He is the author of Techniques of High Magic, as well as several other works on mysticism and ritual.

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