What is Tantra?


WARNING: This episode contains depictions of violence, references to sexual acts and mild nudity.

In this episode, we explore the often misunderstood tradition of Tantra or Tantrism.

Sources/Suggested Reading:

Bharati, Agehananda (1965). "The Tantric Tradition". B.I. Publications.

Bhattacharyya, N.N. (2005). "History of the Tantric Religion". Second Revised Edition. Manohar.

Dyczkowski, Mark S.G. (1987). "The Doctrine of Vibration: An Analysis of the Doctrines and Practices of Kashmir Shaivism". State University of New York Press.

Einoo, Shingo (ed.) (2009). "Genesis and Development of Tantrism". University of Tokyo.

Harper, Katherine Anne & Robert L. Brown (2002). "The Roots of Tantra". State University of New York Press.

Muller-Ortega, Paul Eduardo (1989). "The Triadic Heart of Siva: Kaula Tantricism of Abhinavagupta in the Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir". State University of New York Press.

Wallis, Christopher D. (2013). "Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History and Practice of a Timeless Tradition". Mattamayura.

White, David Gordon (2000). "Tantra in Practice". Princeton University Press.

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