Seducing the Forces of Matter & Spirit
by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
This powerful book describes authentic tantra, what distinguishes it from other spiritual paths, and how the tantric way combines hatha yoga, meditation, visualization, ayurveda and other disciplines. Taking us back to ancient times, Pandit Tigunait shares his experiences with tantric masters and the techniques they taught him. Tantra Unveiled is most valuable for those who wish to live the essence of tantra—practicing spirituality while experiencing a rich outer life.
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1999 Current printing 2010
Pages/Length: 152 Photo Illustrations
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x .5 inches/2 pounds
About the Author
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. Family tradition gave him access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both written and oral tradition. He lived and studied with renowned adepts before meeting his spiritual master, Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Fluent in Vedic and classical Sanskrit, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the scriptures and holds two doctorates: Sanskrit, University of Allahabad; Oriental Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Author of 14 books, from scholarly analysis and scripture translation to spiritual biographies and yogic applications, he teaches worldwide while inspiring the Institute’s humanitarian work in Asia, Africa, and Mexico. www.himalayaninstitute.org
Head of the Himalayn International Institute, Tiguanit offers a clear, calm, open guide to Tantric practices that are often shrouded in mysterious language; mantras, chakras, and symbolic hand-gestures are all clearly explained and illustrated. This primer is perhaps as good a printed guide to esoteric Hindu practice as the uninitiated Western seeker can hope to find.
--Library Journal - Library Journal
Tantra Unveiled...shows the reader the keys to mind-body transformation, to a personal and spiritual unfoldment...The book contains both wonderful stories and powerful teachings on many levels that gives it a special appeal. It shows the magic of Tantra as a living tradition, a current of blissful shakti that can renew and revitalize out lives.
David Frawley, Author of ,Yoga and Ayurveda, Ayurveda and the Mind; Director, --American Institute of Vedic Studies
Tantra Unveiled is a most valuable addition to the literature on Tantra. It combines excellent scholarship with an initiate's firsthand knowledge of the subject. Through many colorful anecdotes of his own encounters with Tantric adepts, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait affords his readers a unique glimpse into the living heart of real Tantra.
--Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. Author,The Yoga Tradition and The Shambala Encyclopedia of Yoga; Director, Yoga Research Center
Tantra...has for too long been portrayed as a religion of sexual excess...Pandit Tigunait clarifies these and other misconceptions in Tantra Unveiled...[His] level of erudition...hold[s] the reader's attention from beginning to end as he portrays Tantra...as an experiential path...The book is chock full of detailed information...a worthy addition to any numinous bookshelf.
--Dr. Robert E. Svoboda, BAMS Author, Aghora: At the Left Hand of God; Faculty, The Ayurvedic Institute