A Scholarly Approach
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
The unfoldment of shakti, the power inherent in the core of our being, is the key to all worldly and spiritual success. All spiritual traditions, particularly tantra, aim at awakening this dormant power within us. Because it is so vital to our inner growth, without having an in-depth knowledge of the role of shakti, the study and practice of any spiritual tradition is like farming barren ground.
The subject matter of this work, while seemingly focused only on shakti, nevertheless opens doors to a vast range of tantric philosophy and practices. It clarifies how tantric philosophy and practice unify the concepts of yantra, mandala, mantra, chakra, kundalini, deities, and ritualistic and meditative practices. It also explains the relationship among the different branches of tantra and tackles the controversial issues concerning the right-handed and left-handed tantric practices.
About the Author
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link to the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama, Himalayan yogic master and the founder of the Himalayan Institute. As a leading voice of YogaInternational.com and the author of 15 books, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. Over the past 35 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teaching on the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.
"It is a serious and scholarly work concerning an important but little-understood aspect of the teachings of India. His book will make it easier for people to see tantra as a path to God, rather than seeing it trivialized, as it has been. Congratulations to Pandit Rajmani for making this worthwhile contribution available."
"Panditji masterfully translates the secret language of the tantric scriptures to reveal their hidden meaning and make its wisdom more accessible to the sincere student."
—Sri Swami Satchidananda
"Shakti: The Power of Tantra is not only useful to scholars but to anyone who wants a deeper view of tantra and its unfoldment of the secrets of both psyche and cosmos. Such scholarship is badly needed and clears away many misconceptions about this important and beautiful system."
—David Frawley, author of Ayurveda and the Mind, Tantric Yoga, and The Wisdom Goddesses
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
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