Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses: Spiritual Secrets of Ayurveda
- ISBN: 9788120813564, 8120813561
- Year of Publication: 2016
- Binding: Hardcover
- Edition: 6th reprint
- No. of Pages: 256
- Language: English
Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses is an excellent book introducing the essence of Hindu Tantrism. the book discusses all the major concepts and offers valuable corrections for many existing misconceptions. It also introduces the reader to the core Tantric practices of meditation and mantra recitation, focusing on the Ten Wisdom Goddesses (dasa-mahavidya).
This book presents the meditational and mantric side of Tantra, which is the more common side of Tantra practiced in India. It is written from the standpoint of a practitioner and also from one trained in Ayurveda (yogic medicine). It tries to present the living spirit and practice of Tantra, rather than just another academic view. The book is divided into three primary sections; with the fourth as an Appendix.
I have gained great personal insight from his work and have great respect and admiration for his knowledge, and for the lucid way in which he has expounded the ancient wisdom of the Vedas” _ Deepak Chopra, M.D.
It is an enormous relief to discover a book in English that authentically represents the Tantric tradition. Dr.Frawley's new book provides invaluable insights into the most ancient continuously practiced Goddess tradition in the world."-Linda Johnsen, author of Daughters of the Goddess: The Women saints of India
"His presentation is the first time that English readers have an opportunity to learn about the Ten Mahavidyas, the central doctrine and practice of Shakta Tantricism in great detail. The uniqueness of the book lies in how the author pulls together Tantric and Ayurvedic sciences in a manner which one can practice in one's daily life."-Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Himalayan Institute
"Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses is an excellent introduction to the essence of Hindu Tantrism. The author discusses all the major concepts and offers valuable corrections for many existing misconceptions. He also introduces the reader to the core Tantric practices of meditation and mantra recitation, focusing on the Ten Wisdom Goddesses."-Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
"Mind and body have both to be disciplined to facilitate one's ultimate realisation of Truth. Tantrism is usually projected as a complicated ritualistic path towards this end. A general ritualistic pat towards this end. A general ritualistic path towards this end. A general impression has also been created that sexual practices, sometimes bordering on the perverse, are an integral part of the Tantric path. The author has debunked this misconception by brilliantly expounding the deeper aspects of Tantric practices. He has clearly brought out how Tantrism implies a comprehensive approach towards self-realisation by the integrated practice of mantra, ritual, pranayama and meditation."-Dr. G.V. Narsimhan, The Mountain Path, Vol:35, No.1 & 2 June 1998
About the Author(s)
David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) is one of the few Westerners recognized in India as a Vedacharya or teacher of the ancient Vedic wisdom. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Vedic Topics including Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology,Vedanta, Hinduism, Yoga and Tantra, as well as translations and interpretations from the Vedas. Dr. Frawley has been given many awards for his work in India including the Veda Vyasa award by the International Institute of India Studies. He is a Jyotish Kovid through the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, and is also the President of the American Council of Vedic Astrology, the American offshoot of the Indian council; He has a Doctorês degree in Chinese Medicine and has also been certified as an expert through the University of Poona for his knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda. He is presently Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.