Tantrika (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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A Foreign Correspondent's Search for Her Cultural and Spiritual Identity

What began as an assignment from her editor at the Wall Street Journal to investigate "America's hottest new fad," the secrets of sexual ecstasy in Tantra, became a story that would lead reporter Asra Nomani halfway around the world and change forever her life, faith, and self-identity. From a New Age Tantric seminar in Santa Cruz to sitting at the feet of the Dalai Lama in India, from meditation caves in Thailand to crossing the Khyber Pass with Muslim militants and staring down the barrel of an Afghan soldier's AK-47, Nomani's trek unexpectedly climaxes in Pakistan, where she risks great danger in joining the hunt for kidnapped fellow reporter Danny Pearl. She travels the globe in search of this elusive "divine love," but ultimately hers is a journey of self-discovery in which the divine within herself and within all women -- all "tantrikas" -- is revealed.

  

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Contents

Learning American Tantra i
1
Leaving My Old Life
15
The Man I Married
31
From the West to the East
45
Worshiping the Lingam
57
A Cremation Ground
65
My Devoted Muslim Family
72
Implosion
84
4 Finding New Shakti
147
5 Durga on Her Tiger
159
7 Morgantown
164
Thirty Days in a Spiritual
190
Riding into the Village 797
197
Wannabe Goddesses Cry
207
Out of Morgantown
219
Parrots over a Safe House
235

Finding Freedom Again
95
Pilgrimage to the Himalayas
104
From the Bay of Bengal to a Train Berth
119
The Village
132
3 The Sick Man
144
Child of Truth
256
Epilogue
267
Acknowledgments
283
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Page 228 - The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, flog each of them with a hundred stripes...
Page 36 - The bride and the groom saw each other for the first time on their wedding day in 1903. On the eve of her wedding, Grandmother was summoned into her father's presence. 'Tomorrow you will belong to the Yen family,
Page 18 - Jerusalem and then taken through the seven heavens, even to the Sublime Throne, and initiated into the spiritual mysteries of the human soul struggling in space and Time. "The...
Page 166 - In the first, the mantra is divided into six parts grounded in the thumbs, index fingers, middle fingers, ring fingers, little fingers, and palms through the power of concentration. This is called kara nyasa, synchronization of the mantra's power with the energies of the hands. Next comes anga nyasa.
Page 107 - India's traffic for fifteen hundred miles — such a river of life as exists nowhere else in the world.
Page 18 - The reference to this great mystic story of the Mi'raj is a fitting prelude to the journey of the human soul in its spiritual growth in life.
Page 58 - If merely by drinking wine, men were to attain fulfillment, all addicted to liquor would reach perfection. . . . If liberation were to be ensured by sexual intercourse with a shakti, all creatures would be liberated by female companionship," says a text called the Kularnava Tantra.
Page 128 - British had just passed a law letting them take over any princely state under their patronage if the ruler died without a male heir.
Page 142 - Candles would burn or, better still, an oil lamp with oil that creates a special red light.
Page 6 - Look upon :i woman as a goddess whose special energy she is, and honor her in that state," wrote the early Tantra texts.

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About the author (2009)

Asra Q. Nomani is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent, has also written for the Washington Post, New York Times, and Time magazine on Islam, and has covered the war in Afghanistan for Salon.com. She has spoken about women’s rights in Islam on CNN, PBS, NPR, and the BBC. A Muslim born in India, Nomani was raised in the foothills of West Virginia, and currently lives in Morgantown with her son, Shibli.

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