Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy

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Shambhala Publications, 1998 - Philosophy - 314 pages
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Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.
 

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User Review  - Bob Couchenour - Goodreads

There is a lot more to Tantra than sex. Reading this would leave one with an impression that ritual is a basic fundamental of Tantric practice, and to an extent, it is. There is implied value to ... Read full review

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Contents

Tantra the Great Spiritual Synthesis of India
1
Cyclic Existence
20
Time Bondage and the Goddess Kalı
32
Samsara Equals Nirvana
42
As Above So Below
52
The Divine Play of Shiva and Shakti
70
Shiva Incarnate
85
Bringing Down the Light
95
Awakening the Serpent Power
165
The Potency of Sound
184
Nyasa Mudra Yantra
201
The Transmutation of Desire
224
Enlightenment and the Hidden Powers of the Mind
250
Tantra Yesterday Today and Tomorrow
268
Notes
275
Select Bibliography
295

The Ordeal of SelfTransformation
110
Ritual and Spontaneity
120
The Subtle Body and Its Environment
139
Index
301
About the Author
315
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Georg Feuerstein, PhD, (1947–2012) is internationally respected for his work on Yoga and is the author of over fifty books. He designed and taught several distance-learning courses on Yoga philosophy for Traditional Yoga Studies. For more information, go to www.traditionalyogastudies.com.

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