A Timeless Tradition
Tantra Illuminated takes the reader on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West’s discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago in the far north of India. Rooted in primary Sanskrit sources and offering a profound look at spiritual practice, this book reveals Tantra’s rich history and powerful teachings.
Praise & Reviews
Anyone wishing to understand the real meanings of Tantra ought to read and study this intelligently lucid, immediately useful, and engagingly accessible book.
Paul E. Muller-Ortega
Shaiva Tantric Scholar
Founder, Blue Throat Yoga
About the Author
Christopher D. Wallis was introduced to Indian spirituality at the age of six and initiated into the practice of meditation and yoga at sixteen. While traveling around the world in his early twenties, he felt an inner inspiration to study, teach, and practice Indian spirituality and meditation as the focus of his life. He now has over 20 years of practice, and has been studying and teaching the tradition full time since 1997.
Mind-expanding philosophy and arcane rites, pantheons of fierce goddesses embodied in mystic syllables, energy diagrams that map the many dimensions of reality, visualizations of power centers within the body, gestures that express the purest forms of consciousness, nectarean experiences of the sheerest ecstasy, wielders of supernatural power, and concepts that challenge the fundamental norms of [...]