Praise & Reviews for Tantra Illuminated
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
Tantra Illuminated is a momentous work, which will lead the way to clear the shadowy veils of misunderstanding obstructing the respectful embrace of Tantra. The brilliance behind this comprehensive presentation of classical Shaiva Tantra is Christopher Wallis, a.k.a. Hareesh, an exceptionally skillful young scholar of Indian philosophy. As both an academic scholar of Indian philosophy and a Tantrik yoga practitioner, Hareesh writes for the mainstream yoga student with an erudite integrity charged with insight born from experience.
Founder, Anusara Yoga
This book is the most accurate and comprehensive portrayal of the Tantrik tradition by any modern scholar to date. Drawing directly from the largely untranslated, core texts of Tantrik Shaivism, Christopher Wallis channels the heart of this tradition with great intuition. At the same time, he speaks from a place of academic poise and respectability, while his delivery simultaneously renders the soul of the Tantrik masters on a level that is comprehensible to all.
Christopher Tompkins, MA, MTS
Sanskrit scholar, U.C. Berkeley