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The Sacred Books of the East – all 50 volumes

The Sacred Books of the East is an enormous project undertaken by Max Müller and various authors from 1879 and 1910. The group’s work was published by Oxford University Press and to this day many of the translations are the only ones existing or the most precise. These translations might be some of the most […]

THE DOCTRINE OF MAYA – In the Philosophy of the Vedanta

The Doctrine of Maya is the core principle in the Advaita Philosophy– the final pronouncement of Indian speculation on the conception of Reality and Appearance. In Advaita Vedanta philosophy, Maya is the limited, purely physical and mental reality in which our everyday consciousness has become entangled. Maya is held to be an illusion, a veiling of […]

Mahanirvana Tantra – Tantra of the Great Liberation

Mahanirvana Tantra – Tantra of the Great Liberation Translated by Arthur Avalon. This is one of the best known of the Tantric scriptures. It was translated by Sir John Woodroffe (under the pseudonym ‘Arthur Avalon‘), one of the few Indologists to gain direct access to this obscure and secretive branch of Hinduism. Framed as a […]

The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin

The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin presents contains two brilliant commentaries by the Dalai Lama. Berzin’s overview of mahamudra discusses the relation of mind, appearances and reality and offers practical techniques for overcoming problems due to excessive worry, anxiety and disturbing thought. This treasury of practical instruction contains extensive teachings on […]

Sakti and Sakta by Sir John Woodroffe

Sakti and Sakta by Sir John Woodroffe is a study on Shakta Tantric beliefs and practices. The book is an essential and indispensable volume on Tantra. It was written at the turn of the 20th century, during the British colonial occupation of India, and so it is not what one might call an easy or leisurely read. The […]

Introduction to Tantra-Sastra by Sir John Woodroffe

An Introduction to Tanthra Shastra, by Sir. John Woodroffe (1865–1936).  This book is intended as a guide for beginners of practical Tantra, and those who are interested in Tantric field. He was a master in Tantra and a Tantric teacher also. Sir. John Woodroffes works on tantra like Serpent power, Shakthi, shaktha, Garland of letters are […]

Taoist Secrets of Love – Cultivating Male Sexual Energy

Taoist Secrets of Love – Cultivating Male Sexual Energy was among the first modern works on Tantra in Western book stores. It reveals the ancient sexual secrets of Taoist sages. These secrets enables men to conserve and transform sexual energy through its circulation in the microcosmic orbit, invigorating and rejuvenating the body’s vital functions. Hidden […]

Tantra and its Misconceptions: Reclaiming the Essence from the Illusions By David Frawley

Perhaps nothing is more exotic, dramatic and sensational in India’s Yoga traditions than the practice of Tantra. No other approach to Yoga has gained such a fascination for the modern mind and its seeking of the bizarre, the entertaining and the enigmatic. Tantra appears to offer both spiritual and worldly success and prosperity and to […]

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