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The serpent power : being the Ṣaṭ-cakra-nirūpana and Pādukā-pañcaka : two works on Laya-yoga

Author: John George Woodroffe, Sir; Kālīcaraṇa.; Pūrṇānanda
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, [1974]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considered the prime document for study and application of Kundalini yoga, this work probes the philosophical and mythological nature of Kundalini, the esoteric anatomy associated with it, and much more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John George Woodroffe, Sir; Kālīcaraṇa.; Pūrṇānanda
ISBN: 0486230589 9780486230580
OCLC Number: 1455621
Notes: Reprint of the 7th ed. published in 1964 by Ganesh, Madras; with the Sanskrit text (v, 184 p. at end) omitted.
English and Sanskrit.
Includes the commentary of Kālīcaraṇa on each of the texts.
Description: xiv, 529 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Publishers' note to sixth edition --
Publishers' note to fifth edition --
Preface to third edition --
Preface to second edition preface --
Introduction. I. Introductory ; II. Bodiless consciousness ; III. Embodied consciousness (Jivatma) ; IV. Mantra ; V. The centres or lotuses (Cakra, Padma) ; VI. Practice (Yoga: Laya-Krama) ; VII. Theoretical bases of this Yoga --
Translation and commentary. Description of the six centres (Ṣaṭ-Cakra-Nirūpaṇa) ; The fivefold footstool (Pādukā-Pañcaka) --
Appendices. I. Index of half verses ; II. Index of authors ; III. Index of works ; IV. Index of words.
Other Titles: Ṣaṭ-cakra-nirūpana.
Pādukāpañcakam.
Responsibility: translated from the Sanskrit, with introduction and commentary by Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe).
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Considered the prime document for study and application of Kundalini yoga, this work probes the philosophical and mythological nature of Kundalini, the esoteric anatomy associated with it, and much more.

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