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Tantra in practice

Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2000] ©2000
Series: Princeton readings in religions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tantra in practice.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00022890
(OCoLC)43441625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Gordon White
ISBN: 9780691190457 0691190453
OCLC Number: 1045068970
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 640 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Tantra in practice: mapping a tradition / David Gordon White --
The Tantric guru / André Padoux --
King Kuñji's banquet / Matthew T. Kapstein --
Interviews with a Tantric Kālī priest: feeding skulls in the town of sacrifice / June McDaniel --
A parody of the Kāpālikas in the Mattavilāsa / David N. Lorenzen --
A trance healing session with Mātājī / Kathleen M. Erndl --
The consecration of the monastic compound at Mount Koya by Kūkai / David L. Gardiner --
Praises of the drunken peacocks / Richard H. Davis --
Precepts for an emperor / Allan G. Grapard --
Raising snakes in Bengal: the use of Tantric imagery in Śākta poetry contests / Rachel Fell McDermott --
The wedding of Śiva and the goddess in the Kulālikāmnāya / Teun Goudriaan --
An advertised secret: the goddess Taleju and the King of Kathmandu / Bronwen Bledsoe --
Tantric rites in Āṇṭāḷ's poetry / D. Dennis Hudson --
The Jain monk Jinapati Sūri gets the better of a Nāth Yogī / Paul Dundas --
Longchenpa and the possession of the Ḍākinīs / David Germano and Janet Gyatso --
The anonymous Āgama Prakāśa: preface to a nineteenth-century Gujarati polemic / Robin Rinehart and Tony K. Stewart --
Conversation between Guru Hasan Kabīruddīn and Jogī Kāniphā: Tantra revisited by the Ismaʻili preachers / Dominique-Sila Khan --
Emptiness and dust: Zen Dharma transmission rituals / William Bodiford --
The necklace of immortality: a seventeenth-century Vaiṣṇava Sahajiyā text / Glen A. Hayes --
The Tibetan practice of the mantra path according to Lce-sgom-pa / Yael Bentor --
The ocean of the heart: selections from the Kulārṇava Tantra / Douglas Renfrew Brooks --
Tantric Buddhism and Chinese thought in East Asia / Fabio Rambelli --
Worship of the Ladies of the Dipper / Charles D. Orzech and James H. Sanford --
The great wisdom mother and the Gcod tradition / Giacomella Orofino --
Worship of Bell-Ears the great hero, a Jain Tantric deity / John E. Cort --
Secret yantras and erotic display for Hindu temples / Michael D. Rabe --
The six rites of magic / Gudrun Bühnemann --
The worship of Kālī according to the Toḍala Tantra / Sanjukta Gupta --
Ritual manual for the protective fire offering devoted to Mañjuśrī, Chuin lineage / Richard K. Payne --
The purification of the body / Gavin Flood --
A Tantric meditation on emptiness / Donald S. Lopez, Jr. --
Japanese Tantra, the Tachikawa-ryū, and Ryōbu Shintō / Bernard Faure --
Assorted topics of the great completeness by Dodrupchen III / Anne Carolyn Klein ; oral commentary by Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche --
On the seal of Śambhu: a poem by Abhinavagupta / Paul E. Muller-Ortega --
Vajrayoga in the Kālacakra Tantra / John Newman --
Jain Tantra: divinatory and meditative practices in the twelfth-century Yogaśāstra of Hemacandra / Olle Qvarnström --
Cheating death / Michael Walter.
Series Title: Princeton readings in religions.
Responsibility: David Gordon White, editor.

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