John George Woodroffe. · Rating details · ratings · 14 reviews. Two works on Laya-yoga, translated from the Sanskrit, with introduction & commentary . The Serpent Power by Woodroffe. Illustrations, Tables, Highlights and Images by Veeraswamy Krishnaraj. This PDF file contains the complete book of the. The Serpent Power. This volume, by the foremost student of Shaktic and Tantric thought, “Arthur Avalon,” is the prime document for the study.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Get to Know Us. He translated some twenty original Sanskrit texts and, under his pseudonym Arthur Avalonpublished and lectured prolifically on Indian philosophy and a wide range of Yoga and Tantra topics.

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Pankaj Tiwari rated it woodgoffe liked it Dec 26, Alongside his judicial duties he studied Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy and was especially interested in Hindu Tantra. Paperbackpages. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. January 22, Author: Lawson Princeton, The Garland of Letters. Anyone who is studying Indian traditions needs to read this. This introduction, some pages of unique material, is followed by translations with powr analytical commentary of two important Tantric documents: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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A extensive thesis on the subject of kundalini tantra. For centuries this material woldroffe a closely guarded secret in India; even native scholars were not allowed access to it. Isabelle Gheldolf rated it liked it Jan 02, Introduction to Tantra Sastra. One of the oldest but live description of the journey and experiences of the author. Return to Book Page. He was an advocate at the Calcutta high court and a fellow and Tagore law professor at the University of Calcutta.

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In fact, it was so restricted that many Indologists refused to recognize its existence. Avalon’s introductory chapters are longer than the works themselves, and I would advise readers to skip them or read the texts first and then return to them, as I found them considerably harder to follow than the texts themselves. Beautifully narrated by Sir Woodrofe.


This book is for serious readers, novice may get easily distracted reading it. Mythologically, she is an aspect of the Shakti power or energy and consort of Shiva. No trivia or quizzes yet. This introduction, some pages of unique material, is followed by translations with long analytical commentary of two important Tantric documents: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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Gregory, by his wife Florence, daughter of James Hume. He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple inand in the following year was enrolled as an advocate of the Calcutta High Court.

Monday 3 Mayp. He translated some twenty original Sanskrit texts, and under his pseudonym Arthur Avalon. It wiodroffe half a lifetime of searching by Sir John Woodroffe to locate the key documents and further years to find a master able and willing to evoke from the cryptic texts a modus for study and application.