Tantra : Cult of the Feminine by Andre van Lysbet
Known only for the virtues of its sexual practice, ancient Tantric ideology is a universal and widereaching ideology virtually ignored in the West. In Tantra: The Cult of the Feminine, one of Europe's foremost Tantric authors and teachers, Andre Van Lysebeth, gives readers a balanced, wellinformed, modern examination of the secret teachings and symbolism of Tantra. Espousing no dogma, Tantra involves a search for reality that contradicts neither science nor religion. For Tantra, all of the myriad energy forms in the universe gravity, nuclear cohesion, electromagnetism exist throughout the cosmos. Scientifically speaking, the universe is a gigantic continuum ranging from subatomic to astronomical dimensions. Tantrists have perceived this unity for over thirtyfive centuries, points out van Lysebeth in his introduction. Originally published in 1992, Tantra has become the classic text on the subject, the source for serious students. Eight fullcolor illustrations and 36 line drawings complement a comprehensive and contemporary explanation of Tantra, complete with meditations. Andre does a remarkable job of bringing ancient theories into the modern world.