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  • Tantric Body, Theby Gavin D. Flood

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 32.00

    Tantra is the Hindu-based religion which links ecstatic sexual practice with meditation and direct spiritual experience. It originated in India some 1200 years ago, when the great sacred_x000D_ erotic temples were built. In the West it is best known for its inspiration of tantric yoga, and its associated ritualistic forms of sex. But is tantra just... more...

  • Original Gospel of Ramakrishnaby Joseph A. Fitzgerald; Alexander Lipski; Swami Vivekananda; Swami Abhedananda

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    Sri Ramakrishna is the most famous saint of modern India. This book is the original version of the most famous work about him, translated into English by the author ?M? himself. A short biography of Ramakrishna, written by his famous disciple Swami Vivekananda, is also included. more...

  • Seeing Krishnaby Margaret H. Case

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 34.99

    This work aims to offer a close-up view of the religious world of one of the most influential families in Vrinbadan, India's premier place of pilgrimage for worshipers of Krishna. This priestly family has arguably been the most creative force in this important town. more...

  • Yearning to Belongby John Paul Healy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    Cutting across three areas of interest within New Religious Movements - insider perspectives, sociology of religion and the helping professions - Yearning to Belong explores insiders' experience of the Indian Guru-disciple Yogic tradition. Authored by a former member of that tradition and highlighting the rich spiritual experience of devotees,... more...

  • Transformations and Transfer of Tantra in Asia and Beyondby István Keul

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    The essays in this volume, written by specialists working in the field of tantric studies, attempt to trace processes of transformation and transfer that occurred in the history of tantra from around the seventh century and up to the present. The volume gathers contributions on South Asia, Tibet, China, Mongolia, Japan, North America, and Western Europe.... more...

  • The Lives of Sri Aurobindoby Peter Heehs

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 59.99

    Since his death in 1950, Sri Aurobindo Ghose has been known primarily as a yogi and a philosopher of spiritual evolution who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in peace and literature. But the years Aurobindo spent in yogic retirement were preceded by nearly four decades of rich public and intellectual work. Biographers usually focus solely on Aurobindo's... more...

  • Yoga, Bhoga and Ardhanariswaraby Prem Saran

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book is a social?scientific interpretation of the 15 centuries-old Hindu and Buddhist traditions of tantra. It is a self-reflexive study, informed by an insider?s empathy and the apprehension of an Indologist-cum-anthropologist who is also a mystic and an initiated practitioner of the cult himself. Using his personal praxis to inform his research,... more...

  • Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophyby Ravi M. Gupta

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Although only a handful of poetry is attributed to Caitanya, his devotional theology was expounded and systematized by his followers in a vast array of poetical, philosophical, and ritual literature. This book provides a thematic study of Caitanya Vaishnava philosophy, introducing key thinkers and ideas in the early tradition, using Sanskrit and Bengali... more...

  • The Heart of Tantric Sexby Diana Richardson

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    After many years of exploration, Diana Richardson found that the ancient practice of Tantra, with its unique, intelligent approach to sex, had the effect of enhancing intimacy and deepening love. Here she has adapted Tantra for modern Western lovers in a practical, sympathetic way. Tantric Sex can transform your experience into a more sensual, loving... more...

  • The Founder of the Hare Krishnas as Seen by Devoteesby Kimmo Ketola

    BRILL 2008; US$ 162.00

    This book offers a new account for the emergence of the Hare Krishna movement from the perspective of cognitive science of religion. It focuses especially on the charisma of its founder guru, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup?da (1896-1997) through the writings of his disciples. more...