The Roots of Tantra

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The Roots of Tantra

Table of contents :
CONTENTS

ILLUSTRATIONS
PREFACE
Introduction
Overviews
OVERVIEWS
What Do We Mean by Tantrism?1
Early Evidence for Tantric Religion
THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF TANTRA
Historical and Iconographic Aspects of Śākta Tantrism
Auspicious Fragments and Uncertain Wisdom: The Roots of Śrīvidyā Śākta Tantrism in South India
The Structural Interplay of Tantra, Vedānta, and Bhakti: Nondualist Commentary on the Goddess
THE ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF TANTRA
The Spinal Serpent1
The Warring Śaktis: A Paradigm For Gupta Conquests
Early Evidence of the Pāñcarātra āgama
THE VEDAS AND TANTRA
Imagery of the Self from Veda to Tantra
Tongues of Flame: Homologies in the Tantric Homa
THE TEXTS AND TANTRA
Becoming Bhairava: Meditative Vision in Abhinavagupta’s Parātrīśikā-laghuv.rtti
Tantric Incantation in the Devī Purā.na: Padamālā Mantra Vidyā
CONTRIBUTORS
GLOSSARY
INDEX

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