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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Dec 09, theresatya marked it as to-read Shelves: Jung had a copy of this book in his library. It is heavy reading but worth it if that is what does it for you. After serving for eighteen years in the bench, he became Wodroffe Justice of the Calcutta High Court in Open Preview See a Problem?

A extensive thesis on the subject of kundalini tantra. Ana Delgado rated it it was amazing Oct 15, Mythologically, she is an aspect of the Shakti power or energy and consort of Shiva. This introduction, some pages of unique material, is followed by translations with long analytical commentary of two important Tantric documents: Dec 23, Vipin Goyal rated it it was amazing.

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He was knighted inand returned to become a reader in Indian law at Oxford from to 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. 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.

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His most popular and influential book, a major contribution to the appreciation of Indian philosophy and spirituality, is The Serpent Power The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga ,which is the source of many modern Western appropriations of Kundalini practice. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat I found it comparable in difficulty to some of the books on Aquinas I’ve read lately, particularly Avalon’s own sections.

January 22, Author: Alongside his judicial duties he studied Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy and was especially interested in Hindu Tantra. Sir John Woodroffe or Arthur Avalon was a scholar and he translated complicated Sanskrit texts into English with a commentary.

It is also a work that has great interest to Westerners who wish to acquire for themselves the validity of the ultimate experience. The work is notable for many reasons and importantly woodroffw four kinds of Avadhuta.

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She is The Goddess, the ultimate heart of many areas of Eastern religion, not only of Hinduism. No evidence has johb that he had any direct contact with Jung.

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Get to Know Us. This powrr like it ought woodriffe be one of Llewellyn’s dodgier offerings, but is actually a serious translation by an Edwardian gentleman scholar legal name Sir John Woodroffe of two Sanskrit yoga texts and associated commentary, both describing chakras and associated concepts.

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Dover Publications NY Prior however to manifestation, that is during dissolution Pralaya of the Universe Prakrti exists in a state of equilibrated energy The following are the manuscripts upon which it appears that Jung drew directly for these seminars:. Duane Smith rated it it was amazing Dec 18, The book file has been reuploaded and should work fine now.

Anyone who named himself jphn King Arthur or the mystic isle of Avalon would be thought to be identifying himself with occultism, in Theosophists’ eyes. The result of Woodroffe’s work, however, was one of the most important developments in Indian thought, a key to many areas of art and religion that had hitherto been locked. Philosophically, she is the creative energy that eventually forms mind and matter, and comes to rest in the lowest form of matter. Serpnet seller and fast shipping.

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London,x. This book is for serious readers, novice may get easily distracted reading it. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The Arthurian legends are bound up with the story of the Holy Grail and its quest. December 1, Language: