On 29 February , Francie Crebs (FC) met with renowned Tantra scholar André Padoux (AP) in his Paris apartment. Over tea, they discussed his long career. This accessible volume on Tantra written by a widely esteemed doyen of the field of Tantric studies offers a concise, readable overview of a. Andre Padoux opens by detailing the history of Tantra, beginning with its origins, founding texts, and major beliefs. The second part of the book delves more.

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Suzanne Van Englehoven-Wedeking marked it as to-read Jul 21, Please try your request again later. Megan marked it as to-read Jan 02, According to the great Kashmiri Tantric saint, Abhinavagupta, “The power of absolute freedom or autonomy is called A.

I had been recruited so easily there because the Andrf Relations division, where Anfre was to work, was run by Roger Seydoux, who had been the director of Sciences-Po: Was some fate guiding my hand?

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And that is where I went into the local book store, which was called Arthaud—almost no one knew of Arthaud back then. I, on the other hand, defended it with conviction, saying even that it was where the most lively and interesting things in research on India were happening. He was one of the teachers of Professor Fussman. Their uses are linked to yogic mental and bodily practices.


The war had already started then. Brooke Gilley marked it as to-read Jan 05, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Hindu Tantric World is quite simply the most comprehensive and accessible overview of Hindu Tantra ever written and the culmination of a lifetime of outstanding achievement. It seemed to me then that they provided answers to questions I was asking myself about human existence, the nature of the world, the life of the spirit….

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But it all ended well and I received the highest honors. Andrd day we were given leave to go to Grenoble, the closest city, to unwind. I also became a member of the Society for Tantric Studies as soon as it was formed; it anrre run by academics and they organize a conference every year.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Finally, there are Tantric elements scattered all over the place. My leanings were not towards India at all. I was born in China, in Peking. The Heart of the Yogini: As for my own role in the writing, I did the introduction to the first volume, in which I tried to give a definition of Tantrism and presented our andrr, and I wrote many more entries than I did for the other volumes, where my participation waned a bit.


I spent three times ten anvre there, finishing up the fine-tuning of my dissertation. My father was a diplomat—as was his. I kept this kind of thing up. Outside the USA, see our international sales information. Louis Dumont was the only one to ask me interesting questions. I earned my diplomas from to He took me to his ashram in South Fallsburg, in the hills above New York.

Arunabha Majumdar marked it as to-read Aug 18, The Hindu Tantric World: I got to know several linguists, semioticians, and speech experts.

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Nowhere else can a general readership find such an accessible and state-of-the-art treatment of the histories, theories, and practices of Tantric Hinduism. Is it through these Kashmir Shaivism texts that you became interested in Tantras? I have articulated it and developed it and written a few articles and given a few lectures in this vein.

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Hugh Urban, Ohio State University. Psdoux a problem loading this menu right now. I really enjoyed the meetings because they gave me an overview of French Orientalist research.