Bringing together a wide range of international experts in Indology and Tantric Studies, Tantra in Practice is an extensive survey of the geographical and temporal scope of Tantra from across South Asia and its varied traditions. The contributions to this anthology include scriptural texts, poetry, plays, interviews and ethnographic accounts from the entire range of tantric phenomena. From an interview with a tantric priest of Kali to snake worship in Bengal, translations of sections of famous tantric texts to ritual, yoga and meditation, Tantra in Practice demonstrates the enormous range of Tantra's influence from the ancient world of South Asia to contemporary practitioners today.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000. Paperback, xviii+640 pages. New.