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Hinduism
  • Author:
    Gavin Flood
  • ISBN:
    1845110110
  • ISBN13:
    978-1845110116
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  • Publisher:
    I.B.Tauris (January 5, 2006)
  • Pages:
    250 pages
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    Hinduism
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Is tantra just about exotic sexual practice or does it amount to something more? This lively and original book contributes to a more complete understanding of tantra. It argues that within the different Hindu traditions.

Is tantra just about exotic sexual practice or does it amount to something more? This lively and original book contributes to a more complete understanding of tantra.

This lively and original book contibutes to a more complete understanding of Tantra's mysteries by discussing the idea of the body in Hindu . The tantric body cannot be understood outside the traditions and texts that give it form.

This lively and original book contibutes to a more complete understanding of Tantra's mysteries by discussing the idea of the body in Hindu tantric thought and practice in India. Without minimising its sexual dimensions, the author argues that within Tantra the body is more than just a sexual entity. It is a vehicle for the spirituality that is fundamental to people's lives. The tantric body cannot be understood outside the traditions and texts that give it form

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The Tantric Body book. I am also not entirely convinced by Gavin Flood's almost obsessive thesis of 'entextualisation' of Tantra in the body although, if accepted in perhaps a less intense form, he offers some deep insights into how the Tantric tradition relates spirit to matter. However, this is a five star text if only because of i This is a fairly dense academic text and is not cheap, even if you can get it second hand, as I did, at a store like Treadwells in Covent Garden at 60% of its first hand value.

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Without minimising its sexual dimensions, Gavid Flood argues that within tantra the body is more than just a sexual entity

It originated in India some 1200 years ago, when the great sacred erotic temples were built. Without minimising its sexual dimensions, Gavid Flood argues that within tantra the body is more than just a sexual entity. It is a vehicle for the spirituality that is fundamental to people's minds.

From October 2005 through December 2015 he served in the Faculty of Theology University of Oxford and as the Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies which is a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford.

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The Tantric Body: The Secret Tradition of Hindu Religion . ISBN 978-1-84511-012-3. Hinduism is a religion which incorporates diverse views on the concept of God. Different traditions of Hinduism have different theistic views, and these views have been described by scholars as polytheism, monotheism, henotheism, panentheism, pantheism, monism, agnostic, humanism, atheism or Nontheism.

Is tantra just about exotic sexual practice or does it amount to something more? This lively and original book contributes to a more complete understanding of tantra. It argues that within the different Hindu traditions, it is ritual and ascetic practice which fully explains corporeality. Without minimizing its sexual dimensions, Flood argues that the tantric body is more than just a sexual entity, and cannot be understood apart from the religious traditions and texts that give it form. Through ritual and yogic practice the body is formed into a pattern determined by these traditions, and the practitioner thereby strives to mould his or her life into the shape of the tradition.