The Serpent Power has ratings and 14 reviews. Sir John Woodroffe or Arthur Avalon was a scholar and he translated complicated Sanskrit texts into. Sir John George Woodroffe (–), also known by his pseudonym Arthur Avalon, was a British Orientalist whose work helped to unleash in the West a deep and wide interest in Hindu philosophy and Yogic practices. Contents. 1 Life; 2 Sanskrit Studies; 3 The Serpent Power and The Garland of Letters. 8 Feb 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 23, Vipin Goyal rated it it was amazing. Sir John Woodroffe Arthur Avalon has written several incredible volumes abalon yoga. This book is a milestone in the western attempt to understand Indian mysticism. The author covers poewr philosophical and mythological nature of Kundalini; the esoteric anatomy associated with it; the study of matrass — the chakras, or psychic centers in the human body and their progressive awakening; and the yoga associated with this.

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The Serpent Power: The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga

Fondamentale per chi si occupa di yoga o vuole conoscere il pensiero indiano. Philosophically, she is the creative avalln that eventually forms mind and matter, and comes to rest in the lowest form of matter.

It’s actually quite a tricky philosophical text, artjur possibly anatomy text, depending on which view you take of the aforementioned ambiguity. Learn how your comment data is processed. A extensive thesis on the subject of kundalini tantra. It is also a work that has great interest to Westerners who wish to acquire for themselves the validity of the ultimate experience.


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Isabelle Gheldolf rated it liked it Jan 02, The Garland of Letters. The term “Serpent Power” refers to the kundalini, an energy said to be released within an individual by meditation techniques.

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The Serpent Power is a classic of Kundalini Yoga. He was born on 15 December and was educated at Woburn Park Powdr and University College, Oxford, where he took second classes in jurisprudence and the B. Sir Xvalon Woodroffe, Tantra and Bengal: Only i felt that more illustrations could have been added.

Mythologically, she is an aspect of the Shakti power or energy and consort of Shiva. Avalon’s introductory chapters are longer than the works themselves, and I would advise readers to skip them or read the texts first and then serpdnt to them, as Avzlon found them considerably harder to follow than the texts them This sounds like it ought to be one of Llewellyn’s dodgier offerings, but is actually a serious translation by an Edwardian sedpent scholar legal name Sir John Woodroffe of two Sanskrit yoga texts and associated commentary, both describing chakras and associated concepts.

This book is for serious readers, novice may get easily distracted reading it. Ppwer 07, Shekhar rated it it was amazing. This volume, by the foremost student of Shaktic and Tantric thought, “Arthur Avalon,” is the prime document for the study and application of Kundalini yoga.

Aug 27, Kuldeep Singh rated it really liked it. Donna rated it liked it Sep 11, The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga 4. Rakshindra Rakshasa rated it liked it Nov 22, Reprint of the seventh edition.

Thank you for this service! Jul 31, Jessica rated it it was ok. I have this book and was supposed to read it for a class, but never did. Avalon’s introductory chapters are longer than the works themselves, and I would advise readers to skip them or read poer texts first and then return to them, as I found them considerably harder to follow than the texts themselves.


Return to Book Page. 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.

The Serpent Power By Arthur Avalon

This introduction, some pages of unique material, is followed by translations with long analytical commentary of two important Tantric documents: The book wasn’t quite what I had expected – it was on a list of further reading in one of my Sivananda books, and I’d expected it to be in similar vein, i.

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One of the oldest but live description of the journey and experiences of the author. Dover Publications NY 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.

For centuries this material was a closely guarded secret in India; even native scholars were not allowed access to it. This was a symbol of esoteric wisdom, especially to Theosophists who appropriated the legend. It is a philosophically sophisticated commentary on, and translation of, the Satcakra-nirupana “Description of and Investigation into the Six Bodily Centres” of Purnananda dated c.

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