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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The Arousal of the Inner Energy. Would that we all could be so gentle. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. This book is a milestone in the western attempt to understand Indian mysticism.

Gintas rated it liked it May 28, Write a customer review. By working through these documents the reader can acquire the essence of Kundalini yoga. Anyone who named himself after King Arthur or the mystic isle of Avalon would be thought to be identifying himself with occultism, in Theosophists’ eyes.

It is also a work that has great interest to Westerners who wish to acquire for themselves the serpetn of the ultimate experience. The Prapanchasvratantram was vol.


Woodroffe’s Garland of Letters expounds the “non-dual” advaita philosophy of Shaktism from a different starting point, the evolution of the universe from the supreme consciousness. London,x. Josh Macleod rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Reprint of the seventh edition. Mythologically, she is an aspect of the Shakti power or energy and consort of Shiva.

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The Serpent Power: The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga by Arthur Avalon

Just as the nature of Cit or the Siva aspect of Brahman [Supreme Consciousness] is rest, quiescence, so that of Prakrti [matter] is movement. Sir John Woodroffe, Tantra and Bengal: After retiring to England he became Reader in Indian Law at the University of Oxford, and finally moved to France in his retirement, where he died in In Arthur Avalon pseud. If you want to examine Kundalini from an occult Western perspective go for woodrpffe.


No evidence has emerged that he had any direct contact with Jung. The Serets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga.

Carl Jung and Arthur Avalon (pseud. Sir John Woodroffe), The Serpent Power

Mythologically, she is an aspect of the Shakti power or energy and consort of Shiva. She is The Goddess, the ultimate heart of many areas of Eastern religion, not only of Hinduism.

For centuries this material was a closely guarded secret in India; even native scholars were not allowed access to it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? English Choose a language for shopping.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Customers who bought this item also bought. 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.

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