Tantra : The Indian Cult of Ecstasy Paperback
Part of the Art and Imagination series
Tantra is a set of beliefs and practices that originates in India and combines eroticism, magic and metaphysics.
This book provides a lucid account of a much-misunderstood ancient mystical tradition that has long aroused spiritual and artistic curiosity in the West.
The first part of the book gives an in-depth introduction to Tantrik rites and beliefs, while the eight Themes sections summarize and develop key topics.
The book is illustrated throughout with vivid imagery from unusual and out-of-the-way sources worldwide.
This is an illuminating introduction to Tantra and the art that expresses many of its erotic, mythical and mystical beliefs.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, 149 Illustrations, black and white; 37 Illustrations, color
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2012
- Category: Oriental art
- ISBN: 9780500810484