Tantra : The Indian Cult of Ecstasy, Paperback Book

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:
  • Category: Oriental art
  • ISBN: 9780500810484



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