The Tantric Body

The Tantric Body

The Secret Tradition of Hindu Religion

Book - 2006
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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, 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.

Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
ISBN: 9781845110116
1845110110
9781845110123
1845110129
Characteristics: xi, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 9781845110116
9781845110123

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