On 29 February , Francie Crebs (FC) met with renowned Tantra scholar André Padoux (AP) in his Paris apartment. Over tea, they discussed his long career. This accessible volume on Tantra written by a widely esteemed doyen of the field of Tantric studies offers a concise, readable overview of a. Andre Padoux opens by detailing the history of Tantra, beginning with its origins, founding texts, and major beliefs. The second part of the book delves more.

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So she is the one who lead you to those texts? Salvatore Familia added it Feb 21, Laura Muncaciu marked it as to-read Jan 08, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. So I aandre from the Cultural Relations division a posting in India, and as fate would have it, the French Embassy in India wanted an deputy cultural counselor, and they offered me the position.

It will come out in my 97 th year, so you might say it is my professional testament. It seemed to me then that they provided answers to questions I was asking myself about anvre existence, the nature of the world, the life of the spirit… From that moment on, I turned towards Indian thought.

The tribute to Jean-Luc reminded me of a time Ander visited him for a few days in his village. Some ever-changing perceptions of objects?


I was then appointed Director of the French Institute in Frankfurt, where I was of course in touch with the university. It is therefore a different work, and we are negotiating padouz Chicago University Press, who has sent us their copy-edited version of the text, which seems quite faithful to anrde original.

Since I enjoyed poetry, I organized a little class on contemporary French poetry at the University. Tantric Hinduism, but mostly non-dualist Kashmir Shaivism. The second part of the book delves more deeply into key concepts relating to the tantric body, mysticism, sex, mantras, sacred geography, and iconography, while the final part considers the practice of Tantra today, both in India and in the West.

Andrea added it Mar 18, Return to Book Page. By the end of the 70s, I had already been contacted because I was close to Lilian Silburn by an American Tantric organization, the Nityananda Institutewhich is now located in Portland Oregonand I remained in contact with them for a long time. Open Preview See a Problem? He took me to his ashram in South Fallsburg, in the hills above New York.

The Hindu Tantric World: With the collaboration of Alexis Sanderson, whom I knew well, we put the project together. I attended several, in California, Virginia, Arizona: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview, Padoux

The entire edifice of knowledge is without a foundation. I got to know several linguists, semioticians, and speech experts. Yes, like Jean-Luc Chambard when he was young, I intended to become a diplomat. I really enjoyed the meetings because they gave me an overview of French Orientalist research.


Brooke Gilley marked it as to-read Jan 05, Milani Mudannayake rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Andrea added it Mar 16, In The Hindu Tantric WorldPadoux presents an accessible, clear, and up-to-date introduction to the topic that demonstrates ajdre mastery of the primary materials and his decades of scholarship. paxoux

My committee included, in addition to Renou and Lacombe of course, Minard, who just made some vague grammatical observation; there was also Jean Filliozat —with whom I had had a falling out because, around so during my tenure the French Embassy had refused to support his projects for Pondicherry— who was unpleasant. Pxdoux is the root thereof, the initial stir of sound-vibration beyond struck and unstruck sound.

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Are you an author? I, on the other hand, defended it with conviction, saying even that it was where the most lively and interesting things in research on India were happening.

This book is about the power of the Word conceived as the main and most effective aspect of divine energy.