The Tantric Alchemist

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Subtitle: Thomas Vaughan and the Indian Tantric Tradition
Author: Peter Levenda
Publisher: Ibis Press (2015)
ISBN-10: 0892542136
ISBN-13: 9780892542130
Condition: Very Good. Some light marking along the bottom edges of the boards. The dust jacket is rubbed with some scratches and has light wear to edges and a very small closed tear at the top of the spine. An internally clean, unmarked copy in very good condition.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 376
Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.7 x 3.5 cm

Weight: 0.7 kg


Readers will find that the many disparate threads of an authentic spiritual tradition are woven together here in a startling tapestry that reveals - without pretense or euphemism - the psycho-sexual technique that is at the root of both Tantra and Alchemy: that is to say, of both Asian and European forms of esoteric praxis.

Using the works of Vaughan as his text, Levenda applies the "twilight language" of Tantra to the surreal prose of the alchemist and in the process lays bare the lineaments of the arcane tradition that gave rise to the legend of Christian Rosenkreutz, the reputed founder of Rosicrucianism who learned his art in the East; and to the 19th- and 20th-century occult movements lead by such luminaries as P.B. Randolph, Theodore Reuss, Helena Blavatsky, and Aleister Crowley who also sought and discovered this technology in the religions and cultures of Asia.


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