216p., 169 Illus.(25 Col.), Gloss, Bib, Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1) Fundamental attitudes; 2) Historical characteristics; 3)Sex and logic; 4) Basic ceremonial and images; 5) Mantra and yantra; 6) Sexual transformation; 7) Krisna and aesthetics; 8) Graveyards and horror; 9) Cosmograms; 10) The subtle body; 11) Doubling and development; 12) the one; Kamakalavilasa translated; Notes on the text.
Coming from India, yet having links with recent trends in Western art, Tantra combines eroticism, mathematics, magic and metaphysics in a view of life which offers a uniquely successful antidote to the anxieties of our time. In this comprehensive survey of Tantric art, a lively text and a stiking collection of illustrations show how Tantra invities us to follow its example through a meditative and visual exploration of the self and the world.