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Krishna Bharati rated it it was amazing Apr 11, All that remains from the early Tantra practitioners are negative descriptions of them in contemporary Hindu writings. Unique in style and content, this book is more than a manual of tantric magick, it is a guide to the exploration of the inner soul.
Much of the book is devoted to the kail of the ten Mahavidyas, great goddesses, of Tantra. There is also Chinnmasta who dances on the copulating of lust and desire as she drinks the blood that flows from her own severed head.
Kali Kaula – A Manual of Tantric Magick
Do read it if you are the least bit interested in the subject. No trivia or quizzes yet. He lists countless writings and sources every one, whether or not it is in Sanskrit or English.
Learn how and when to remove these template messages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Some of them, the vamachara or left-hand path, emphasizes heroic deeds of worship. Fries is credited with coining the term “freestyle shamanism”  in reference to a style of magic that emphasizes trance and closeness to nature, but instead of roots in a shamanic tradition, draws from individual experience in a way akin to chaos magic.
I should point out that many of the tantric rites are complicated. The Tantrikas of ancient India were often known as the Kaulas. Lists with This Book.
This book challenges the reader to dream, delight, and develop, and provides an illustrated guidebook on how to do so. Jussi Karsikas rated it really liked it Dec 12, Mondofrowno rated it it was ok May 16, Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Please help by adding reliable sources. Kali Kaula is illustrated by detailed and inspired drawings of Hindu deities and archaeological finds. Raghu Varma rated it liked it Dec 30, Refresh and try again. Languages Deutsch Edit links. It contains the most lucid discussions of how to achieve liberation in the company of numerous Indian goddesses and gods, each of whom brings their own lessons and gifts to the dedicated seeker. Kaupa points fires that Tantra usually seek to unite pleasure and liberation.
From Wikipedia, the frries encyclopedia. Many people have seen the black-skinned fierce Kali with her six arms and red tongue. Your email address will not be published. Return to Book Page. This biography of a living person relies too much on references to primary sources.
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Although Fries is a native German speaker his books have all been written and first published in English. This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat Rummah is a member of a secret order so clandestine that he can’t even remember what it is. He discusses Kundalini methods of yoga and the chakras energy centers that the ancient Tantric writers felt existed it the human body.
This is easily the best book I have every read on Tantra. Lucien von Wolfe rated it it was amazing Feb 12, You get the feeling that Fries kept going back and adding things to the manuscript. Might have benefited from additional editing, but unique and valuable text in English. Fries begins the book with a whimsical story of the gods and goddesses of India and how their family issues destroyed the universe several times over.
Acknowledging the huge diversity of Tantric material produced over the centuries, Jan Fries draws on several decades of research and experience and focuses on the early traditions of Kula, Kaula and Krama, and the result is this inimitable work which shines with the light of kalii. He lives in Frankfurt near the Taunus Mountains.
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Books by Jan Fries. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Fortunate for the modern reader, a lot more Tantric writings became available in English over the past twenty years than the generations before it.
Open Preview See a Problem? Joe rated it it was amazing Dec 05, It is also an eloquent introduction to the mysteries of the great goddess Kali, providing numerous views of her manifold nature, and showing the immense but hidden role played throughout history by women in the development and dissemination of tantric practices and beliefs.
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KALI KAULA: A MANUAL OF TANTRIC MAGIC By Jan Fries
How the worshipper was able to do this in the days before cheap printed manuals begs the question. Kenneth Smoot rated it kuala was amazing Apr 26, With its emphasis on caste and class, India may seem strange to Westerners, but many things can come down to spiritual pollution.
Jan Fries explores the spectrum of techniques from mudra to mantra, pranayama to puja, from kundalini arousal to purification to sexual rites, and makes them both accessible and relevant, translating them out of the Twilight Language of old texts and setting them in the context of both personal transformation and the historical evolution of traditions.
He feels much what has been written about Tantric practices needs to be viewed metaphorically.