In Tantra: The Cult of the Feminine, one of Europe’s foremost Tantric authors and teachers, Andre Van Lysebeth, gives readers a balanced, well-informed. Tantra: The Cult of the Feminine reveals a practical and balanced, modern view of the secret teachings of Tantric yoga. Van Lysebeth discloses the sexual. André Van Lysebeth (October 10, – January 28, ) was a Belgian yoga instructor and author whose books about yoga have been translated into many languages. He is also known for a quintessential book on human sexuality he took thirty years of his life to write, ‘Tantra: The Cult of.

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He also reveals the wisdom of tantra–the essential belief that our universe is a creation of the physical and spiritual union of the Mala and Female principles, manifested in the human plane as Love. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Mich Must Read rated it really liked it Jul 25, However it’s pointed out that where God is thought of as being outside nature during our history, resources have been plundered and respect for the planet wanes. Anndre Facchini rated it really liked it Oct 15, The New York Times. Despite Lysebeth’s criticism of Osho, I am going to read his approach next.

Jun 03, Isabel Losada rated it really liked amdre. Feb 18, Inchka Mytteristen rated it it was amazing. Sexual desire and coupling would be considered the height of desire and so can provide very powerful insights and practice, but only some advanced students enter into this.

Overall it read very beautifully. He met and learned with lyseeth others he met during one of his trips to India, where he went at least once a year from to his death. If you’re looking for a “how-to” manual for the more physical techniques you may have heard about, perhaps try something like the works of Mantak Chia, as this book is much more about philosophies. Sarah rated it liked it Mar 02, Lists with This Book. This is a very down to earth book on the subject.


Witchcraft is discussed at length since it is one of the oldest belief systems, supposedly dating further back than 35, years from cold Europe.

Tantra: The Cult of the Feminine

Heather rated it really vab it Jan 29, Jewish mysticism and buddhism are also referenced, the latter has a large body of tantric Vajrayana teachings which are related but quite different in practice and aims, monks and nuns being notably celibate!

Jul 23, Matt Harris rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again. There are no core texts or codified beliefs, and the movement has been suppressed by opposing systems, still associated with darkness today.

The word tantra meaning “loom” or “weaving” does also reference the universe’s fabric being interconnected, this study being one way to increase the awareness of consciousness.

Yoga, with its focus o Van Lysebeth was a yogic master who wrote and studied extensively on the topic and passed away in The book is subtitled The Cult Of The Feminine – an interesting choice, given that the word Cult is loaded with avn definitions including moral deviancy, anti-Christian belief systems, and even megalomaniac driven vehicles to madness and paucity.

Want tantrz Read saving…. It relates non dogmatically to cycles of nature, something which our feminine nature is more able to perceive.

The Cult of the Feminine. In Rishikesh, he met Shivananda and attended his classes in his yoga institute, today known as the Sivananda Ashram. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

He wrote it singlehandedly from to Not the common, wrong sex-commercial approach that modern authors surround the tantra concept with. The Cult of the Feminine reveals a practical and balanced, modern view of the secret teachings of Tantric yoga.


Michael rated it really liked it Jun 13, Aug 25, Rajan Mogha is currently reading it. Jessica rated it it was amazing Feb 17, User Review – Flag as inappropriate excellent book for those who about to get engaged. Soon enough, he heard about a famous Indian yoga teacher, Swami Sivananda. No trivia or quizzes yet. I want to read this book. Every adult should read this book, the earlier in life the better! A little lengthy and the late Andre used far too many exclamation marks but a wonderful overview of the cult of the feminine in history and including an entire chapter on how to strengthen the sexual muscles.

Linda Smith-Wyrembelski rated it really liked it Jan 03, Eight full-color illustrations and 36 line drawings complement a comprehensive and contemporary explanation of Tantra, complete with meditations. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Presently, I think such a large question deserves a larger answer. Published October 1st by Weiser Books first published May It’s not covered in this book but Reginald A.

Throughout the major part of the book I could not avoid the feeling that this person was more into theory than into practical aspects. Association Belge des Enseignants et Pratiquants de Yoga. Originally published inTantra has become the classic text on the subject, the source for serious students.

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