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What is Tantra?

Tantra is an ancient body of practices and philosophy that chart a path of personal transformation and spiritual attainment. It is sex and body positive, honoring the physical along with the spiritual.


Emerging from the mists of prehistoric South Asia, it has, over the millennia, woven together threads of the highest and most abstract of Vedic wisdom with the magic and earth-based intuitions of tribal shamans.

What is Tantra?
The 7 Principles of Tantra

The 7 Principles of Tantra

Everything is an Experiment

As Within, So Without

Tapas and Spanda

Multiple Realities

Inner Marriage

Ascending and Descending Energies

The Healing Power of Pleasure

Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati

adapted from his book, Kali Rising,

Foundational Principles of Tantra for a Transforming Planet

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Glossary of Tantra Terms

Below is a link to an extensive glossary of many Tantric terms.  Keep in mind that many of these terms have many meanings.  In those cases, a breadth of meanings is given.

This glossary is a gateway into tantric study, but is by no means an exhaustive list.

It is taken from 

Kali Rising, by Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati

Foundational Principles of Tantra for a Transforming Planet

Glossary of Tantra
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