The yantra is the Tantric tool of ritual and meditation, the power diagram which allows man to make the spiritual journey of return to the primordial centre, and ultimately to perceive the unity of self and cosmos. This pioneering comprehensive study reveals step by step the dynamics of this process, by elucidating the complex symbolic construction of the yantra with its multiple layers of metaphysical meaning. Madhu Khanna illuminates the correspondence between geometrical forms and concepts, and explores every aspect of the yantra: its associated mantras, rituals and meditation techniques; its application to temple architecture and sculpture; its traditional use in 'black' and 'white' magic and as a talisman.
About the Author:
Madhu Khanna is a scholar of Eastern and Western philosophy, and co-author with Ajit Mookerjee of the Tantric Way, also published by Thames and Hudson.
Foreword by Ajit Mookerjee
2 Archetypal Space and Sacred Sound
3 Metaphysics of Yantra
4 Dynamics of Yantra: Ritual
5 Dynamic of Yantra: Meditation
6 Aesthetics of Yantra
7 Architectural Yantras
8 Occult Yantras
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