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Yoni Tantra

Yoni Tantra

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Classic essay on tantra
Classic essay on tantra

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Published by: jlove on Jul 16, 2012
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è[I yoin tN]
The Yoni Tantra
translated by
Michael Magee
This translation and the illustrations included are protected by international copyright.All rights reserved.email address: mike.magee@btinternet.com
This translation of the Yoni Tantra is a revised version of theedition published in 1980, and is specifically published for theWorldwide Tantra Series.Many Western commentators have alleged that the‘‘secret sËdhana’’ was veiled by a twilight language, but theYoni Tantra explodes this myth. Kaulas were the unlikeliest folk to mince words and the consumption of theyoni tattva----a mixture of menses and semen----is heredescribed in the clearest of terms.Whilst ritual sexual intercourse is often alluded to inKaula and ÉrÌ tantras, there are only a few of these inwhich yoni tattva is mentioned. Yoni Tantra could bedescribed as a eulogy of the yoni and the yoni tattva.As long ago as 1913, some details relating to this matterwere published in Arthur Avalon’s
 Hymn to Kali
(Luzac,1913). The matter was obviously held to be highly sensitive andparts of a commentary relating to consumption of the yonitattva are left untranslated.The first English reference to the consumption of mensesand semen seems to be in the Indian magazine Values,Vol XIX No 5. In an article entitled
The Occult World of a Tantrik Guru
, by a representative of the Uttara Kaulasampradaya, this matter is discussed clearly and unequivo-cally.Other English books have been discovered relating tothis subject. The first is Elizabeth Sharpe’s
Secrets of the Kaula Circle
(Luzac 1936), a factional account, which,while not spelling out the dark details, neverthelessshowers hints and tips on the reader.Kenneth Grant, in his
 Aleister Crowley and the HiddenGod 
(Muller Ltd) refers to the process in oblique and

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