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Inner Tantric Yoga Working with the Universal Shakti Secrets of Mantras, Deities and Meditation By David Frawley vs Ne LOTUS PRESS Twi Lakes, Wisconsin, USA DISCLAIMER This is a reference work that is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe. The information contained herein is in no way to be considered a substitute for consultation or treatment by a duly licensed health care professional. COPYRIGHT © 2008 by DAVID FRAWLEY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review. COMPOSITION/LAYOUT: Trice Atkinson COVER ART: Hinduism Today Magazine LINE DRAWINGS: Kanika Tripathi COPY EDITING: Margo Bachman Printed in the United States of America Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: 2008921059 ISBN: 978-0-9406-7650-3 Published by: Lotus Press, RO. Box 325, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin 53181 USA web: www.lotuspress.com e-mail: lotuspress@lotuspress.com 800-824-6396 Table of Contents Foreword by Linda Johnsen v Note by Lokesh Chandra. ix Author's Preface ..... oo Xi Part One—Principles of the Inner Tantric Yoga 1 Shakti and Deity Yoga . 3 The Yoga of the Ishta Devata or Chosen Deity . The Gods and Goddess as Forms of Brahman Auma Devata: the Self as the Supreme Divinity ... «3 Shiva and Shakti: the Guiding Deities of the Inner Yoga...........37 The Shiva Linga and the Shakti Yoni: Symbols of the Two Primal Powe?s ......ccccccsesecessseesnees bl Part Two—Working with the Universal Shakti 51 The Primacy of Shakti..... Shakti as the Cosmic Energy ...... Meditation on the Shaktis of Nature Meditation on the Shaktis of Body and Mind 81 Shaktis of the Practice of Yoga.......... The Shakti of Relationship... The Shaktis of Emotion... Healing Shaktis Part Three—The Forms and Personalities of the Goddess 125 The Personality of Shakti... sees 2127 The Goddess Kali: The suipreitie Shaki of Infinite Space and Eternal Time ..... 131 Kali and the Power of the Sacrifice 145 The Goddess Sundari and the Flow of Soma .......00.00s0ee0 151