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Ancient Wisdom for Modern Ignorance By Swami B. V. Tripurari Read Review

Ayurveda and the Mind: The Healing of Consciousness By David Frawley

Babaji: The Divine Himalayan Yogi By Swami Satyeswarananda Giri

Babaji: Masters of Original Kriya By Swami Giri Babaji

Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation By Harish Johari

Choosing a Path By Swami Rama

Daughters of the Goddess By Linda Johnsen

From the River of Heaven: Hindu and Vedic Knowledge for the Modern Age By David Frawley

God Lived With Them: Life Stories of Sixteen Monastic Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna By Swami Chetanananda

The Hidden History of the Human Race By Michael A. Cremo & Richard L. Thompson

Kali: The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar By Elizabeth U. Harding

Kundalini and the Chakras: A Practical Manual-Evolution in This Lifetime By Genevieve Lewis Paulson

Living with the Himalayan Masters By Swami Rama

Meditation and Its Practice
By Swami Rama (03-15-00)

Path of Fire and Light, Vol. 1: Advanced Practices of Yoga By Swami Rama

The Philosophy of Classical Yoga By Georg Feuerstein (03-15-00)

The Polytheism Of The Bible And The Mystery Of Lucifer (03-15-00)

The Power of Mantra and Mystery of Initiation by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

The Science of Yoga: A Commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in the Light of Modern Thought By I. K. Taimni

Science of Breath
By Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine, Alan Hymes (03-15-00)

The Shambhala Encyclopedia of YOGA By Georg Feuerstein, PH.D

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses By David Frawley Read Review

Thirumandiram By Thirumoolar, Edited by Marshall Govindan

YOGA PSYCHOLOGY: A Practical Guide to Meditation
By Swami Ajaya (Editor) (03-05-00)

The Yoga Tradition : Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice
By George Feurstein (03-15-00)
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Ancient Wisdom for Modern Ignorance

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Highly recommended. Good introduction to Eastern Spirituality and culture.

The high Vedic culture of direct experience is inaccessable to the modern victim of Western Civilization, so wedded is he to empiricism. Swami Tripurari, while experiencing the fruits of Vedic culture in his heart, is yet willing to compromise it by couching it in the Western intellectual terms of empiricism. This small book can do wonders in unlocking some of the deep potential of Vedic practices and world view to the Western seeker.

My primary disappointment with the book is in his very important chapter, The Case For Continence. He sheds very little light on the practice of continence for the female. Much is written on the importance and practice of sexual continence for males. Writing on female continence is neglected to the point of secrecy. Some is mentioned here on female continence, but as usual, much more is written on male continence.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Social Paradigm
Spirit Of The Environment
Who Discovered America?
Sacred Cow
Raga And All That Jazz

The Case For Continence
Life In The Womb
Making Sense With Scents
Ayurveda or Allopathy?

The Heart Of Compassion
Demystifying Mystic Powers
Old Age Common Sense For New Age Nonsense
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Ecstasy - Can We Live Without It?

Choice Quotes:

"The dog is running on four legs and barking. Modern humanity is riding on four wheels and blowing its horn. Is there any categorical difference between these two?"

"Perhpas many technological develoopments, while making physical contact with other cultures more possible, have distanced us from one another in a deeper sense." Understand how from the chapter "Who Discovered America?".

"A comparison of ayurveda and allopathy reveals serious problems with the allopathic approach." Understand why from the in depth comparison in "Ayurveda Or Allopathy?".

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Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses

Highly recommended. Anyone serious about developing their highest potential through yoga can benefit immensely from this book. No dry speculations of an academician here. Although it has the broad scope of a scholar, it is imbued with the deep understanding of a an experienced practitioner.
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