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Dec 19, Paul Anderson rated it it was amazing. Wheat Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Feb 03, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Raghu Varma rated it liked it Dec 30, This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Some of the paragraphs need to be trimmed for clarity, but this in no way diminishes the value of the book.

This can involve coating their bodies with ash from cremation grounds and disposing of personal property to follow the deities. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Kali Kaula – A Manual of Tantric Magick

He lives in Frankfurt near the Taunus Mountains. Want to Read saving…. Dusan rated it it kalli amazing Mar 17, He lists countless writings and sources every one, whether or not it is in Sanskrit or English. The lowest are the Dalit untouchables who do the foulest work imaginable.


friies Like Pentecostal Christian preachers or Hassidic Hebrews, the Tantrikas emphasize direct and practical union with the God. Conversely, if you are bad person and do not follow the dictates of your caste, your next incarnation will be much lower, perhaps a pig in the streets eating trash.

All that remains from the early Tantra practitioners are negative descriptions of them in contemporary Hindu writings. Books by Jan Fries.


Much of the book is devoted to the worship of the ten Mahavidyas, great goddesses, of Tantra. Tord Helsingeng rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Very extensive and passionately iali book on authentic Tantric traditions. The Tantrikas of ancient India were often known as the Kaulas. About Rummah Rummah Kasai has written 27 post in this blog. You get the feeling that Fries kept going back and adding things to the manuscript.

Mondofrowno rated it it was ok May 16, It jann an overview of the many different Tantric writings, which have come down to us over the past two thousand years from India. It shows their importance to the development of Western and Eastern spirituality and their relevance today. Krishna Bharati rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Kali Kaula is illustrated by detailed and inspired drawings of Hindu deities and archaeological finds.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He discusses Kundalini methods of yoga and the chakras energy centers that the ancient Tantric writers felt existed it the human body.



The remainder of the chapter takes a look at some historical female saints, ascetics and tantric practitioners. There is much discussion on the various deities of India, but it would be a disservice to laula into them all in this short review.

Paperbackpages. This book challenges the reader to dream, delight, and develop, and provides an illustrated guidebook on how to do so.

Fortunate for the modern reader, a lot more Tantric writings became available in English over the past twenty years than the generations before it. This article has multiple issues.

He feels much what has been written about Tantric practices needs to be viewed metaphorically. This is easily the best book I have every read on Tantra.

It is also an eloquent introduction to kalo mysteries of the great goddess Kali, providing numerous views of her manifold nature, and showing the immense but hidden role played throughout history by women in the development and dissemination friess tantric practices and beliefs. Wulf Grimsson rated it it was amazing Dec 31, This biography of a living person relies too much on references to primary sources.

Fries points out that Tantra usually seek to unite pleasure and liberation.