In Tantra: The Cult of the Feminine, one of Europe’s foremost Tantric authors and teachers, Andre Van Lysebeth, gives readers a balanced, well-informed. Tantra: The Cult of the Feminine reveals a practical and balanced, modern view of the secret teachings of Tantric yoga. Van Lysebeth discloses the sexual. André Van Lysebeth (October 10, – January 28, ) was a Belgian yoga instructor and author whose books about yoga have been translated into many languages. He is also known for a quintessential book on human sexuality he took thirty years of his life to write, ‘Tantra: The Cult of.

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Views Read Edit View history. Originally published inTantra has become the classic text on the subject, the source for serious students.

Every adult should read this book, the earlier in life the better! By using this site, you fantra to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Yoga, with its focus on breath, body health, mantra and worship of creative forces feeds perfectly into tantric practices leading to long, respectful, tonifying and even enlightening sexual relations. Based in Belgium, but having travelled in India, he was fortuitous to study under Sivananda Saraswati, spreading Ashtanga Yoga precepts through lysebet and books, generally in French.

According to Shambati Saraswati, “neo-tantra ritualises sex. Cult of the Feminine Andre van Lysebeth No preview available – It’s not covered in this book but Reginald A. Their is a brief mentioning of the relationship between the two which was defined tantraa the balance of the energies of the masculine and feminine as opposed to physical bodies; but overall it felt like an aside or a brush off. He is one of the first Westerners to have practiced and taught yoga.


Specially men can find in this book some very profound knowledge about the male body and tantric practices. It relates lysegeth dogmatically to cycles of nature, something which our feminine nature is more able to perceive.

He also reveals the wisdom of tantra–the essential belief that our universe is a creation of the physical and spiritual union of the Mala and Female principles, manifested in the human plane as Love.

Refresh and try again. Maxine Hayes rated it it was amazing Jul 02, The Cult of the Feminine. L’un des pionniers du yoga en Belgique.

A little lengthy and the late Andre used far too many exclamation marks but a wonderful overview of the cult of the feminine in history and including an entire chapter on how to strengthen the sexual muscles. If the title keeps certain prudes away, it’s a shame, though perhaps that was the intended effect of the author or translator while this body of work is so at odds with the current patriarchal and materialistic world, it will take much time to be nurtured and accepted.

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The reader is presented with astounding information about tantea underlying cruciality of the creative force of the feminine, specifically that the “template” for life appears to be female. The Cult of the Feminine’.


References to this book Promiscuities: Ray and Lama Thubten Yeshe among many others have written about this wonderful subject. But, for example, in a pregnant doe rabbit, if the embryo is castrated, whether it has tanrta or testicles, the resultant will always be female. Originally published inTantra has become the classic text on the subject, the source for serious students.

However it’s pointed out that where God is thought of as being outside nature during our history, resources have been plundered and respect for the planet wanes. Eight full-color illustrations and 36 line drawings complement a lysebegh and contemporary explanation of Tantra, complete with meditations.

The New York Times. This magazine was simply called “Yoga”.

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Tantra: The Cult of the Feminine

It explores hindu and aryan gods and the emergence of Shiva and Shakti, the archetypes worked with in Tantric practice. Jul 23, Matt Harris rated it it was amazing. Espou Known only for the virtues of its sexual practice, lysebehh Tantric ideology is a universal and wide-reaching ideology virtually ignored in the West.

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