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This accessible volume on Tantra written by a widely esteemed doyen of the field of Tantric studies offers a concise, readable overview of a complex and difficult subject—difficult in no little part because the term Tantra itself has for a contemporary readership been called on to cover far too many divergent religious practices and textual sources. The impossibility of proposing a satisfactory and comprehensive definition of Tantra has plagued nearly every scholarly attempt to offer an understanding of the rich, diverse collection of phenomena called Tantra. Padoux does not attempt to remedy this, but rather with an endearing humility limns the complexity of the subject and acknowledges the limitations implicit in any sort of broadly conceived approach, as this book must necessarily be. It is Most users should sign in with their email address.

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This accessible volume on Tantra written by a widely esteemed doyen of the field of Tantric studies offers a concise, readable overview of a complex and difficult subject—difficult in no little part because the term Tantra itself has for a contemporary readership been called on to cover far too many divergent religious practices and textual sources.

The impossibility of proposing a satisfactory and comprehensive definition of Tantra has plagued nearly every scholarly attempt to offer an understanding of the rich, diverse collection of phenomena called Tantra.

Padoux does not attempt to remedy this, but rather with an endearing humility limns the complexity of the subject and acknowledges the limitations implicit in any sort of broadly conceived approach, as this book must necessarily be. It is Most users should sign in with their email address.

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