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 The “Kālī Practice”: Rereading Women's Roles in Tantra

Loriliai Biernacki

in Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses women's roles in Tantra, examining how and whether women function as actors within Tantric rites or to what degree they function merely as objects of male desire. This chapter ... More


The Yoga of Sex: Tantra, Kama Sutra, and Other Exotic Imports from the Mysterious Orient

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the impact of Indian traditions such as Hindu and Buddhist Tantra and the Kama Sutra on sexual magic in the West. It explains that although Tantra was typically singled out as ... More


“From Sex To Superconsciousness”: Sexuality, Tantra, and Liberation in 1970S India

Hugh B. Urban

in Zorba the Buddha: "Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286665
eISBN:
9780520961777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286665.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines Rajneesh's teachings on sexuality and Tantra in the early 1970s, which helped propel him to international fame and controversy. Rajneesh's philosophy was a complex hybrid of ... More


Introduction: Sex Magic, Modernity, and the Search for Liberation

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the rise of sexual magic in America and Europe since the mid-nineteenth century. The book traces the transmission of magia ... More


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