Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas

By: David Kinsley

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What is one to make of a group of goddesses that includes a goddess who cuts her own head off, a goddess who sits on a corpse while pulling the tongue of a demon, or a goddess who prefers sex with corpses? Tantra visions of the Divine Faminine deals with a group of ten Hindu tantric goddesses, the Mahavidyas, who embody habits, attributes, or identities, usually considered repulsive or socially subversive. It is within the context of tantric worship that devotees seek to identify themselves with these forbidding goddesses. The Mahavidyas, who embody habits, attributes, or identities, usually considered repulsive or socially subversive. It is within the context of tantric worship that devotees seek to identify themselves with these forbidding goddesses. The Mahavidyas seem to function as "awakeners" - symbols that help to project one's consciousness beyond the socially acceptable or predictable. Kinsley not only describes the eccentric qualities of each of these goddesses, but seeks to interpret the Mahavidyas as a group and to explain their importance for understanding Tantra and the Hindu tradition.Printed Pages: 328.

Title: Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas

Author Name: David Kinsley

Categories: India, Tantra,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2008

ISBN: 8120815238

ISBN 13: 9788120815230

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 102331

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