A Guide to the Deities of the Tantra is a fascinating insight
into a subject that has captivated the imagination of many but remains
mysterious and exotic to all but a few. Tantric deities? Who are they and what do they do?
volume focuses on the deities whose mantra recitation and colorful
visualizations lie at the heart of the Tantra. We meet goddesses of
wisdom, the prince of purity, the lotus-born guru Padmasambhava, and
dakinis- wild-haired women who dance in the flames of freedom. All, the
peaceful and the wrathful alike, urge the reader to break through to
wisdom, pointing out the true nature of reality with uncompromising
Devoid of pop culture misperceptions, this guide is a
window into the sometimes mysterious world of Buddhist Tantra.
Vessantara explores the key characteristics of the Tantra in this
magical fusion of the practical and the imaginative-giving us a direct
insight in into the poetry and the power of the Tantra.