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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This has been shown for many other species, leading to the conclusion that the female is vwn blueprint from which the male is drawn. 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. Jessica rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Retrieved from ” https: In the yoga field, everybody knew him.

The reason I take some issue with it is that the feminine is such a universal concept, as directly expounded in this book, and that a narrowing and divisive word seems out of place in its title. Every adult should read this book, the earlier in life the better!

Account Options Sign in. Account Options Sign in. Male fertilisation does certainly assist by allowing a helpful mutation to be spread among females quickly over a generation, increasing the pace of evolution. Archived from the original on Based in Belgium, but having travelled in India, he was fortuitous to study under Sivananda Saraswati, spreading Ashtanga Yoga precepts through teaching and books, generally in French.

In Rishikesh, he met Shivananda and attended his classes in his yoga institute, today known as the Sivananda Ashram. He met and learned with countless others he met during one of his trips to India, where he went at least once a year from to his death.


Tantrists have perceived this unity for over thirty-five centuries,” points out van Lysebeth in his introduction. Espou Known only for the virtues of its sexual practice, ancient Tantric ideology is a universal and wide-reaching ideology virtually ignored in the West.

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Sarah rated it liked vzn Mar 02, Brentbarn rated it it was amazing May 29, Andre does a remarkable job of bringing ancient theories into the modern world. Sexual desire and coupling would be considered the height of desire and so can provide very powerful insights and practice, but only some advanced students enter into this.

Tantra: The Cult of the Feminine

The word tantra meaning “loom” or “weaving” does also reference the universe’s fabric being interconnected, this study being one way to lysebetj the awareness of consciousness. References to this book Awakening to Spirit: Quite a challenge to the viewpoint, for example, of Eve being created from Adam. Robin rated it liked it Feb 15, The book is subtitled The Cult Of The Feminine – an interesting choice, lyesbeth that the word Cult is loaded with varying definitions including moral deviancy, anti-Christian belief systems, and even megalomaniac driven vehicles to madness and paucity.

Feb 18, Inchka Mytteristen rated it it was amazing. A little hard to find and expensive but a must read for anyone with a genuine interest in the history of tantric practice. Within are some wonderful insights into the universality of the lingam and yoni, connecting these with the mantra Om, the Ahkh symbol and also buddhism’s Om Mani Padme Hum mantra.

Yoga, with its focus o Van Lysebeth was a yogic master who wrote and studied extensively on the topic and passed away in The Cult of the Feminine reveals a practical and balanced, modern view of the secret teachings of Tantric yoga. References to this book Promiscuities: But, for example, in a pregnant doe rabbit, if the embryo is castrated, whether it has ovaries or testicles, the resultant will always be female. He is one of the first Westerners to have practiced and taught yoga.


Tantra: Cult of the Feminine – Andre van Lysebeth – Google Books

Presently, I think such a large question deserves a larger answer. This magazine was simply called “Yoga”. Maxine Hayes rated it it was amazing Jul 02, He became a popular teacher and wrote a book, “Yoga Self-Taught”. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Brett rated it it was amazing Jun 18, Jillian Strong rated it really liked it Sep 05, We know that the sex of a baby is determined by the chromosome of the sperm – at the six week mark when the ovum absorbs the spermatozoon, the gonads will develop into male or female.

Tantrists have perceived this unity for over thirty-five centuries,” points out van Lysebeth in his introduction. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Michael rated it really liked it Jun 13, Peter rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Espousing no dogma, Tantra involves a search for tantrra that contradicts neither science nor religion. Eight full-color illustrations and 36 line drawings complement a comprehensive and contemporary explanation of Tantra, complete with meditations.

According to Shambati Saraswati, “neo-tantra ritualises sex.