The Serpent Power


INR 500.00


The most important - because it accurately presents the traditional Indian Shakta Tantric position - of the Kundalini and chakra texts available today in the West is Sir John Woodroffe's (pseudonym Arthur Avalon)The Serpent Power, first published in 1919 and reprinted a number of times since then. This is actually the translation of two important Indian texts and their commentaries, the Sat-Cakra-Nirupana, written in 1577, and the Padaka-Pancaka, containing descriptions of the centers and related practices, and Gorakshashatakam, which gives instructions for meditating on the chakras.

Woodroffe's book - his own chapters cover Shakta metaphysics and cosmology, Patanjali Yoga, and Tantric practice, as well as the chakras themselves - is unfortunately very difficult for the beginner, but it served as the inspiration and chief reference text (usually without acknowledgment) for many Western occult-esoteric and New Age writers. It could be said without exaggeration that this book forms the basis of almost all contemporary Western understanding of traditional chakra doctrine and Kundalini yoga.

Dimension of Books: 5.5 (L) X 8.5 (H) inches
Width: 1.5 Inch
Format:: Paperback
Number of Pages: 652