John George Woodroffe. · Rating details · ratings · 14 reviews. Two works on Laya-yoga, translated from the Sanskrit, with introduction & commentary . The Serpent Power by Woodroffe. Illustrations, Tables, Highlights and Images by Veeraswamy Krishnaraj. This PDF file contains the complete book of the. The Serpent Power. This volume, by the foremost student of Shaktic and Tantric thought, “Arthur Avalon,” is the prime document for the study.

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After serving for eighteen years in the bench, he became Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court in After retiring to England he became Reader in Indian Law at the University of Oxford, and finally moved to France in his retirement, where he died in Alongside his judicial duties he studied Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy and was especially interested in the esoteric Hindu Tantric Shakti system.

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He translated some twenty original Sanskrit texts, and under his pseudonym Arthur Avalon. He published and lectured prolifically and authoritatively on Indian philosophy and a wide range of Yoga and Tantra topics.

His most popular and influential book, a major contribution to the appreciation of Indian philosophy and spirituality, is The Serpent Power The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga ,which is the source of many modern Western appropriations of Kundalini practice. swrpent

Other writings published under his own name, as well as Arthur Avalon include: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, serpenr you like to suggest updates through seller support? Sir John Woodroffe did great service to the students of “Tantra” originally elucidated in Sanskrit,the ancient language of India.


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This of course is with the understanding that books and authors only provide thoughts and books perhaps point a way but the work and it’s result is for the doer. If you want to examine Kundalini from an occult Western perspective go for it. It is heavy reading but worth it if that is what does it for you.

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