The Serpent Power

Motilal Banarsidass International

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  • ISBN: 9788196006617
  • Year of Publication: 2023
  • Binding: Paperback
  • No. of Pages: 508
  • Language: English

  • ABOUT THE BOOK : This work is a description and explanation in fuller detail of the Serpent Power (Kundalini Shakti), and the Yoga effected through it, a subject occupying a pre-eminent place in the Tantra Shastra. It consists of a translation of two Sanskrit works published some years ago in the second volume of my series of Tantrik Texts, but hitherto un-translated.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Pseudonym of Sir John George Woodroffe (1865-1936), a prominent British administrator in India. He was educated at Oxford University and the Inner Temple, London, where he qualified as a barrister. He was advocate, Calcutta High Court, 1890; fellow and Tagore Law Professor, University of Calcutta; standing counsel to the Government of India, 1902-03; Puisne Judge of the High Court of Calcutta, 1904-22; and officiating chief justice of Bengal, November 1915. Upon returning to England, he was reader in Indian Law at Oxford University, 1923-30.
    He published scholarly translations of rare Hindu esoteric religious scriptures and became a leading authority on Hindu tantra and yoga.