THE YANTRAS OF DEITIES AND THEIR NUMEROLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS. An Iconographic Consideration.
New Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2006. 2nd impression 293 pp. hardcover with dustjacket. Illustrated with 105 yantra diagrams. Yantra is a kind of mystical diagram used, in tantra, for both meditation and invoking a divinity, and is believed to possess/arouse occult powers. Drawn only by the adept: the ones schooled in this arcane, highly intricate process, and energized by siddh mantras, these seemingly innocuous geometrical figures are employed for any number of reasons or desires. This book highlights the essential import of these innocuous-looking, yet enigmatic, diagrams surfacing from the occult Practices of the tantrics. The author, an internationally known scholar of Oriental Art, examines a range of tantric yantras, with their varieties, applications, modes of construction and, above all, their iconographic features. 22,5 x 28,5 cm. Wrinkles in laminate (production faillure). Minor tanning inside. Otherwise very nice and clean copy
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