The Serpent Power: The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga. Being the Sat-Cakra-Nirupana and Paduka-Pancaka - Two Works on Laya-Yoga. Introduction Translation, Commentary, Arthur Avalon.

The Serpent Power: The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga. Being the Sat-Cakra-Nirupana and Paduka-Pancaka - Two Works on Laya-Yoga.

New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1974. Reprint. Softcover. Octavo. xvi + 530pp. + xvi ads. B/w frontis. & illustrations. The Dover reprint edition of 1964 edition of this well-known, if rather technical, introduction to tantric, shaktic, and kundalini yoga. Sir John Woodroffe (1865-1936), who also used the pseudonym Arthur Avalon, was a leading jurist who devoted much of his free time to the study of Sanskrit and Hindu religion, in particular tantrism, and was largely responsible for its introduction to the English speaking West. A used copy. Covers a bit shelf worn with some creases and chafing to edges, a few minor scuffs, some creasing to page corners but clean and unmarked, a solid Good+ copy. Item #66262

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