Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine
The Ten Mahavidyas
Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine documents a highly unusual group of ten Hindu tantric goddesses, the Mahavidyas, many of whom are strongly associated with sexuality and violence. What is one to make of a goddess who cuts her own head off, or one who prefers sex with a corpse? The Mahavidyas embody habits, attributes, or identities usually considered repulsive or socially subversive and can be viewed as "antimodels" for women. Yet it is within the context of tantric worship that devotees seek to identify themselves with these forbidding goddesses. The Mahavidyas seem to function as "awakeners", symbols which help to project one's consciousness beyond the socially acceptable or predictable.
Secondhand, used condition, scratches on the covers. A reading copy. Hardbound copy, 318 pages. Imported from India.