Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas / Edition 1

Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas / Edition 1

by David R. Kinsley
     
 


"A far-ranging and impressively comprehensive book with exemplary iconographic analyses. Kinsley has drawn together a group of rare, stunning, and fascinating images."—Miranda Shaw, author of Passionate EnlightenmentSee more details below

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"A far-ranging and impressively comprehensive book with exemplary iconographic analyses. Kinsley has drawn together a group of rare, stunning, and fascinating images."—Miranda Shaw, author of Passionate Enlightenment

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520204997
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/18/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
289
Sales rank:
863,609
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

David Kinsley is Professor of Religion at McMaster University, Canada. He is the author of Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition (California, 1985), and The Sword and the Flute: Kali and Krisna, Dark Visions of the Terrible and Sublime in Hindu Mythology (California, 1975).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IThe Mahavidyas as a Group
Pt. IIThe Individual Mahavidyas
Kali: The Black Goddess67
Tara: The Goddess Who Guides through Troubles92
Tripura-sundari: She Who Is Lovely in the Three Worlds112
Bhuvanesvari: She Whose Body Is the World129
Chinnamasta: The Self-Decapitated Goddess144
Bhairavi: The Fierce One167
Dhumavati: The Widow Goddess176
Bagalamukhi: The Paralyzer193
Matangi: The Outcaste Goddess209
Kamala: The Lotus Goddess223
Pt. IIIConcluding Reflections
Notes253
Glossary281
Bibliography289
Index299

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