The Yoga of Power by Julius Evola – Drawing from original texts on self-mastery, Evola discusses two Hindu movements–Tantrism and Shaktism–which. [Yoga della potenza. English] The yoga of power: tantra, Shakti, and the secret way / Julius Evola ; translated by Guido Stucco, p. cm. Translation of: Lo yoga. The main goal of Tantric practices usually means the uniting of the static and dynamic, active and passive, female and male, the energies of.

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Tyler rated it it was amazing Feb 07, But the sad truth is that not as single big-name intellectual in the spiritual field satisfactorily explicates the deeper dimensions of the Awakening project.

Tantra, Shakti, and the Secret Way. In this book, granted the rank of a classic among the Spiritual seekers especially fascinated with the terms Left Hand Path and Right Hand Paththe controversial Italian philosopher and esotericist Julius Evola seeks to clarify the history and the meaning of the term Tantra to a Western mind.

The ancient pre-Aryan understanding of Shakti as the magna mater, or mother of the gods – a sovereign divinity from whom every life and existence derives – undergoes a radical transformation as a conse- quence of the encounter with Aryan Upanishadic metaphysics. He is not prominent in the sense that he was never an opinion maker, or somebody whose work greatly influenced xiv Translator’s Introduction either the established academic community or the general public.

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The word matter, in this context, is only meant analogously, since matter in the modern sense of the word is unknown to the aforesaid theory, according to which the only real substratum is Shakti, what- ever form it may take.

Price may vary by retailer. The difference is that at the level of the semipure tattvas, all of the above limitations have not yet de facto materialized; they are rather considered to be generic, poten- tial conditions for the various forms of finite existence that find their fulfillment only at the level of the impure tattvas.

In all planes of existence he finds the one power all-pervading. Photolysis rated it really liked it Dec 02, Dance is something free and uninhibited, representing the unfolding of the manifestation. However the Western perception of Tantra as just sex magic is quite incorrect, as Mr. This site uses cookies. In this instance, immobility represents the immutability of the male principle. Therefore it is that Thou alone are the Creator, Maintainer, and Destroyer of the world.


The cause of this ignorance is the fact that the Tantra Sastra is a Sadhana Sastra, the greater part of which becomes intelligible only through Sadhana. According to Sankhya, prakriti natureand not purusha, constitutes manas’s substance.

During Kali Yuga, however, the goddess Kali, who was asleep in the previous ages, is now fully awake.

The appearance of Shaktism in the ancient Indo-Aryan world during the Kali Yuga may be con- sidered a barometric sign of a shifting of perspectives; it speaks of an interest in “immanent” and active principles at work in the world, rather than of anything related to sheer transcendence. During the current cycle of dissolution and decadence, known in India as Kali Yuga, the spiritual aspirant can no longer dismiss the physical powwr as mere illusion but must grapple with – and ultimately transform – the powerful and often destructive forces with which we live.

Between and Evola divided his time between the university and an intense schedule of readings in post-Kantian idealist philosophy. It opposes to contemplation a path of action, of practical realization, and of direct experience. Today he remains a significant, though not prominent, figure in the cultural milieu. It is a direct acquisition of a few superior beings. The worlds are her manifestation; she supports them and one day they will be reab- sorbed into her.

The fact that this evkla cannot be seen may even refer, at a certain level, to various mani- festations of the I assuming the form of unrelated lives. Here is the level of “selfhood” in which the world of manifestations is con- sumed. The World as Power principle it adopts an original duality, that of purusha and prakriti, corresponding powerr the masculine and feminine elements; spirit and nature, and consciousness and unconsciousness.

Tamas, on the contrary, denotes what is fixed in the opposite sense of a stiffening, or of an automatism e.


The Yoga of Power

Quotes from The Yoga of Power Reblogged this on C. Mukyopadhaya, has compared the tattvas to the image of what appears poqer a consequence of shifting around various parts of a whole; they coexist in a hierarchy of constantly interchanging functions. This work did not go unnoticed by C.

The same applies to the scientist who elaborates knowledge of such a kind and even to one who develops innovative technology: In the period in which Tantnsm was developing the doctrine of the metaphysical dyad, the Vedanta system had already been out- lined in rather extreme terms by Shankara. The “destruction” considered here concerns the elements of “desire” and of “enslaving fascina- tion with the self.

Trivia About The Yoga of Power This led to the assimilation of Sankhya’s metaphysics and to the reappraisal of the maya doctrine during the same period in which Shankara had formulated it. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: It is claimed concerning the fundamental requirement of practice: However, according to Evola, the feminine aspects of the spiritual current known as Tantrism can be traced back to ancient worship of the Mother Goddess, which has been left out in the more future versions of more masculine Hinduism.

Tantric Buddhism saw in the achievement of this unity the so-called mahasukhakaya, a “body” or a condition even higher than the dharmakaya itself, which is the cosmic root from which every 1 2 awakened one, or buddha, derives. Shakti corresponds to the latter, though in a limited sense, since she assumes the role of Shiva’s counterpart, namely, that of the god’s companion and bride; she is also believed to be his power traditionally the term Shakti had the meanings of both “power” and “bride”.

The Yoga of Power: Tantra, Shakti, and the Secret Way by Julius Evola

On the one hand, we have the spiritual series under the aegis of the Shaivist principle. A further interpretation of Kali’s role is found in popular ico- nography. The person is thhe overcome.

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