‘The Serpent Power’
Also available as part of a 7 volume set, deemed useful and necessary to fulfilling a broad and deep study of the magickal arts and the unity of all things. Of which this is volume 4.
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Written under the name Arthur Avalon it was in fact Sir John George Woodroffe (1865–1936), who was a British Orientalist whose work helped to unleash in the West a deep and wide interest in Hindu philosophy and Yogic practices. Woodroffe’s ‘The Serpent Power – The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga’, is a source for many modern Western adaptations of Kundalini yoga practice. It is a philosophically sophisticated commentary on, and translation of, the Satcakra-nirupana (“Description of and Investigation into the Six Chakras or Bodily Centres”) of Purnananda (dated c.AD 1550) and the Paduka-Pancaka (“Five-fold Footstool of the Guru”). The term “Serpent Power” refers to the kundalini, an energy said to be released within an individual by meditation techniques.