Tantra is that Asian body of beliefs and practices which, working from the principle that the universe we experience is nothing other than the concrete manifestation of the divine energy of the godhead that creates and maintains that universe, seeks to ritually appropriate and channel that energy, within the human microcosm, in creative and emancipatory ways. (David Gordon White - Tantra in Practice) Tantras are divided into Hindu Tantra Buddhist Tantra Jain Tantra even though there is an overlap between these schools. Hindu Tantra is composed of Siddha Kaula, Yogini Kaula, Trika (Kashmir Saivism), Sri Vidya, Nath Siddha, Aghori, Bengali Saktha-Vaishnava, Saiva Siddhantha and other traditions.
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Shiva Shakti Mandalam
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Tantra: Colorado University
Research paper on Andre Padoux's writings on Tantras from the Department of Religious studies.
Tantrism and Neo Tantrism
An article by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. about traditional Tantrism and its modern derivative Neo Tantrism.
Tools for Tantra
This book by Harish Johari describes Tantric Yantras, the geometric forms used in Hindu worship.
The history, practice, identification with Deities, and the Hindu tradition.
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