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Hymns to the Goddess: Hymn to Kali

Woodroffe, John

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ISBN 10: 0941524000 / ISBN 13: 9780941524001
Published by Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, U.S.A.: Lotus Pr, 1982
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The book is in good condition but unfortunately the dust jacket does now show a little wear. To start with the spine is quite faded and very frayed at the top, a little less so at bottom. The fraying and wear is also quite significant at top and bottom of the front fold-over flap, the fading from the spine also carrying over a little onto the front cover. These issues are less noticable on the back cover with only a small amount of fraying to the top of the back fold-over flap. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10345984851

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Title: Hymns to the Goddess: Hymn to Kali

Publisher: Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, U.S.A.: Lotus Pr

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Poor

Edition: 1st Edition

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Translation of classical Tantric text by noted Tantric scholar, Sir John Woodroffe.

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Born on December 15th, 1865,Sir John Woodroffe graduated in jurisprudence and the Bachelor of Civil Law examinations at Oxford/U.K.. In 1890, He moved to India and enrolled as an advocate in Calcutta High Court. He was soon made a Fellow of the Calcutta University and appointed Law Professor there.He was appointed Standing Counsel to the Government of India in 1902 and two years later was raised to the High Court Bench.After serving for eighteen years in the bench, he became Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court in 1915.After retiring to England he became Reader in Indian Law at the University of Oxford, and finally moved to France in his retirement, where he died in 1936. Alongside his judicial duties he studied Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy and was especially interested in the esoteric Hindu Tantric Shakti system. He translated some twenty original Sanskrit texts, and under his pseudonym Arthur Avalon.He published and lectured prolifically and authoritatively on Indian philosophy and a wide range of Yoga and Tantra topics. His most popular and influential book, a major contribution to the appreciation of Indian philosophy and spirituality, is The Serpent Power The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga (a best seller at,which is the source of many modern Western appropriations of Kundalini practice. Other writings (published under his own name, as well as Arthur Avalon include: Shakti and Shakta Principles of Tantra (2 vols) The Great Liberation The World as Power The Garland of Letters All these books are listed on

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