Indo-Tibetan Religion, Philosophy, Iconography

[with the exception of Dzogchen and Bön titles]

Note: This list is neither up to date nor complete. It simply shows the works in my library that I have read and used in preparing these pages.

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  1. Bagchi, P. C. (ed.) and Magee, Michael (trans.). Kaulajnana-nirnaya. Varanasi: Prachya Prakachan, 1986.
  2. Baker, Ian A. The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple: Tantric Wall Paintings from Tibet. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2000.
  3. Banerjee, S. C. A Brief History of Tantra Literature. Calcutta: Naya Prokash, 1988.
  4. Barks, C. (trans.). Stallion on a Frozen Lake: Love Songs of the Sixth Dalai Lama. Athens, GA: Maypop, 1994.
  5. Beane, W. C. Myth, Cult, and Symbols in Sakta Hinduism. Leiden, NL: Brill 1977.
  6. Beer, Robert. The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs. Boston: Shambhala, 1999.
  7. Bhattacharya, Brajamadhava. World of Tantra. New Delhi: Manoharlal, 1988.
  8. Bhattacharyya, Bhaskar. The Path of the Mystic Lover: Baul Songs of Passion and Ecstasy. Rochester, VT: ITI, 1993.
  9. Bose, D.N. & Hiralal Haldar. Tantras: Their Philosophy and Occult Secrets. Calcutta: Firma KLM Private Ltd, 1981.
  10. Bose, Manindra Mohan. Post-Caitanya Sahajia Cult of Bengal. Delhi: Gian, 1986.
  11. Brauen, Martin. Feste in Ladakh. Graz, Austria: Akademische Verlagsanstalt, 1980.
  12. Brauen, Martin. The Mandala: Sacred Circle in Tibetan Buddhism. London: Serindia, 1997.

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  14. Campbell, June. Traveller in Space: In Search of Female Identity in Tibetan Buddhism. New York: Braziller, 1996.
  15. Chakraberti, Chandra. A Cultural History of the Hindus. Calcutta: V. Krishna Brothers, 1945.
  16. Cleary, Thomas (trans.). The Ecstasy of Enlightenment: Teachings of Natural Tantra (translated from Old Bengali). York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, 1998.

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  18. David-Neel, Alexandra, & Lama Yongden. Secret Oral Teachings. San Francisco: City Lights, 1981.
  19. Devi, Kamala. Eastern Way of Love: Tantric Sex and Erotic Mysticism. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.
  20. Doniger O'Flaherty, Wendy. Tales of Sex and Violence: Folklore, Sacrifice, and Danger in the Jaiminiya Brahmana. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.
  21. Doniger O'Flaherty, Wendy. Women, Androgynes and Other Mythical Beasts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.
  22. Douglas, Nik, & Penny Slinger. Mountain Ecstasy. Paris: Dragon's Dream, 1978.
  23. Douglas, Nik, & Penny Slinger. Sexual Secrets: Alchemy of Ecstasy. London: Hutchinson, 1979.
  24. Douglas, Nik. Tantra Yoga. New Delhi: Manoharlal, 1971.
  25. Douglas, Nik. Spiritual Sex: Secrets of Tantra from the Ice Age to the New Millenium. New York: Pocket Books, 1997.
  26. Dyczkowski, Mark S. G. The Canon of the Saivagama: The Kubjika Tantras of the Western Kaula Tradition. Delhi: Motilal, 1989.

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  28. Edwardes, Allen. Das Juwel im Lotus [The Jewel in the Lotus]. München, Germany: Heyne, 1980.
  29. Eliade, Mircea. Yoga: Immortality and Freedom (1958). New York: Princeton UP, 1969. (rev. ed.)
  30. Erndl, Kathleen M. Victory to the Mother: The Hindu Goddess of Northwest India in Myth, Ritual, and Symbol. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  31. Evans-Wentz, W.Y. Milarepa: Tibets Great Yogi (1937). Weilheim, Germany: Barth, 1971.

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  33. Feuerstein, Georg. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga. London: Unwin Hyman, 1990.
  34. Feuerstein, Georg. Yoga: Technology of Ecstasy. Wellingborough: Thorsons, 1990.

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  36. Garrison, Omar. Tantra: Yoga of Sex. New York: Julian Press, 1964.
  37. Gatwood, Lynn E. Devi and the Spouse Goddess. New Delhi: Manohar, 1985.
  38. George, Christopher S., trans. The Candamaharosana Tantra (Skt., Tib., and English). American Oriental Series, no. 56. New Haven: American Oriental Society, 1974.
  39. Guenther, Herbert V. The Tantric View of Life. Boston: Shambhala, 1976.

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  41. Hartsuiker, Dolf. Sadhus: Holy Men of India. London: Thames & Hudson,1993.
  42. Hawley, J. Stratton, & Donna M. Wulff. The Divine Consort: Radha and the Goddesses of India. Delhi: Motilal, 1982.
  43. Hawley, J. Stratton, & Donna M. Wulff. Devi: Goddesses of India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.
  44. Heissig, Walther. The Religions of Mongolia. London: RKP, 1970.

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  46. Jackson, D. & J. Tibetan Thangka Paintings. London: Serindia Publications, 1994.
  47. Jacobs, Julian et al. The Nagas: Hill Peoples of Northeast India (1990). London: Thames & Hudson, 1998.
  48. Johari, Harish. Tools for Tantra. Rochester, VT: Destiny, 1986.

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  50. Kale, Arvind, & Shanta Kale. Tantra: The Secret Power of Sex (1976). Bombay: Jaico, 1987.
  51. Keilhauer, Anneliese & Peter Keilhauer. Die Bildsprache des Hinduismus [Iconography of Hinduism]. Köln, Germany: DuMont, 1986.
  52. Kersenboom-Story, Saskia C. Nityasumangali: Devadasi Tradition in South India. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, 1987.
  53. King, Francis. Tantra for Westerners: A Practical Guide to the Way of Action. Wellingborough: Aquarian, 1986.

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  55. Lessing, F.D., & L.A. Wayman. The Buddhist Tantras: Light on Indo-Tibetan Esotericism. Delhi: Motilal, 1990.
  56. Lopez, Donald S. (ed). Religions of India in Practice. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1995.

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  58. Magee, Michael (trans.) and Bagchi, P. C. (ed.). Kaulajnana-nirnaya. Varanasi: Prachya Prakachan, 1986.
  59. Majupuria, Indra. Nepalese Women. Kathmandu: M Devi, 1982.
  60. Majupuria, Indra & Trilok Chandra Majupuria. Erotic Themes of Nepal. Madhoganj, India: S. Devi, 1986.
  61. Mookerjee, Ajit, & Madhu Khanna. The Tantric Way: Art, Science, Ritual. London: Thames & Hudson, 1977.
  62. Mookerjee, Ajit. Kali: The Feminine Force. Rochester, VT: Destiny, 1988.
  63. Mookerjee, Ajit. Kundalini. London: Thames & Hudson, 1982.
  64. Mookerjee, Ajit. Ritual Art of India. London: Thames & Hudson, 1985.
  65. Mookerjee, Ajit. Tantra Art. Basel: Ravi Kumar, 1967.
  66. Mookerjee, Ajit. Tantra Asana: A Way to Self-realization. Basel: Ravi Kumar, 1971.
  67. Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Christian Rätsch, Surendra Bahadur Shahi. Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas. Inner Traditions, 2002.
  68. Mullin, Glenn. Selected Works of the Dalai Lama II: The Tantric Yogas of Sister Niguma. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1985.
  69. Mumford, John. Ecstasy through Tantra. St Paul, Minn: Llewellyn, 1988.
  70. Muses, Charles A. Esoteric Teachings of the Tibetan Tantra. York Beach, M: Weiser, 1961.

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  72. Nagaswamy, R. Tantric Cult of South India. Delhi: Agam Kala Prakashan, 1982.
  73. Narain, L.A., & Aditya Arya. Khajuraho: Temples of Ecstasy. New Delhi: Lustre, 1986.
  74. Nebesky-Wojkowitz, Rene de. Oracles and Demons of Tibet. Kathmandu, Nepal: Tiwari, 1993.
  75. Nydahl, Ole. Entering the Diamond Way. Nevada City, CA: Blue Dolphin, 1985.

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  77. Olschak, Blanche C. Mystic Art of Ancient Tibet (1973). Boston: Shambhala, 1987. (2 unique images here)

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  79. Pandit, M.P. Gems from the Tantras (1st series). Madras: Ganesh & Co, 1975.
  80. Pandit, M.P. Gems from the Tantras (2nd series). Madras: Ganesh & Co, 1970.

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  82. Rawson, Philip. Sacred Tibet. London: Thames & Hudson, 1991.
  83. Rawson, Philip. The Art of Tantra. London: Thames & Hudson, 1973.
  84. Rawson, Philip. Tantra: Indische Kult der Ekstase. München, Germany: Droemer Knaur, 1974.
  85. Riviere, J. Marques. Tantrik Yoga (1934). York Beach, M: Weiser, 1970.

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  87. Samuel, Geoffrey. Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.
  88. Sastry, R. A. Lalita Sahasranama. Nilgiri Hills, India: private printing, 1925. Delhi: Gian, 1986. (2nd rev. ed.)
  89. Shankar, Jogan. The Devadasi Cult: A Sociological Analysis. India. 1994. [2nd rev. ed.]
  90. Shaw, Miranda. Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1994. See Ganachakra
  91. Sinha, Indra. The Great Book of Tantra: Translations and Images from the Classic Indian Texts. Roch: ITI, 1993.
  92. Snellgrove, David L. (ed.). The Nine Ways of Bön (1967). Boulder: Prajna Press, 1980.
  93. Smithsonian Institute. Devi - The Great Goddess: Female Divinity in South Asian Art. Munich: Prestel, 1999.
  94. Snellgrove, David L. Indo-Tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists and their Tibetan Successors. London: Serindia, 1987.
  95. Snellgrove, David L., & Hugh E. Richardson. A Cultural History of Tibet. Boulder, Cl: Prajna Press, 1968.
  96. Svoboda, Robert E. Aghora: At the Left Hand of God. Albuquerque, NW: Brotherhood of Life, 1986.

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  98. Taranatha. The Golden Rosary of Tara. Arcidosso: Shang-Shung, 1985.
  99. Thadani, Giti. Sakhiyani: Lesbian Desire in Ancient and Modern India. London: Cassell, 1996.
  100. Thirleby, Ashley. Das Tantra der Liebe [The Tantra of Love]. Ffm, Germany: Ullstein, 1982.
  101. Thondup, Tulku. Hidden Teachings of Tibet: An Explanation of the Terma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Boston, Massachusetts: Wisdom Publications, 1986. 1997.
  102. Thurman, Robert A. F. (trans.). The Tibetan Book of the Dead. New York: Bantam, 1994.
  103. Tiwari, Jagdish Narain. Goddess Cults in Ancient India (000-700 AD). Delhi: Sundeep Prakashan, 1985.
  104. Tucci, Giuseppe. Travels of Tibetan Pilgrims in the Swat Valley. Calcutta: Greater India Society, 1940.
  105. Tucci, Giuseppe. The Religions of Tibet. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970. Reprint. 1980.

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  107. Walker, Benjamin. Tantrism: Its Secret Principles and Practices. Wellingborough: Aquarian, 1982.
  108. Wangyal, Tenzin. Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 1998.
  109. White, David Gordon. Kiss of the Yogini: Tantric Sex in its South Asian Contexts. University of Chicago Press, 2003.
  110. White, David Gordon (ed.). Tantra in Practice. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2000.
  111. White, David Gordon. The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.
  112. Willson, Martin. In Praise of Tara: Songs to the Saviouress. London: Wisdom, 1986.
  113. Woodroffe, Sir John (A. Avalon). Hymns to the Goddess and Hymns to Kali (1913). Wilmot, WI: Lotus Light, 1981.
  114. Woodroffe, Sir John (A. Avalon). Introduction to Tantra Shastra. Madras: Ganesh & Co, 1980.
  115. Woodroffe, Sir John (A. Avalon). Mahanirvana Tantra: Great Liberation (1927). Madras: Ganesh & Co, 1985.
  116. Woodroffe, Sir John (A. Avalon). Principles of Tantra (2 Vols, 1913). Madras: Ganesh & Co, 1986.
  117. Woodroffe, Sir John (A. Avalon). Shakti and Shakta (1918). New York: Dover, 1978.

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  119. Zimmer, Heinrich. Artistic Form and Yoga in the Sacred Images of India. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1984.