The Yoga of Power

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The Yoga of Power: Tantra, Shakti, and the Secret Way (Italian: Lo Yoga Della Potenza: Saggio sui Tantra) is a book by Julius Evola. First published in Italian in 1949, it was translated into English in 1992 by Guido Stucco (who includes a biographical introduction to Evola), and published by Inner Traditions International (ISBN 0-89281-368-7).

An interest in yoga (especially Kundalini) led Evola to write L’uomo e la potenza (Man and power) in 1926 (revised in 1949 with the new title The Yoga of Power).

Table of contents[edit]

  • Translator's Acknowledgments
  • Translator's Introduction
  1. The Meaning and Origin of the Tantras
  2. Knowledge and Power
  3. Shakti: The World as Power
  4. The Doctrine of the Tattvas: The Human Condition
  5. Pashu, Vira, and Divya: The Path of the Left Hand
  6. The Assumptions behind Practice and the Means Employed – The Experience of the Subtle Body: The Bodily Postures
  7. The Virgin: Release from Bondage
  8. The Evocations: The Names of Power
  9. The Secret Ritual – The Use of Orgies: Initiatory Sexual Magic
  10. The Occult Corporeity – The Serpent Power: The Chakras
  11. Techniques Employed to Awaken the Serpent Power
  12. The Diamond-Thunderbolt Body
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix One – Bardo: Actions after Death
  • Appendix Two – Shaktism and the Worshiipers of Love
  • Glossary
  • Endnotes
  • Index

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