Links to Websites

Religions & Belief Systems

Belief-O-Matic - Answer 20 questions about your concept of God, the afterlife, human nature, and more, and Belief-O-Matic will tell you what religion (if any) you practice... or ought to consider practicing.

Religious Worlds - Comprehensive information about religious traditions that developed in Asia

Buddhist Information and Education Network - A major site for Buddhist Studies

Dalai Lama - The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Berzin Archives - a collection of translations and teachings by Dr. Alexander Berzin primarily on the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Alchemical Taoism - Free essays on the art of blending opposites

The Hindu Universe - A good resource site on Hinduism, India and Asian spiritual traditions.

Indology - Resources for Indological studies by a group of university scholars engaged in the study of the languages, history and culture of India, from the ancient period to the Early Modern.


Answers.com on Tantra - A surprisingly extensive collection of essays and links on this encyclopaedic website.

About.com on Tantra - Another extensive collection of essays and links on an encyclopaedic website.

What is Tantra? - An extensive and informative site produced by the Nepal Institute.

International Journal of Tantric Studies - A scholarly journal of articles, abstracts, reviews, and news of all matters Tantric. Published by the not-for-profit Asiatica Association in Italy.

Living Tantra - A gateway to a variety of resources and original writings intended to enable readers to benefit from the wisdom of authentic Tantrik traditions.

Phil Hine - Home of the ever thoughtful Tantra and Chaos Magick author Phile Hine.

Realization - Interesting articles and resources on yoga, Tantra, meditation, and related topics.

Exotic India - A beautiful collection of articles and artwork related to Tantra

Tantra Magazine - A good library of articles on Tantric yoga

Tantra Works - An interactive Tantra guide and resource for loving seekers of spiritual liberation, created by author Nik Douglas

London Tantric Temple - Tantric massage services in London, UK.

Heart Tantra - Tantra workshops, courses, retreats and private tuition for individuals and couples in UK.

Tantric Texts

Khamush - The poems of Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi, a 13th century Sufi mystic, on the nature of love and spirituality

Sacred Tantric Texts - Free full-text books and articles from the Sacred Text Archive.

Shiva Shakti Mandalam - Mike Magee's extensive reference site for his translations of original Hindi and Sanskrit tantrika texts

Ipsalu Tantra

Ipsalu Tantra Inc - Home of Ipsalu Tantra founded by Bodhi Avinasha, author of The Jewel in the Lotus, and key proponent of Cobra Breath.

Ipsalu Tantra UK - Ipsalu Tantra teachers in UK

OmBliss - Tantra Seminars exploring the Essence of Tantra Yoga in USA

Tantra Heart - Level 4 Ipsalu Tantra teachers in USA

Kalacakra Tantra

Klacakra - Home of Klacakra, an ancient form of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra practiced by H.H. Dalai Lama.

Kriya Tantra

Babaji's Kriya Yoga - The Yoga Siddha Research Centre dedicated to Babaji’s Kriya Yoga tradition

Hamsa Yoga - Home of Hamsa Yoga and Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath, a living Kriya Yoga master

Tantra PM - (Swami Umeshanand Saraswati) and Patricia Johnson (Devi Veenanand), authors of "The Essence of Tantric Sexuality" and teachers of Tantra in USA.

Transcendence - Hanna and Martin, teachers of authentic Tantra Kirya yoga and Cobra Breath in UK. They offer residential courses in their beautiful Wiltshire garden temple.

Jonn Mumford - Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati) has spent decades studying, practicing, teaching and writing about Tantra, Kriya and Yoga.

An Interview with Doctor Jonn Mumford by his publishers, Llewellyn.

Kundalini Tantra

Kundalini FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions and selected references on Kundalini

Kundalini Tantra - A collection of essays and practical tutorials on Tantra, Kundalini yoga, and related subjects

Tantra Kundalini - An introduction to traditional Kundalini Tantra

Kundalini Survival & Support - Kundalni Information and heart-centred support for people having Kundalini-related problems.

Nath Tantra

International Nath Order - founded by Shri Gurudev Mahendranath in 1978 to introduce the Adi-Nath Tantra tradition to the West.

Nath Society - Home of Lalita Mataji, one of Dadaji's first western initiates into the Nath Tantra tradition

The Open Door - Newsletter of the International Nath Order

The Scrolls of Mahendranath - The writings of the late Shri Gurudev Mahendranath, founder of the International Nath Order

SkyDancing Tantra

SkyDancing Tantra - Home of SkyDancing Tantra, a modern form of ancient Tibetan Buddhist Tantra

Margot Anand - Author, teacher, and pioneer of SkyDancing Tantra

Tantra Laboratory - Teachers of SkyDancing Tantra in UK

Yoga & Meditation

Advanced Yoga Practices - A large repository of easy-to-follow general and Tantric yoga lessons originally based on postings to a popular Yahoo group and expanded upon by American practitioner Yogani.

AYP Tantra Yahoo Group - Adults-only lessons and Q&As on sexually related advanced yoga practices.

International Association of Yoga Therapists - Supports research and education in Yoga and serves as a professional organization for Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists worldwide

Yoga Magazine - The magazine of the Bihar School of Yoga. Satsang, Yoga Research, Yoga Articles and more

Sivasakti - A Tantra yoga site inspired by Romanian yogi, Gregorian Bivolaru (Grieg)

International Sivananda Yoga - The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda to spread the teachings of Vedanta worldwide

Kate Mckenzie - A qualified Sivananda and Kundalini yoga teacher - her UK-based classes draw from these traditions and vary according to requirement.

Shambhavi Lorain Chopra - Shambhavi is a teacher from modern India. Her book "Unfolding the Goddess Within" on the direct experience of the Goddess and deeper Yoga practices is an Indian best seller.

Sivananda Yoga Centre Putney - A registered charity providing Vedanta Yoga courses in London, UK.

Modern Seers - A world-wide community engaged in teaching, practice, and investigation of meditation. They provide a resource portal for a no-nonsense, dogma-free, practical approach to spirituality and living.

Tantric Dance of Feminine Power - a highly focused movement meditation for women.

Sacred Art & Geometry of Tantra - A fascinating site on the mathematics of the Sri Yantra. Also see how to draw a Sri Yantra.

Relationships & Self-development

Reuniting - Healing with Sexual Relationships - Authors Gary Wilson and Marnia Robinson ("Peace Between the Sheets") explore relationships, spirituality, and sexuality.

The Culture of Honouring - A cutting-edge endeavour, combining self-development, relationship work, and community development.

Human Awareness Institute - Since 1968 HAI has offered workshops dealing with intimate relationships and human sexuality. Workshop centres in USA, Western Europe, and Australia

Sort Life Out - Specializing in information & products that promote awareness, wellness and conscious balanced living. Not directly Tantra related, but many good articles on a range of topics.

Sacred Sex & Tantric Sex

Sacred Sex Revival - Articles and publications on the ancient and modern practices of Sacred Sex by author, activist, and social entrepreneur Bernadette Vallely.

Sacred Sex - Essays an articles on Sacred Sex, Karezza, Tantra, and Sex Magic

Love Without Limits - Some interesting articles on Conscious Relating and Sacred Sexuality by author and sexual healer Dr. Deborah Taj Anapol

Global Orgasm - A campaign for a global synchronised orgasm dedicated to peace.

Introduction to Sex Magick - A good set of articles introducing Tantric sex magick.

Osho - The resources and meditation centre of the late Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh), a principal proponent of modern Tantric Sex.

Shakti Tantra - Tantra workshops for women, men, and couples in the UK.

School of Awaking - Tantra courses for singles and couples, Tantra Meditation Retreats, Colour Light Therapy, Tachyon Healing, Angelic Reiki and Creative Arts in the UK.

Diamond Light Tantra - Tantric courses and sexuality coaching sessions in London and the UK

Tantra.com - A large popular commercial Tantra site with particular focus on Tantric Sex and The Kama Sutra

The Kama Sutra - The free full text to Sir Richard Burton's 1883 translation of The Kama Sutra of Vatsayayana

The Kama Sutra Temple - A resource guide to Tantra and the Kama Sutra, with particular focus on sacred sex techniques (mix of free and pay for content)

Universal Tao Center - Home of Mantak Chia's Universal Tao Centre, offering articles and courses in Taoist sexual techniques

4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra - Relationship and sexuality mentors Al Link and Pala Copeland host private romantic Tantra weekend retreats in USA focused on sacred lovemaking and sexual healing.

Tantric Garden - An online supplier of Tantric Sex products in USA.

Human Sexuality

Sexual Orgasm Reseach Center - A comprehensive alternative medical site by Dr Lin, Ph.D. dedicated to helping millions of people enjoy better orgasms and so rejuvenate their brains.

Society for Human Sexuality - Providing positive and helpful information on all forms of human sexuality

Vulva University - For women seeking to explore, expand and renew their sexual lives, through classes, discussions and the exchange of ideas.

Discussion Forums

It's good to share experiences with others who are journeying on a similar spiritual path, but understand these are public spaces - use a pseudonym to protect your privacy, and don't be put off by unkind remarks.

alt.magick.tantra - Google's web interface to a long running global discussion group about the magical side of Tantra.

alt.religion.tantra - Google's web interface to a long running global discussion group about the religious side of Tantra.

The K-List - Created in June 1996, this is the oldest and most successful Kundalini email list, and has become a very strong and thriving community.

Sacred Magick Forums - Covers a wide range of spiritual and magickal topics.

Facebook Group : Authentic Tantra - A place to meet people interested in authentic Tantra.

Facebook Group : Kriya Yoga - For anyone who practices or wants to learn the Kriya Yoga Meditation technique as brought to this world by the Great Mahavatar Babaj.

Facebook Group : Kundalini Yoga ! - A place to meet people interested in Kundalini Yoga.

Facebook Group : Kundalini Awakening - A place to meet people who are experiencing a Kundalini Awakening.

Listings & Networking

Green Events London - A free magazine providing comprehensive alternative listings for London and elsewhere, including environmental, holistic, human and animals rights events, courses and campaigning.

Pathways Network - Information on the wide spectrum "from green to gurus".

Community OM page - A yoga related listings site provided as a dharmic portal and satsang hub for the community

Tantralink - A fun way to connect with fellow tantrikas - includes a forum, chat room, events notice board, Esctasy Aunt, photo gallery and more

Other Sites We Honour

Amma - The incomparable Amma who's loving touch embraces the world, bringing humanitarian relief and compassion to the poor and the needy.

Pashet - Beautiful modern goddess artwork from a beautiful modern goddess.

The London Goddess Temple - for the first time in two thousand years an incredible project to create a new temple in honour of the Goddess in all her forms.

Recommended Reading

Tantra for Erotic Empowerment

Mark A Michaels and Patricia Johnson

Authentic and engaging, this illustrated guide is unique in its holistic approach—showing how Tantric practice not only greatly enhances your sexual pleasure but also leads to richer and more satisfying experiences in every area of your life. Relevant for anyone, regardless of relationship status or sexual orientation, /Tantra for Erotic Empowerment/ features original techniques, self-exploration exercises, and provocative selections from classical and contemporary Hindu Tantric literature to help you discover the source of your own erotic power and transform your life.

SEXUALITY - ISBN 9780738711973

Kalachakra Tantra - Rite of Initiation

His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Translated, edited and introduced by Jeffrey Hopkins

The Kalachakra – or “Wheel of Time” –
Tantra is one of the most detailed and encompassing systems of theory and practice within Tibetan Buddhism. This book contains a complete translation of the Kalachakra initiation ritual interspersed with commentary from the Dalai Lama, a valuable new index, and a comprehensive introduction by Professor Jeffrey Hopkins that explores the Kalachakra’s rich symbolism and history.

BUDDHISM – ISBN 0-86171-151-3

Sexual Secrets
The Alchemy of Ecstasy

Nick Douglas, Penny Slinger

Sexual Secrets continues to be the definitive all-encompassing text on sacred sexuality. The distillation of more than two thousand years of practical techniques for enhancing sexual awareness and achieving the transcendental experience of unity, Sexual Secrets explores the path of love and mysticism, making accessible the sexual mysteries of the East.
The illustrations and paintings in Sexual Secrets are the most comprehensive and diverse collection of images expressing the erotic sentiment ever assembled.

SEXUALITY - ISBN 0-89281-805-0

The Yoni
Sacred Symbol of Female Creative Power

Rufus C.Camphausen

Yoni worship has been a part of the spiritual heritage in every part of the globe and may in fact be the most ancient religion of humanity. This book traces this primal motif from its first surviving occurrence almost 30,000 years ago in Europe to its remnants and budding renaissance in contemporary language, art and literature. From the naturally occurring Yoni rock formations used as sacred places by indigenious Americans to the Indian temple of the menstruating Goddess from the exhibitionist sheela-na-gig carvings of early Celtic churches to the ritual striptease found in Japan, The Yoni reveals Yoni imagery and veneration that spans many cultures and times. The author also discusses Tantric practices, Near Eastern myths, and Tibetan visualization techniques linked to Yoni reverence.


Passionate Enlightment
Women in Tantric Buddhism

Miranda Shaw

Tantric Buddhism is known in the West primarily for the sexual practices of its adherents, who strive to transform erotic passion into spiritual ecstasy. Historians of religion have long held that the enlightment thus attempted was for men only, and that women in the movement were at best marginal and subordinated and at worst degraded and exploited. Miranda Shaw argues to the contrary, presenting extensive new evidence of the outspoken and independent female founders of the Tantric movement and their creative role in shaping its distinctive version of gender relations and sacred sexuality.


Celtic Sex Magic
For Couples, Groups and Solitary Practitioners

Jon G.Hughes

Generations of Celtic Druids have harnessed their sexual energy to maximise the potency of their magic. Working alone, in pairs, or as a group, practitioners engage in the ritualized preparation, focus, and release of the immense natural energy produced by orgasm in order to liberate their consciousness from everyday reality and potentize their spells.

Described here are the nine stages of the sex magic ritual – Awakening, Augmentation, Intensification, Quickening, Orgasm and Projection, Continuance, Relaxation, Scattering and Gift.


Divine Sex
The Tantric & Taoist Arts of Conscious Loving

Caroline Aldred

This highly illustrated guide to Tantric and Taoist practices shows how to heighten awarements, increase sexual intensity and bring a new dimension to sex and sexuality.

SEXUALITY – ISBN 1-903258-02-2

Spiritual Sex
The Authoritative History and definitive guide to the Art of Ecstasy. Secrets of Tantra from the Ice Age to the New Millenium

Nik Douglas

Encyclopedia in scope, SPIRITUAL SEX in the most complete and authoritative guide on Tantra, covering every aspect of the venerable practice – its origins and evolution as the oldest and most natural religion, its history, rites, sects, rituals, magical powers, and its exquisitive panoply of Indian and Near Eastern Gods and Goddesses.

SEXUALITY – ISBN 0-671-53739-3

Love Letters

Translated and edited by Suheil Bushrui and Salma Haffar al-Kuzbari

Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet and Jesus, the Son of Main, to May Ziadah, one of the foremost women writers in Arabic literature this century. The bond that bound them together was of the very rarest kind. Gibran, living in New York, and Ziadah, whose home was in Cairo, never met, but a correspondence begun in mutual admiration as writers soon developed into deep friendship, culminating in the final admission of love, and continued until Gibran’s death in 1931.

SEXUALITY – ISBN 1-85168-106-X

Kundalini Tantra
Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar, India

The Chakras
Kundalini Yoga Practice
Kundalini Research


The Art of Mind-Blowing Sex

Val Sampson

What is Tantra?
Energy is Eternal Delight
Bodies, Brains and Beliefs
Women and Tantra
Men and Tantra
Tantra and the Art of Being Single
Getting in the Mood
Massage, Meditation and Much More ….
When You’ve lost the Loving Feeling
Sex and Spirit
Tantra Workshops
Further Reading

SEXUALITY – ISBN 0-09-188294-X

Secrets of Western Tantra
The Sexuality of the Middle Path

Christopher S.Hyatt, Ph.D.
Preface by Robert Anton Wilson

Sex is one of the most powerful forces on the planet and, until it is transformed the people and the planet will remain asleep. Unique in the Tantric literature. Straightforward and honest, with no mystification, it is a workable system, both in
theory and in practice.


The Magdalen Manuscript
The Alchemies of Horus & The Sex Magic of Isis

Tom Kenyon and Judi Sion

Mary Magdalen’s personal story of her tantric relationship with Yeshua Ben Joseph,
Known today as Jesus Christ. A love so deep it has survived over 2000 years of lies, to be finally told now, in this, the beginning of the ending of time. This is Her Story,
Revealing some of the deepest secrets of the Temples, as requested by Isis.


Compassion The Ultimate Flowering of Love
Insights for a New Way of Living


Osho examines the nature of compassion from a radically different perspective. He points out that “passion” lies at the root of the world, and then proceeds to challenge
assumptions about what compassion really is. Using stories from the lives of Jesus and Buddha also the world of Zen. Osho shows the path to authentic compassion arises from within, beginning with a deep acceptance and love of oneself.

SPIRITUALITY - ISBN - 0-312-36568-3

Tantra for the West
A Guide to Personal Freedom

Marcus Allen

Tantra for the West presents proven principles and techniques to improve the quality of your life in every one of these areas. Marcus Allen goes back to the original meaning of tantra and shows us how it applies to

SPIRITUALITY - ISBN - 0-312-36568-3

The Tantra Experience
Discourses on the Royal Song of Saraha


Through his characteristically penetrating insights into previously insoluble paradoxes of life, Osho reveals how the Tantra experience will free us from the destructive Hebraic-Christian dualism that has crippled our bodies, minds and hearts, and
condemned as evil almost everything we do. He offers crystal clear answers to questions, and to dilemmas we could never understand, even if we had dared ask
about them.

PHILOSOPHY/TANTRA – ISBN – 1 85230-597-5

Sex and Spirituality
Ecstasy, Ritual and Taboo

Clifford Bishop

A fascinating and thought-provoking exploration of the powerful relationship between sex and the human spirit in different cultures from ancient times to the present day.


Beyond Tantra
Healing through Taoist Sacred Sex

Micke & Stephan Wik

Beyond Tantra is a down-to-earth guide to bringing the ecstatic powers of Taoist Sacred Sex into your love life. Based on the true story of the author’s successful journey of discovery and healing, it provides Westerners with a step-by-step, tastefully illustrated practical introduction to the ancient Chinese Art of Sexual Dual Cultivation.


Sexual Ecstasy and the Divine

Yasmine Galenorn, author of Crafting the Body Divine

Sexual Ecstasy and the Divine body explores the realm of sex, offering readers a chance to reconnect spirit with sexuality and to explore the divine and holy dance for the God and Goddess as they create life throughout the universe. Under the guidance of author Yasmine Galenorn, learn to focus on the spirituality of sex and find a divine union with the very essence of the universe.

SEX AND PAGANISM – ISBN 1-58091-113-7


The Serpent Power
The Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga

Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe)

The author covers the philosophical and mythological nature of Kundalini: the esoteric anatomy associated with it; the study of mantras; the chakras, or psychic centres in the human body and their progressive awakening; and the yoga associated with this.


Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine
The Ten Mahavidyas

David Kinsley

Divine Feminine deals with a group of ten Hindu Tantric goddesses, the Mahavidyas, who embody habits, attributes, or identities usually considered repulsive or socially subversive. Kinsley not only describes the eccentric qualities of these goddesses, but seeks to interpret the Mahavidyas as a group and to explain their importance for understating Tantra and the Hindu tradition.

RELIGION/WOMEN – ISBN 0-520-20499-9

Tantric Ecstasy
The Way of Sacred Sexuality

Kalashatra Govinda

Experience incredible sexual bliss and lose your inhibitions with Tantra. This ancient Indian discipline will transform and enhance your lovemaking.

RELATIONSHIPS – ISBN 1-4027-0057-1

The Cult of Ecstasy

Indra Sinha

Indra Sinha has brought together in this one volume a rare collection of erotic and Tantric literature from the classical, medieval and modern periods. Together, text and art comprise a two thousand-year-old guide to the spiritual and erotic mysteries of Tantra.

SEXUALITY – ISBN 0-600-59998-1

Sacred Sex
Discover the Secrets of Sexual Ecstasy

Bernadette Vallely

Sacred Sex shows you how to turn sex into an even more magical and enlightening experience. A whole host of cultures, not just the Tantric tradition, regarded the magic of sex as sacred knowledge.

SEXUALITY – ISBN 0-7499-2294-X

Tantric Sex
A Practical Guide to Sex and the Joy of Tantra

Ma Ananda Sarita & Swami Anand Geho

Tantric Sex offers a rare blend of well researched scientific information about sexual physiology, down to earth simple Tantric practices, inspiring spiritual teachings and wonderful illustrations.

SEXUALITY – ISBN 1-856751-19-8

Jewel in the Lotus
The Tantric Path to Higher Consciousness

Sunyata Saraswati and Bodhi Avinasha

At last these ancient secrets are emerging from the monasteries and mystery schools. Some of the most powerful techniques ever devised by man to accelerate his evolution are now yours to use. These twelve lessons will guide you to new levels of self-mastery.


The Indian Cult of Ecstasy

Philip Rawson

Suggesting as its final gaol a vision of cosmic sexuality, Tantra embodies fundamental patterns of symbolic expression in a view of life which offers a uniquely successful antidote to the anxieties of our time.


Tantric Love
Journey into Sexual and Spiritual Ecstasy

Ma Ananda Sarita & Swami Anand Geho

Tantric Love: Journey into sexual and spiritual ecstasy is a practical step-by-step guide to Tantric meditations for individuals and partners. These meditations are supplemented with groundbreaking explanations of male-female dynamics, as well as personal stories concerning relationship problems and their solutions, from orgasm and premature ejaculation to self-doubt and fear.


Tools for Tantra

Harish Johari

Traditional Hindu practices associated with yantras are also fully elaborated; among these are meditation and visualization techniques, as well as methods of attuning with bodily, seasonal, and astrological cycles. A physiological understanding of these disciplines and their effects on the central nervous system is discussed in detail, reaffirming the link between the Eastern Tantric explanation of phenomena and the evidence presented by Western scientific research.


The Cult of the Feminine

Andrew Van Lysebeth

Through vivid illustrations of Tantric postures and graphic step-by-step instructions of Tantric technique, Van Lysebeth shows Western couples the sexual techniques that can be used to enhance relationships and help open the door to sexual enlightenment.


The Essence of Tantric Sexuality

Mark A.Michaels and Patricia Johnson

This modern and comprehensive guide to Tantra celebrates the sacredness of Desire and the Human Body. Much more than an erotic sex manual. The Essence of Tantric Sexuality explains the Hindu Tantric traditions, its philosophy and its principles.


The Buddhist Tantras
Light on Indo-Tibetan Esotericism

Alex Wayman

Foundations of the Buddhist Tantra
Special Studies

RELIGION– ISBN – 0-87728-223-4

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