Dr. Mishra’s comprehensive book is learned without being tedious; philosophical without being intellectually arid; and readable without being banal. Above all, it preserves the aroma of spiritual practice that is fundamental to the Pratyabhijna tradition. Anyone interested in the metaphysics of spiritual practice or in Yoga and Tantrism will read this book with immense profit.
— Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
(Author of Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Yoga)
In this work Mishra discusses the central themes woven throughout the whole of the Tantric system, making it accessible, practical, and inspiring as a means to self-realization. This book would be excellent reading for students of the Tantric tradition and philosophy.
— NAPRA Trade Journal Thorough exposition of the Tantric system. A full exploration of Kashmir Shaivism’s history and the special significance of Abhinavagupta whose brilliant and encyclopedic works established Kashmir Shaivism as an important philosophical school. Extensively referenced with notes to the text for source data or detailed elaboration. — Hinduism Today
A brilliant exposition of Tantric tradition. . . . Mishra profoundly explains a system which allows us to fully integrate spiritual inquiry and practice with the mundane goals of physical enjoyment [and] worldly involvement. For spiritual seekers of any sort, with a true interest in understanding the nature of Tantra... this book will finally provide true insight into the ways and means of Tantric philosophy.