Foreword Introduction Kundalini Yoga Rhythm and Vibration The Dance of Siva Rhythm Stirring and Churning of the Energy Return to the Heart Part One Awakening and Unfolding of Kundalini Serpent of the Depths Chapter 1 Siva's Triple Emission and the Three Aspects of Kundalini Supreme Emission Intermediate Emission Lower Emission Para or Purnakundalini Chapter 2 The "Coiled" Kundalini Within the Human Body Centers(Cakra) and Median Way, Wheels and Triangles Illustrations Chapter 3 Various Means of Unfolding the Median Way Destruction of Dualizing Thought (vikalpaksaya) Means Associated with the Breath(prana) The Syllable OM and the Synchronization of the Breaths Contemplation of the Intial and Final Extremities (kotinibhalana) Retraction and Expansion of the Energy Chapter 4 The Parabija SAUH and the Rod Practice Visarga, Unmana, and Kramamudra Chapter 5 Movements of Kundalini Related to a Yogin's Practice Supreme Kundalini and the Kundalini of Consciousness Pranakundalini Adhahkundalini, Descending Energy Urdhvakundalini, Ascending Energy Slow and Gradual Way Incomplete or Defective Ways Chapter 6 Various Reactions Occurring in a Yogin The Five Phases of Vibration or the Signs on the Path Sixfold Upsurge of the Breath and Corresponding Forms of Bliss Text in Transliterated Sanskrit Chapter 7 Cosmic Kundalini or the Intimate Sacrifice Part Two Piercing of the Centers and Stages of the Ascent Chapter 1 Vedhadiksa, Initiation Through Penetration The Plenary Oblation Penetration of the Guru into the Disciple's Breaths Initiations by Piercing of the Centers Mantravedha, Piercing of the Centers by Means of Mantra Nadavedha, Piercing Through Mystic Resonance Binduvedha, Piercing Through Virile Potency Saktavedha, the so-called Energy Piercing Bhujangavedha, the so-called Serpent Piercing Paravedha, Supreme Piercing Outer Initiations Abhiseka, Consecration Text in Transliterated Sanskrit Chapter 2 Somananda's Saktavijnana Translation Analysis Sanskrit Text in Devanagari Chapter 3 Goraksanatha's Amaraughasasana The Natha Excerpts from the Text Analysis Illustration Part Three The Deeper Meaning of the Esoteric Pratice Chapter 1 The Androgyne Kundalini and Sexual Life Effervescence and Fervor Chapter 2 Transfiguration of the Body and of the Universe Translation and Gloss of an Excerpt from the Yogasamcara Chapter 3 The Mantra SAUH and KHA SAUH , the Mantra of Emanation KHA, the Mantra of Resorption Chapter 4 Kulamarga, the Esoteric Way Qualifications Required for Kulayaga Effects of the Caryakrama Practice Uncertainty and Fluctuation Esoteric Gatherings, Yoginimelaka Quiescence and Emergence Caryakrama and Kramamudra Madhyacakra and Anucakra Yoginibhu Respective Roles of Man and Woman Chapter 5 Kulayaga, Esoteric Sacrifice Excerpts with Commentary from the Tantraloka, Chapter XXIX Definition Main Wheel and Secondary Wheels Description of Madhyacakra or Urdhvadhaman Santodita. Quiescent and Emergent The Triple Visarga : Quiescence, Emergence, and Kaula Union or Fusion Mantravirya Peculiar to Dvani , Sound Vibration The Supreme Mystical Attitude. Khecarimudra Definition of Omnipenetration(Mantravyapti) Rahasyopanisad Krama, the Secret Process Table: Eightfold Wheel and the Eight Bhairava Conclusion Index List of Abbreviations and Works
Lilian Silburn is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. For many years she has been respected worldwide as a leader in studies of the Shaivism of Kashmir. She has published many books and articles on the subject.