Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, and Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat.
Here he reviews the history of tantric practices and distinguishes tantra from conventional forms of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) and Buddhism. He notes that a major thrust of tantra is to challenge the conventional mores of society. Therefore, today’s tantric practitioners will, necessarily, have different challenges than in earlier generations. He relates tantric practice to modern philosophical traditions, particularly Friedrich Nietzsche’s Will to Power.
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(Recorded on April 8, 2018)
Published on May 31, 2018