Limited to 200 copies, with covers bound in black shimmering linen cloth and the Abhichara mandala in gold foil in the front. Hand-sewn spines, cream, thick paper for the pages and black end-papers. Published in 2018, 290 pages.
Book has a gentle bump to one corner otherwise in fine condition.
From the publisher:
The phenomenon of Indian magic called Abhichara is colossal and multifaceted. It is impossible to express the profundity and abundance of wisdom associated with Abhichara on the pages of a single book. Because of this, the authors decided that the focus of this book would be two key aspects: the deities of the mystical-magical mandala, for it is they who are the source of the power of Bhairava-Kali-Abhichara and the base of the magical potency of its adepts, and Shri Matrika.
Matrika is one of the most important disciplines of Tantrism and Abhichara, the traditional Indian magic native to Tantrism. The practice of classic Kaula Marga is unthinkable without the use of Matrika. First, Matrika is a part of the metaphysics of Tantrism. The fifty phonemes of Matrika are a symbolic model of Reality reflecting the whole of the immanent and transcendent being; a multidimensional ornament of sacred symbols, the existential meaning of which is represented on each level of their manifestation: the cosmogonical, the cognitive and the soteriological levels. The system of phenomenological categories and universals of Matrika reflects the typological analysis of the basic archetypal symbols of human consciousness that represent the archetype of the Supreme Reality. The system of the 36 tattvas represented in Matrika expresses the idea of the ontological unity of microcosm and macrocosm as a hierarchic structure of the basic principles forming the existence of the human body and consciousness. Therefore, it is also used in a number of deifying meditations including intellectual comprehension and visualization. Matrika is a means of compressing great volumes of essential information and accumulating great storages of energy, and is used to find out the causes of the past, to identify the characteristics of the present, and to predict, to forecast and to model the possible future.
Abhichara: Tantric magic and mysticism consists of five parts. The first part is an introduction to Indian magic. The second part is devoted to the deities of the mystical-magical mandala, their powers, and the archetypes that manifest their nature. The third part is dedicated to the system of the 36 tattvas – the foundation of the universe, according to the world view of tantric mystics and mages. The fourth part describes how the system of the 36 tattvas is reflected in the 50 phonemes of Shri Matrika. The fifth part is devoted to Shri Matrika as a system that allows to understand one’s past and present, and to determine one’s possible and/or desired future.
Through the practices described in Abhichara: Tantric magic and mysticism, the student will explore the worlds of these deities and gain an insight of how these dimensions influence the world of human beings. In combination with the studying of matrika, the comprehension of the mandala will give the reader the abilities to perform high-quality mantic operations, for the benefit of himself and others.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I – INTRODUCTION TO BHAIRAVA-KALI-ABHICHARA
IS ABHICHARA “BLACK MAGIC”?
THE LIMITS OF ABHICHARA
THE AMBIVALENCE OF THE GODS OF BHAIRAVA-KALI-MANDALA
TANTRISM AND ABHICHARA IN CLAN TRADITIONS
CRIMINALITY AND SANATANA DHARMA
SACRED CRIMINALITY, THE LAW OF KARMA AND THE DIVINE FORTUNE
THE DEGREES OF KINSHIP WITH THE GODS
MANTRAS AND SPELLS
MANTIC SYSTEMS IN ABHICHARA
II – THE DEITIES OF THE MANDALA
THE SACRED ANATOMY OF BHAIRAVA-KALI-MANDALA
THE OCTAD OF BHAIRAVAS AND MATRIKAS
THE CENTRE OF THE MANDALA
ASITANGABHAIRAVA AND NILASARASVATI (UGRABRAHMI)
RURUBHAIRAVA AND MAHESHVARI (RAUDRI)
CHANDABHAIRAVA AND KAUMARI (CHANDI)
KRODHABHAIRAVA AND NARAKALAKSHMI (VAISHNAVI)
UNMATTABHAIRAVA AND VARAHI (MOHINI)
KAPALABHAIRAVA AND INDRANI (CHANDAKAPALINI)
BHISHANABHAIRAVA AND CHAMUNDA (HASTI)
SAMHARABHAIRAVA AND YOGESHVARI (MAHALAKSHMI)
THE GODS OF THE BASE AND THE TOP OF THE MANDALA
THE DEITIES OF THE BHUPUR
VARANASI – THE PLACE OF POWER OF MAHAKALABHAIRAVA
KAMAKHYA PITHA: THE PLACE OF POWER OF MAHAKALI
III – THE 36 FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNIVERSE
THE SYSTEM OF THE 36 TATTVAS
THE PURE ORDER
THE TRANSIENT ORDER. MAYA AND KANCHUKAS
THE IMPURE ORDER
IV – THE TANTRIC MATRIKA
THE ABSOLUTE AS PARA-AMBIVALENCE
MATRIKA AS A SYSTEM
THE VOWELS. THE INTERNAL ORDER
THE CONSONANTS. THE EXTERNAL MANIFESTATION OF KRIYA-SHAKTI
BRAHMAPANCHAKA – THE PURE ORDER
THE TRANSIENT ORDER: MAYA AND KANCHUKAS
THE IMPURE ORDER
A SUMMARY OF THE PRESENTED MATERIAL
WHY THE KNOWLEDGE OF MATRIKA IS NECESSARY FOR SUCCESSFUL USE OF MANTRAS IN TANTRISM AND ABHICHARA
ELUCIDATION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BIJAS
THROUGH THE CODE OF MATRIKA
V – THE MANTIC MATRIKA
THE PRINCIPLES OF THE MANTIC MATRIKA
THE PRINCIPLES OF SHODASHAYAMALA, NAVAGRAHA, AND THEIR COMBINATION
VOWELS – PURE ORDER
CONSONANTS – PURE ORDER
THE TRANSIENT ORDER: MAYA AND KANCHUKAS
THE IMPURE ORDER: THE WORLD OF DUALITY
AN EXAMPLE OF MANTIC MATRIKA IN ACTION
THE BASIS OF SUCCESS IN THE PRACTICE OF BHAIRAVA-KALI DHARMA
THE KEY TO MASTERING THE TECHNIQUES OF THE MANTIC MATRIKA
MASTERING THE ADVANCED MANTIC ART, THE TECHNIQUES OF DEIFICATION AND MAGIC
The authors of this book have devoted all of their conscious lives to the study and practice of tantric traditions related to the god Bhairava and the goddess Kali, for these particular deities are native to these authors’ own nature. The path given by Kali and Bhairava have always fascinated and attracted A. M. Jayadhar and S. M. Jayadhar with its main purpose: the attainment of divinity. In the process of achieving this purpose, the authors explored various schools, mastered relevant doctrines and methods, dealt with the practical magical aspects of Tantrism, explored the doctrines and methods of bhairava-kali-abhichara, mastered its methods and polished the techniques of applying them. Twenty years of theoretical and practical study of Abhichara have inspired S. M. Jayadhar and A. M. Jayadhar to write this book, which they dedicated to the deities of bhairava-kali-mandala.