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  1. Alper, Harvey. Understanding Mantras. State University of New York Press, NY, 1989.
  2. Baier, Karl. Modern Yoga Research
  3. Brook, Douglas. Auspicious Wisdom: The Texts and Traditions of Sriviyda Sakta Tantrism in South India. State University of New York Press, NY, 1992.
  4. Buhmemam, Gudrun. Mandalas and Yantras in the Hindu Tradition.
  5. Chakravarty, HN. The Tantrasara of Abhinavagupta. Rudra Press, 2012.
  6. Chatterji, J.C. Kashmir Saivism. Parimal Publications, New Delhi, 2004.
  7. De Micheles, Elizabeth. A History of Modern Yoga: Patanjali and Western Esotericism. Continuum Press,2005.
  8. Dyczkowski, Mark. The Aphorisms of Siva: The Siva Sutra with Bhaskara’s Commentary, the Varttika. State University of New York Press, NY, 1992.
  9. Dyczkowski, Mark. The Doctrine of Vibration: An Analysis of the Doctrines and Practices of Kashmir Shaivism. State University of New York Press, NY, 1987.
  10. Dyczkowski, Mark. The Stanzas on Vibration. State University of New York Press, NY, 1992.
  11. Dyczkowski, Mark. The Canon of the Saivagama and Kubjika Tantras of the Western Kaula Traditions. Motilal Banarsidass. India, 1989.
  12. Eliade, Mircea. Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. Princeton University Press, NJ, 1964.
  13. Feuerstein, Goerg. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy. Shambhala Publications. MA, 1998.
  14. Famer, Jared. Americanasana.
  15. Feuerstein, Georg. The Yoga Tradition: It’s History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice. Hohm Press, 2001
  16. Flood, Gavin. An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge University Press, NY, 2002.
  17. Flood, Gavin (Ed). The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism. Blackwell Publishing, MA, 2003
  18. Flood, Gavin. The Tantric Body: The Secret Tradition of Hindu Religion. I.B. Tauris, NY, 2006.
  19. Forsthoefel, Thomas & Humes, Cynthia. Gurus in America. State University of New York Press, NY, 2005
  20. Furlinger, Ernst. The Touch of Sakti: A Study in Non-dualistic Trika Saivism of Kashmir. DK Publishing, New Delhi, 1962
  21. Goldberg, Phillip. American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation How Indian Spirituality Changed the West. Crown Archetype, 2010.
  22. Isaacson, Harunaga. Tantric Buddhism in India.
  23. Kalamakar, Mishra. Kashmir Shaivism: The Central Philosophy of Tantra. Indica Books, 2011.
  24. Khanna, Madhu. Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity. Inner Traditions, 2003.
  25. Kinsley, David. Tantric Vision of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas. University of California Press, 1997.
  26. Laskman Joo. Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. Indica Books, India, 2007.
  27. Laskman Joo. Kashmir Saivism: The Secret Supreme. Universal Shaiva Fellowship, 2007.
  28. Laskman Joo. Self-Realization in Kashmir Shaivism: The Oral Teachings of Swami Lashmanjoo. State University of New York Press, NY, 1994.
  29. Lorenzen, David. “Early Evidence for Tantric Religion.” In The Roots of Tantra. Brown, Robert & Harper, Katherine (Eds). State University of New York Press, NY, 2002.
  30. Lorenzen, David. The Kapalikas and Kalamukhas: Two Lost Saivite Sects. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers. India, 1991.
  31. Love, Robert. The Great Oom: The Improbably Birth of Yoga in America. Viking Press, NY, 2010.
  32. Muller-Ortega, Paul. The Triadic Heart of Siva: Kaula Tantricism in the Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir. State University of New York Press, NY, 1989.
  33. Odier, Daniel. Yoga Spandakarika: The Sacred Texts of the Tantra. Inner Traditions, 2005.
  34. Padoux, Andre. “What Do We Mean by Tantrism?” In The Roots of Tantra. Brown, Robert & Harper, Katherine (Eds). State University of New York Press, NY, 2002.
  35. Padoux, Andre. Vac: The Concept of the Word in Selected Hindu Tantras. Sri Satguru Publications, India, 2002.
  36. Sanderson, Alexis. “Saivism and the Tantric Traditions” in The World’s Religions. Hardy, F., Clarke, P., Houlden, L., and Sutherland, S. (Eds). Routledge Press, London, 1990.
  37. Sanderson, Alexis. Commentary on the Opening Verses of the Tantrasara.
  38. Sanderson, Alexis. The Hinduism of Kashmir
  39. Sanderson, Alexis. The Malinivijayottara Tantra
  40. Sanderson, Alexis. Mandala and Agamic Identity in the Trika of Kashmir
  41. Sanderson, Alexis. Meaning in Tantric Ritual
  42. Sanderson, Alexis. The Visualization of the Deities of the Trika.
  43. Sanderson, Alexis. Vajrayana Buddhism: Origin and Function.
  44. Sanderson, Alexis. “The Saiva Age – The Rise and Dominance of Śaivism during the Early Medieval Period.” In The Genesis and Development of Tantrism. Einoo, Shingo (Ed). University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 2009, pp. 41–349.
  45. Sanderson, Alexis. Summary of ‘Tantric Śaivism’: Lectures delivered at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section 5, from April to June 1991
  46. Serbaeva, Olga. Yoginis in the Saiva Puranas and Tantras.
  47. Singleton, Mark. Yoga-Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice. Oxford University Press, NY, 2010.
  48. Singleton, Marl & Byrne, Jane. Yoga in the Modern World: Contemporary Perspectives. Routledge Press, 2008
  49. Samuel. Geoffrey. The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: Indic Religions to the 13th Century. Cambridge University Press, NY, 2008.
  50. Sarbacker, Stuart Ray. Contextualizing the History of Yoga in Geoffrey Samuel’s The Origins of Yoga and  Tantra: A Review Symposium
  51. Shantananda, Swami. The Splendor of Recognition: An Exploration of the Pratyabhijnahrdayam, a Text on the Ancient Science of the Soul. SYDA Foundation, NY, 2003.
  52. Unknown. The Development of Modern Yoga: A Survey of the Field
  53. Urban, Hugh. Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion. University of California Press. Berkeley, 2003.
  54. Urban, Hugh. The Power of Tantra: Religion, Sexuality, and Politics in South Asian Studies. IB Tauris, NY, 2010.
  55. Urban, Hugh. The Omnipotent Oom: Tantra and its Impact on Modern Esotericism.
  56. Urban, Hugh. “Tantra, American Style: From the Path of Power to the Yoga of Sex” in Transformation and Transfer of Tantra in Asia and Beyond. Ed. by Benavides, Gustavo; von Stuckrad, Kocku; and Sullivan, Winnifred. De Gruyter, Boston, 2012.
  57. Hugh, Urban. “Osho: Guru of the Rich” in Gurus in America, Ed. by Forsthoefel, Thomas & Humes, Cynthia Ann. State University of New York Press, Albany, 2005.
  58. White, David Gordon. The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1996.
  59. White, David Gordon. Kiss of the Yogini: “Tantric Sex” in its South Asian Contexts. The University of Chicago Press, IL, 2003.
  60. White, David Gordon (Ed). Tantra in Practice. Princeton University Press, NJ, 2000.
  61. Wallis, Christopher. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition. Anusara Press, TX, 2012.
  62. Wallis, Christopher. The Descent of Power: Possession, Mysticism, and Metaphysics  in the Saiva Theology of Abhinavagupta.
  63. Wallis, Christopher. Anuttara vs. Brahman: Being a Rejoinder against Advaita Vedanta Philosophy by the Great Lord, the Master Abhinavagupta
  64. Wallis, Christopher. Buddhism and the Issue of Co-functionality with Saivism in the Early Medieval Period.
  65. Wallis, Christopher. Interview: The Tantric Roots of Hatha Yoga.
  66. Wallis, Christopher. Classical Yoga Traditions
  67. Wallis, Christopher. A History of Yoga: A 6 Page Summary
  68. Wallis, Christopher. The Philosophy of the Saiva Religion in Context.
  69. Wallis, Christopher. Definitions of Yoga
  70. Wallis, Christopher. Saktipata: The Descent of Power
  71. Wallis, Christopher. The Role of a Guru: a Tantric Perspective