By Peter Levenda
The Tantric Alchemist is a piece on alchemy as decoded through Tantra and a piece on Tantra as understood via alchemists. It uncovers works by means of Thomas Vaughan and indicates how he and his wife—a 17th-century Welsh couple special within the background of western alchemy—met their destiny while facing forces they knew simply too good, yet which have been superior than their skill to regulate them.
Using the works of Vaughan as his textual content, Levenda applies the “twilight language” of Tantra to the surreal prose of the alchemist and within the procedure lays naked the lineaments of the arcane culture that gave upward thrust to the legend of Christian Rosenkreutz, the reputed founding father of Rosicrucianism who discovered his artwork within the East; and to the nineteenth- and 20th-century occult activities lead by way of such luminaries as P.B. Randolph, Theodore Reuss, Helena Blavatsky, and Aleister Crowley who additionally sought (and came across) this know-how within the religions and cultures of Asia.
Readers will locate that the various disparate threads of an genuine religious culture are woven jointly the following in a startling tapestry that reveals—without pretense or euphemism—the psycho-sexual procedure that's on the root of either Tantra and alchemy: that's to claim, of either Asian and ecu types of esoteric praxis.