The author brings the sacred practice of mantra to his readers with a background of the inner meanings along with easy to follow pronunciation guides of the Sanskrit. Many mantras are given along with the “bija’ or roots of these spiritual sound vibrations.
Color plates and text bring mantras together with their corresponding yantras (mandalas), the different types and purposes for their use in tantra and how to utilize their powerful energies. The section on gemstones, also with many color plates, gives some background of uses of gems in jyotish and ayurveda with instructions for use and installation with the planetary mantras. A must for those wishing to understand tantra and the tools of combining mantra, yantra and gemstones in Vedic science.