Neotantra

Neotantra is a term used to describe the modern, western use of the word Tantra (one of the later Hindu or Buddhist scriptures dealing especially with techniques and rituals including meditative and sexual practices). Neotantra¬†refers to both the New Age and modern Western interpretations of traditional Indian tantra. Some of its proponents refer to ancient and traditional texts and principles, and many others use tantra as a catch-all phrase for ‘sacred sexuality,’ and may incorporate unorthodox practices. In addition, not all of the elements of Indian tantra are used in neotantric practices, in particular the reliance on a guru, or teacher.

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