Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

This classical but brief Tantric text constitutes a collection of purely monistic teachings, in which Bhairava (Shiva) describes 112 ways to enter into the universal and transcendental state of consciousness. Traditionally regarded as a manual for masters, VBT is a practical work and a comprehensive aid to students of meditation from any tradition, since it deals with the profound underlying principles of spiritual practice and contains a vast library of techniques ranging from elementary to advanced. Most techniques explore the use of dharana, or concentration, for reaching the supreme realization of Oneness with the Absolute. VBT, released for the first time in English in 1918, is a core text of the monistic tradition of Kashmiri Shaivism.