What is Classical Tantra and Where Do I Learn It?

6 min readSep 13, 2022
Trika Deities • Parāparā, Parā & Aparā • Illustrations by Ekabhūmi Ellik in Tantra Illuminated

There is a resurgence of interest arising in Classical Tantra in large propelled by the work of scholar-practitioners such as Christopher Wallis and Christopher Tompkins, and informed by the publication of books like Tantra Illuminated and The Recognition Sutras.

This resurgence was possibly seeded by the stratospheric rise — and burnout — of Anusara Yoga. It was founded in 1997…


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