Ekstatyczne aspekty kultu jogiń w tradycjach kaulów

Piotr Michalik

Abstrakt

Ecstatic aspects of the cult of yogini in Kaula traditions

In the scientific study of religion the concept of ecstasy is connected to many phenomena, among them Shaman initiation journeys, ritual intoxication, the state of possession, as well as erotic and aesthetic rapture. All of these are present in the ritual practice and beliefs of the Indian school Yoginīkaula, developing in the sphere of the tantric Shaktist-Shaivist (śaktāśajva) currents. The core of the ritual-mythical system of the Kaulas was the cult of the yogini –threatening goddesses bestowing disciples with knowledge and power.

Słowa kluczowe: Goddess worship, Hinduism, Tantra, Shaivism, Shaktism

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