Advanced Yoga Practices Plus
Yoga and Spiritual Book List
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The AYP list of nearly 500 yoga, spiritual, and related books is discussed in Lesson #253.
The books are divided into fifteen categories: 1-Yoga/Tantra/Advaita-Vedanta,
, 3-Taoism
4-Theosophy, 5-Judeo/Christian,
6-Western Mystics/Teachers
, 7-Islam/Sufism, 8-Shamanism,
9-Channeled Teachings
, 10-Biographies, 11-Inspiring Stories, 12-Health,
, 14-Death/Reincarnation, and 15-Other Related Books.


Anand, Margot -- Art of Sexual Ecstasy -- 1989 -- A modern classic on contemporary tantric sex.
Chang, Stephen -- The Tao of Sexology -- 1986 -- A comprehensive presentation of Taoist sexual principles and practices.
Chia, Mantak -- Taoist Secrets of Love - Cultivating Male Sexual Energy -- 1984 -- A breakthrough book on Taoist sexual methods for men that are largely consistent with and compliment the methods of Tantra.
Chia, Mantak -- Healing Love Through the Tao - Cultivating Female Sexual Energy -- 1986 -- A breakthrough book on Taoist sexual methods for women that are largely consistent with and compliment the methods of Tantra.
Colaabavala, FD -- Tantra - The Erotic Cult -- 1976 -- A rather sensationalized little book on tantric sex rituals.
Da Free John -- Love of the Two-Armed Form -- 1978 -- A ground-breaking book on tantric principles and practices, which he calls "regenerative sex.".
Deida, David -- The Way of the Superior man -- 2006 -- A popular work on being a man and on relating to women.
Devi, Kamala -- The Eastern way of Love -- 1977 -- The principles and practices of tantra and tantric sex.
Douglas and Slinger -- Sexual Secrets -- 1979 -- A definitive guide to sex, mysticism and tantra. Well illustrated.
Haich, Elizabeth -- Sexual Energy and Yoga -- 1972 -- Introducing the concept of transmuting sexual energy for the purpose of uniting with Higher Self or God.
Henderson, Julie -- The Lover Within -- 1986 -- Exercises for cultivating tantric sexual energy. A Western exploration in tantra.
Houseman, John -- Great Bliss: Tantric Sex and the Path to Inner Awakening (free ebook download) -- 2014 -- A detailed, illustrated treatise on Tantric Buddhist practices.
Muir, Charles and Caroline -- Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving -- 1990 -- A popular work on Western tantric sex.
Odier, Daniel -- Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love -- 1997 -- A Frenhman's story of spiritual discovery with a tantric yogini in India.
Ramsdale and Dorfman -- Sexual Energy Ecstasy -- 1985 -- Techniques for extending and deepening sexual union. They call it "holistic lovemaking." It is tantra.
Van Lysebeth, Andre -- Tantra - The Cult of the Feminine -- 1995 -- A overview of tantra covering philosophy, sexuality, myths and symbols, ritual, and sexual control methods.
Vatsyayana/Burton -- Kama Sutra -- 1962 -- An ancient social guide for relations between the sexes. Not a tantric scripture.
Woods, Margo -- Masturbation, Tantra and Self Love -- 1981 -- A bold exploration into a taboo subject, with encouraging results.
Yogani --Tantra - Discovering the Power of Pre-Orgasmic Sex -- 2006 -- Step-by-step instructions on tantric sexual techniques, to be used in conjunction with full scope daily spiritual practices.

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