Tantra of the Great Liberation
Translated by Arthur Avalon (Sir John
"Yet of all the
forms of Hindu Shastra, the Tantra is that which is least known and understood, a
circumstance in part due to the difficulties of its subject-matter and to the fact that the
key to much of its terminology and method rest with the initiate.
The present translation is, in fact, the first published in
Europe of any Indian Tantra.
There are some to whom the Tantra, though they may not have
read a line of it, is "nothing but black magic," and all its followers are "black
magicians." This is of course absurd."
- Arthur Avalon