Danielou book: Shiva and the Primordial Tradition
Shiva and the Primordial Tradition: From the Tantras to the Science of Dreams (Paperback)
Was just reading this other work, quite short, of Danielou, and, despite its limitations, very interesting: have we at last found the key, in the open, to Indian historical religion.
Danielou shows how it is not the antithesis of Buddhism/Hindusism, for example, that illuminates Indian religious history, but the mutual of all these later upstarts with the underground stream of primordial Shivaism, the source of yoga, samkhya, and–tantra!
It is a complex history, then, and figures such as Aurobindo, Gandhi, and Vivekananda as amateurish as we are compared with this stunningly ancient tradition, so….