“Buddhist Masters of Enchantment: The Lives and Legends of the Mahasiddhas” by Keith Dowman

"Buddhist Masters of Enchantment: The Lives and Legends of the Mahasiddhas" by Keith Dowman

"Beautifully illustrated collection of the stories of the Mahasiddhas, the magicians and saints who founded the lineages of the Tantric tradition. A highly readable translation of legends from the Tibetan oral tradition recounts stories of the masters who embodied various paradigms for psychic and spiritual awakening.

There is no better illustration of the nature of Tantric Buddhism than the lives of the masters who founded it. Extraordinary men and women who attained enlightenment and magical powers by disregarding convention and penetrating to the core of life, the Mahasiddhas show us a way through human suffering into a spontaneous and free state of oneness with the divine.

Keith Dowman's highly readable translation of these legends from Tibetan oral tradition is enhanced by the beautifully realized illustrations of the Tantric saints by artist Robert Beer."