Books

Work in Progress

Writing and publication during 2021-beginning of 2022
1) A complete revision of my German book “Abhinavagupta, Wege ins
Licht” has been done and is in the press, it is going to come out in
August 2022 under the new title: “Die Spiritualität der Tantras:
Abhinavaguptas Essenz der Tantras und Hymnen”, Verlag der
Weltreligionen
2) The volume of my collected articles titled “Paśyantī: Insights into
Indian Traditions”, which has been pending with IGNCA since 2016
and has been handed over to D.K. Printworld in May 2021 is still
pending, due to the serious problems caused by the Covid pandemic
especially in Delhi. It is hoped that it will be published in 2022.
3) Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan had passed away in September 2020, and a
Commemoration Volume dedicated to her has been prepared and
edited by Dr. Advaitavadini Kaul. My contribution which contains two
parts, my memories and an article, is titled: “Overcoming Opposites:
Madhya in Kashmir Śaivism. A Tribute to Kapila Vatsyayan”. It is
hoped that the volume will come out in 2022, published by D.K.
Printworld.
4) Dr. Karan Singh is editing a volume on Shiva, and it has been a great
honour that he requested me to contribute. My contribution is titled
“Shiva the Essence of Consciousness in the Śivādvaita of Kashmir”. It
is expected to appear soon.

  1. Science and Spirituality: Bridges of Understanding, ed. by Bettina Bäumer and Shivam Srivastava, IIAS Shimla and D.K. Printworld, New Delhi 2020
  2. The Yoga of Netra Tantra: Third Eye and Overcoming Death, ed. by Shivam Srivastava. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2019. 2nd revised edition 2020.
  3. Tantrapuspanjali: Tantric Traditions and Philosophy of Kashmir, Studies in Memory of Pandit H.N. Chakravarty, ed. by Bettina Sharada Bäumer and Hamsa Stainton, New Delhi, IGNCA & Aryan Books International, 2018
  4. Unterwegs zur Quelle des Seins: Die Relevanz des Lebens und Denkens von Henri Le Saux/Abhishiktananda für die hindu-christliche Begegnung, Salzburger Theologische Studien, Interkulturell 17, coedited with Ulrich Winkler, Innsbruck, Tyrolia, 2016
  5. Utpaladeva, Philosopher of Recognition, co-edited with Raffaele Torella, Shimla, IIAS and New Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2016
  6. Witness to the Fullness of Light. The Vision and Relevance of the Benedictine Monk Swami Abhishiktananda, co-edited with William Skudlarek OSB, New York, Lantern Books, 2011.
  7. Abhinavagupta’s Hermeneutics of the Absolute: Anuttaraprakriya. An Interpretation of his Paratrisika Vivarana. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2011. 2nd revised edition 2020.
  8. Bhima Bhoi, Verses from the Void. Mystic Poetry of an Oriya Saint, co-edited with Johannes Beltz, Delhi (Manohar), 2010.
  9. Konarka, Chariot of the Sun-God, Photographs: Oki Morihiro, Text: Bettina Bäumer & M.A. Konishi, New Delhi (D.K. Printworld), 2007
  10. Samvidullasah, Manifestation of Divine Consciousness, Swami Lakshman Joo, Saint-Scholar of Kashmir Saivism — A Centenary Tribute. Edited by Bettina Bäumer & Sarla Kumar, New Delhi, (D.K. Printworld), 2007.
  11. Co-editor of: Silpa Prakasa, Medieval Orissan Sanskrit Text on Temple Architecture by Ramacandra Mahapatra Kaula Bhattaraka. Introduction and Translation by Alice Boner and Sadasiva Rath Sharma, revised and edited by Bettina Bäumer, Rajendra Prasad Das, Sadananda Das, New Delhi, (I.G.N.C.A. and Motilal Banarsidass), 2005.
  12. Void and Fullness in the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian Traditions. Sunya – Purna – Pleroma, Co-editor with John R. Dupuche, New Delhi (D.K. Printworld) 2005
  13. Trika: Grundthemen des kaschmirischen Sivaismus. Innsbruck-Wien (Tyrolia) 2003 (Salzburger Theologische Studien 21, interkulturell1) (ed. by Ernst Fuerlinger), 2nd edition 2005 (Fundamental Themes of Kashmir Shaivism), 3rd edition 2008
  14. Vijnana Bhairava: Das göttliche Bewusstsein. 112 Weisen der mystischen Erfahrung im Shivaismus von Kashmir (Sanskrit-Text, Übersetzung und Kommentar), Grafing (Edition Adyar) 2003; new edition by Verlag der Weltreligionen, Frankfurt a.M. 2008
  15. Editor of: Raimon Panikkar: Das Abenteuer Wirklichkeit. Gespräche über die geistige Transformation. München (Matthes & Seitz), 2000
  16. Editor of: Mysticism in Saivism and Christianity, New Delhi (D.K. Printworld), 1997.
  17. Silparatnakosa, A Glossary of Orissan Temple Architecture. Edited and translated, in collaboration with Rajendra Prasad Das, Delhi (IGNCA and Motilal Banarsidass) 1994.
  18. Editor of: Prakrti. The Agamic Tradition and the Arts, Delhi (IGNCA and D.K. Printworld) 1994.
  19. Abhinavagupta, Wege ins Licht, Zürich (Benziger) 1992.
  20. Editor of: Kalatattvakosa, A Lexicon of Fundamental Concepts of the Indian Arts. Vol. I, Delhi (IGNCA and Motilal Banarsidass) 1988;
    Vol. II. Concepts of Space and Time, Delhi 1992; Vol. III. Primal Elements – Mahabhuta, Delhi 1996.
  21. Editor of: Abhinavagupta, Paratrisika Vivarana (transl. by J. Singh), Delhi (Motilal Banarsidass) 1988.ff.
  22. Upanishaden: Befreiung zum Sein, Zürich (Benziger) 1986 (anthology of the Upanishads in German, reprinted as paperback. Heyne Taschenbücher, 1994).
    New edition: Upanishaden: Die heiligen Schriften Indiens meditieren, München (Kösel), 1998.
  23. Editor: Alice Boner, S.R. Sarma, B. Bäumer: Vastusutra Upanisad. The Essence of Form in Sacred Art, Delhi 1982 (3rd revised edition, 1996, 4th ed. 2000).
  24. Editor of: Rupa Pratirupa, Alice Boner Commemoration Volume, New Delhi (Biblia Impex) 1982.
  25. Patanjali, Die Wurzeln des Yoga, München (O.W. Barth) 1979ff. (German translation of the Yogasutras of Patanjali)
  26. Collaborated with R. Panikkar in: The Vedic Experience, Mantramanjari, London 1977 (Indian edition: Pondicherry 1983 and Delhi, several editions).
  27. Schöpfung als Spiel. Der Begriff lila im Hinduismus, seine philosophische und theologische Bedeutung, thesis, München 1969. (The concept of lila, its Philosophical and Theological Significance)

 

Books forthcoming

Pasyanti: Insights into Indian Traditions. Selected Articles by Bettina Bäumer, ed. by Sadananda Das, IGNCA, New Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Books

Science and Spirituality: Bridges of Understanding, ed. by Bettina Bäumer and Shivam Srivastava, IIAS Shimla and D.K. Printworld, New Delhi 2020

 

 

The Yoga of Netra Tantra, Bettina Sharada Bäumer, ed. by Shivam Srivastava, IIAS Shimla & D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2019. 2nd revised edition 2020.

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Recently published

Tantrapuṣpāñjali: Tantric Traditions and Philosophy of Kashmir, Studies in Memory of Pandit H.N. Chakravarty, ed. by Bettina Sharada Bäumer and Hamsa Stainton

India Gandhi National Centre for the Arts & Aryan Books International, New Delhi, 2018  

 

 

Utpaladeva, Philosopher of Recognition, co-edited with Raffaele Torella, Shimla, IIAS and New Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2016

 

 

Abhinavagupta’s Hermeneutics of the Absolute: Anuttaraprakriya. An Interpretation of his Paratrisika Vivarana. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2011. 2nd revised edition 2020.

Witness to the Fullness of Light. The Vision and Relevance of the Benedictine Monk Swami Abhishiktananda, co-edited with William Skudlarek OSB, New York, Lantern Books, 2011.