I bow to that One Goddess in the form of Self-consciousness,
in whom this universe that appears as an external objective existence
in the state of manifestation, shines,
on the disappearance of agitation,
in the state of the Unsurpassable Reality.
(Abhinavagupta, maṅgalaśloka to Parātrīśikā Vivaraṇa)
Study of the texts, especially Abhinavagupta, since 1976, intensified and deepened since initiation into the tradition by Swami Lakshman Joo in 1987.
Since then translations and studies of texts into German and English,
teaching of texts of the tradition along with spiritual practice for the last 20 years, in Europe and in India.
Video recordings of Bettina Bäumer's teaching on Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra and Netra Tantra are now available on YouTube.
Audio/video recordings of her teachings on various texts of Kashmir Shaivism are also available from the following institutions:
- Deer Park Institute, Bir, HP (www.deerpark.in)
- Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh (www.ahymsin.org)
The Yoga of Netra Tantra, Bettina Sharada Bäumer, ed. by Shivam Srivastava, IIAS Shimla & D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2019. 2nd revised edition 2020.
Utpaladeva, Philosopher of Recognition, co-edited with Raffaele Torella, Shimla, IIAS and New Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2016