The Book of the Secrets, Vol 1

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An in-depth and practical explanation of the 112 meditation techniques of Shiva, on which the science of Tantra is based. Conveniently arranged according to different senses and chakras, there are step-by-step meditation techniques for every man, woman and child. Techniques include: watching the gap between two breaths; watching one's moods; being aware of oneself as the one who senses; focusing attention on the third eye; making love without a partner. Meditation techniques for every possible facet of day-to-day life and an invaluable companion for every meditator.
notes
"Sixteen discourses based on the "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra" (Lord Shiva's 112 methods of meditation) and disciples' questions delivered by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh from 1st October to 19th November 1972 in Bombay, India."
This book was later published as part of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, First Series and Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Second Series, also available as a boxed set, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Two Vol. Boxed Set, which included a deck of 112 cards.
Please refer to those two volumes if you want to read this book online.
Subsequently published as part of a single volume called The Book of Secrets.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Oct 1, 1972 to Nov 19, 1972 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
16   (see table of contents)


editions

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The Book of the Secrets, Vol 1

Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

Year of publication : 1974.12
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 1
ISBN : None
Number of pages : 404
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition December 1974

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The Book of the Secrets, Vol 1

Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

Year of publication : 1975.12
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 2
ISBN : None
Number of pages : 404
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Second edition: 11 December 1975. © Copyright 1974 by Rajneesh Foundation Poona India.
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    The Book of the Secrets, Vol 1

    Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

    Year of publication : 1976
    Publisher : Thames and Hudson, London, UK
    Edition no. : 1
    ISBN 0-500-27076-7 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 402
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : First published in Great Britain 1976. © Copyright Rajneesh Foundation, Poona, India.
    Size : 203 x 132 x 30 mm
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Compilation: Ma Yoga Astha
    Editors: Ma Ananda Prem, Sw Ananda Theertha
    Printed and bound in the United States of America

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    The Book of the Secrets, Vol 1

    Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

    Year of publication : 1976
    Publisher : Harper & Row
    Edition no. : 1
    ISBN 0-06-066784-2 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 402
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes : First U.S. edition. Copyright © 1974 by Rajneesh Foundation, Poona, India.
    Size : 208 x 139 x 36 mm
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Compilation: Ma Yoga Astha
    Editors: Ma Ananda Prem, Sw Ananda Theertha
    Printed in the United States of America
    Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 75-36733

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    The Book of the Secrets, Vol 1

    Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

    Year of publication : 1977
    Publisher : Harper Colophon Books
    Edition no. : 1
    ISBN 0-06-090564-6 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 402
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : First Harper Colophon edition published 1977. Copyright © 1974 by Rajneesh Foundation.
    Size : 203 x 134 x 24 mm
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    "The sutras quoted in this book are taken from "Centering" in Zen flesh, Zen bones (Anchor Books edition, 1972 reprint), transcribed and compiled by Paul Reps, and are printed with the kind permission of the author."
    Compilation: Ma Yoga Astha
    Editors: Ma Ananda Prem, Sw Ananda Theerth
    Printed in the United States of America

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    The Book of the Secrets, Vol 1

    Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

    Year of publication : 1980
    Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
    Edition no. : 3
    ISBN : None
    Number of pages : 420
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes : Third edition March 1980. © Copyright Rajneesh Foundation.
    Size : 221 x 145 x 27 mm
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Published by Ma Yoga Laxmi
    Compiling: Ma Yoga Astha
    Editing: Ma Ananda Prem, Sw Ananda Theertha
    Design: Ma Prem Tushita
    Jacket design: Sw Anand Sangito
    Coordination: Ma Yoga Pratima
    Photography: Sw Krishna Bharti
    Processed by Rajneesh Foundation
    Printed by Selprint, Bombay
    Foreword: Ma Ananda Prem

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    The Book of the Secrets, Vol 1

    Discourses on "Vigyana Bhairava Tantra"

    Year of publication : 1980
    Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
    Edition no. : 3
    ISBN : None
    Number of pages : 420
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : (as above)

    table of contents

    edition 1974
    chapter titles
    discourses
    event location duration media
    1 The World of Tantra 1 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 44min audio
    2 The Path of Yoga and the Path of Tantra 2 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 39min audio
    3 Breath - A Bridge to the Universe 3 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
    4 Overcoming the Deceptions of the Mind 4 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 34min audio
    5 Five Techniques of Attentiveness 5 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 49min audio
    6 Devices to Transcend Dreaming 6 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 21min audio
    7 Techniques to Put You at Ease 7 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 34min audio
    8 Total Acceptance and Non-Division: The Meaning
    of Tantric Purity
    8 Oct 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 34min audio
    9 Techniques for Centering 12 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 44min audio
    10 Fulfillment Through Becoming Centered 13 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 29min audio
    11 Techniques to Penetrate the Inner Centers 14 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 30min audio
    12 Beyond Mind to the Source 15 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 17min audio
    13 Entering the Inner Centering 16 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 29min audio
    14 Changing the Direction of Energy 17 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 40min audio
    15 Toward the Untouched Inner Reality 18 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 26min audio
    16 Beyond the 'Sin' of Unconsciousness 19 Nov 1972 pm Woodlands, Bombay 1h 17min audio