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1.0.0 General
 1.1.0 What is tantra?  What are its elements?
  1.1.1 Is tantra a yoga?
  1.1.2 Is tantra a religion, or a movement within religion(s),
        or is it entirely separate from religion?
 1.2.0 What distinguishes tantra from non-tantra?
 1.3.0 What is the exact relationship between tantra and sexuality?
2.0.0 Practice
 2.1.0 Is tantra an attitude, a belief, or a practice?
  2.1.1 Are there common elements in its practice, if it has any?
        If so, how do these relate to any common attitudes or beliefs?
        When you say you "practice tantra"; what do you do exactly?
3.0.0 Origins/Ideals
 3.1.0 Where and when did tantra start, if it had an origin?
  3.1.1 Are there certain types of cultures where it arises?
  3.1.2 Are there historical or fictional people associated with
        its origins?
 3.2.0 Is there an 'ideal' tantra, regardless of how it manifests
       today?  If so, what is this like?
 3.3.0 Is there an objective or ideal focus of the common tantric?
       If so, what is it?
 3.4.0 What are the essentials of 'tantric philosophy' if there
       is such a thing?
 3.5.0 How does this relate to other Eastern or Western philosophies?
4.0.0 Sociological/Cultural
 4.1.0 Are there certain sects of religious traditions which
       consider themselves or are considered by others to be 'tantric'?
 4.2.0 Are there Western forms of tantra or rough equivalents?
 4.3.0 Can tantra be found in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism?
       If so, in what forms and characters?
 4.4.0 Why do people get excited and mention sex when they hear
       the word tantra?
 4.5.0 What inhibits tantra, what stimulates it, and what kinds of
       people are more likely to practice it?
  4.5.1 Is it possible for tantra to die out?
5.0.0 Personal
 5.1.0 What is your relationship to tantric culture?
  5.1.1 Do you have some authority in it such that your responses
        ought reflect a knowledge other internet users may lack?
 5.2.0 If you practice tantra, how long have you been doing this?


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