The Vijnanabhairava Tantra is a discourse between the first Yogi Shiva and his consort Parvati. The words 'Vijnana-bhairava Tantra' means the technique of going beyond consciousness. 'Vijnan' (also spelt Vigyam) means consciousness, 'Bhairav' means the state which is beyond consciousness, and 'Tantra' means method or technique. According to Osho Ranjeesh, this Tantra is approximately 5000 years old.
Parvati is referred to as Devi or Shakti in this text. Devi meaning Divine and Shakti meaning universal energy. This text briefly presents 112 meditation methods or centering techniques (dharanas) where the aspirant can realise and ultimately reach a higher reality.