'Tantra' Chapter

Tantra

Mindlessness isn’t tantric, aimlessness isn’t tantric, but pain, pleasure, bliss and void, these are tantric. Tantra is Gnostic, so the way is valid. It can be broadened perhaps by looking at tradition, but the way of tantra is experiential. Tantra deals with the passions. One of the first lessons of tantra; your unity is not your unity. It is unity between you and the all. You are not alone. The way starts in the root. Root and crown are one in unity. You are flesh. In tantra the flesh isn’t evil. It’s a mirror of spirit. Flesh is a mirror to spirit in tantra, but you don’t experience that by rejecting any portion of your energies.

What is seen when you look at all this? A more sacred communion I have never known.

“The Tantric way is open to all the richness of human nature, which it accepts without a single restriction. It is probably the only spiritual path that excludes nothing and no one, and, in this way, it corresponds to the deep aspirations of men and women today.” Daniel Odier, Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love, Page: 22

Sexuality and Spirituality

In spiritual pursuits there has always been an element of sexuality. But as far as the philosophies go, like many other things, there have been two paths. Seemingly opposed. One path of austerity and moralism. “Pure” pursuits of selflessness, etc.… Seek More

Tantric Practice

Normally, Tantric rites are observed in a very sacramental way. Selective diet before the coming together, contemplative meditation, prayer to ready the participants mentally and emotionally because during the embrace there is surrender. Totally for the female, and surrender in… Seek More

Woman’s Place

Tantra is seen as dark, especially among the Ophites. A Tantric practicing Gnostic Christian sect for who the serpent was both eros and wisdom. Thus sex became separate from religion in Christianity. Most of the sexual beliefs in Christianity came… Seek More

Sexual Values

The idea of the matriarchal society is strong in a lot of cultures. Matriarchy by spiritual and not military leadership and the two coexisting. In the Yezidi culture (the non Islamic Kurds), women are not made to wear veils by… Seek More

Tantra Personal Practice

We were warned off of Tantra from someone, and about practising and discovering it for ourselves. That it was dangerous. Well actually any religion is, but fear is a cult dogma and there are those who take the sacred and… Seek More

Parts of Yourself

To overcome, some require some rather dramatic stuff. Familiar at all with any of the mystery cults? They are called cults only because some insights could only be shared when the disciple was ready. Like the elusian mysteries, notice the… Seek More

Karma Yoga

Tantrism tends to be karma yoga. Liberation by exhausting the karmas, positive or negative. In the tantric view you willingly incure positive karma in sex. Delve into it. Lose yourself in it, and by doing so see it for what… Seek More

Yin and Yang

You may seek surrender yet people don’t seem willing to let you, and they accuse you of not being responsible so you obey. But in obeying that, you disobey your spirit who needs the surrender to be whole. Where you… Seek More