Category Archives: Tantra

You Are Not Alone: Liberation. Bliss. Enlightenment.

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Ordinary Kundalini AwakeningThe mystical experience called “Kundalini Awakening” marks the dawn of enlightenment and the beginning of a blissful, empowered existence in which all manners of suffering are eliminated, or in the least are reduced to background noise. Kundalini Awakening is the portal into “moksha”, or liberation.

The new experiences, sensations, and perceptions that arise as a result of the awakening are certainly pleasurable and entertaining (in fact–the rumors are true–even the sex drive and creativity in erotic life becomes ignited to a new degree). In relation to society, the higher level of consciousness leads us to feel great empathy for all of the creations under the sun and we feel a great connection to all things, both animated and not. As far as personal efficiency at implementing projects and accomplishing desires, one becomes exponentially efficient and able to do things in a fraction of the time that other unawakened people are able to do, and it is quite normal for people to wonder what kind of magic has enchanted a person who has lived through a bonafide series of kundalini experiences.

….However, there is a paradox to this situation: when one arrives at this flood of great realizations, one also faces the reality that he is among a very small percentage of the whole population. As a result, in the absence of the support of a group of peers and guides that have experience with awakening there can be some very negative repercussions, and it is not uncommon to experience feelings of separation from others leading to depression and even misanthropy.

Furthermore–some signs of awakening being clairaudience, clairvoyance, and other forms of esoteric or paranormal phenomenon–the person may even wonder if he is going crazy. As well, friends and relatives (being completely ignorant of the beautiful transformational process taking place in his being) may perceive the person’s behavior as delusional. In some extreme cases the person may even be classified as what is termed in occidental society as “schizophrenic”… although in India most of the time these people are simply regarded as undergoing some kind of spiritual experience and the negative stigma is to a large degree removed.

Hence, although Kundalini Awakening can be triggered spontaneously and without any prior knowledge of its existence–due to the danger to the mental and even physical well being when the the body-mind-spirit complex is not prepared–it is highly recommended to walk this journey with others at a similar level as well as with at least one competent mentor who is close and readily available to respond to all forms of questions and to give clarification to doubts, and to constantly reinforce the mentality that “everything is not only okay, but it is absolutely perfect, and you are NOT alone”.

In the universe ruled by the laws of physics, there are in a very real sense no coincidences, and it is NOT A TRIVIAL HAPPENING that you are receiving this information, and your interest is a sign that your psyche is ready to leave behind the old patterns that no longer serve you and is heading towards a new, fresh state of existence.

This weekend (August 16-17, 2014) I am offering a 2-day (6 hours) workshop on Kundalini Tantra in which I am introducing systematic techniques which target and activate key points (chakras) and meridians (nadis), accelerating this process in a gradual and controlled manner. If you cannot make it to this workshop and would like to participate in the next one, please contact me directly so that we can align and connect.

As well, I offer a class every Sunday at 11 am that gives the opportunity to put into practice what has been taught and to integrate with a group of aspirants.

Prices are somewhat negotiable, so if you are interested please contact me directly and do not shy away because of a lack of funds.

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Hope. Faith. Peace. Love. Believe.

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This message came to me in the minute that followed the thought:

There is an inherent element of faith in all that we believe. Faith is an integral part in any knowledge whether it be right or wrong knowledge, fancy, sleep or memory.

This reminds me of an event in my life I can use as an anecdote:

I once met a woman who did not believe that we had ever gone to the moon. She was a firm believer that the video of Niel Armstrong landing on the moon was a fake, filmed by the government.

This in itself is a form of knowledge, and who am I to judge whether it is right or not? It would take an act of faith to believe either way that Niel Armstrong landed on the moon or not. Even if I were Niel Armstrong, I must have faith that my subjective experience is real. So even knowledge of our own self takes an act of faith that we exist.

This is of course none-other than the epistemological question.

So what about Science? The name itself implies “knowledge”. And so even the things that we “prove” using the scientific method are still in some way based in faith. In fact any scientist by profession knows that in fact there is no real proof, but only supporting evidence.

The backbone of the scientific method is a form of criticism which attempts to constantly evolve our methods to include lesser and lesser bias. Nonetheless, the only experiment that can be completely non-biased is that of the Universe in its entirety: an integral over all of space-time. Unity.

The current scientific method rejects the incorporation of pure Unity into its toolbox in that it refuses to recognize conscious experience as a valid means for information acquisition. Though, conscious experience is, without a doubt, to be included in the integral over all of space-time.

We can deconstruct this idea to show that on a more fundamental level the scientific method reduces to none-other than “Ego”, as “Ego” reduces to none-other than “Dualism”: Ego if nothing else defines individuality of a given object or being by its separation from everything else; and so with the existence of Ego there can never be one single existence, but there will always be at least two: the individual and everything else.

Therefore, even our widely accepted form of information acquisition, the Scientific Method, reflects our attachment to Ego and worship of Dualism, as it makes a distinction between the quality of knowledge obtained by objective and by subjective means. However, technological developments are taking place at an extremely rapid rate, and this rejection of a complete view is being dissolved in the current metaphysical revolution, liberating and expanding our access to absolute truth.

This is the goal of Tantra.