• Almog Yarden

A sound relationship with Shakti

Updated: May 7

In the Hindu culture, women are not equal, which, much like Lilith, Na'ama, and other powerful Shakties, doesn't fly with Kali. However, I’m pretty sure that plenty of other Goddesses holds the same stand regarding gender equality.

What is Shakti?

She is defined as the female principle of divine energy, especially when personified as the supreme deity.

Shakti is energy, A nonpersonal free feminine current of life force tapped through tantric means to empower the practitioner.

She is sexual, sensual, fierce, possessive, and exists as personal energy and a cosmic current.

As a personal current, she is Kundalini, the force that infuses the practitioner’s energy body, making him a demi-god.

Tantra’s goal is twofold, to achieve unification with inner shakti (Isht) and align her with the cosmic current.

There are many personified representations of Shakti, such as Kali, Durge, and Chamundani.

In draconic sorcery, we have Lilith and Na’ama, albeit through a different school of thought.

There is only one safe way to work with her: to form a personal relationship based on respect and love.

From first-hand experience 'Ardhanarishvara's “Lord Who Is Half Woman,” the Transvestite version of ‘Shiva,’ who is Half Shakti, elegantly presents this idea of unification through his cult.

This particular LHP sect of sadhus practices such a potent form of Tantra that even my Guru in the Haridwar Kumbh Mela was paying them for (my) protection as being me, I had to get myself involved with them:-D.

Mother, sister, lover, wife...etc. Each of those personifications of the Goddess has a tremendous and very different effect on the practitioner.

Yet, unconditional surrender and worship by a male practitioner will undoubtedly end in castration as much as with any mundane relationship with a strong woman.

To paraphrase another practitioner, "become part of her collection of testicles.”

Seeking out self-empowerment and, at the same time, subjugating your masculinity to Lilith is contradictory, and even though I do keep an alter and feed her daily of my essence, it doesn't mean throwing myself as a rug on her feet.

Besides, I consider myself a successful postfeminist man who internalized gender equality principles without flushing my masculinity down the drain.

Lilith and Na'amah stand for gender equality and appreciate strong man who values themself as much as they respect femininity.

Standing for your right to be treated as an equal partner in the relationship is imperative.

As a rule of thumb, as much as you strive for unification with shakti, you must strive to become Shiva, the nonpersonal male principle of divine energy.

My current relationship with Lilith is of a sister and friend.

With Na’amah, a lover, a door opener, and a friend.

They hold my hands through the hardship of maturing and nurture me to become the man I am for them to possess.

Their guidance and support are essential for me, psychologically, spiritually, and energetically. My desire to unite with them grows daily, yet giving up on my boundaries is not an option.

I am to be possessed, not to become a possession.

Who is your Shakti? What is the nature of your relationship?

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