Updated: Jan 5
What is shakti?
Shakti is the female principle of divine energy in Hinduism, often personified as the supreme mother deity. It is seen as a nonpersonal, free-flowing force that can be accessed through tantric practices for self-empowerment. Shakti is described as sexual, sensual, fierce, and possessive and can be experienced both personally and cosmically.
As a personal power, she manifests as Kundalini infusing the practitioner’s energy body, transforming him into a demi-god.
In Sanskrit, Kundalini means both wheel and circulation. So technically it is a circulating current of force that can be used for self-empowerment.
There is more than one method to activate and harness Kundalini.
Kriya, Hatta, Joga, and Tantra are examples of ways to achieve that outcome.
Kriya yoga uses pranayama (pranic breathing) and requires an astral implant from a master.
Once transmitted, it settles in the base of the spine and acts as a battery and generator of Kundalini.
The second initiation of the implant generates the astral body, and the third brings about the unity of the Kundalini with Shakti.
Hatta yoga is the one most westerners know about, as the system utilizes a set of energy nods in the subtle body called chakras.
Initiation and implants are necessary for activating and aligning the chakras to certain currents.
It combines physical exercise, mantras, pranayama, and Ayurvedic medication.
Because Hatta is unnatural and harmful to the body.
In both systems, the frequency of kundalini will be determined by the specific lineage that transmits the implants.
Joga is the way of an absolute will, literally a hands-on method to manipulate energy currents.
Combined with Tantric practices such as tantric sex, intoxication, mantras, visualizations of specific patterns called yantras, and Bhakti (devotion), It awakens, enhances, and settles the Kundalini.
Through the practice of Bhakti (devotion), Kundalini becomes personified as a particular deity that determines the frequency and power of the Jogi.
There are many personified representations of Shakti, such as Kali, Durga, and Chamundani.
That personification of kundalini as a deity is called an "Isht" and has a crucial influence on the outcome.
Since forming such an intimate relationship has a significant psychic link to the goal of total unification with the Isht.
As a rule of thumb, the sorcerer needs to "know oneself" before making that final choice.
No worries, though. As long as the Kundaili runs low voltage, it is relatively safe and Advisable to flirt with different personas.
Mother, sister, lover, wife.
Each of those personifications of the Kundalini as the inner goddess has a tremendous psychological effect.
It is up to the Sorcerer to form it and, as such, a very intimate and private relationship.
The 'Isht' is the Kundalini anthropomorphized and animated, possessing the Jogi, forming a symbiotic relationship through fusion and taking the steering wheel into her hands.
Kundalini, like electricity, is a destructive force that can be harnessed and used; once stabilized as two parallel running circular currents (Kundal in Sanskrit), the sorcerer is ready for the second part of this Tantra.
Alignment of the 'Isht' with the cosmic feminine principle, the macrocosmic goddess, Mahadevi.
There are various volumes to tantra, starting with placing flowers and waving incense to the feet of the goddess, obscene rituals such as menstrual blood-drinking, and human flash consumption.
From Shakti Joga to Agora tantric Joga, it is about self-empowerment through will and devotion.
About the microcosmic current aligned with the macrocosmic current.