Updated: Apr 21
What is shakti?
She is defined as the female principle of divine energy, especially when personified as the supreme mother deity.
Shakti is energy, A nonpersonal free current of life giving force tapped through tantric means for self-empowerment
She is sexual, sensual, fierce, possessive, and exists as a personal force and a cosmic current.
As a personal force, she is Kundalini, the power that infuses the practitioner’s energy body, making one a demi-god.
Kundal in Sanskrit means both wheel and circulation, technically what it is, a circulating current of force that can be used to empower the physical and form an astral body.
There is more than one method to activate and harness Kundalini for self-empowerment.
Kriya yoga, Hatta yoga, Joga, and Tantra are examples of ways to achieve that outcome.
Kriya yoga is heavily about pranayama (pranic breathing) and requires an 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.
Why medications? Because Hatta it is unnatural and harmful for the physical to practice.
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 intense 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 devotional practice Bhakti in Sanskrit, 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, 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 have a significant psychic link to the desired goal of total unification with the Isht, It is not an arbitrary choice to make.
As a rule of thumb, the sorcerer needs to "know oneself" well before making that final choice.
No worries, though, as long as the Kundaili is running 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 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; 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 feel of the goddess, to 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.