What does it mean to take the path of conscious masculinity? The modern times we live in certainly do not help men and masculinity. Modern men almost always lack masculine models to inspire them; they often struggle to take that inner step from boy to man and remain internally immature, unable to look within, to navigate the complex world of human emotions. Armor is often built to compensate for this, preventing deep and fulfilling human relationships. All that remains is work or rampant consumerism in the thousands of commitments of a hectic life.
Red Tantra is a personal and spiritual growth path that includes sexual energy. It is a primordial force with incredible potential; it is so powerful that it can lead to spiritual realization quickly if channeled upwards. On the other hand, sexuality does carry a strong force within human beings, which can cause them to fall into attachment quickly and become slaves of desire.
Classical vs. Neo-Tantra: These days, you can’t go three meters in a spiritual community without bumping into something labeled as tantra. Yet, there seems to be a lot of confusion about what tantra actually is. Most of the workshops and courses I’ve seen do not seem to have much in common with classical tantra, as it was practiced for centuries.
Tantra is a path that embraces life in all its forms. Even couple relationships become a practice of growth and evolution. When you are using sexual energy intensely, especially if you practice red tantra, it is not difficult to understand why the topic of polyamory (intimate relationship with several people at the same time) comes up so often.
Most likely you’ve heard this word before if you’ve spent any time practicing yoga or in a spiritual environment. But what exactly does it mean? Is it just a spaced-out trance or an altered state like you might have on some kind of drug trip? An exotic mystical vision achieved by great yogis in the Himalayas?
Not exactly: let’s look deeper and closer to home!
In the time of outer darkness, nearly every culture in the world has chosen to celebrate light.
Last week the Jewish people of the world lit the last Hanukah candles. Scandinavian girls adorned themselves with crowns of candles. Iranian families gathered to spend the solstice night eating, burning fires and reading poetry. Now we celebrate the birth of Christ, the light of Oneness Consciousness blossoming within a world of darkness.
The sacredness of the vagina in the tantric tradition The tantric tradition places great importance on sexual energy, more than possibly any other spiritual path. It’s beyond doubt that this truly is a powerful and overwhelming force. Just see how much space sexuality occupies in people’s lives, how much it affects their daily existence. Tantra teaches us to use all…
Earth, Water, Fire and Air: the four elements that make up not only the natural world but every human being, body and mind.
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