Welcome To Class!
Tantra Magick Fundamentals
ESOTERIC BOOK CLUB
Here is this week's reading, all about TANTRA MAGICK.
"Esquires and Handmaidens" as quoted from the book, Tantra Magick...
Optionally, you may explore this Daily Rite as homework... and practice these weekly rituals... the intention is to realize the power of perspective and focus, the fundamentals of any magick or manifestation work. Report your findings and experiences in the group discussion board.
The experiment is as follows....
"The curriculum which follows is intended to explore the limita-
tions and conditionings which must be destroyed before further work
can proceed. It is very important that you keep a separate and complete
record of your twenty six weeks of sense experiment. The curriculum
cannot end after twenty six weeks. The practice of Awake/Awareness
is part of your continual growth.
The Daily Rite
There is an ancient rite or ritual which will daily assist you in this work.
You must perform it upon awakening. No special preparations are
necessary. Spend between five and ten minutes on it. Perform it while
lying in bed, upon awakening.
With both feet together, visualize that a Flame of Great Effulgence
which is the Fire at the End of Time, is kindled in the big toe of your left
foot. Imagine this purifying Flame as striking upwards, enveloping
your feet and legs up to the top of your head.
This fire is called Kalagni-Rudra, or Rudra (= Shiva = Adinath) as
the Fire consuming all at the End of Time. It purifies by burning all into
ashes, which themselves in our Adinatha line are considered sacred,
and the only thing worth leaving when we exit this world of mortals.
When all energies (Shaktis) cease to be then what is left?
Differentiate as many shades of the colour grey as you can,
always trying to remember if you have seen the same particular shade
In others' conversation listen carefully for the emotional content
and note any discrepancies between the emotional content and literal
meaning of the words the persons use.
Be aware of the taste of all foods as they are eaten. Differentiate
as many shades of taste as you can, and note preferences and dislikes.
Utilize your sense of smell, firstly by trying to be aware of the fact
you have a sense of smell.
Maintain your awareness of the ground that you walk, sit and lie
Observe the facial features of others and your reaction to people
who resemble others you may have known. What is the significance of
various lines, wrinkles, tensions?
Listen for sounds, particularly those emanating from the upper
part of the sound spectrum.
Take something you would not normally eat, and make yourself
eat it regularly until it ceases to bother you. Completely switch your diet
from what you usually eat during this week. Meditate on the significance
of edible food.
Distinguish various smell shades of one particular smell spectrum
- flowers, people, etc.
Distinguish various textures by touch of one particular class of
Look for utility and design in any given thing. Why does any
given thing have that particular shape? Move between the modifications
of nature (artefacts) and nature Herself.
Listen for vocal characteristics in people. Is any given voice soft,
deep, whining, assertive, etc? What does the voice tell you about the
How is the nature of an object changed by its setting?
Listen for sounds emanating from the lower range of the audible
Feel your body. How does muscle tension affect the shape or
tone of your body? Make a list in your diary. Look for tensions or lack
of them in other people's bodies.
Differentiate shades of blue. Record each occasion you discover
a new shade, and where/when it occurred.
Repeat the experiments in weeks one to four.
Devise for each of these weeks an experiment based on
Sight, Touch, Smell, Taste and Hearing respectively.
Consolidate your twenty-five weeks using the date you have
collected by deep thinking about the significance of the five senses, and
any possible implications.