Saturday, October 30, 2010

Divine Union in Tantric Relationship

Tantra teacher Lokita Carter discusses how Tantric relationships can be a path to ecstatic living.
In the bedroom, most of us have (some more, some less) experienced the great moments when time and space disappear, and merely the togetherness of two lovers remains. At the moment of merging the bodies and souls together into the orgasmic flow, our gates open to a new dimension and we reach a state of altered consciousness. For me and my partner, this is a spiritual experience. Thus I have found Tantra with my partner to be the easiest, the hardest and most sacred form of spiritual practice. Ultimately, Tantric practices give me the opportunity for more love, better sex and practical spirituality.

Tantra mythology suggests that union is achieved by merging our male and female principles—pure consciousness and pure energy. Energy is represented by the female divine power, Shakti. Consciousness is represented by the male divine power, Shiva. In the ancient myth of India, the marriage of Shiva and Shakti is considered to be Divine Union, a fundamental concept of Tantra. Read more

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