AN INITIATION INTO THE TANTRIC PATH OF YOGA
ROOTED IN THE SHAMANIC WISDOM OF INDIA
Thursday | 10 JUNE
20:oo – 23:oo CET | 19:oo – 22:oo GMT
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“The Moon is more than a glow in the sky.
It is a psychic mirror that Tantrics learn to read,
and tune into its ever changing rhythms.
Rhythms not Man-made
but ordained by Nature herself.”
The Tantric Calendar dedicates this coming dark Moon to Saturn. Shuni Jayanti is the annual commemoration of Shuni, the dark planet. Many of the remedies and rituals of Tantra that relate to Shuni, such as the one we will engage in on Shuni Jayanti, are all about ways of getting us in touch with our shadow side. The shadow is ever there, but goes usually unseen, and it may be made up of denied, feared, forgotten and repressed feelings.
It could be said that, getting the vision of the Shadow world is the beginning of the path of Tantra. And that, the integration and work with the Shadow, is the living of Tantra. Whether it is a ritual, Mantra, or specific austerity (tapasya), the main focus of Saturn-related pursuits is that they are such, as to bring an awareness of that which we do not see.
The Hatha Yog practices of Mudra and Mantra that raise the unconscious forces will be undertaken at this particularly favourable Dark-Moon junction of Shuni Jayanti. The inner and outer Crow Mudras and The Chaya Karana practices of the Shadow will be particularly emphasised.
The Mantras related to the Crow use specific bijas, or seed syllables, that activate the unconscious sides of our Chakras. In Tantra they are secret Mantras that are carefully handled as they have very strong effect to arouse the latent spirits. Much intonations, are part of the Tantric science of sound we will explore as part of this ritual gathering.
They resonate particular frequencies of sound vibration, that activate the Chaya Nadis (shadow-energy-lines that are latent). Much of the Tantric path of healing involves bringing the spirits that rule us from the unconscious to the ear of awareness. This will be the focus on this night’s ritual.
This year Shuni Jayanti happens to fall on a Solar Eclipse. Read our Blog entry to find out more about the ways a solar eclipse can influence us and our lives. Shuni Jayanti also falls under the spell of the Krittika lunar house (Nakshatra), the Star of Fire. To read about the fascinating tales of this star constellation clich HERE.