WISDOM OF THE GODDESS
QUEEN OF ELEMENTAL HEALING
WEDNESDAY THE 7th OF SEPTEMBER
20:00 – 22:00 CEST
19:00 – 21:00 GMT
21:00 – 23:00 BG
14:00 – 16:00 NYC
Your body is the entire creation
To know you is to fade into infinity.
One becomes a friend to all when you are close
Without you we one sees fiends and foes on all sides.
You reveal the secret of the shadow,
for shadows exist everywhere in creation.
The folds of your femininity are hidden in shadows.
Those who want to know you in depth
must move into your shadows.
The Mahavidya Goddess Bhuvaneshvari is the guardian of the manifest universe.
Her name means Goddess of all worlds.
The spirit that pervades everything comes into physical manifestation and is reflected in the body of Bhuvaneshvari.
Many of Bhuvaneshvari’s hymns begin with describing her body as being the entire creation.
She be the ruling Queen of the 5 Panchabooht spirits. Pancha means 5, and Bhoot means spirit.
The Panchabooht are the 5 elements of the phenomenal world that are connected to the 5 forms of elemental spirits.
1) Bhumi (earth)
2) Jal (water)
3) vayu (air)
4) Agni (fire)
5) Space (vayu)
These five elements are connected to different elemental spirits.
The physical manifestation of the Panchabhoot spirits, occur by the subtle forces intersecting with the physical world.
Bhuvaneshvari is the one who stands at that intersection.
Bhuvaneshvari is the one who unfolds the spiritual energies into the manifest phenomenal sensual world.
The elemental spirits live as a collective in the particular element they are connected to and Bhuvaneshvari is the one who binds them together.
Her ritual is very much about working with the elements.
By focusing and working on a particular element, the spirits of that element are expanded or reduced depending upon the focus.
The right balance of elemental energies gives health and harmony in our lives.
Conversely, the imbalance of elemental spirits can manifest as all manner of disturbance in the physical and spiritual aspects of our lives.
Tantra works on balancing the Panchabhoot, through specific Mantra and Mudra that affect the different Panchbhoot energies directly.
The evocation of a particular element is part of the subtle art and science of Tantra. Tantra offers us many tools and techniques for working with and balancing the elements.
Mantra and Mudra are employed to this effect, and are in turn enlivened by Bhaav.
Bhaav is the mood or attitude of aligning with a particular energy.
Bhaav is the inner quality that brings life to the structure.
In this ritual we will work with the Bhaav attitudes of the 5 elemental spirits.
By aligning to a particular Bhaav, and evoking that quality within oneself – through a mixture of inner focus and outer technique – we generate that quality and bring it into focus.
By evoking the Bhaav (quality) from within ourselves, we can quite literally move the spirits.
Through focus, the forces of the 5 spirits of Panchabhoot are brought to motion.
Static energies brought to movement can lead to opening knots and liberating Karma.
This could be one of many descriptions for describing Tantric ritual.
Work with Bhuvaneshvari is the work with the 5 elements.
She be the Shakti that generates and sustains the 5 elements… bringing brings them into harmonic relation with each other.
Physically, the ritual worship of Bhuvaneshvari is a grounding work.
She be eternal queen behind the manifestation of our spiritual forces into the garments of matter.