You are Aphrodite and Adonis as soft flesh endlessly dances on flesh among the brilliant flowers of Mount Olympus. You are the roil and roll of the universe in the never ending movement of creation. You are mastodons in rut, but you are also a point of light beyond manifestation. That point explodes into a million fragments like fireworks in cosmic eternity.
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You are Aphrodite and Adonis as soft flesh endlessly dances on flesh among the brilliant flowers of Mount Olympus. You are the roil and roll of the universe in the never ending movement of creation. You are mastodons in rut, but you are also a point of light beyond manifestation.
That point explodes into a million fragments like fireworks in cosmic eternity. The two of you are one but even the one melts into nothingness. Finally, beyond thought, concept or even feeling at all is the indescribable ecstasy There is only god-consciousness in all directions and in all time which is out of time forever.
And this is Maithuna, the meditation of sex. Many people confuse Tantra with the practice of sacred sex. Tantra is a philosophy and practice for the realization of the unconditioned Self. The sexual metaphor pervades the Tantras. But, rather than a guide to better orgasms and sexual intimacy, the sexual imagery of the Tantras points to the possibility of a spiritual ecstasy, of which sexual love gives us a brief glimpse.
Tantra is a branch of yoga and spiritual philosophy, standing in contrast to most schools of Yoga, which ask you to renounce aspects of life that might be a distraction to spiritual development. Dietary restrictions, celibacy and vows of poverty, for example, are common practices. Tantra, on the other hand, asks only that when you eat or make love or drink wine, you do so consciously, with presence, awareness and non-attachment.
Thus, making love becomes a conscious sensual meditation. Accordig to Hindu mythology, the sexual and spiritual union of Shiva with Shakti gave birth to the universe. The god Shiva is seen as the embodiment of pure consciousness and his consort, the goddess Shakti, as the embodiment of pure energy.
Together they represent human existence in an erotic act of love that is a unifying, balancing, creative force. Maithuna is the Sanskrit word for union. Maithuna is yogic sexual union.
It means, act or instance of uniting two or more things into one state of being or, a spiritual uniting in order to bring about concord. This is the unity of creating one from two, an escape from the duality system in which we live. Surrounded by a society that teaches us the convoluted platitudes and attitudes of television and of advertising in a sort of perpetual adolescence of spirit, most people unlearn the sexual ecstasy that is our birthright.
However many people are adopting the perspective of sacred sexuality as a catalyst for transforming intimate relationships. Sexual voyaging should take us on journeys to incredible spaces of consciousness and union with many levels of infinite reality, but that takes unlearning much of what religion has promulgated and our parents, in their ignorance, passed on to us. Making love is a way of getting high, perhaps ultimately the only way.
We make love when we walk down the street and smile at an old person; we make love when we pet an animal. In all of our daily inter-relating with people and with things, we either create more love or break down the love that exists. Sexual intercourse is one form of making love. The following instructions use heterosexual terminology; their content, though, is valid for the coming together of yin and yang however it manifests.
This position in which the man is on top of the woman, makes it very difficult for her to adequately respond. This necessitates a real ego-loss from both partners since our society has taught the man to lead and the woman to be passive.
Even more damaging to a spiritually conscious sex life is the myth that orgasm is the summit of sexual experience. Maithuna may lead to experiences that make orgasm seem pallid by comparison, to the place of original creation where the earth emerges, cells multiply, life evolves in its many facets.
The feeling that orgasm is necessary can be an anchor grounding the personality. If the man does not come to climax, his emotional reaction may make it difficult for him to let go of his personality. On the other hand, if the woman is using fantasy or play acting to stimulate her body into rapid response, she loses touch with her partner. But prolonged moments of such separation make the most ecstatic levels of love-making impossible to achieve.
Somebody, perhaps Alan Watts, said that orgasm is a delightful punctuation in the act of making love. She will slow things down if she feels it is too fast and suggest the next move physically or verbally. To do this she needs to lose ego, to be very aware, at least in the beginning, of her own body and what responses it is giving.
Telepathic communication grows through truth-telling. Rule three; The two partners must agree to tell the truth to each other at all times. Truth, in this case, is what you are feeling or where your thoughts go.
Remain centered on each other. The Star of David is a diagram of the maithuna position of love making. The partners are facing each other, the man sitting with his legs crossed, the woman sitting on him with her legs around him.
In this position there can be no higher or lower, no first and second, no beginning and no end. So pick an unpressured day or evening. To touch the aeons takes a feeling of unfettered leisure.
Start slowly. Take a bath together. Throw rose petals in the bath water; light candles and incense so that the bathing place itself becomes an altar. Look each other deep in the eyes until faces shift and thoughts fade. Tell each other how much you care. Now is the safe time to let go of anything held back, any untruths, fears, equivocations.
Touch softly on the face, the shoulders, the hair. After your bath dry each other with soft towels and rub yourselves with sacred scents, perhaps with amber in pure oil. Lie down in front of a fire or on a bed with soft blankets, and massage each other with long, slow movements of hands and arm. Breathe deeply. As you massage each other, be aware of the moment. Your world right now is that spot where fingers meet back.
Concentrate on it. Where flesh touches flesh, you two are already coming together in a sacred space. When you are ready, sit up comfortably and face each other. Your legs can be crossed if you are at ease that way, or you can prop yourselves against pillows or even in a very large chair. If you use consciousness expanding sacraments, now is a good time to partake of them. Behold god and goddess existing beyond your bodies and yet in them, beyond your personalities and yet acting through them.
Be conscious. Like a Picasso portrait, you may see simultaneous faces, one imprinted on the other. Deepening your meditation as you look at each other third eye to third eye, you may see that third eye actually manifesting on the flesh between and just above the eyebrows. If you need to pull your attention away, stop and discuss that need, what you were thinking about and why. In your growing telepathic sensitivity, there is nothing to be ashamed of, and there is everything to share.
The inner core of you has been waiting so long, lifetimes perhaps, for this very moment of intimacy. This eye meditation is so powerful that you may just want to practice this yoga for several days without having union on any other level.
The longer you practice it, the closer you will get, and the higher genital union will be when you finally come to it. Maithuna is the art of vibrational rather than frictional sex. You may move in The Great Dance, but not until your bodies tell you that it is time. Expect nothing. Make no demands. Just as waves of sound move together in resonance or discord, if the vibrations are not integrated and in harmony between you and your partner, true union is impossible to achieve yet.
This is a meditation in concentration. This is a visualization, not in the mind, but in the flesh. The Goddess or God is sitting before you as vulnerable and open to love as you are. It wears the face and form of your Loved One. Take as much time as you need to appreciate and truly feel each other as Deity. This gift and wonder is given those who truly yearn to find the cosmic love that irradiates everything on all levels of reality. After a space of time, however long or short it may be, you will want to touch each other, to feel the warm of flesh.
Fingers gently move in unison, dance together in the air in a lingering caress that neither leads nor is led but is a simple knowing of each other. You touch on shoulders, face, on breasts.
You may lose consciousness of which are fingers and which is the receiving skin as your two bodies slowly become one body caressing itself. Rise and fall on the varied levels of awareness. You may feel humor, happiness, sadness or even journey beyond any feeling, lost in the dance of sweet flesh touching flesh.
Eventually you will want to be closer. At last the need for closer contact develops. Bodies come close together in a sweet glow of soma. Knowing almost without words where and how to move but using gentle words when they come. Becoming One as centuries wheel and time collapses on itself.
When you know that the time is right, your bodies will come together even more intimately.
Maithuna is the most well-known of all tantric rituals — it is practiced by the Dakshinakara tantric line right-handed path as well as by the followers of the Vamacara tantra left-handed path. Historical: over a long time period, often a whole year long, participants would be tested by a Guru, before they were initiated into the group. In this process not only the physical, but above all the spiritual aptitude maturity would be tested. Our focus will be the Maithuna ritual. In the Hindu tradition the tattvas are viewed as bodily desires, and categorized as obstacles to achieving enlightenment. That is why they are forbidden — this is in keeping with the other big religions which damn everything of the body and the senses.
In China ist dies der Tag des 8. Mondmonats nach dem traditionellen chinesischen Kalender, der Tag des Mittherbstes. Dadurch ist dieser Vollmond etwas besonderes. Um Mitternacht einer Vollmondnacht potenziert sich das Yang im Yin. Darum haben wir den Es werden keine Foto- oder Filmaufnahmen zugelassen.