PSYCHIC PROTECTION FOR TANTRIC PRACTITIONERS.
Tantric sexual love is a potent form of magic as well as a path
toward enlightenment. It is ritualistic in nature; even when the
act of sexual union is spontaneous, the conscious intent or will
toward the spiritual/sexual combination elevates the lovemaking to
a form of ritual. The idea of psychic protection exists in most,
if not all, forms of magical ritual, usually as a necessary, vital
way of both "beginning" and "ending" the ritual.
Naturally, an initiated Tantric couple will desire this
protection; ideally conferring it upon each other. But the
protection is vitally important for *White Tantric* practitioners
as well, when meditative masturbation and "astral Tantric union"
are practiced. In fact, it may be even more important during such
white Tantric practices, for one is physically alone and thus more
This form of protection is designed for two purposes: to prevent
sexual energy from escaping from the body, rather than being
channelled to the lover or directly to Siva; and to prevent any
outside forces to intrude, meaning any outside force which would
pollute the act. This could be as simple as loss of concentration
or desire for the quick release of orgasm overwhelming the
spiritual connotation, or as complicated as the idea of spirits or
demons of some sort intruding upon the act.
"Energy loss" may occur through the bodily orifices; also through
the pores, fingertips, and the Subtle Body. The Yogini Tantra
describes a very simple technique for preventing this energy loss:
concentrate the attention fully upon the physical and subtle body,
willing yourself to see each chakra, visualize the Subtle Body as
an aura around the physical, charged with energy. Now, using the
index and middle finger, perform *Nyasa* upon one's own body, or
the body of one's lover. *Nyasa* means "placing," and is a
technique to "seal" the physical and Subtle body. An act of Will,
or intention is required for effectiveness. Feel the energy flow
from your fingertips, see the openings seal up as you touch them.
Reciting the protective mantra: AUM BHUR BHUWAH SWA is very
helpful. This mantra is the three realms or worlds; this world,
the next, and Eternity. This mantra will help focus the mind to
the intended task.
Although different texts prescribe different areas of the body to
touch, and different ways to go about it; the Yogini Tantra
states: "Lightly, gently, softly, with the first two fingers,
touch first the head, then forehead; eyes, throat and earlobes;
breasts, upper arms, heart; navel, thighs, feet, and sexual
organs. Charge thus with the vital energy of transformation."
In order to prevent intrusion by outside influences, a field or
aura of psychic protection must be created. Even if one does not
accept the reality of ghosts, demons, or spirits as actual beings,
very few people have not, at least once, experienced sudden
feelings of fear, sadness, or emptiness during sex or
masturbation. The protective aura will prevent such feelings, no
matter what one believes their case to be; actual non-corporeal
intruders, psychological barriers, or simple loss of the
Will/intent which elevates simple biological acts to the Sublime.
The technique for creating this field is quite simple, as long as
proper intent is maintained. Again, one may chant AUM BHUR
BHUWAH SWA to keep the mind focused, if necessary. Visualize a
luminous golden aura surrounding your body, or the body of your
partner. Ideally, begin at the crown, encircle the entire physical
and Subtle bodies, back, front, sides, internal and external,
including the chakras. This golden aura corresponds to the "Egg of
Brahma" or the "mystic circle," and is a sphere of protection.
Naturally, if the sexual act is one between Tantric lovers, the
partners should visualize this protective aura around one another;
if alone, around one's own body.
As you visualize the sphere of protection, move the hands in
loose, sweeping gestures around the body. This is called "Dance of
the Hands," and may be performed, standing, moving the arms in
circular sweeps from the navel (male or female chakra) outward,
upward, downward, allowing energy to flow and protect the entire
psycho-organism. If the attention is focused and directed
properly, the solitary--or *both* partners--should immediately
feel the power, becoming energized, stimulated, and invulnerable.
Saliva is a potent protective in Taoist and Tantric tradition. The
kiss is an aspect of psychic protection, which also serves to
distribute the energies of sexual love in harmony. The Kama Sutra
lists the forehead, eyelids, cheeks, throat, breasts, lips, mouth,
thighs, arms and navel as areas ideal for protective kissing.
When the act of lovemaking has concluded, lie in embrace for a
time, with the Lingam and Yoni in contact for as long as possible.
The embrace also conveys protection, and the Lingam and Yoni will
be naturally sealed while in contact, long enough for the sexual
secretions to be fully absorbed. If the lovemaking has been
*astral* in nature, simply lie still for a time, allowing the
sexual energy to circulate and charge your body. Contract the
sphincter muscles, drawing in the vital energies of vaginal fluid
or semen. White Tantric male practitioners usually receive more
detailed instruction than can be gone into here with regard to
semen. If the ultimate has been achieved during any of the three
forms of Tantric Sex, the protection remains. However, a tradition
dictates that during the *afterglow* one should again touch the
bodily parts lightly, and visualize the golden protective aura
being drawn back upwards, re-entering through the crown chakra,
and flowing into the body to remain as an energizing, liberating
Then one should say thank-you. Western Tantric students no doubt
have their own ways of doing this. My own method is to sit on the
floor, assume Padmasana (Lotus position), lock my hands behind my
back, raise my arms, then bend forward, prostrating myself until
my forehead touches the floor, rising back up, performing the
Namaste gesture, and uttering the mantra 'AUM,' touching the hands
to the heart, lips, forehead and crown, bowing once again with
hands in Namaste above head, rising up, and thanking Siva for
taking me as his own, thanking Sakthi for allowing me to become
one with her and unite with my Lord, and finally, acknowledging
the Inner Deity, consumed with gratitude that physical and
spiritual bliss have been achieved and duality transcended.
AUM HAMSA SOHAM AUM.
D. Yogini Padma Ushas Suryananda, quotes from Yogini Tantra as
(c) 1993 Rose Dawn Scott, except as cited.
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