The Science of Tantra
The science of Tantra is the science of love in human form
Solitary Tantra comes first
Tantra with a partner comes second
First learn about the layers of love
The integration of spirit with matter. Since spirit is 100% love, this means that the science of Tantra is the integration of love into matter. For those who are new to this website, Anakosha has been around for decades. A little background: Anakosha started out as a swing club in 1994 and grew to become quite active. I, Diana, who am writing this, was its hostess with my husband. And then it became boring. I yearned for more than what the swinging lifestyle could give me. I wanted more love - more feelings of love.
I had known only a little about tantra, like everybody else, and so I began to search it out. I had several books in my library but had never gotten around to reading many of them. One in particular proved to be excellent. I then researched tantra online, and found more than I could absorb. And then I started researching my own journals. I had been keeping extensive journals for years, ever since kundalini awakened in 1976. I could not believe when I found in my own journals.
I found that I had been nudged in this direction for many years. It is really true that when the time is right, the teacher appears and my teacher appeared earlier than I realized. He had been nudging me in this direction all along. I learned that he has been guiding me without my conscious realization. I just assumed it was me. I am going to reveal his name because I feel he wants me to. He is an ascended master who lives on a higher plane. His name is Master Djwal Kul. He is well known by many in the spiritual circles.
After meeting David we learned we were both interested in Tantra and we discussed it at great length. I had a different outlook than David about it. David wanted to serve in the capacity of Tantric Massage and I did not want to do that. Since I was confused about this, one day during meditation I was contemplating it when the thought occurred to ask DK for advice. I knew he was a tantra master. Not many people know that. I was troubled. Why wasn't I as interested in doing Tantric Massage as David was?
I thought, "Please, will you teach me about tan - " and I was interrupted - "DIVINE tantra", he said emphatically. I was surprised. Astonished, really, and then elated. I heard him without a doubt, and he was ready to teach me. This was the beginning of a more conscious relationship with Master Djwal Kul. But it's not like the internet. I can't just call up DK and ask him a question. There has to be a legitimate need on my part and I have to ask with my whole body, mind and feelings. And he is always there.
Since that time, which completely satisfied me and set me on the right path, I have been led from book to book, website to website, teaching to teaching and person to person. From that time on the journey has been magical. I feel sure that David and I were guided together, if not by DK, then by other great beings from high realms. When the teacher agrees to take charge, when the student is ready to listen - really listen - the journey is no longer passive. It's dynamic. My main thrust of searching was HOW? How does Tantra work? What is the real truth about sex and spirituality and what secrets does ancient tantric manuscripts hold? They appear pornographic. Why is that? Why is there so much emphasis on sex?
I kept probing, asking, and being guided to new information. I learned that Tantra is the process of integrating spirit into matter, but at that time I didn't associate spirit with meaning or being love. When that association was made, there was a deluge of insight. A tsunami. It became clearer and clearer with each new piece of information that what Tantra was teaching was the process of bringing love into flesh, into the common and mundane human body that we take for granted and use every day without thinking about it.
The process of bringing love into flesh has been muddied because of the over emphasis on sex. Sex is sex is sex is sex. Always needing other people. But when it is time to study Tantra, there must be a willing shift to self, and to non-physical attributes, like love, compassion, forgiveness. One must agree to take charge of one's own mind and feelings, and turn them inward instead of looking to other people to fulfill the empty yearnings, to start cultivating thoughts of love in precious and valuable alone time. There are techniques to use when one is ready.
Matter is matter and people are human and we all need each other to build communities, homes and families to fulfill basic needs with and for each other. That's all we know until sometime, some day, something happens that the person is not satisfied with just physical. They want more. Tantra is a doorway to realms beyond the physical. It is not the only doorway, but it is the only one that connects earth and sky. It is the most practical. It is what allows us to enjoy human life with fulfillment, without having to give up anything that we love as human beings. We don't have to sacrifice anything if we know how to bring love all the way down into the body and connect it with earth. This is so hugely important, that it is no wonder it has been kept secret until the divine right time that mankind should know about it.
It all begins with self. When we want something more than what is "out there", we begin searching for it. Great treks have been undertaken over the centuries by people who would not give up the search. The holy grail. The wanting begins deep within the self. We often become diverted or distracted by the noise from outside, so we look for things outside in the material world. But it's an inside task and we alone are responsible to ourself.
In America and Europe today Tantra is being taught as a sensual-sexual practice. It is mostly practiced by women. For a price. They are very sensual about their practice and perhaps they are sexual. But they are practitioners. You pay them money and they give you a session with them. That is not true Tantra. Women relate to Tantra better than men because they are internal creatures more than men. They feel things more than men. They yearn for love because the men in their life don't provide it very well. Men don't know how to. The education is missing. Women feel the love within them, but women too make the mistake of looking outside of themselves for answers to their need for love. They yearn for someone else to love them, just as men yearn for someone to give them love.
True Tantra starts with turning the tables on that concept. Start first with self. Only the self can change an attitude. Love is awakened inside one's own skin, organs, blood, tissues, by "thinking" love into the body. By practicing techniques of visualization with love. There is where you focus your mind and your thoughts on love for an extended period, with an intention to focus on love. This takes time. It is working with self. There is a family of associated qualities linked to love - like joy, elation, gratitude, adoration, praise, happiness, dignity, grace, compassion, forgiveness, wonder, awe and more.
Qualities are vibrations. Thinking on these qualities and imagining what a particular quality feels like, like adoration for example, dwelling on adoration, brings that vibration into the brain cells and organs of the body. This is a science. This is all part of learning Tantra. It is an absorption process. This is how we begin a Tantra practice. Bringing love into the body. There is already love within the body cells, but that love must be awakened first, emotionally triggered with feeling, which extended thought provides, and then more love comes.
We must awaken to love within ourselves first before we can help to awaken the love within another. Love attracts love, and so when we awaken the love within ourselves, through focused thought and arousal of feelings, then the love in another person feels that. It is a spark of recognition. In time I will give some ideas to practice with on other pages. It does take practice. Consider it meditation. It will carry over into lovemaking with a partner.
Love is something that is locked up inside the living creature called human, inside the cells, molecules, atoms and electrons. Love can be accessed all alone, by oneself, sitting in solitude, or practiced with a partner. I have done it. For those who are searching for someone to practice tantra with, bear in mind, very few have the desire or know what you're talking about. The science of Tantra is not well known. Create a desire to know and ask your higher guides or your higher self. One of the techniques is to get to know your higher self. I'll give some ideas later as this evolves. Look inside yourself and ask what to do. You will get answers if you listen.
The majority of the population today in the United States and Europe - the western cultures - will not do this right away. Sex with someone else is too powerful a draw to sit alone in silence. But there will be a few. And in time there will be more who will understand that the key to greater love is first finding the love inside yourself. And that is done in quiet alone, using visualizations and focus on love specifically directed.