Tantra

Tantra is a new age idea, but it has existed for over 65,000 years according to Jeffrey Wolf Green who teaches a form of it was being used by temple initiates in ancient Egypt.  It is so popular now that there are even TV shows espousing the virtues of Tantric societies, but the knowledge of using sacred sexuality to consciously exit the body through the crown chakra, has little to do with copulating or relationship exercises.  It has to do with opening the kundalini and the heart to universal access to the divine.  Here at the ET we have three really good interview with people who know a thing or two about Tantra. II trust you will enjoy these interview and their insights, the editor, Tashi…

 

Interview with Miranda Shaw

In Tantric Buddhism I see the male principle as the consort to the female…If you look in a dictionary, consort implies subordination. So I use this term for the male because in the Tantric text the male is subordinate to the female, in the sense that the female is more likely to have a direct unalienable relationship with reality, by virtue of having a female body which is an extremely complex intricate instrument of reality calibration…(Read more)

TANTRA..An Interview with David Germano

David Germano teaches at UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. His position is Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Traditions. He teaches Tibetan language and also Tibetan literature, which is often Tantric in nature. His graduate seminars focus on Tibetan Tantric Buddhist traditions because this is the main field where he has his own specialized research. As well this complements what other people are doing in the department. He is translating and studying the Tantric tradition of the Nygima Tzokchen texts…(Read more)