The Gurus of India presented many paths to Ascension, as defined as "divine presence-spaciousness" (Kether/Brahman), which is essentially the flow of consciousness through the human vessel in a clear fashion sans the oscillation of the monkey-mind. Though the monkey-mind may be present, the adept's consciousness is like the sky which does not cling to the clouds that pass through, or the adept at least knows how to let such clouds dissolve once the adept has engaged a little "know thyself". Such entails not just thoughts, but the correlating emotions, much of which is embedded in the subconscious unknown to the conscious aspects of the adept, which may plunge the adept through a "dark-night" processes when walking such paths. Swami Vivekananda was an adept who attained a significant degree of "spaciousness", and hence, articulated the numerous structures of Hinduism to assist adepts. A text on point would be his Raja Yoga, which essentially entails having a calm lifestyle that does not overly engage the mind, to settle the mind, to move beyond the mind during meditation for the no-mind states of Samadhi (Sat-Awareness, Chit-Existence, Ananda-Bliss). Such yogic states was provided to Vivekananda via transmissions through his Guru, Sri Ramakrishna. (Streams of Yogic and Mystic Experiences, History of Science, Philosophy, and Culture in Indian Civilization).
India has kept numerous traditions and practices alive, despite the numerous conquests and continuing consistent attempts to negate Gurus and Hinduism in general. Especially in India which still faces massive issues of conversionists, it really has been Indian Gurus which kept the tradition of moving from animistic-shamanic practices of the lower sephriot of the Qabalah, into the supernal triad of "divine-presence" as taught as Self-Realization. As an example, such is continually presented by Nithyananda's ashram, where the author has been more than privy to his ashrams prior legal issues, including extensive lack of evidence based complaints ensuing from hearsay witch-hunts, all from individuals (highly financed) who want to see the organization, and Hinduism in general, falter. As I have found in observing his ashram on and off for the past decade, Nithyananda is simply a channeler for higher aspects of SadaShiva, which matches the Draconian gnosis provided by Bill Duvendack's invocation to Shiva. (Duvendack, Bill, etc., Awakening Lucifer). The Gnosis of Shiva simply being that of one's own Atma-Consciousness stretching the inner boundaries within the vessel. Such can be intense, where Shiva is known as the Lord of the Mad Saints. Moreover, like most that have connected with the "I Am" aspect and conduct transmissions, healings, activations, etc., Nithyananda provides the same to his ashram via having his devotees connect with him as Guru and receive downloads where the adept must also similarly channel SadaShiva. In other words, as proper under tantra in doing puja, the adept must state the invocations from the perspective of Shiva, as shown as Stillness with Multi-Dimensional Unity-Oneness-Consciousness, to properly empower the adept by means of "divine will" (masculine logos) such vibrational prayers or "divine energy" (feminine sophia). Nithyananda's ashram is simply Advaita meets right hand path (agamas) tantra.
However, unlike the dualist programming feels of New Age "Light Language" presented by teachers afraid of the dark and harsher emotions such as anger (tamas-aghora), Nithyananda's ashrams sits for hours with their kundalini turned-on invoking Vedic deities to the inner Havan-Kund-alini. Most in the new age are using "law of attraction" by means of "vision board" manifestation, where they are simply just using the interpretation and motives of the monkey-mind (and it's numerous dualist identity bubbles, including the purity-angelic nonsense) to draft the emotive lifestyle they wish to manifest. In comparison, we have the Vedic Goddess' (Goddess Vak) ability to manifest galaxies via vibrational sound establishing the tradition of mantriks, utilizing both yin/yang aspects as the world of matter is of an oscillating dualist nature. Hence, to allow the human vessel, particularly if clairsentient-sensitivities are developed, to be enveloped in "twilight language", or tantrik mantras holding bija-seeds to sprout in the adepts vibrational field, creates a vibrational powerhouse beyond the monkey-minds interpretive analytical skills. Surrender to the vibrations of the bija to allow the vibrations to move the adept to another higher-wider perspective, and hence, another manifest timeline.
Moreover, as Nithyananda's ashram utilizes ancient practices, and seeks to return to and practice proper techniques from the Saiva Agamas (Right Hand Path; Nigama-Left Hand Path), Nithyananda also reads the Akashic records to his audience to return teachings from ancient scriptures to his ashram. From what I've seen, Nithyananda's camp may be the closest to a Harry Potter type magickal revival, moving beyond Advaita as per the tantras. Reading from the Akashic records is a Saiva practice, which most likely may have stemmed from Ancient Lemuria. (Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Lemurian Scrolls). The Akashic records, is creation by and through the Sanskrit alphabet (from Ak to Ksa), or "pure sound vibrations" as described by the channeled material of Ra in the Law of One. To read such records is a wonderful source for "know thyself", where through the use of Archangel Michael (or other record keeper), the adept may work on core issues at the root which will assist the adept in quickly moving through attached-habits and lessen the burden of the emotional backlash of the dark nights. (Recommend: All listed under "My Sadhana" column).
It is important to understand that in Advaita, Guru worship is typically found, as is usually supported by the fact that adepts tend to project significant gratitude to a teacher who has helped them pass a significant threshold in the way they perceive their lives. Moreover, as found through the works of Dr. Lauren Cielo in healing clients, the clients' ensuing bodily euphoria post-healing may be taken as intense loving feelings, which then the Guru-Healer-Teacher must attempt to dissuade any projections thereof. Advaita Gurus know, that attachment to Guru can be a major issue, nonetheless, trust would be required for the adept to psychologically drop (surrender) to the Guru's transmission (gnosis) and ability to handle psychological triggers during the ego-death process. As such, Guru Ramana Maharshi utterly despised organizations, and Nithyananda told his ashram back in 2011 that organization would be his "sin", but necessary to spread the work-product. It is also important to note that most organizations, and the devotees, are typically not governed by the Guru. Some of us would rather meditate than deal with procedural process, as no gold or other externalities can compare to the PhiloSophia Stone of the "I Am". For many ancients, such as the Aztecs, gold is basically decoration and clothing, and maybe an energetic conduit for those alchemists working with metals. Some may know of the inner vibrations of the color of gold, bringing us to "as within, so without", or such could be a programming to collect a resource needed by bloodline-elites tracing back to Mesopotamia. Nonetheless, Nithyananda has attempted to provide "ascension" teachings and transmissions to a "traditional" audience, who are mostly unaware of Saivism as such are typically the practices of those who do not fit the Brahmanic caste system. Hence, your typical Hindu pundit stuck in the folklore of the puranas, fails to comprehend the caliber of Saivism, particularly when the Guru has attained a significant level of Advaita. Most Hindus practice dualist Vaishnava, never realizing that the ten (10) avatars of Vishnu are "ascension" stepping stones to flower as your own "Sri". As stated frequently, Nithyananda's intent has been to show that each adept is Shiva him/herself with multidimensional-unity consciousness, or the "kingdom of heaven is within you" and there are "many mansions".
The current Western World continues capitalizing on Yogic tradition, all the while degrading it to further market radish spirituality ripened with egoic-identity attachments to Samsara, drastically fails in comparison to the caliber of Indian Gurus. Not to degrade any shamanic traditions, as I have noted the blessings (non-intoxicant setting; transmissions and messages) of incredible Huichol shamans who are not conditioned into Western duality, but frightening dualist religious belief-systems have created teachers who will use religious figures to push egoic-agendas under a divine messianic complexity, such as a push for an economic system. I will always be wary of anyone who uses a religious figure, especially Jesus whose entire life was hidden (Essene), where examples, teachings, transmissions, may be easily taken out of context as we've seen with Pauline Christianity. Nonetheless, when teachers express as such, simply understand the intent behind their statements, or motives in terms of bettering humanity, as we are all just adepts walking each other home. The pain of duality had been too hard for many of us, to truly let go for the harmony of duality (yin/yang), as ego-death and shadow-work can be terrifically terrifying. The Essenes were a hidden organization with different practices (baptism), scholars holdings texts predating Jesus by 1000 years and anything older than what the Romans used to craft their agenda via Creed of Nicea, which then pushed the eradication of the "heretics", today known as Gnostics (including Luciferian; Duvendack mentioned above is an Ex-Mystical Christian). The Essenes quietly and humbly paid their taxes-tithing, so they were not bothered by the Pharisees and Sadducees, up until Jesus opened his mouth and debated with them. Some say he was not Essene because Jesus was outspoken, but let's just say we probably know how much it sucks to bite our tongue when we see bullshit, especially wider perspectives. The Roman empire needed to destroy two particular traditions to keep power, which merged with the Cult of Mithra. Does the reader need a hint on which two traditions, wildly taken out of context?
Back to the East, when Alexander the Great (Student of Aristotle) reached India, he took note of the individuals the Greeks labelled as "GymnoSophists", and sent some of his team members home to tell the Greeks that the Greeks were living incorrectly. He had noted the abundance and luxuriousness of India including her palaces, but had stated that the Indian People would rather walk around naked philosophizing. Alexander kept an Indian Guru with him, Kalanos, who Yogiraj Siddhanath has addressed as Babaji under the name as correctly pronounced Kala-Agni (Time-Fire). (Yogiraj Siddhanath, Babaji). Under Kalanos guidance, Alexander continued his sadhana until his death, leaving the world his last spiritual message, by leaving his hand dangling out of his coffin. Such expresses, though one can conquer matter, what is the purpose if the adept leaves with nothing. Be in this world, but not of it.
When it comes to the Ascetics for modern times, I have not heard of anyone outdoing The Walking Shiva of Varanasi, Trailanga Swami. The reader can further research this Siddha, and connect with His ascetic spiritual Daughter Shankari Mataji through the mantra found in Paramanad Saraswati's Trailanga Swami and Shankari Mataji. Nonetheless, he was known to be a well-accomplished Siddha, who also confirmed the siddha-abilities of Sri Ramakrishna to an audience who simply thought Ramakrishna was nuts. One of Trailanga Swami's devotees, was also the Tantrik Aghori-Bhairavi (Witch) who provided Smashan (cemetery) Kali Diksa for Ramakrishna to practice Left Hand Path Sadhana (cleanse, harness, and utilize the central nervous system to properly handle Tamas vibrations). Nonetheless, as has been shown by Trailanga Swami, the ascetic path holds significant validity, where such was also shown by Jesus, Siddharta, and Mohammed.
Traditionally, the Hindu adept was to take on asceticism during the fourth and last stage of one's life, where one is ready to retire from society. Such seems appropriate, where the adept is of the age of having lived out certain desires and can then retire to practice techniques to help the adept let go of samsara, or a deconditioning. As stated above, Vivekananda discusses a particular lifestyle in his Raja Yoga, to mainly subdue the monkey-mind's activity, to have the body reach a sleep-like state resting perfectly in a properly positioned asana, to make sure the state of "no-mind" or samadhi is undisturbed. Such results in an ego-death process, where the adept may face a "dark night of the soul" while doing "shadow-work" of clearing the subconscious. Thereafter, the adept would need to transcend "heavenly" or "highly desired" attachments to samsara, or egoic-identity bubbles such as culture, creed, caste, gender, etc., all of which are simply clouds in the sky of the adepts consciousness which the adept clings onto in their dance with the delusion-maya. The quickest route for those who would want the blessings of such asceticism, will simply just need to be around an Advaita Guru who has accomplished "divine-presence spaciousness" to a significant degree. In Saivism, Guru must be Shiva himself, or the adept must seek Kali Ma's assistance (Kundalini). Advaita Gurus all teach the same thing, which are not teachings at all, but pointers to direct the monkey-brain to drop for the moment where the adept can linger in the spaciousness of the background to the thoughts and emotions. Such is quite similar to the mind-gap thoughtless feeling, when asked with a Zen adage, such as "if a tree falls in the forest, but no one is near to hear it, does it still make a noise" or the sound of "one hand clapping". To sit with an Advaita Guru, is the crack-cocaine form of practicing Zen-Buddhism. Though, many Advaita Gurus may still need a Guru to move beyond certain identified conditioning's, where the adept must use discernment where the Guru should hold significant clarity in presenting the "Primal" True Self. Really, these Advaita camps and Gurus should just unify and have the same damn conversation, over and over, until more and more spaciousness is opened up within everyone (competition is over when soul signature is uniquely expressed). Nonetheless, any Advaita Guru who can provide what I call the "Samadhi Blanket" has attained a significant level to assist other adepts, where the rest is simply pointing out and talking each other out of subtle conditioning to be absolved by "divine presence". (The ones I enjoy: Bentinho; Mooji; and Fred Davis).
To move beyond Advaita, as Guru Adi Shankara had found after transcending Deities for Self Realization, the blessing of the Goddess Sri Sodashi arose, providing the mantrik with an arsenal of vibrations to anchor in the energies of "celestial heaven" or Mt. Meru via the Sri Chakra. Moreover, Tantriks-Luciferians have established that the Goddess' blessings are required to move back down the Qabalist Tree of Life/Death, where moving downwards from Binah/Satariel, the Goddess is sought quite possibly to clear the occult chakras located at the back of the skull. (Recommend: Ms. Elizabeth Lund; See Also the Grimoire Tree of Qliphoth, Temple of Ascending Flame regarding Kali Ma). Hence, traditionally and continuing esoterically, Advaita Gurus under the tantrik traditions took Gnosis significantly deeper as Shiva has described in numerous tantrik texts. Moreover, for the Western New Age teachers competing with Gurus, so far, it has only been Nithyananda's camp that has provided Sri Yantra/Chakra activation, and powerful mantra dikshas to the masses more powerful than your gemstones (at least synergy 12), while the the New Age camps are merely "talking" with slight energetic transmission/variations from entities/egregores/thought-forms. For Nithyananda to call himself "Shiva", would be a lot like this adept, who since 2014 has used mantra to move into and match Kali Ma's vibration, which includes her constantly guiding me, cleaning me, and shockingly protecting me by teaching me malediction practices. It's one thing to go back to typical samsaric life with slightly wider creative abilities, it's another thing to go back to samsaric life where the deceased of your professional clients look over your shoulders when doing work. I'm not bragging about being Kali Ma, as it sucks walking around being ego-death to people. Nonetheless, the temple ashram life is excruciatingly intimidating to me, where I find much of it may be drastically unnecessary. However, during the Sri Yantra activation webinar, Nithyananda asked that his ashram become "progressive". I feel Nithyananda may be the last of the traditional Gurus as humanity steps into its shoes. From my seeking, the purports of Gurus should be Ego-Death, to assist adepts get-over themselves, to see/feel/be wider perspectives, where all else seems to be "permission slips" as such. Nonetheless, like other Indian Gurus, Nithyananda has actually made his presence known within my bedroom, and has actually provided me with special mantrik dikshas outside of the typical webinar activation. Hence, he is the real thing, but adepts should be warned and protected from Vashikaran.
(However, thank you for the Gurus-Teachers who keep it "real" and disclose where they are at in their process, as we are all each others stepping stones, mirrors. I have had difficulty in understanding what's happening inside of me, mostly because I am not to understand "logically". But I've pushed it with LHP practices in terms of Mantra, where I'm attempting to "scientifically" understand "visions" and "energy manipulation" in contrast to the simplicity of just being spacious with "Self" and what is to become of this adept's human vessel via means of Yoga thereof, where I'm coming to believe that anything is possible once I am able to sort through numerous delusional trappings that block inspiration. For those who have a preference for Higher Self in contrast to the Lower Self, well, if you still eat tangible-food, you also have within you the ability to upgrade the meal, if you understand that "it is not the spoon that bends". In addition, megalomania is something adepts of the LHP have to consistently "check-themselves" regarding as the adept begins to feel vibrationally "empowered" particularly as the inner beast holds a bit of a predatory nature. Once the "fight or flight" response has released much of the psychological baggage, we'll just say, beasts don't have heavy psychological conditioning known as karma when they are unleashed. Hence, the reason why Thuggees worshiped Kali Ma, and followed a different moralðical standard befitting their Tamas nature. However, I see megalomania as an issue that can arise well beyond LHP practices. These adepts must embrace the wisdom of power as a high-vibrational field can create quite a glamour).
Nonetheless, many are extremely glued to samsara and the oscillation of the monkey-minds thoughts-emotions roller-coaster, where such adepts will have extreme difficulties in hearing the pointings of Advaita Gurus. The monkey-mind will fight back, as triggers abound, and humans are typically "full-of-themselves" where many are simply not ready for ego-death beyond shadow-work. Such gurus, or rather Western anti-Gurus, are typically opposed to Lunar practices as they have built a career on shadow work and an "angelic egoic-identity bubble" keeping such adepts perpetually running from what their monkey-mind interprets as dark. Such adepts have merely combined ancient practices with limited understanding, and convoluted such with dualist egoic personal agendas, all the while not realizing they are flocking sheep to their new ignorant religion. Wheel them in with healing abilities, and a new "religion" with "reverends" to tithe before is born. Despite numerous Western teachers stating not to go to India, or sit in a cave, etc., such teachers have yet to drop the monkey-mind, distorting the integrity of actual spirituality in separation of spiritual materialism. Nonetheless, such is not exactly inaccurate as the context of the teachers comments needs to be assessed, where through Guru Lahiri Mahasaya who channeled Babaji, we are provided the householder practices of Kriya Yoga where the adept can "be in this world" with enjoyment, and also "be not of it" in terms of transcendence.
As taught by the ethereal Babaji who is equated with Lord Shiva, Guru Lahiri Mahasaya began the Self Realization lineage that includes Sri Yuketswar (A Siddha who kept his passion of Astrology), Paramahansa Yogananda (Autobiography of a Yogi), and Sat-Guru Yogiraj Siddhanath. Such entails Kriya Yoga practices, that are essentially designed to assist the adept clear the mind, proper breathing techniques to return to the natural ways of breathing, and running inner "channels" to move the flow of energy which often has an internal cleansing process. (See JC Stevens, Kriya Secrets Revealed). Hence, such practices are akin to traditional Saiva practices (See Vijnanabhairava) as well as Taoist Alchemical practices (See Yang Jwing-Ming, Embryonic Breathing; or anything Mantak Chia). Such techniques not only help direct the mind, lead chi-shakti through awareness around within the human vessel, charge the bodies battery at the sacral-lower dantien, but release numerous psychological blockages increasing the adepts sensitives and subtle psychic senses, as the adept begins the process of becoming a Siddha. The Indian Cult of Kubjika further provides the chakra system, where today, most follow a seven (7) chakra system, which are essentially ways to engage seven (7) different aspects of the psyche, which is tied both to the bodies nervous system/organs/ganglia as well as the more ethereal bodies as in such practices will have a transmutation effect thereof. Further, the practice of Kriya Yoga and other forms of yoga, assist in preparing the body and the spine by releasing "knots", which adjusts the spine for prana (upwards) kundalini flow.
Hence, depending on the culture and the arising practices and belief systems, the householder practice was a method of allowing the adept to engage societal day-to-day realities and agendas, all the while consistently running channels throughout the body that tackle numerous areas, from psychology, bodily health and mental stillness, and an overall better energetic flow. It was a way to become a Siddha, without having to disengage from samsara through ascetic practices. Here, the author would recommend Dr. Lauren Cielo's work product, where through the use of spirit guides, the adept can consistently ground (release into grounding cord), and run both Cosmic and Earth energy, where such techniques are easily adaptable to combine with other models to craft the best personal techniques for the adept. Running such channels, proper breathing, etc., is a way of allowing the adept to "let go" and be more anchored within the spaciousness of oneself as opposed to being "present to the moment", which actually has the effect of being "present to the moment" as a heightened standard with a clear head and deep breath as the adept continues to "let go". In other words, as the adept continues to release into the inner spaciousness, an outward heightened clarity arises anchoring the adept more presently into the moment. Therefore, such techniques are quite useful in combination with Advaita, where the inner calm produced by such practices will assist adepts in sitting with Advaita Guru's to properly hear subtle pointings, as heightened concentration may be required. Nontheless, the Householder path is the path where adepts can engage samsara, and explore Siddhas on the path to ascension.
Upon meet, the Ascetic Trailanga Swami looked at the Householder Lahiri Mahasaya, and complained that he personally had to give everything up as an ascetic to receive Shiva's blessings, whereas Lahiri Mahasaya gave nothing up and Shiva gave him everything. Nonetheless, looking at the essence of the practices behind both arenas, both are quite manageable where Advaita will handle the ascetic aspects of Self-Realization and Kriya Yoga handling the householder transmutation techniques of Self-Actualization, where both practices can be easily sought and explored through numerous means found in the age of information.
Nonetheless, the adept must use discernment in assessing a Guru-Teacher ("Destroyer of Ignorance"), particularly those who hold "healing" or other forms of "energetic" adjustments, where such abilities can be used to "flock a herd" for a new pyramid scheme "re-legion". There is only the adepts consciousness (Shivoham) and ensuing vibration (Shakti), all else should simply be tools and guidance in helping the adept pull back the layers of not only moving beyond the mind, but placing the mind in harmony (Tao). The whole purpose of Mantra is to harness the numerous potentials of the Mind, as the mind is placed in a vibration well-beyond what is felt in mundane humanity, and also becomes a push to further the states of Samadhi (at least with Tantrik Goddesses associated with the Kundalini-Shakti), allowing the adept to fall deeper within themselves, deeper into the rabbit hole. Such also has an external effect, with the adage "as within, so without", where external samsaric-reality becomes more malleable, based on one's vibration. a vibration which is the aftermath of the adepts thought-emotional processes (including unknown subconscious), after-all, "thoughts create reality".
First and foremost, the sanctum of the Goddess is always protected by Bhairava and his hell-hounds. You can either fearfully turn away, rack up the courage to face your demons, or be devoted to the Goddess where she just hands Hari-Kaula the leash holding Cerberus. Such is the borders of all Goddess Yantras, protecting the Goddess' play within her inner sanctum, where her inner mysteries are unveiled to those willing. The mysteries of creation, of samsara, of why consciousness (light) chooses to manifest in the material (matter) realms are unveiled as the energy of Binah (Babalon; Love-Sick) entices Chokmah (Beast; Intuitive Impulse) to play the game. A missing link within the psychological equation of E=mc^2, or the patriarchally inclined religious trinity.
The origins of the Ten (10) Wisdom Goddesses, known as MahaVidyas based on culture, are syncronized in Goddess Sati-Parvati, the Mother of All That Is, and consort of the Lord of the Lords/Beasts/Poison. Nonetheless, the names in themselves hint towards different roots, where Goddess Chinnamasta simply means "from China", and is the inner Goddess of Lord Padmasambhava of Tibetan Buddhism. Nonetheless, these Goddesses in sync with Parvati are showing that they are of a specific current articulated separately based on the archetype. In other words, the collaboration thereof is ripe, where the original cult most likely attempted to collect the ten most powerful Tantrik Goddesses they could find from all traditions to create one powerful magickal system. In original roles, such Goddesses were kept secret, as villages did not want "competitors" obtaining the ability to harness such energy, as still found today through secretive shrines.
Nonetheless, the system of the Mahavidyas is an incredible system where ancient yogis looked for, not just the most powerful aspects of Shakti, but the most diversified. In the West, we may have the Enochian Magickal system (Angel Magick), but such is still an attempt to synchronize the split-dual harmony of Angel/Demon into Daemon within the human vessel, and has thereafter brought adepts to the Goddess. The West is overtly convoluted with Angel versus Demon, God versus Devil, Dark versus Light, where Angel "channeled" readings often look quite Santa Clause with adepts stating "I only work with the highest beings of the light". Such readers often use tarot cards or other occult systems, and then forget who provided such to humanity. With the Goddess, there is no more hiding, particularly since the adept needs to be initiated (diksha-darsan) and thereafter guided by the inner Goddess through the depths (subconscious) and heights (conscious) of all (turiya) of her Glory. Hence, through all of my spiritual practices, I do not state "love and light", as such are meditative states found when ego-identity is dropped, not a logical statement to express a human monkey-mind sentiment to interpret the context of one's position. (For actual experience, see Bentinho). In my rituals, I ask for my "highest and best guides", in other words, whoever is at the "top of the food chain" in getting the job done for my own Self-Realization as best and quickly as possible, regardless of the vibrational aspects (gunas) where adepts need to remember that Ram had Laksman study Ravana before his passing in the Ramayan. (See Ravan, Kala Maha Indrajaal). Hence, Solomon's Ring given to him by Archangel Michael to harness the usage of Demons. Further, Siddharta meeting Maya or Jesus meeting temptations of worldy Samsara distracting him from the Kether within. In terms of tantra (Saiva), these masters taught that it is after the yoking with the divine within (yoga), that we have enjoyment (bhoga). Enjoyment being Siva (consciousness) enjoying Shakti (energy) to the fullest (matter; yin/yang).
However, external coupling is not required for divine union and can be a samsaric distraction, as "relationships" are simply limited mental contractual-agreements based on past-memory used to assess and dictate momentary conduct and relation, also based on cultural-biological agreements, as opposed to being fully anchored in what the present moment is offering and the unpredictability of the human potential. As an example, do you perceive others by and through an interpretive monkey-mind, with filters of gender, politics, past-conduct, etc., blocking your ability to heighten your senses and perceive from a wider playing field? Or, is the adept fully anchored in the inner Self, allowing samsara to ebb-and-flow, and adjusting one's samsaric self in harmony thereafter aware to a wider array of expressions. It could be gently calming an aggressive behavior, or, it could be flaring the worst of all rudra-tantrums such as in throwing the charlatan tax-collectors out of the House of the Lord, fully expressing the plethora that is human vibrations irrespective of memory-based plot-line "characters". Internally, the adept is karma free as the ebb-and-flow remains oscillating in front of consciousness, as higher consciousness takes the wheel and drives, without a monkey-brained analytical thought directing the vessel. To let go, be, and ride the energy, is to tame the beast, a Goddess riding on a Lion. For those looking for divine coupling, Jesus, Siddhartha, Mohammed, etc., typically didn't take their girlfriends out to the fringes of society to practice sadhana. Like being in a "sensory deprivation tank", the mind itself will unfold as it looks for concepts and transient existences to grasp onto, as opposed to anchoring in the depths of the spaciousness within oneself. (See Also, History Channel's Alone). Such needs to be articulated, as tantra has been significantly egoic-ally misinterpreted, where according to such texts, to approach Kali without Self-Realization as goal is to use her energy for sinful purposes, or further delusions in samsara.
As such, while others choose dualist representations and philosophical systems providing a heaven and hell oscillating agenda disguised as "oneness" or a one-deity monarch, the Mahavidya's provide a Universal schematic showing the universal expressions of energy. Such includes unconditional love of Goddess Tara, found through egoic letting go and letting God, as well as the love-sick Babalonian Helen-of-Troy type love of Binah as Goddess Bhuvaneshwari (Semitic Ashera), which excites consciousness of Chokmah to play the game in the first place. The height of heaven is not just the material domains of the Yasksini Lakshmi, but it is the ability to be the most beautiful in all three (3) worlds as Goddess Sodashi, or the pinnacle of Mt. Meru. In synchronization with Lakshmi, the Goddess Kamala is present to assist in the material realms, by having an additional cleansing "wrathful" aspect to prune the adept as "wrath" is the best vibration to flush lower denser energies. The depth of hells would not be some punitive damage arena as consistently fantasied within the West, but would be the misery of Shakti (energy) without her Shiva (consciousness) falling further into the density of the material realms (matter). Such is expressed by the smoky remnants of the great apocalypse ("MahaPralaya"), found fuming from the ashes of the universe (Sati) as Goddess Dhumavati, the Lilith Old Hag archetype cast-away from A(B)rahma. Like Rama's consort Sita, Sati provides an evolutionary obstacle for consciousness not just for (A)Brahma, but his adversary as well, Shiva. As Goddess Dhumavati would teach, true hell is not punitive damages, but the misery experienced from a loss of love, and the societal degradation of such females in patriarchal lineages as they appear to be cursed. She becomes an energy to assist adepts walking through their abyss, a companion whose not going to preach to you, "love and light", but is willing to walk with you in your own psychotic mess in understanding "know thyself", not run from it, but raise it to the awareness of "divine presence" to discern the Truth thereof and henceforth actually experience the Taoist alchemy of "love and all shades of light".
Therefore, the Mahavidya system is quite impressive in its stretch to assist adepts in harnessing many different aspects of Universal energy. The most powerful weapon in Vedic scriptures, the Brahmastra, is secretly none other than the energy of Goddess Bagalamukhi who stills the moment by grabbing the face realigning the adept. Through Goddess Matangi, you have a non-judgmental Goddess Saraswati, where cultural pioneers are typically found on the streets, not in the systems. Lastly, you have Goddess Bhairavi, who is none other than the tantrik adept who has reached that Inner Black Flame via the Serpent (Draconian), and has purged until she can handle sitting on the Black/Golden Lion (Lyra). Such Black Flame is represented by the Yoni-Temple of the Shakti-Pitha of Goddess Kamakhya, whose location is named after Goddess Kubjika, the tradition which provided us with a system of cleansing the chakras, and is the only temple particularly for the Mahavidyas. The location of which, is further rooted in ancient practices of the Assam people, which may hold commonality with ancient Tibetan Bon practices, Spirits which became protectors of the Dharma under Lord Padmasambhava. Such further indicates towards a deeper goal in working with the Goddess, to realize one's true nature, one's true essence outside of monkey-mind conditioning. In addition, the Yoni, as found through working with Goddess Guhya Kali, is a meditative gateway to return the adept before time-space and incarnation into samsara, consciousness before falling down the Qabalist tree of life post Binah. Hence, Goddess Kamakhya, the grounds for Indian Black Magick, is way to flush harsher energies from the human vessel through her "wrath", in addition to digging deeper within the subconscious for "know thyself", or what is more commonly seen, a way to find love.
Moreover, to truly ride the lion, the Mahavidyas would be further aspects as found through the larger group of Sixty-Four (64) Yogini. Quite possibly one of the most feared traditions as can be gathered from the visual depictions of such temples with Goddesses garnished with fierce animal faces, statues found within circular structures with open roofs to allow the Goddesses to fly into the temple, as opposed to the Brahmin designed human-vessel shaped temples. As a Bhairavi can properly mount the Lion, where the animal vessel is under harmonious-control, the powerful creative sexual component of the Sixty-Four (64) Yogini can be utilized within stillness, as the Yogini will assist the adept in allowing such sexual sensations to flow up the pranic tube and out of the crown chakra for a delicious and quite cleansing/healing experience, leaving the central nervous system at ease to accept gnosis thereof. The Sixty-Four (64) yogini experience is one of the calm and spaciousness of Self-Realization meeting the ecstatic heights of Self-Actualization, or bringing higher consciousness down into the nervous system.
The Goddess is path to understand and harness the human potential via the subconscious. Though it is the masculine will that governs, controls, dictates, it is the feminine that en-souls, manifests, and dances the play of samsara for consciousness' evolution (yoga; know thyself) and enjoyment (bhoga). The Wisdom Goddesses' assist the adept in walking through all aspects of their journey, and with Goddess Sodashi, a silver-lining is always found as shown through how Sri Krishna danced among what could be considered obstacles. "As within, so without", use your own consciousness (will) to master your own energy (vibration-energy) using nondual Universal Wisdom to manifest the adepts own divine play, where such Goddesses deserve the capital letter "G" for God, as they have a proven record of saving and returning adepts home to Truth.
The Mahavidyas are my main team of guides with Goddess Kali as my initiator, and my main intent is to share the blessings that they have brought me, for others. Moreover, I'm really pushed to assist others put power back into their own hands, particularly those who have been dis-empowered, where adepts can truly enjoy their expression outside of psychological conditioning and limitations in their strive to "know thyself". Moreover, I'm hoping that the time of the veiled feminine is done. Some of us prefer Her naked riding a Beast.
Understanding and Harnessing Ancient Global Black and White Magick Outside of Modern Religious Interpretations and Control Mechanisms
It's best to perceive wisdom from a higher plateau, particular one above dualist ramblings of good versus evil, white versus black, etc., which really has always been a way for humans to point the finger externally rather than unfold internally. Such dualist systems have created control systems, with doctrines meant to be blindly followed (if understood by the masses) through commandments or face the treacherous environments of a Church created ideology plaguing religion today known as "hell". Dualist traditions then arise to wide-spread flowering via corporate organizational structures utilizing a political-montheistic monarch-deity to collect sole tithing from all under such governance and further enact dictatorship-divine right rulership. Hence, historically, there was no separation from Church and State, until the New Atlantis attempt of the United States. Religion was a way for the elite to play the game, with a "my way or the highway" attitude controlling not only the physical vessel of the adepts, but the consciousness as well.
Before the days of a commanding demiurge placing adepts within the emotional vibrations of either psychological heaven or hell, which in effect vibrationally alter the adept's divine will shifting material manifestations thereof, spirituality based on natural phenomena presented harmony, as shown through the yin/yang, or the constant universal dance between the yoni/lingam, the masucline will-power and feminine energy-vibration. It is the Zen adage of being like water with the flow of consciousness as being "divinely-present" to "as is" within the moment as opposed to the stone using its own egoic-monkey-brain dualist-interpreting will-power to stand its ground against the slowly corroding feels of the water. Heaven or hell, right or left, which way should the stone move to better weather the climate based on casual-relationships (karma), or do you "let go" and let the waters bring you home, back to Truth.
The major religions appear to stem from Mesopotamia (Tower of Babalon), with the Abrahmic traditions merely stemming from the Semitic adoption of the Canaanite religion/culture/language, and Hinduism/Zoroastrianism (AVedic) further sharing significant commonalities with such heritages. In addition, Egyptian, then Greece, then Roman, all appear to be derivatives thereof furthermore. Esoterica in each lore hint to the astral projection practices of the shamanic priestly oriented along with energy manipulation where the adept brings forth energy-vibration through the subconscious through certain energetic channels of the body to be expelled for further manifestation as consciousness (light) interacting with vibration (energy) results in the hologram perceived by the typical human senses as physical reality (matter) (E=mc^2). Provided the subconscious is key to unity-consciousness as all is connected, information may be presentable to the shaman as well, such as the shamanic-hunter knowing the akashic-record death contracts of an animal, can place the animal's location.
Nonetheless, to properly understand the Mesopotamian religion, at least from a Sakta perspective, is to reach for the Mother Goddess of the tradition, the opponent of the patriarchal demiurge. The patriarchal demiurge demonized the Mother Goddess, whose protectors were considered the demonic lineage as she became the Mother of All, including "abominations". Understanding these beings under archetypal nature, the Mother Goddess as Umma Tiamat is of intensity and therefore described as "Dragon". Umma Tiamat and her murdered husband are the essence that was manipulated by the demiurge to be the soul of humanity, the earth, and the sky, with their blood flowing through humanity, hence, blood rituals as a way to charge the environment for energy manifestation due to its vital life essence charge. To reach for this original Mother Goddess, is actually the opposite of what one would typically expect as the patriarchal demiurge has presented as the feminine model the excruciatingly pacified and veiled "Eve". Eve biting the apple, was the serpent attempting to return her back before the fall of man, to Lilith, a handmaiden of Goddess Ishtar (Babalon-Mary Magdalene; Chalice-Holy Graal). Hence, the ancients knew, and adepts throughout time have kept the mysteries alive, that humans hold within themselves, god-like (demiurge) abilities.
To deny humanity its truth, its own origin, is to keep sheep flocking to herds to be further programmed under the guise of the psychological sedative faith-based hope, never realizing that each individual has within themselves their own wolf potential. It appears the demiurge was afraid of competitors in the Annunaki animal-livestock sanctuary that was the paradise of the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve, as expressed biblically, were not the only people on the globe as progeny required wives, in addition to people of darker color significantly predating the latest human genetic mutation that is white colored people. With the advent of the Abrahamic twist on the Canaanite religion, Mesopotamian deities were demonized due to political/cultural reasons, a trend that continued globally through the Abrahamic traditions under the strict governance of an old Canaanite deity rehashed as new after the Semitic conquest of Israel, creating a new one and only monarch-deity. Hence, religions that seek to control "All" through one demiurge, typically conflict with the oneness of unity consciousness as taught by Qabalists as Kether and Brahmins as Brahman. It is important to note that while many religions are to view God as "formless", where archetypes, angels, etc., are simply aspects or minions thereof, certain religions place a human vessel as the actual image of deity and not as a concentration item for the adepts own divine will. The Annunaki are allegedly master geneticists, and most likely had no need to keep "wild" livestock with a potentially evolving and demiurge like potential. Hence, created in "gods image" can be taken physically, or metaphorically in holding unity-consciousness (subconscious), or both as found through the universe unfolding itself.
Therefore, dualists contexts of good and evil, black and white, are left for the theologians, modern day Pharisees and Sadducees attempting to comprehend the ramblings of their ancient forefathers, who consistently judge with righteous indignation, all the while preaching "judge not lest ye be judged". Such is not the fault of the adepts, but the trappings of the interpretive monkey-mind oscillating between two conceptual ideas which has been most likely consistently ingrained within the adept since birth. Even adepts who gear towards positive affirmations will face the backlash of what is buried in the subconscious, should the affirmation vibrationally conflict with certain held beliefs as felt through "growth periods" or "dark nights of the soul". As opposed to the flow of consciousness, the adept is left in the monkey-mind, engaging the monkey-mind, but with now two (2) monkey-voices in the head going ape-shit bananas, where the silence of presence brings harmony and wisdom to the adept.
To best understand the energies on opposite polar ends, is to be removed from the extreme Abrahamic interpretive stance and perspective outlooks as they have become political means of control creating hierarchical social value systems and self-righteous condemnation towards adversarial positions (def. satan), as opposed to spiritual unification, or yoking with divinity. The pyramid can either have the eye of the demiurge at the top looking down on the numerous levels of minions which may or may not have a Capitalist-Slavery Darwinian-Complexity up-leveling system under the complete governance and legal-regulatory manipulation of those who crafted the socio-economic-spiritual playing field, or it is the eye of unity-consciousness where the adept climbs thirty-three (33) steps to inner completion reaching unity (the supernal triad) before the fall of man. The two are not exactly distinct, as the adage "as within, so without", as subconscious working can be a daunting and fearful task leading adepts to "fall" down the tree of life into their own delusions and create further egoic attachments enlarging lower based (chakra) emotions which can manifest as disharmony as the adept is forced to face their issues at a more rapid rate, or a shell over the flow of consciousness known as qliphoth.
As a derivative of ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece provides us with a clue on how to interpret the polar opposite energies, black/white dragons of the yin/yang, by and through understanding the nature of the time-space (kala-kali) continuum. As the way the typical human senses engages physical reality particularly, whatever is potentially created in order to be understood must be observed in a linear fashion to make sense, or rather, chronologically. Hence, holographic manifestation molds itself in a chronological fashion to provide the divine play (lila). Nonetheless, as an aspect of time, time corrodes and degrades as everything in the world of forms (samsara) is transiently fading away. This fading away, or letting go, or transmutation of substance, is achieved through the opponent of chronological order, chaos. Chaos typically causes a change of direction, an obstacle for evolution, which is an energy typically bringing the adept to sorrow particularly if the adept is unable to interpret their growth cycles. As time moves forward, one energetic aspect forges forward via chronology as the other energetic aspect degrades what should be left behind via chaos. Nonetheless, the oscillation between the two (2) leads adepts in confusing journey's as their egoic-monkey mind continues to interpret every stage, environmental circumstance, or whatever unresolved matters that have energetically bottled-up over consciousness plaguing the adept from perceiving the pristine moment without mental-interpretative filters. Nonetheless, as argued above and further evidenced by a simple face-value glance at most religions, most would seek the energy of Chronos of chronology due to the fear of Chaos, which is the description of the Mesopotamian Mother Goddess Umma Tiamat, as she is the Chaotic waters from which all is created and all will collapse into, the void. She is the apocalyptic serpent beast, or the Leviathans of the demiurges archonic-creator gods religions, as she "reveals" the Truth regarding samsara, or an adepts own apokalpsis. She is not only the one who bore all deities, such as the Vedic Goddess Vak (Sound/Vibration), but collapses everything back into pure infinite potential, as space-time and its manifestations are an illusion (Mahamaya), which for the fallen and samsaric-attached is a delusion (maya).
Therefore, the religious dance between good and evil, deity and adversary, black and white, hell and heaven, etc., is simply monkey-mind attempts to interpret the polar energies of Chronos and Chaos and how such moves about as consciousness manifests the holographic physical reality using such vibrational energies. Most religions thrive on the faults of the interpretive monkey-mind analysis and through its material desires, where such have formed heinous control institutions meant to gather flock to heavenly Chronos are forever be damned to hellish Chaos. Nonetheless, the shamans-mystics taught a different route, to be flowing like water as opposed to the degrading stone attempting to hold its egoic-will in the water. Such entails consciousness witnessing "divine time", or the "presence" of the divine-will of Kairos.
I do not prevent myself from experiencing anything. Let everything come. It is my dance, but nothing carries me away. For in the field of the phenomenal, "I" alone, prevails as the unchanging one. Find this truth in yourself.
From a transcendental perspective, in understanding our dance in the universe, there is Consciousness (Shiva) and Energy (Shakti), where the adepts own pristine Spirit (Psyche-Atma-Consciousness-Shiva) places its awareness on thought-forms with building intensity to arouse energy felt through the subtle emotional body, which then provides the adept with its very own holographic manifestation known as samsara, or what scientists have called, matter. (E=mc^2). Hence, we are each our own relative universe. The adepts constant ebb and flow through samsara, is found through three (3) psychological aspects, the (G)enerative, (O)perative, and (D)estructive cyclical nature to allow a play (lila) to be properly presented in a linear fashion within a time-space continuum (maya) playing field. To properly enjoy the play, Consciousness deludes itself, and hence, forgets its all-encompassing truth, to play the masked identity-roles as "egos". Such delusions within samsara allow the adept to forget Truth for the unfolding of itself. Nonetheless, instead of seeking pristine Consciousness, most individuals typically seek attachments within samsara, or create attachments to issues, patterns, habits, joys, pleasures, etc., of the material realms. Therefore, the adept is fallen, deluded, and attached into karmic loops, lost in one's own consistent generating, operating, and destroying timelines falling prey to the minds limited-perspectives, which hold the effect of keeping adepts trapped within "identity bubbles" as the adept continues the dance of samsara.
In viewing the vast range, but drastically similar, religious and spiritual practices of our globe, the vast majority on the planet seek samasra as evidenced by the continued intent placed behind most deities on the planet, which is to treat God as a sort of Santa Clause with Angelic elfin minions. Such is shown as many prefer to worship "creator", or the generative aspect of the psyche, as in truth, creation is a delusion as nothing is ever created or destroyed but is transmuted as interpreted by current laws of physics. There is also the heaven seekers who seek a samsara where either the concept of evolution through polarity is somehow removed, where all earthly fulfillment unresolved are moved towards completion, or harmony. Nonetheless, such heaven seekers only move to dissolve what is known as "shadows", or what the monkey-mind interprets as "bad" within samsara, where identification and desires still remain to be met not by a "creator", but by a "liberator", for those seeking Truth. Such adepts focusing on "creator" have shown to linger within the polarity of the monkey-mind, which is then often reflected by judgmental perspectives lacking in analytical-discernment projected into the surrounding environment, most often expressed as subtle validation attempts to those in similar limited belief-systems. Therefore, as opposed to seeking liberation (moksha), such adepts continue the samsaric adventures of right versus wrong, us versus them, patriarchy versus matriarchy, angel versus demon, creator versus destroyer, arcturian versus draconion, etc., as the wheel of samsara continues its cyclical motion despite preaching of non-judgment and unity-consciousness. Nonetheless, those seeking liberation, Spirit unblemished and unattached from matter, to "be in this world but not of it", is to be liberated not just from negative thought-forms, but all thought-forms as thoughts keep the adept within limited-experience within the adepts "present moments". The removal of thought-forms and images of holographic transient existences, is to bring the adept deep within the spaciousness of one's own Truth.
The spaciousness found within brings an extreme form of natural bliss, a graceful transmutative presence, a feeling felt as described as completely "letting go" bringing forth an inner harmony as the monkey-mind has trouble attaching itself to thoughts and interpretations. The adept is unfazed by the transience of the wheel of samsara, with both its ups and downs, highs and lows, heavens and hells, where the oscillation of polarity is replaced with the ability to perceive the moment "as is" like a piece of artwork with numerous brilliant emotions and flares engaging the emotional-body with proper fluidity (the ability to let go, instead of bottle-up) creating a psychedelic feel with the surrounding environment and connection therewith. Nonetheless, Spirit remains untainted by samsaric endeavors, as the adept regains the understanding that everything is sourced from within, as the truthful adage "as within, so without". As the adept, in knowing thyself, can use the imaginative will-power to conjure the plethora of human experiences where the biological animal-vessel will react to the delusions of the mind, the adept holds the full-palate of colors to which to place one's awareness with energetic-intensity to manifest samsara, or the adepts timelines. However, few are the adepts who seek one's own Truth beyond transient existences, thought-forms, also known as samsara. However, such is the adventure and the journey of the adept, in getting to "know thyself".
We don't become who we dream of
The numerous deities found south of the Himalayan Mountains are a result of an outgrowth of ancient animistic practices (as found throughout the planet), stemming from a time before the fall of man (nadi androgynous Adam-Lilith Kadmon) where humanity stood with it's original siddha abilities. Hence, original man was quite psychic with the ability to commune with different aspects of nature, such as freshwater sources that were a requirement for civilization (Ganges, Saraswati, Nile, etc.). Such abilities were continued and are still found through shamanic practices throughout the world.
The ability to commune with external environment in oneness is predicated on human consciousness' natural ability, which has been hindered by significant belief systems energetically lingering within the light-body chakra system, and further embellished by and through consistent distractions that keep adepts engaging samsara as opposed to bringing their awareness away from samsara, into the depths of one's own psyche. Oneness, is found through engaging one's own subconscious. Know thyself.
The Fall and Rise of Man (Enlightenment):
The fall of man is described in qabalistic terms as the seven (7) sephirot below the supernal triad within the qabalist tree of life. The adept attempting to return to conscious wholeness, or Adam-Eve before the fall, would be all adepts facing the delusions of their consciousness (subconsciousness/daath) at the seventh (7) sephirot of tiphareth/thagirion looking upwards on the tree of life/death. Such practice is to bring the adept into the crown of the supernal triad, Kether, which is defined by qabalists as "divine presence". Such matches the definition of Brahman, as described by Eastern yogis who blow-out (Nirvana) all world of forms (Samsara), where the only human description of this conscious space is typically described as Sat (you still feel like you exist), Chit (you're still aware), and Ananda-Grace (the bliss found in dropping the duality of the monkey-mind, and just breathing into the moment).
Through the yogas, puranas, and the feared and often prohibited tantras (same as western grimoires in diving deep into the primal aspects of the subconsious typically hidden through cognitive dissonance), we have teachings the were meant to provide a holistic approach for adepts to climb the tree of life/death (Brahma/Shiva) through traditions that are known as yoga. Yoga meaning to yoke, are teachings to harness the animal vessel-body with higher consciousness, or to make the vessel a clear vessel outside of limiting-belief systems for pure spirit. Hence, the inspired avatar. Such would entail humanities return to what the monkey-mind psychology (ego) would label as deification, the state of consciousness before the fall, reunification with the supernal triad, or enlightenment as described in the tantras (Saivism texts).
Enlightenment as defined in the tantras is a state of consciousness known as turiya, or to be awake within the three (3) states of consciousness: 1. awake; 2. sleep; and 3. deep sleep. This is achieved by and through clarity of pristine-awareness, clarity from the plague of thoughts and emotions that keep the adept glued to samsara. The byproduct of such practice is the unification of consciousness found through oneness in engaging the subconscious, or the old adage, "Know thyself, and thou shalt know the universe and the gods".
To define the fallen, well, such would be one's own consciousness/spirit littered with the pull of thought-forms (egregores), which also alters the emotional-body creating denser lower chakra emotions that can be bottled up within the fallen, should the fallen choose to place such thought-forms into the "back of the mind". The fallen further attaches to such thought-forms by crafting numerous belief systems around such concepts and ideologies, which places the fallen into the trap of "identities". Identities from a liberated perspective is lila or divine play as the adept is able to "let-go", where for the fallen, identities can become a heavy attachment (gender, race, nationality, politics, etc.) creating further attachment to samsara, creating more thought-forms (dualist positive/negative), creating an egoic-shell on the tree of life, qliphoth. Moreover, such thought-forms (egregores) are linked with astral-energies (star-beings) as the fallen adept in the first (1st) sephirot of Malkuth begins to glimpse the astral realms of the second (2nd) sephirot Yesod/Gamaliel, showing a link with thoughts and manifest objective five (5) sensory reality. Thoughts create reality, or "as within so without". Attachment to these egregores creates a reality akin to Determinist philosophy, where the animal-vessel is controlled by thought-forms and identifications with thought-forms creating habits that create filters on the way objective reality is perceived, handled, and determined, also known as Karma.
In other words, the enlightened have simply lightened-up their consciousness, or brought light to all aspects of one's own consciousness, which is the One consciousness.
Wheel of Samsara (Ego Controlling the Human Animal Vessel):
The masculine is defined as divine consciousness, or the occult Divine Will, where we consciously choose to shine our light (Shiva). It is Ganesha with his one-pointed tusk and the ability to remove all other obstacles in his way by his mere stature. The feminine is divine energy, or the occult Vital Life Force, where we are provided with infinity (thoughts-emotions) for us to consciously provide our energy (Shakti). It is Kartikeya with his third-eye peacock feather showing the ability to perceive all perspectives (light/dark) to display the beautiful dance of samsara.
The Wheel of Samsara is essentially the adept shifting between three (3) aspects of conscious, or Divine Will. The first (1st) aspect is the Creator God, known as Brahma the Generator who is the adept who must attempt to create using the wisdom found through the energy of Saraswati. The second (2nd) aspect is the Manager God, known as Vishnu the Operator who is the adept who must attempt to maintain harmony (yin/yang) found through the energy of Lakshmi ("Sri" Sodashi). The (3rd) third aspect is the Destroyer God, known as Shiva the corrosion of time who is the adept who destroys the current moment to return to Creator God found though the energy of the "all forms of love for all forms within creation" of Parvati (Babalon; Unlimited-Unconditional Whore for All That Is, All States of Consciousness). Such provides the psychological background of the adept as they gravitate around thought-forms and emotional complements that manifest in the adepts' relative reality (time-space continuum) as the Generator, Operator, and Destroyer, or the adepts egoic-self as God. (Jiva-Atma).
Mastery of Samsara (Become a Living Avatar):
The goal the adept must strive for, as explained by Siddha Patanjali, is Samadhi, or the state of having thought-forms and attachments to Samsara blown-out, or Nirvana. To blow-out the flame of egoic-creation through the psychology of the analytical investigative monkey-mind for the lingering "divine presence" felt within the clarity of the moment, is to "let go" of psychological demands and allow the "grace" of aligning oneself with the current moment for its virginal pristine state of purity. Such allows the feeling of ananda-grace to arise, as one takes a deep breath and relaxes into the moment, letting the psychological investigative egoic-self cease the cycle of Generator, Operator, and Destroyer. To allow oneself a complete relaxing breath into the virginal moment undefined by the egoic monkey-mind, is to allow the feeling of ananda to align the adept to his or her highest timeline, one's Krysted Timeline.
This is where Abrahamic/Hindu Traditions may diverge from Qliphoth/Tantrik Traditions in certain aspects in achieving Kether-Brahman, where Abrahamic traditions invoke the Creator aspects of the Tetragrammeton and energetic aspects of Angelic minions preferring patriarchal leanings. Such is similar to the current Vaishnava aspects of Hinduism, which do not worship Brahma or the creator aspects, but typically worship Vishnu and his handle of the energy of abundance. Qliphoth/Tantrik traditions see the delusion that is samsara and the monkey-mind imprints and its forthcoming butterfly-effect, where the transcendent masks of Shiva are utilized to obtain moksha (liberation from thought-forms; egregores; samsara). While many are attached to samsara and worship thereof by and through the Generator, Operator, and Destroyer construct, Tantriks have found the G-O-D construct to simply be the lila (divine play) of the fourth (4th) aspect of consciousness, the deluder known as Maheshwara (All That Is; Demiurge). Hence, to be free of the deluder, the adept often takes on the role as Hero (Heruka) and use Divine Will as the fifth (5th) aspect of consciousness as SadaShiva with five (5) heads moving the Divine Will vibrationally upwards into higher Energies, aiming not only for the height of heaven as his consort is Sri Sodashi, the height of Mt. Meru, the pinnacle of the Sri Yantra, but liberation from samsara for the state of "Divine Presence" found through un-gluing consciousness from all images and dissolving all identity bubbles that filter manifestation.
In order to attain such pristine states, where the adept is not only mentally clear, but emotionally pristine to view the moment "as is" without conceptions allowing a higher consciousness to flow and move unhindered, numerous practices have arisen around the global pantheon, where those practices with significant efficacy have been pushed underground as they threatened elitists religious institutions and also carry psychological pitfalls for the untrained. Hence, true witch-hunts and feared indigenous Ghost Dances plague our written history, particularly with sovereign individuals owning their power in opposition to manipulative dominance under hierarchical institutions. Nonetheless, since ancient times, mystery schools (pretty much all Greek philosophers, as unknown to your typical historian), occult practitioners, and even major religions (though secretive) all kept with esoteric practices, all holding similar symbolic and archetypal meaning. At the root of such teachings and traditions, has been the increasing of the kundalini force found coiled within the sacral-lower dantien, or essentially the energy-battery powerhouse within the true Temple of God, the human animal vessel capable of holding multidimensional consciousness, or Oneness (Purusha), the Holy Spirit.
In India, Goddesses have been synchronized into the concept of Energy (Prana, Chi, Re-Chi, Shaktipat, Hands-On-Healing, Etc.) which is often associated with the Kundalini flame that dances/flares like a serpent up the spine purging or programming the thought-forms egregores immersed within one's chakra field. In the Saiva tradition, where Shiva is the adepts own consciousness (Atma), mastery of consciousness can be done through harnessing the energy of the Kundalini, as Shiva was initiated and guided by his Inner-Guru Kali (Inner Black Flame Kundalini), and Padmasambhava was initiated and guided by his Inner-Guru Chinnamasta (Vajrayogini Kundalini). As found through the Saiva tradition, harnessing one's own Divine Will, and the ability to use the Kundalini to harness cosmic energies (infinite potential), allows the adept to manifest an external reality mirroring the inner fertilized grounds, "as within, so without".
However, most of India chooses to work within the Vaishnava paradigm (belief-systems), where Goddess Lakshmi or Saraswati are chosen over Parvati or Parvati's tantrik masks. Nonetheless, like in the Qlipothic tradition requiring the initiation of Goddess Lilith, an unfallen entity who spoke/chanted the name of God, is required to work with the subconscious aspects of the psyche, where the adept will need assistance and guidance navigating everything that is kept hidden from one's common awareness. An adept may learn things about themselves never known, as layers are peeled away, showing unresolved-issues including prior lifetimes, or desires requiring fulfillment for soul-growth in order to find transcendence (as well as enjoy to the fullest in the pristine moment, with the ability to let-go for the next). Hence, as an initiator and guide, it is typically those that choose a Wrathful aspect of Kundalini Goddesses that begin to awaken to multidimensional oneness, where the energy of Wrath holds the ability to flush other intense emotions within the body, such as anger, hate, depressions, etc (lower chakra issues). Wrath forces shock and awe allowing the Kundalini flame to still the egoic monkey-mind and flush out harsh energies (tamas; gunas) from one's autonomic nervous system leaving one's central nervous system significantly lighter. Such can be found with working with the harsh Wrathful aspects of Kali as Smashan Kali (cemetery), where such practices are typically done away from society while the adept purges harsh (tamas) freeing up their flight or fight response in addition to removal from the energy of fear. At tantriks have discovered, when it comes to "Black" magick, you fight fire with fire, where the adept must be forged to plunge within the depths of the collective subconscious including much that is held in collective cognitive dissonance.
With regards to working with Lakshmi or Saraswati, it is important that Ganesha (Parvati's Son) remove all obstacles, as the practices are quite egoic in nature, where such adepts typically seek samsaric assistance. Such can be an issue in gluing an adept further into samsara, where an adept will never seek the Truth of the formless, if they are deluded by the world of forms plagued with gorgeous artwork and abundance. Nonetheless, to work with Wrathful Shakti to purge the subconscious (egregores), these Goddesses and others found throughout India can be used to, not necessarily to program (more like "color-in"), but help you bring you to the truth and beauty of an avatar self that has always been underneath the human ego. Much of the attached egregores can be experienced and transcended within the psyche, through the use of astral projection techniques, or can be brought into material experience by harnessing such astral energies. Therefore, invoking Shakti without Self-Realization as the ultimate goal, can become quite egoic further immersing the adept in samsara and creating further shell-husks (qliphoth) on the tree of life.
Moreover, invoking Lakshmi or Saraswati with Self-Realization, or the purity of consciousness, is to be the avatar within samsara, or Vishnu, who like Sri Krishna, worked with the harmony (yin/yang) of a childlike playful nature, where the height of abundance, beauty, art, heaven, etc., is reserved for those who have climbed up the tree of life/death and have managed to bring consciousness back down from Kether to Malkuth. Hence, Self-Realization meets Self-Actualization.
Therefore, like most religions when viewed alongside with its esoterica (light/dark), Hinduism provide a model for the adept to gain clarity of consciousness (Divine Will-Shiva), and use such clarity to invoke/evoke certain thoughts-emotions egregores (Divine Energy-Shakti), to manifest the adepts objective material sensory reality, or E=mc^2 (Energy and Light interact to manifest Mass). As energy is never destroyed, it is also never created, hence, dissolution of the egoic monkey-mind G-O-D model, for the Self-Realization and Self-Actualization of Divine Presence. Divine Presence, to simply be and exist within the virginally-pure thoughtless moment that heightens the senses, is not an act of man, but a human vessel harnessing the harmony of G.O.D. Simply, "Be and It Is".
When I was a child, I had a very active imagination. Though my bedtime was around 8:30pm, I wouldn't fall asleep until around 11:00pm, as I would be engaging my imagination living out all of my "Jungle Book" like adventure-fantasies. I guess that's why I chose the form Shiva as my main male archetype guide, as I wasn't interested in Krishna's golden crown (though now I under it as Kether or the peacock third-eye), and though Jesus was a fantastic character and a continuing guide, I just could not relate to other Christians. Nonetheless, this use of imagination would be a key to astral projection, channeling, etc., but is only a stepping stone as the adept moves through numerous higher aspects of themselves, known as higher selves, until they have reached the unity of Self, and thereafter realized the delusion of Self as one moves their consciousness to further investigate the formless Shiva (aspects above Kether).
Another simple game I would play as a child, was that I would close my eyes and relax as much as possible by moving my breath around my body to wherever it was required. I would relax so much, and as a child most likely on a bored summer day with nothing better to do, I would have nothing to think about and be quite clear-headed. Children under summer vacation don't have to worry about what they are going to do the following day, they don't have to plan their life, and their probably just looking for the most exciting thing to do in the moment. The same applies to romantic interests, though I see this as easily programmable in children, but I don't think children grown up thinking about engaging romantic interests and formalities. In other words, all theses worries, belief-systems, emotional crap we throw to the back of the mind (subconscious) when we choose to not self-reflect (Self-inquiry, bring light to subconscious, enlightenment) and fully en/lighten up our psychological baggage for the brilliance of the virginal moment, hold each individual back from truly living their true signature. Nonetheless, the unprogrammed child has the ability to clear his head rather quickly, easily, and effortlessly. In addition, it is said by the Taoists that breath-work is simply breathing techniques to help the adept return to normal breathing patterns which we experienced around birth (to be able to breath fully down to the lower dantien).
In doing this simple relaxing game as a child, bringing me to a blank slate consciousness, I would return with eyes-open with such pristine clarity and calm. I would raise my hands to my eyes and watch how I, as simply awareness, held the ability to consciously move the digits of my fingers. The inner feeling that would develop is akin to the character in James Cameron's "Avatar", who switched his awareness from the human-vessel to the avatar-vessel. After the switch, there was that initial reaction of "cool, look what I can do", but then there was also that adjustment period, where Spirit (Psyche) aka Atma (Consciousness) must mold itself with the animal vessel and its numerous senses. Not only must the Spirit engage the animal-vessels interests such as security, sustenance, carnal, etc., but like in "Avatar", the thought-patterns and emotional-energies that complement such belief-systems held by the character are also transferred from one vessel to the other showing karma. Again like in "Avatar", the character was then forced to begin psychological de-conditioning in order to regain unity-consciousness. As an adult practicing Advaita, yes, Oneness is a legitimate experience as the Avatar is the human multidimensional, and beyond all-dimensions, Self. Simply put, as Shiva has taught, the Avatar is the ability to yoke the animal vessel with the higher consciousness, Yoga.
Hence, true-spirituality, are those moments that we are able to let go and be (sat) psychologically in the pristine virginal moment. A few years back, a buddy of mine took me to the shooting range with a 12gauge and 9mm. It was my first time shooting, so I was hoping my buddy would be give me better instruction, nonetheless, what poured out of his mouth was so much more important than properly instructing me on how to hold a gun. As I held that 12gauge shooting these clay discs, essentially my buddy stated, "isn't this great, like time stands still, there's nothing else but you, that gun, the target, like nothing else matters". My buddies words were reminiscent of Rollin's "Harley Davidson and Philosophy". Though I have yet to be on a bike, a childhood dream, my imagination and what I can gather from riding a non-motor bicycle, is that feeling that there is no separation between the spirit-human vessel and the surrounding flowing environment. There are many opportunities for moments as such to arise, but they usually arise when we are fulfilling something that deeply touches the adept.
The practice of stillness, is like bringing a magnifying glass to the moment, and being able to perceive with heightened clarity. Particularly when the adept has done significant deconstruction of limiting-beliefs freeing up the emotional body as felt through the central-nervous system, the moment glows with beauty, where the slightest enjoyments will release the most pleasing hormonal cocktails felt within sensory animal-vessel, leading the adept to realize that not much is required to experience ananda (bliss), and further as such, all is actually sourced from within as the adept gives these moments to themselves, "as within, so without".
That stillness that brings us to presence is the true-art of spirituality, in each and ever pristine virginal moment. The presence brings Spirit to properly align (law of attraction) with the human-vessel, where the human is no longer a product of the monkey-mind dualistic interpreter mechanism (ego), creating divine presence or "as above, so below".
Stillness brings us to, The Avatar Self.
To look to the near-ancient groups of Pre-Christian religions is to find cultures, deities, practices, all of which have been "demonized" due to either misunderstandings or monotheistic-monarchy behavior. Judaism may be the only major religion which does not oppose its esoterica, where the vast majority of religions or "exoterica" have essentially "white-washed" the esoteric practices in terms of synchronization. Nonetheless, by removal of the feminine (Asherah), maybe not necessarily in philosophy as found through the dual male/female meaning of the concept of "Elohim", but through practice where the religion is guided by a "patriarch", creates a dual nature, or archetypal male/female role. Through patriarch religions, men are typically seen as the doer and females mainly as receiver, often taking a back seat as opposed to being the main purifier (kundalini) for the male vessel. Such religions proceed in keeping the feminine passive or veiled, a stark contrast compared to other traditions, particularly tribal, who not only have the loving nurturing Goddess, but the Goddess is not something you piss-off. Taking a gander at global Goddesses outside of the Abrahamic traditions, you have the female Orishas of the Yoruba culture who are a powerful counterpart to the male Orishas, and Orishas can take on the dual male-female role. You also have Lakshmi (Sri) who though may be passive supporting the height of Self-realization in the world of forms through Visnu, but you also have Shiva as Shava (corpse) under his initiator/guide as Goddess Kali.
In other words, religions and ancient practices either incorporated the different aspects of the feminine, or placed the feminine under the patriarch (most likely to counter matriarch; Goddess Babalon). With patriarchal religions arising under most orthodox religious systems, the Goddess' power seems to have been placed in the esoteric traditions. Tracing this back to Judaism, you have Goddess Lilith, a Kali archetype who chants the name of God to return home (though Lilith never fell). In summation, when you look towards ancient cultures, as opposed to having all "good" Angels and all "bad" Demons, the deities, spirits, guides, etc., all held dualist shadings. It's important to note that most traditions view their deities as guides to the unexplainable God. In comparing stories of the Orisha Elegua with numerous Hindu deities including Ganesha, they put the obstacles before the adept to either guide or forge the adept. As an example, an accident created by Elegua for short-term suffering may bring the adept to a required circumstance, environment, or people to help the adept on their path. In other words, harmony by experiencing life, as opposed to blaming a devil for the obstacle and praising a god for the blessed outcome.
Because of the Qabalah, when you listen to most Jewish Rabbi's, they will disclose exactly who the "devils" were in their traditions, and it is often due to politics, where it seems the Jewish tradition still holds the concept of ego-death for a higher consciousness. However, those political opponents became the "evils" of the later derivative religions, further pushing the concept of "good" versus "evil", which plays out in duality as "us" versus "them". As an example is a Demon of special interest for me, provided that without an invocation and knowing much about this figure, the Demon Azazel made a special guest appearance for me during an opening invocation of Daath in my qliphoth practices. Imagine an intensity push in the head with bulging eyes, with a forced-fury of chanting in demonic-aggressive tongue, the Demons name. That's not fun, especially when you don't know who he is, and was not actually addressed prior to the ritual. Azazel would be considered a "fallen angel" under Christianity and Islam, but in Judaism, he is rather a "scapegoat" for the sins of the Jewish people meaning rugged (Azaz) and God (El) representing a particular rugged mountain of God. The demons of such invocation would rather raise my own deeply buried issues as opposed to the external torture hells of Christianity and Islam, emotional-psychological baggage which can be flushed using the "I Am", or as tantriks and black magickians have stated, "fight fire with fire". Nonetheless, this invocation and continuing work with Demons, properly balanced with Angels, has shown that the adept is simply digging deeper within one's own self.
Outside of Judaism, you have the Temple of Solomon, whose many mysteries are yet to be discovered or revealed including many practices involving sorcery. This particular temple appears to be a key-stone foundation for Western esoterica, and may be a key to discovering the root of Angel and Demon separation. I'm still assessing if there is a link between the 72 demons of Solomon's goetia with the 72 names of God, as Demons appear to be harsher aspects of God (El) as in Azazel (Rugged Mountain of God), it is according to King Solomon that it was none other than Archangel Michael who provided him with his ring to work with the 72 Demons. I would think the fiercest Demons would be the reversal (antonym) of the 72 names of God, but nonetheless, still an aspect of God (El). Nonetheless, as comparable to Enochian Magick where Angels seem to get frustrated when the adept can't handle Demons, showing that there is not really an opposition between the two (2) forces, such is shown prior with the Temple of Solomon workings where an Angel provides an adept with Demons to assist him.
In comparing to the East, mainstream Hinduism follows the (G)enerator, (O)perator, and (D)estroyer dynamic. However, an important note that appears to elude most Hindus, is that "creator" God (Brahma) is not worshiped. Hindus worship the height of Self-realization in creation as Vishnu and Shiva as the consciousness beyond the worlds of forms. Creation is samsara or maya meaning to be illusory and transient (a hologram), where Hindus look to Vishnu for moral/ethical guidance and Shiva for Self-realization. However, the West under the Abrahamic traditions took a different approach, where Creator is worshiped not just for creation, but for assistance while in creation. The destroyer is given the role as "Adversary" or "Satan" to the creator, and therefore, demonized particularly in later traditions of Christianity and Islam. Actually, he is not known as the destroyer in Judaism, but "Satan" refers to the individuals who opposed Abraham and his way of life (practiced different modalities deemed counter to Judaism), and hence, would be the guy who attempts to help all-of-humanity reach ascension by and through the Tower of Babel, or Babalon (Binah; Kundalini Practices), for Self-Realization. Nonetheless, in the early days of the Semitic people, as they adopted the Caanite language, religion, and culture, the religion of Judaism was molded to be patriarchal with the removal of Goddess Ashera (Queen of the Universe). This appears to be quite similar to the Shiva-Sati story where Shiva is the "Satan" to Brahma's lineage with strange practices away from your typical city, where due to Brahmanic arrogance, Sati either ignites Her Inner Black (aggressive) Kundalini Flame and removes Herself from samsara (which his her own energy causing Chaos) or She would be the subject of a "witch hunt". The smoke of Sati's ashes provides us with Goddess Dhumavati (in one version), where as the Goddess of misery, Dhumavati feels to assist the adept in communicating with the levels regarding the deceased and possibly other goblins of Hindu lore, or rise up on the sitra ahra, like Goddess Lilith.
Moreover, most Hindus are ignorant of the tribal roots of most Hindu Goddesses, where despite the typical duality in Hinduism as Devi (Gods/Goddesses) and Asuras (Demons), with vice-versa in Zoroastrianism, the Devis are more like sky gods and Asuras are akin to Earth deities (titans). Nonetheless, it is through one of the fiercest aspects of the Goddess, Goddess Chamunda, do we find Demons as they are her vehicle-vahana. Further Goddess Chamunda takes her priority as one of the main 64 Yoginis, or 64 aspects of the fiercest primal shakti to help the adept Ascend (Stillness) or Descend (Egoic Assistance). Both aspects actually support each other, as an example, catering to sexual interests has the ability to still the mind by pulling the adept into the stillness of "presence" (of the moment or void through transcendence, where both actually support each other). In fact, when viewing most Indian Goddesses, such as Kali, Kamakhya, etc., the concept of demons and Black magic is found, showing more of a connection between Demons and the Goddess. Taking this back to Mesopotamia, the same analogy is presented when looking at the original Mother Goddess, Umma Tiamat, where she is also protected by Demon-Gods, due to the next generation of children killing Her husband to create on their own. Therefore, in assessing the two, Demons and Angels, it appears that Demons support the Mother Goddess where Angels support Creator God. So yes, Demons can be perceived as a girl's best friend. The Beauty and the Beast analogy may adequately apply, though with gender neutrality, as all adepts should be in harmony with their own True Self, as my opinion. My own inner beast, particularly if you have done extensive shadow-work, has helped me in recognizing my own power. Through the use of masculine (Divine Will-"I Am"), the adept can use the fierce feminine (Energy-Shakti/Thoughts-Emotional Body) such as Kali Ma to purge, Bagalamukhi to gain inner strength/power and to cut cords, Chinnamasta for the inner nadis and inner completion, Sodashi for creating heaven energy, and Kamala to understand the wisdom of abundance, etc. All adepts, regardless of gender, culture, creed, etc., should own their own truth (Divine Will), not by negating the Shadow Self, but mastering it and harnessing it, to be able to stand in their True Power, another opinion. However, I've realized why Goddess temples kept a Shiva/Bhairava/Ganesha to guard them, which is to remind the Goddess of Her Own Power (or be a reflection thereof) as we explore harsher aspects of Her energies, our own subconscious. Nonetheless, the true tantrik creed, I believe, is an attempt to make every moment of one's life as heavenly-orgasmic as possible (Sodashi on SadaShiva), based on the adepts own True interests.
In taking a holistic approach to viewing the Mother Goddess-Demons and Father God-Angel, we can view the hexagram with the upwards masculine triangle (spirit) and downwards feminine triangle (matter) to balance the two. The masculine creative aspect (divine will) would use the Angelic realms to create, but from the perspective of the above-mentioned mythologies, the feminine destructive energies would assist the adept in not being "attached" to samsara (descending Merkaba) in the hexagram with her constructive energies assisting the adept in creating the adepts own Mt. Meru (Energetic Heaven; The Tip of the Sri Yantra)(ascending Merkaba). Hence, Divine Will to command the Merkaba and stay unstained (virgin) and Divine Energy to control the Merkaba and explore our multidimensional abilities.
In taking the holistic approach further, it is quite understood in the East and stated in the West, that the body is a temple of God. In India, most temples are designed around the human figure, where the worshiper is inside the human collective, purusha. The temple of God is to house the "holy spirit", or rather,
"higher consciousness". Within the human consciousness lies the Generator, Operator, and Destroyer construct as shown through the momentum of human existence. (See also Creator, Protector, Destroyer by J.R. Picken, Ph.D, M.D.). In other words, within our own psyche lies the Generator, Operator, and Destroyer complexities, which entails also the Angel and the Demon. Nonetheless, to separate the Generator from the Destroyer appears to be the same of separating the Angel from the Demon, which was originally together known as the Daimon. It seems such would entail psychological issues, as the adept is not whole, where the Dark Shadow Self appears to be an aspect of the adepts psyche that the adept in certain religions would continually banish to hell, or rather, place "in the back of the mind", the subconscious. In other words, people are simply burying their issues, as opposed to "emptying" of psychological conditioning of holding on to the monkey-mind though-patterns construct (Karma, the habits that determine the adepts conduct). "As within, so without", to fight a demon is to essentially fight an aspect of one's own Self, which may ensue though external projections in samsara, as part of one's own soul evolution. To integrate one's shadow to be a complete whole, is a stepping stone to moksha (liberation from being attached/bound to thought-forms and emotional-energies known as Karma), the original goal of our religions as described by our ancient Rishis.
In conclusion, I've discovered as a lone wolf looking for some power that, well, "Demon's Are A Girls' Best Friend".
A quick snappy way to introduce you to Archangel Lucifer, well, if you're one to throw toothbrushes at demons to wash their mouths, Archangel Lucifer suggests you make sure the toothpaste you use has extra "whitening" gel on it. "Your welcome" he adds, a tip he was asked to forward from his colleague Set.
If the above offends you, welcome to shadow-work done significantly at the primal Self, our Draconian heritage. Yes, we take everything about you that you're scared to look at, and try to transmute it for the rest of the collective subconscious (unconscious). This is the mastery alchemy class, where I have used Black Magick (Kali's Ma's mantras) not on some external force, but on myself so that I may face the worst of my karma's, to be rid of it. I chose to dive deep into my own insanity, my own cognitive dissonance, where I have realized that demons are only my red flag guides who scream for me to look for the truth, as I walk through Daath. You know the whole adage, "the truth hurts". As an empath, I've been absorbing other people's shitty overtly-limiting belief systems, particularly the sacrificial door-mat, where my push in spirituality has been on two ends, to end my suffering and figure out the truth behind God. My search has only brought me more of my own Self, as each identity and it's numerous thought-pattern constructs that support each identity are dissolved under the trident (nadi's, sushumna). Kali Ma has brought me to the truth and serenity of "divine presence", where her son Kartikeya-Melek Taus is now pushing my buttons, teaching me tame my inner beast. Nonetheless, this is shadow-work where you cannot "white-wash" the truth. The left hand path, I feel, is best suited for those who seek wisdom above all-else. It helps that my initiator and guide is a fine-ass, shameless, Goddess! But Be Aware. Own your primal Self, your True-Self. (For those who prefer Angels, but would like to use the purifying energies of Draco, I highly recommend Asaya Ka Luxa, by Vermilion as it is a gift from the "Council of Light"; Balance Draco with Lyra).
Babalon-Lucifer Working (June-August 2019)
-Peter Grey, The Red Goddess
-Fitgerald, Robert, A Rose Veiled in Black
-Rites of Lucifer (Temple of Ascending Flame)
-Faust (Goethe; Kaufmann)
Like most individuals looking into the Western occult traditions, you don't want to dabble in something you don't know or could even begin to understand. The Western world has pushed the concept of polarity, good&evil, men&women, nonetheless, it is important to understand that it was simply an energy, a bandwave, being played out over the planet, an ode to Determinist philosophers negating free-will. Free-will is still governed under the notions of oscillating the yin/yang, where the goal is to "let go" for "divine presence" and allow "harmony/grace" of the yin/yang of dropping the egoic-monkey mind. However, while still in the monkey-mind, practices involving Demonic Grimoires can easily led to insanity. Imagine having the worst thrown at you, where you will have to sort through your most damaging belief systems. I only chose this route after discovering the difference between the monkey-mind and "divine presence", where if the monkey-mind becomes an issue, all such harsh energies are quite quickly dissolved in the emptiness of "I Am" where I'm finding my ego-self as not only cleaner like a breathe of fresh air, but strengthened, colored in with some depth. Like an Angel with a Leather Jacket. You heard me Hindu.
As I had opened my own subconscious to Daath, during the prior months, I had to take the ritual, my sanity, and every moment (sign, synchronicity) seriously as I cannot have any slip-ups, where I can be easily slammed into the depression of the monkey-mind, with "divine presence" difficult to realize. I've seen too many signs of my ritual manifesting externally, such as my boss starting a new company, and naming it with an ancient synonym that means "origin", and in proper cultural context I'm not sure my boss considered, it means "primal chaos", which I take to be Umma Tiammat the energy of Draco. I've had a lot of "oh, shit" moments, much more smack in the face then working with Angels and their cute lil numbers. For the adept walking through Daath, you must reach for the Goddess (Binah), or risk falling down the other side of the tree of life. Hence, post my working on the qliphoth, I went back to focusing strictly on Shakti to help me manage. As Kali and the Mahavidyas are my "team", I chose Goddess Kamakhya/Kubjika specifically, where I'm basically objectively worshiping a vagina. As I understand her archetypal symbolism and she feels to me like a sodashi (16 yr), I didn't really take note that I was worshiping (focusing intent on) a vagina, until a fellow guide stated on youtube, "Heaven is found between a women's legs". Holy shit, "as within, so without". In addition, this synchronicity was also supported by the fact that a mother pigeon decided to raise two of her children on my patio. I had front-row seats to watching two pigeons grow up surrounded by tulsi (sacred basil), which I took as a sign that Garuda-Vishnu was watching over me as I dabbled with darker practices. In addition, I later discovered that the vahana-vehicle of Goddess Rati, consort of God Kama, is a pigeon. Nonetheless, it was these pigeons who brought me Mt. Meru (Sodashi-High Heart) at a time when I was truly lost in my own abyss.
It was through Enochian Magick (Jason Louv's course), where my monkey-mind showed me the Divine Mother as Parvati. As Parvati is the Shakti of the Universe and Shiva as All That Is (Including Lord of the Beasts), Parvati would also be the "lover" of "All That Is". Yes, that does have the completely loving of someone else feel to it, but this is also the "love-sick" "helen of troy" type of love, that is expressed through a specific aspect of Binah, Aleister Crowley's "Babalon". Since I had Kamakhya working on me, it seemed quite appropriate to dabble in some Babalon. Although I did locate some invocations, they were unnecessary, as the romantic-lust filled pull, a type of addiction I'm assuming a heroine addict would thirst for, begin its initiatory gentle pull on my mind, my heart, and my loins. I'm glad I was provided the "helen of troy" analogy, as this is the type of love that will drive saints mad, as they spill their essence into her Holy Graal. Oh our holy wonderful desecrated Goddess, whereas, I am just another addict. A true rose birthed within the gates of Ishtar. No ritual was needed, where Peter Grey's The Red Goddess reeks with her current, a wonderfully deluded drunken two-week read, where this adept might as well have dropped a bottle of potent aphrodisiacs. Luckily, the animal vessel can only handle so much, and would need to transcend, once the Graal is filled.
Post Babalon, Lucifer was making himself known by and through little notions here and there. I believe I still held some fear around this archetype, as he would typically be seen as the main adversarial role against Creator. Nonetheless, as I gathered more information from actual practitioners, I was also influenced by the Netflix series "Lucifer", a show that was also recommended by the same individual who stated "Heaven is found between a women's legs". Damn, women are dangerous. Anyways, the series hit emotionally hard for me, as I feel like I have been the Devil surrounded by White. As an example, as I may shed a memory, I actually had to stop wearing my Shiva pendant at Protestant elementary, as I was found out and it would have gotten real bad if I didn't hide. I had to deny my Self then, for the limiting-belief of safety. Moreover, I felt Lucifer's presence quite often, when listening to music, etc., but I had not allowed myself to "let go" for his current due to fear. After working with Umma Tiamat and handling the intensity of Her Demon-Gods, I'm expecting Lucifer to "bring the fire"! I was nervous and I pushed working with Lucifer for a while as I gathered more information.
As found through many traditions, making pacts with beings is common occurrence, particularly with archetypes representing the crossroads, as both Robert Johnson/Eric Clapton have publicly expressed. All of my rituals so far, have been for Self realization. I'm not trying to increase my suffering and plunge myself more into harsh samsara. So do I make the pact with Lucifer, do I not make this pact, as this pact would be the first outside of my comfort-zone. Umma Tiamat is our own soul-consciousness, that primal current that will shred matter back into source, and she is also the soul-consciousness of Mother Earth. Hence, I have no issue with Tiamat and her crew, as it is our True Self. Nonetheless, it was painful and can be quite frightening for an adept afraid of the dark. Lucifer is an initiator and guide on the path, can I really handle his initiatory ordeal? Am I really going to sell my soul, for a heavenly material life, but a hellish afterlife, as so perpetuated by religion?
Lucifer would be around nudging me. No invocation needed, his name more than enough to heighten the feel of my own aura being stretched, as felt through a push in my cranium. But, I'm not looking for heaven, already found hell, where I was unclear what Lucifer would have for me, what he would want from me in exchange. In fact, I had asked as such while watching the series "Lucifer", only to hear the response "companionship". My investigative monkey-mind went through an analysis, what if Lucifer want's me to be his companion "for life", like he want's ownership of my consciousness, like Pauline Jesus. He rebuts, and has me move away from the monkey-mind and feel what the word "companion" feels like, like "compadre", or even "compassion". As Asenath Mason has described, a pact with Lucifer is essentially a pact with your own shadow self. Such makes significant sense, where should an adept dabble in the deeper aspects of the subconscious, you need a guide whose been there and done that. In other words, don't dabble, unless you have an initiator and guides to help you maintain and harness the lower animal self, the Beast. That's more than enough, I'm all in with this working, to let that feeling in my cranium, that current to come flooding through.
To connect with this current, I chose the work product of the Temple of Ascending Flame, as I have found the writings of Asenath Mason to be quite articulate in assessing my numerous questions. The philosophy that she has presented is on point, as the matter is well-researched, and these are actual adepts who use such sigils and invocations. I open the door to my subconscious by and through Umma Tiamat, giving Her blessings as She is a current that can bring the calm of the void. By and through sigils and invocations, I embark in allowing the Luciferian current to flood my consciousness and central nervous system, prepared to meet the worst, since this is none other than the devil of our stories, Lucifer himself. In addition, I will do either Bentinho or Mooji meditations prior (and sometimes after), to ensure clarity of consciousness, where such removes the need for numerous external rituals. Guru brings you to Stillness.
The vibration of my surrounding temple-bedroom drastically increased. I can feel a current flush through my room, increasing the intensity as if on a potent energy drink. Fear slightly arises as I remember the Demon-Gods of Umma Tiamat, but I'm reminded to stay in "divine presence". It's time, not to meet my maker, but the Western destroyer. As this was post Babalon (Binah) in attempting to continue to move upward on the tree of life, I was provided with imagery of winds and desolate cities, an environmental apocalypse. In moving up the tree, this would be the continued removal of all forms. Babalon (Binah) would be the "lust/love for life", where without such, you have decaying ruins leading to the formless potential (Kether). As I have found last halloween, horror movies lack significant intimidation, as fear seams to have drastically subsided in my vessel. In addition, horror movies are not scary when you cheer for the goblins, as I found when I watched "The VVItch". Therefore, the desolate scenario was not only "over-done" thanks to our media, but it was now time to stop lingering about and focusing on the main attraction. Lucifer himself did not look much different than the unmasked Lucifer as shown on the Netflix series, though, such is my monkey-mind's interpretation, and this was only a mask he has chosen for this working. Unlike the show characters intimidated by the real face of Lucifer, as a fan of oddities, at a glance of Lucifer's face my inner-child yelps with a "cool" giving the room a "Monster's Inc." (Disney/Pixar) feel. That feeling of excitement was quickly replaced with thoughts of "he's here, but I forgot to do an intent, oh shit, what do I say to him?". The desolate scenes are gone where it's just Lucifer and myself, in my little bedroom gazing eye to eye, where I'm left wondering, "what do I do?". Lucifer responds.
Feeling the intensity of his current pushing my aura, I take notice that the current isn't actually "wrathful" as I would expect, though intense. I'm reminded of "companion" as I felt the feeling of finding a long-lost friend, where to pull me out of my shock, Lucifer says to me, "how about we consecrate your bedroom temple to the Goddess?". My bedroom has been my ashram, where the walls are decorated with framed artwork of Goddess' that I hold dear to me. My bedroom hallway entry holds a large print of Mary Magdalene (Georges De La Tour), where my bedroom houses my altar as this room is my meditation space. It's where the magick happens literally, sadly not metaphorically. Beloved Kali is the centerpiece of course, where She is surrounded by Her Team by and through properly blessed (prana-pratishta) amulets. My bedroom walls are covered in artwork. The Eastern wall holds a large bamboo print of Goddess Kwan Yin, the Southern wall holds a large print of Chinnamasta and a Yab/Yum Tibetan Thangka, the Western wall holds two conflicting pictures of the veiled Goddess through Nicholas Roerich's "Mother of the World" and Daniel Mirante's "Chanting Down Babylon", the Northern wall holds the main altar surrounded by two paintings I picked up from a local artist named Jorge Luis while visiting Trinidad, Cuba of the Orishas, Osun and Yemaya. For those stuck in cultural egoic-identity, I didn't choose the Orishas, they chose me, which really is a past-life connection.
Lucifer had me cleaning my room and moving altar pieces around for better energetic flow. In addition, though I am still quite new to Nordic practices, in the past, Lys Campbell (Dynamic Intention) activated my connection to the Goddesses as found in Doreen Virtues Goddess Deck, where that deck now has a heavy loving feel when I hold it in my hands. Freya is found in that deck, and she's been quite comfortable with me, where I am continuing to realize how much she protects my space and practice. Last year, I had managed to find a 1000 A.D. Odin amulet pendant in the shape of an axe, and months later, found a Freya wooden doll that matched quite well. Nonetheless, it wasn't until this Lucifer working, that Lucifer had me create a special corner for Freya who now holds and protects my Western Grimoires. Protects me, in having those Grimoires around, I should clarify.
The feel of my home has been different from the outside world, where I can feel my energy field collapse inward when I step out of the house. In addition, I had noticed a slight increase in the feel between my bedroom and mere few feet away of the living room beginning last year or prior. But after this working, the feel of my bedroom is significantly different, vibrant, sleep can be difficult sometimes. There are times where I have been exhausted in the living room where I will move to the bedroom for a nap, but I would be unable to sleep as I would begin to feel energized and wide awake, only to have it oscillate again when I return to the living room. Nonetheless, this is not what I was expecting from Lucifer.
It could be due to the masks that I'm shown, or it could be the significant work I've done in moving away from my monkey-mind for "I Am", where I feel like I'm progressing down the tree of life as compared to other adepts who climb the tree of life. I've already had experiences of the no-mind spaciousness, sometimes described as a void, so Lucifer feels more like a companion, with Beloved Kali as my initiator and guide. Nonetheless, Lucifer has shown me why a guide is required. As I have had trouble sticking up for myself, working on the Beast has been phenomenal in helping me have the courage to get things off of my chest (high heart and throat) and do it with some power. However, as I have had many issues with my narcissistic family, particularly their incessant need that I appear and present my good Sagittarius nature for their show (fool) and egoic-inflation, all the while Kali Ma inside of me can feel all their parasitic energy as I have told my family "I'm not your prostitute", the Beast in me has only increased, where Lucifer has held me back by and through flushing those emotions out of me giving me a "care-free" attitude to properly assess my mode of conduct. He brought me back to "divine presence" in the heat of the moment. Hence, the title, Lord of the Beasts. I'm quite happy to have this essence, this liberating current, in my life to help me walk this path in harmony with a compassionate ally. For the haters, just remember, "There is None Wronging The Serpents Cult!".
Global Religious Syncretism to Understand Ascension; Just Another Nimrod Giving You the Blueprints to Rebuild THE Tower of Babel
When many perceive Hinduism, instead of being understood as many different schools and systems which may or may not stem from the actual Vedic literature tradition, most (including Hindus) have a general idea of what most likely was a Vaishnava (white-washing) attempt to synchronize many different schools. Hence, to most individuals not taking a proper historical approach to how Hinduism has evolved, Hinduism is essentially summed up with the Shakti Energy manifesting under the Divine Will of Brahma (Generator, Cultural Patriarch), Vishnu (Operator, Harmony, Self-Actualization), and Siva (Destroyer), or the G-O-D model.
It is interesting to note that this division is also expressed in the Abrahamic traditions with Abraham (Cultural Patriarch), Jesus (Harmony-Self Actualization), and Allah (Return to Formless, Inner-World represented by Tantriks as the Moon). Nonetheless, because the western world is playing the video game system by and through their belief systems of duality, of extremes of heaven and hell, good and evil, angels and demons, such energies are expressed in drastic measures by such traditions as evidenced by World War II, with an energy that may be too attached to samsara in building of culture and civilization meeting an energy that is on the extreme ends of disrupting samsara with Shiva represented as the Swastika moving at Thors aggressive speed as the Central Black Sun. It is important to note that the Star of David (Tantrik Merkaba) is not an ancient symbol of Judaism where I'm unaware of the chakra rainbow "lightbody" in Judaism as would be better expressed with Jesus, whereas Nazis and Hindus have used the title nobility (Aryan), and the word "swastika" is Sanskrit. However, Qabalists who attain Kether are the same as Hindu yogis who attain Brahman, true nobility as taught by the Naga/Dragons such as Patanjali, a huge difference between calling one chosen or special under a bloodline caste-system.
In correlating Jesus with the Vishnu oversoul, I would perceive the first part of Jesus' life at the adept stage of Rama-Ravana of the Hindu Ramayana. Most important is Jesus in the Judea Desert, same as Siddharta Gautama, or Mohammed, the human adepts of consciousness-spirit ascension in material density. As Mooji Baba has drilled into me, it is best that the adept anchor in "I Am" emptiness of an unclouded mind in the moment, so the soul-expression can flow free of egoic-monkey mind blockages. Hence, the wannabe spiritual teacher needs to drop the ego, before they "write the book". Therefore, as was the case with Mohammed, Siddharta Gautama, and Jesus before he officially began teaching instead of forging his wits debating, like being in an "isolation tank" as designed by the mystic and neuro-scientist John C. Lily, these individuals set off to drop the monkey-mind projections that deter us away from the present moment. Moreover, they needed to move beyond basic magickal-siddhi-psychic abilities, such as healing, fortune telling, raising the dead (a Tantrik practice as well), in order to achieve their own fullness of the emptiness of Self. No more need to source anything from the external world, as the kingdom (Kether-Brahman) of heaven is found within. Post Self-Realization would be Jesus' teaching/transmission stage, or Self-Actualization that would be akin to Rama's succeeding lifetime as the playful Krishna.
The deep inner work of bringing awareness deep into one's own subconscious and our collective subconscious during the stages of the adept in "isolation", has the effect of drawing out harsh energies, or wrathful, which can deter an adept through material temptations. Such is meant to be transcended, not fought, hence, the path of desire to get over your cravings is also a valid path. Nonetheless, as with Jesus who was tempted by the Devi(l), or Siddharta who was tempted by Maya (his own delusions), groups such as Luciferians and Tantriks understand the deep dark subconscious work at play, and in embracing the trident as a Hero, the adept must use their own Divine Will of the "I Am" presence to overcome their egoic obstacles, or get lost in maya or the sitra ahra. The backlash of the egoic tendencies, felt as extreme depressive times as harsh energies that flush out of one's energy and physical bodies, is a process during the ascension coined by the Catholic monk, St. John of the Cross, as the "Dark Night of the Soul". Just as Rama in the Ramayana had to face his own issues regarding infidelity, so did Ravana also have to overcome his egoic-issues of his pride, both adepts of the Formless Shiva. In killing a Brahman, such as Ravana, the only way for a Hindu to repent is to take on the practice that Brahma could not handle, the fifth (5th) head of Aghori Shiva (Rudra-Howler/Anger/Wrath). Therefore, it appears Rama had to walk a particular path as an adept as part of his ascension process to incarnate as the height of Mt. Meru (Sodashi) as Sri Krishna, who simply played with a child-like manner all throughout his story.
Hindus cater to the modern puranic lore, believing the texts to be accurate depictions of ancient times. Whereas the tantras are feared as sorcery manuals, and rightfully so, as the adept is diving deeper into the subconscious post kundalini awakenings. Nonetheless, the story of Krishna is vague, like the actual story of Jesus in light of the hidden (essenes) as depicted in the significantly more accurate texts of the Nag Hammadi and Dead Sea Scrolls that predate the time of Jesus, as opposed to the Creed of Nicea edit three hundred plus (300+) years after Jesus. Such groups were killed off by the new Church as heretics for a new "creed" and hence, a new authority/monarchy, showing discrepancies on the truth of the historical Jesus. Krishna was most likely the Hercules (Hari Kaula) the Greeks wrote home about, during the time of Alexander the Great, but as time moves on, stories are altered and shift, and deities are often synchronized, where historical Krishna may also fall under certain discrepancies. Nonetheless, the philosophy and techniques were provided in these stories, for the adept to reach our religious mystical truths and realize our inherent Krishna-Christ Consciousness, the God-Consciousness which comes after the Void of a close-eyed Brahma (ego). The proper "Chose Ones" or "Brahmins", are the accomplished adepts that can guide other adepts to the Krishna-Christ Consciousness (God), which is often symbolized by a peacock feather.
As Shiva represents pure spirit or consciousness who is often in meditation away from the material, his son Kartikeya represents insurance for those lost in samsara, as having anti-matter or Anti-Christ (Sanat Kumara) qualities to move consciousness away from the material realms back to the Void (Ain Soph Aur+). Such anti-matter is expressed as a psychological undoing of the adept, where the adept is forced to question, inquire, dissolve, programmed psychological conditioning arising from holding onto numerous lifetimes. To dissolve such mental programming allows adepts to see wider and differ perspectives, often represented by the third-eye symbolized by the peacock feather. To see wider and differ perspectives also negates harsh judgment as compassion is naturally introduced, where the saint cannot judge the sinner as the saint will understand and perceive a wider perspective. Nonetheless, such practices may be externally manifested, with rituals often deemed extreme for mainstream Brahmanic or Abrahamic culture, as found through tribal Katikeya practices in addition to the Yezidi Peacock Angel holding exactly the same archetype. The Yezidi Peacock Angel, Melek Taus, is held in line with Devil worship by the neighboring angelic traditions, where Melek Taus, like Lucifer, is mistaken for remaining as "fallen". Such symbols of the peacock archetype all correlate with Kartikeya (Sanat Kumara), Melek Taus, and even Krishna as Krishna went against the religion of his day moving his people away from the worship of Indra, a Vedic deity who was originally superior to Vishnu, implying evolution through a new age (yuga). Jesus similarly followed in this path, as the neighboring Jewish groups of Pharisees and Sadducees conflicted with Jesus, and were actually unaware of Jesus' real practices, lineage, traditions, as his group was hidden (essene). Nonetheless, the path of deconditioning and deconstructing one's psychology, particularly the subconscious (qliphoth) the deeper an adept is willing to go, is a necessary step in returning the adept back before the western notion of "fall of man", as represented by the seven (7) sephirot below Daath.
The deconstruction of religious programming is found in all Left Hand Path traditions as a way to assist the adept in liberating (moksha) the adept from the addiction of the limited sensory body under the egoic monkey-mind. Liberation, moksha, is to be sought while in the body of the adept to attain ascension back to humanity's original state of yin/yang regarding the feminine/masculine hemispheres of the brain or nadi's, or by integrating the Generator, Operator, Destroyer aspects within the adept. Nonetheless, as what comes with power (Siddhis), comes responsibility, and many adepts who remain attached to samsara may not awaken to samsara and may continually choose egoic-addictions leading down the qabalist tree of life pre-ascension, instead of upwards. Tantrik and Qliphotic practices, without Self-Realization of the "I Am" presence, can lead the adept into denser dualities creating harsher polarized lessons, or worse, insanity for the practitioner of the sitra ahra.
To continue the ascension and move the adept out of the video game of Generator, Operator, Destroyer, also known as the Wheel of Samsara, Saivism presents two (2) additional figures, Maheshwara (deluder, brings the adept into the wheel of samsara), and Sadashiva (liberator from samsara). The five (5) heads holds archetype superiority to the four (4) heads of Brahma, as Brahma was unable to handle the fifth (5th) teachings, most likely presented to Sanat Kumara or the Aghori tradition of moving beyond the psychological conditioning of duality. For traditional Brahmins, it is important to note that Sati-Parvati needed to leave the Brahmanic tradition, to practice something "hidden" that was opposed (Satan) by Brahma and his lineage, to gain enlightenment. The beginning of enlightenment as defined by the Saivas as Turiya, the state of being awake in the three (3) states of consciousness (awake, sleep, deep sleep). The state of being awake is realized through Self-Realization felt during the emptiness of lingering in "I Am", where the adept simply lets as much go mentally and emotionally as possible, usually through tools such as breath-work, mantra, kriya, etc. The clarity of the moment brings with it gifts known as Siddhis, and the true spiritual practice will bring the adept closer to clarity as they investigate the "I Am". Sadashiva, as four (4) heads facing the four (4) corners and one (1) head facing upward represents the adept moving upward in spirit vibration as high as the adept can achieve, with his son Kartikeya being six (6) heads will assist in grounding such vibrations in material density. Hence, while aiming higher, Sadashiva teaches us the one true spiritual practice to acheive enlightenment, which is to simply "let go". Let go, not just all of your negative traits as deemed by the adepts monkey-mind, but the positive one's as well as a way to move beyond the monkey-mind for the flow of higher consciousness, holy spirit. In fact, the highest form of spirituality is to let go of everything that your consciousness can perceive, or untangle the attachment we have to transient existences including material worlds and imaginary. Enlightenment is to "lighten up" by "letting go". The direct path of such has been through the self-inquiry of Advaita Vedanta, where the adept can bypass all other techniques for a Self-Realized individual to help guide and transmit the states of "no mind" as Vivekananda has described as Samadhi.
These practices of anchoring in higher vibrations, or more spirit-consciousness with less attachment to samsara, often pushes the adept into the Dark Night of the Soul to be forged like a Phoenix. The accomplished adept can continue on their typical egoic-role and agenda, though from an expanded k(g)nowing, or through the use of Left Hand Practices such as Tantra or Luciferianism to bring higher consciousness (Void above the Light) back into the lower density, like the archetype of Kartikeya. As esoteric adepts have found, initiators and guides of our own subconscious train the adept to master harnessing such consciousness, where many have argued and have shown that the Divine Mother's (Binah) permission is necessary to harness such potential in lower density. Tantra by definition means to "weave" or "loom", like the Arachnid Spider Goddess (Binah) weaving her creation, where Tantra was a system to bring yogic tools together to bring higher consciousness back down into the human animal vessel. Not all Self-Realized masters practice this, as they realize the adept is simply becoming a magickan within the video game.
In summation, in order for the global teachers to achieve ascension, teachers such as Jesus offered humanity glimpses on how the "children of God" can mature into adulthood and do all the things he has done and so much more. Relaxing the conditioned monkey-mind in order to bring further clarity in the moment is the process of Self-Discovery where the adept will investigate their own consciousness as the "observer"-awareness and the "observed" external world (including the body and internal biological structure, thoughts, and emotions), where the adept separates the "Observer" and "Observed" and investigates the "Observer" and attempts to realize the root of the "Observer" as I would currently express as the Void (Ain Soph Aur+). Such is the essence of our religions and global shamanic practices, including White/Black magick (both can give you more ego or destroy your delusions for Self Discovery), all of which are attempting to lead the adept further into Self Realization with an attempt to enjoy samsara through Self Actualization, by and through the use of many tools and trades all having somewhat of the same archetypal colorings.
Self-Realization is taught in every mystery school, and is in essence, discovering what lies before consciousness when all transient imagery is dropped for the moment. To move with the flow of consciousness, as opposed to the direction of the karmic monkey-mind, which only leads us towards fulfilling mental conditionings, was the aim for every mystic on this planet. Those capable of looking within the numerous aspects of one's psyche, including the shadow self, were rewarded heavily with "inner completion", or not needing transient material illusions to fulfill one's drive. Such provides a deeper rendering of Jesus' "Render unto Caesar", separating the darsan of the Kingdom of Heaven found within from the workings of the material planes.
Siddharta's tradition of Buddhism has placed heavy weight on "suffering" and "desire", where theologians and philosophers have sought to properly understand "enlightenment" by and through "mindful" practices, which often fail due to keeping the adept mindful to aspects within the body and its numerous sensory triggers to further engage the monkey-mind. Nonetheless, the "enlightenment" concept hinted at by both Siddharta and the Hindu tradition as described in Vivekananda's Raja Yoga, would be the place of moving beyond the monkey-mind, or Samadhi. It is important to note that Siddharta was simply one of many Indian yogi's, practicing many different types of techniques, all with the intent of approaching Samadhi. Similarly, Padmasambhava brought his techniques of enlightenment, as a further step beyond the "mindful" approach to the land of Tibet. Padmasambhava's techniques are quite similar to the Saiva tradition, as both fall under the banner of Tantra, with the higher schools invoking wrathful Goddess energy as meditative purging under the Sakta/Vajrayogini Left-Hand Path. As found in the Sakta tradition, Kali, the Mahavidyas, and the 64 Yogini are quite acceptable to assist on the path of physical and mental stillness to approach Samadhi, should the adept be capable of handling such energies as I would consider these beings as a volume knob for the kundalini.
Though taught in every mystery school including the Oracles of Chaldea, Upanisads (Cream of the Vedas), and the Hermetic tradition, etc., Adi Shankara's Advaita Vedanta appears to be the quickest and simplest approach to Self. The self-inquiry technique is simply logical self questioning of removing all transient images from one's mind, Neti (not this) Neti (not this), until one is lingering in a psychologically baggage-free state within the moment. One is in the flow of what is being done as opposed to being directed and controlled by the monkey-mind. Such is accomplished when the adept recognizes a drop in the personal-story for an "observer" state of consciousness, hence, ego-death.
Though such practices fall under the banner of "ego-death", where wrathful Goddesses such as Kali make an excellent choice in assisting in turning "off" the matrix, many choose this approach to have a better materialistic transient life. As an example, many may choose the Goddess Kamakhya for earthly pleasures such as love or regenerative family, as opposed to learning the mysteries of the creative sexual energy and its capabilities. Many simply do not understand "ego-death", and hence, wrathful beings such as Kali. When approaching ego-death practices, particularly Advaita, the need to "let go" arises. If you are looking for a spouse, to save the "state of humanity", or some other transient delusion of fulfilling some egoic desire, ego-death practices will be difficult for you. As an example, in meditation, should a blessed thought arise while practicing Advaita that can assist many human beings, etc., many people would choose to assist. Very few people truly understand that, "when you see the Buddha on the road, kill him". The goal is to reach deeper until one is out of the drama of the monkey-mind. The ending result is actually moksha-liberation for the monkey-mind, where the mind feels like a "feather" as one moves in harmony, where the ego works with spirit. Hence, in practice one looks for ego-death in order to enjoy the ego from a non-attached state. Best of both worlds, be in it, but not of it.
Samadhi appears to be the goal of both the Right Hand Path ("RHP") and Left Hand Path ("LHP"), including that of the Western occultists. The RHP can be seen as working on the higher chakras, where the adepts attempt to stay away from practices that would engross them further in samsara. The LHP works on the lower chakras first in an attempt to fulfill, master, and transcend for stillness. The LHP needs to understand that higher self has a reason for incarnating, the RHP needs to understand that after yoga comes bhoga-enjoyment. After Adi Shankara had attained Advaita (Oneness) moving his consciousness beyond transient existence, the Goddess appeared before him and showed him the beauty of merging Spirit with Matter (Shiva with Prakriti-Shakti). Therefore, the adept is to liberate themselves, and enjoy samsara from a non-attached state.
By placing one's consciousness into the 3rd state of the intelligence body, such has the effect of putting one into the "observer" state or the feeling of "presence". Nonetheless, adepts will face issues regarding the physical body and energy body. Techniques such as Hatha Yoga and Pranayama can be used for the physical body, where I personally choose Mantras (shakti) and energy healers for the energy body (and mental). Nonetheless, to tap into the 3rd state of the intelligence body, as depicted in this video, would be the beginnings of Samadhi. It is the beginning of simply being "present" for the moment, where the adept can simply say, "I just am". It is existence beyond the personality self, as the observer, highlighting the clarity of the moment.
Once the adept has noticed the difference between the 3rd state of the intelligence body in comparison to the 1st state of the physical body, or rather the difference between "presence" and the "monkey-mind", the adept then must do the work of anchoring "presence" as the "monkey-mind" will throw tantrums. Basically, there is an oscillating process.
It appears that all Gurus in the Self-Realization camp are saying the same thing, all are simply attempts to get the adept to look deeper within oneself. Nonetheless, those that have accomplished this to a high degree tend to have some "magic" in their assistance of others, which I can only label as telepathic, transmission, etc. Being new to Mooji, it was Bentinho's silent retreats which helped me push my psychological boundaries, and actually was a stepping stone to be able to properly hear Mooji. There is also Panache Desai's immense energy work, which has pushed my understanding of the capabilities of Advaita. Typically, the Guru assists in purging the adept, whereas Ramana Maharshi did that for Papaji, Papaji did that for Mooji.
There is also Nithyanandaji, who has moved his ashram well beyond Advaita into traditional Saiva practices to further push ancient practices in a scientific manner. Though I am not an adept of his ashram, I have paid attention to his community and have also noted his mantras to be quite expansive. If he can help my personal practice, why not? Nonetheless, such Gurus will be hated as the ego must be purged of everything holding it back. Again, this is the practice of ego-death, and ego will try to run. It is important to note that when Nithayandaji speaks of his egoic-self as he has expressed on facebook, he simply states, "I am just a Sakta". Though I may not consider him as Guru, in the sense that I do not invoke him for stillness, he has become my inspiration in the "if he can do it, I can do it" category. Therefore, I do bow to his feet, as we do in the East, to honor the footsteps that he has walked.
Further I will concede regarding Nithyananda, I am someone who has been more than privy to confidential information and legalities of the numerous horseshit allegations against, not just his organization, but Hinduism in general in a Country where Atheists/Christians are attempting to "Fox-News" the numerous traditions of India. As has been quite alleged, people are often paid to go into these traditional organizations and cause a mess, where further, legal "standing" is not a requirement to file a legal complaint in certain Countries. In other words, to get into a legal mess, anyone can "cry wolf" leading us into endless witch-hunts (meaning lack of evidence). Moreover, when a Westerner, such as attorney F. Greene, who quit the job because opposing counsel gave him too much work (as stated in his motion to be removed), discuses Hinduism, it is done through the eyes of a eurocentric self-centered and overly white-privileged mentality who will not do two-minutes of research to get over themselves and understand someone else's culture. Such was the frustration of every moment of sitting in a Courtroom with this conditioned monkey-mind latching onto the inability to see anything beyond his own personal issues, and henceforth, his personal projections were quite noticeable as we had discussed with the State Bar of California. As an example, in India, we bow to others feet as a sign of honoring the footsteps someone has walked, such as our own parents, where attorney F. Greene took that as an opportunity in all of his Complaints and Moving Documents to degrade the Hindu Religion as being a submissively degrading act signifying mind-manipulation. What I have disclosed can all be found in publicly recorded documents. In defending Nithyananda's organization, I had to deal with rich and organized Anti-Hindu organizations and attorneys, who had no evidence, and sadly overall, no clue.
To those wondering about Nithyananda, he's teaching the same thing as every Advaita Guru, which is to de-condition from what we have been conditioned into, for Self Realization. In the Indian traditions, the Goddesses are synchronized with the Kundalini, allowing for clearing and realigning, where Deities thereafter can help the adept navigate their journey, particularly through the practices of yantras. What Nithyananda is doing in India for the traditional Indian population, is the same as what most "Ascension" alchemists of the West are doing for the Western World. He's "downloading" information and providing all of it to his devotees, using the traditional practices in a scientific manner to assess efficacy. Nithyananda has his own Guru which he is constantly admiring, and of course, his Kaula Devi, Village Godddess. I personally prefer wearing Black, listening to Heavy Metal, and isolation, where the traditional means is too far for this Westernized adept. Nithyananda and I have much in common as he is simply teaching Saivism, as we understand Rudraksha beads are significantly more valuable than gold. Nithyananda has clarified that gold maybe more for traditional purposes, but he sleeps with Rudrakshas under his pillow. In addition, I manage to catch a few of his "activations" throughout the year, which provide significant gnosis unlike any other, and is the same current as Sadashiva that I personally tap into using the traditional mantras, which is simply the Atma-Soul expanding itself slightly painfully within the physical vessel. For me, the Rudrakshas are the golden tears of Shiva, as Shiva terrifyingly mourned the loss of his Sati. Moreover, what really is the physical gold of a demiurge monarch in comparison to a multi-dimensional consciousness, or even further, the eternal-bliss of dropping the egoic-mind for Self Realization? The kingdom of heaven is found within, and there are many mansions. Such would be the spiritual teachings of the ashram, I'll leave the political-material-social conduct and continued accusations to those who are equipped to judge (assess and discern from a wider perspective aka "judge not lest ye be judged") evidence properly.
For serious practitioners of both the RHP and LHP, discover Self beyond transient existences (including dogma), and enjoy your time in samsara.
Combining my love of philosophy, mythology, and the occult in pushing my abilities to work with such "permission slips" for my own Ascension. As I have discovered, true power is found in the ability to walk each other home as mirrors. This is where the inner stairwell becomes the inner sanctuary.
Virtue is the Religion of Siddhas" -Jivanmukti