Its been quite some time since this blog has seen an update! Enjoy this great review of The Magickal Union of East & West
I will be offering the Diamond Sapphire Gem of Radiant Light at this years Pantheacon in the Bay Area. This rite forms the core of the system of consciousness expansion that is described in my book The Magickal Union of East and West. Also present will be senior members of the Ordo Sunyata Vajra, including contributing author of the book, Charlotte Moore.
This will be a great opportunity to meet in person, share space and time in the radiant void of direct awareness, and afterwords get your copy of the book and have it signed by both authors.
Please do join us for this special public event!
She gazes into unfathomable space, and her body itself is luminous, empty of solidity…she is the manifestation of coemergent wisdom, the all-inclusive wisdom generated in meditation. She captures the totality of the minds of the yogis and yogis, bringing both poles of attraction of revulsion directly to the path of realization. She cannot be conceptualized or categorized. She stops the mind.
The dakini refuses to accept the logic of life versus death, gain versus loss, and pain versus pleasure. This logic is the reasoning of the endless suffering in which we are trapped, and when we perpetuate this approach we are trapped in a samsaric prison. The dakini shows that landscape in which this hopeless logic disintegrates and we directly experience the world as it is, infused with intensity and natural power. In this charnel ground, beauty has no rival in ugliness. The polarities have collapesed, and great joy is found in the greatest devastation. This is the power of the dancing dakini.
Text excerpts from Dakini’s Warm Breath
A thoughtful review of the Magickal Union:
“Oh Bhavani, do thou-give a compassionate look upon me, Thy servant.” To him who thus praying says “Oh Bhavani Thou ” then and there Thou dost give the state of union with Thee, that state adorned by the brilliant crowns of Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra.
As Laksmidhara says that “Bhavani” as a Verb means” May I be” and Bhavani tvam = “let me be (one with) Thee”; taking it as the optative first person singular of the verb Bhii. He who thus worships the Devi becomes one with Her. The very utterance of the words “Bhavani tvam” attracts Her attention. The expression “Bhavani tvam” has two meanings. Bhavani is the vocative form of Bhavani and is also the lot (optative) first person singular of the root Bhii (=to be). The author says that when the Sadhaka is supplicating the Devi for Her Grace addressing Her as Bhavani (the consort of Bhava or Shiva) She out of Her Great Mercy mistakes as it were the meaning of the Sadhaka and understands him, when the first two words are uttered, to say ” May I be Thou ” and grants his prayer.
Sir John Woodroffe’s (Arthur Avalon) commentary to verse 22 of the Ananda Lahari