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The Left Hand Path: Tantra

Introduction
Tantra, in general - is a focus on the self, as well as how one understands the universe. It also focuses on the illusions of reality, and what we perceive as true reality. Tantra is complex, in that there is no single or universal definition of what constitutes Tantric practice. I'm not going to bore you to death with the history of Tantra's development, but instead offer this as Tantra for the average Joe. You want a bottom line? It is my hope that this paper will provide it. The idea of "Left-hand Path" originates in Tantra. Spiritual practice is on the 'Right-Hand' position, where the carnal is on the 'Left-Hand'. An example of this is when a couple engages in the spiritual practice of Tantra, it is customary for the woman to sit on the right hand side of her male counter-part. When it's time to engage in the physical act of Tantra, she switches to the left. Tantra focus, is to enhance the human experience. In essence, it aids one in developing super-human powers. All senses are heightened, and the realizations made are that ecstatic existence is not only possible, but probable with practice of this tradition. Tantra is useful for a lagging libido. Aids like Viagra, or other ED drugs may no longer be needed. The libido is corrected and enhanced, on levels - not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as they are interwoven. The psyche has an abyssal thirst for (com) union, even if that union is with an idea. Androgyny born, the magical child of Shatki and Shiva; the magnetic woman and electric man (not gender specific). As much as I have a distaste for the duality and polarity of ideas, in this context it aids one in understanding the roles of each. The Yin and Yang, Shatki and Shiva - each person plays the role of both Shatki and Shiva; by allowing the rise and fall of sexual energy to be transferred. So, what you are doing is practicing the withholding of ejaculation but still having multiple orgasms. It builds and builds, rises and falls. Magnetic and Electric, Electric and Magnetic. Harmony on multiple levels. As the union intensifies, you develop a higher sensory awareness. The pathway to developing the 6th sense. This energy stirs up the kundalini energy; and the result is a heightened life experience, prolonged orgasm, and ritual ecstasy.

Whether you remember the entire Tantric lingo, proper specific ritual practices matters little. It's the idea, which resonates in you that's more important. There are methodologies, which can be utilized without saying a word. Even if you are the only one experiencing them, and your partner has no idea. Your partner will 'know' based on the experience they have with you. I had recently posted a blog on MySpace about the most important thing about sex. A recent discussion I had a few weeks back, floored me. A couple voiced the idea that the journey was not important at all, but the destination of orgasm. They also have a mediocre sex life, which they avoid - so it's no wonder they hold this idea! I posted the blog, to get feedback from the general public about what they consider to be the most important. The scales were tipped in my favor. Most held that it was the journey, vs. the destination and surprisingly enough there were more people than I expected that stated that having an orgasm wasn't all that important to them. It was the rise and fall of energy, and the sexual experience that they craved. "Stay with the fire of the beginning, and avoid the poison of the end." -Tantric principle Explosion, without ejaculation makes any further sexual activity less than satisfying, and often a discomfort. In tantric practice, you are having implosions of sexual energy, so that with each continued sexual activity, the experience is not only satisfying, but raises your libido even higher, hours and hours of this is possible. It's a strict discipline, and it takes focus and understanding the principles. Mental play Physical play - physical act of Tantric Sex Control Attachment Independence Spiritual dimension Hyper-consciousness

Tantra is, the LHP of Kama Sutra

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Mental Play
Will Will is the true, higher and liberated self. When Aleister Crowley focuses on the Will Do as thou wilt in Thelema, what is he focusing on specifically? He is speaking of the true self. Tantric Will, is true self, rather than a false self created by compulsions and whimsical impulses. Self-Will, is liberation. It is awakening. Self-Will breaks down the prison walls of false-self, by removing the societal ideas of normal sexuality . Anything outside of what society deems as normal is persecuted, ostracized, forced under-ground and often snuffed-out: imprisonment of those seeking the Will of the self. Sexual taboos are becoming an obsolete idea, but it takes the work of the Self-Will, to make such realizations. In Tantra, Self-Will must be sought with sincerity and true intentions. Otherwise, you will never truly be liberated from the indoctrination of society regarding what is normal . You will reside in your prison and die; never having experienced an ecstatic existence. If you are experiencing a less-than-satisfying life; seek liberation and Self-Will. Will, is the way. Tantric Will places the responsibility of one s actions, into the hands of the true self. If you are not willing to carry the responsibility, there will be no true tantric evolution of the self. Tantric Will evokes higher spiritual ideas, and requires your utmost attention. We come into this world through the act of sex, we have sex, but do we truly experience it? In most societies, from our early childhood we are taught to hide our bodies, to not think impure thoughts and that sex is only for procreation with someone we love . So how can we ever know the true sexual experience? Anything deemed impure by society, is a form of deviance, frowned upon and forced into shadow.

So, how do we break down barriers and doubts so that Self-Will can be realized? The invocation of higher spiritual ideas, such as the Cult of Cthulhu theology, is one of many ships to be taken across the sea. The exploration of philosophical ideas about the self is key in taking the first step in awakening from a deep sleep; and existing in a false reality. There are a plethora of tools available to you, such as human psychology, meditative practice, transcendental experience, and creative expression just to name a few. There are no limitations, as the creator, you are free to be inspired by any idea that provokes you into the state of examination to include inventing them. Remember yourself, Nothing is True, and Everything is Permitted! Intentional acts of Will, have magical power. Unconscious, droning is the pathway to death. You can have a long, prosperous and ecstatic life if you choose it! Self-Will! If you cannot choose, can not realize, then you are not taking the path of the sly-one, the path of Understanding the Fourth way has not taken root. I am planting the seed. I will sow it to grow. Will you? But if you do choose, you can begin the mental play with a partner. Stage 1: introspection, submissiveness Stage 2: stimulation, eager-control In Tantra, fantasy is not just conjuring up images in one s imagination it s much more than that. It requires control, focus and applying ideas to the Self-Will. All these ideas we hold, these self-created delusions are working towards something; or at least they should be. If you venerate a fictional character, your focus on this character gives it life. It makes it very real to you. The fictional characters of the HP Lovecraft stories, are real to you, they exist in the dimensions of your imagination. The same premise applies to Tantric Fantasy. Breathing technique, communicating ideas, and applying fantasy occurs as an organic process during the act of Tantric Sex, but it is in no way rehearsed. Tantric Fantasy, is not to be confused with role-playing; though role playing plays a role in Tantric Sex. Mental play: this is the time to put your archetypal structures to work for you. Remember, your partner may not be aware of your Tantric skill, but through their experience will have had a Tantric experience.

As mentioned in Left-Hand Path: Tantra, Introduction Tantra is an exchange of roles: Shatki and Shiva, Shiva and Shatki; even if your partner is not aware of the transfer of responsibility. You might begin as Shatki, introspective and submissive, then cycle into Shiva as you are stimulated, and seek eager-control. The opposite may occur, in that your partner begins as Shatki, so you then take the role and responsibility of Shiva. Back and forth, the mental play occurs, continues rise and fall, fall and rise of this idea in action. There are mental exercises you may perform, which can be borrowed from a variety of sources. You are not limited to the eastern philosophies of Tantra. Fantasy is slipping into your archetypes, and becoming. There are so many techniques to explore, spiritual ideas, visualizations, body mechanics, magical voice and invocation. Ask yourself this question: How can you communicate 1000 ideas without saying a word? The possibilities are endless. The mind is the sea; ships may cross it but will never find an end to its explorations.

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Control
Separating Ejaculation from Orgasm

Yes, it s possible and it s in practice right now as you hold your vajra (Tantric for penis) by men who know this secret. This doesn t just apply to men, but to women as well. Most often women have an orgasm explosion vs. implosion and continuing sex becomes a discomfort and they have to stop, and yes this occurs when women masturbate as well. So girls, hold on to your Yonis! (Yoni is Tantric for vagina). What could be enjoyed for hours on end is diminished to 20 minutes at best. As discussed in The Left-Hand Path: Tantra, Mental Play there is implosive and explosive orgasm. The implosive orgasm is based upon control but without the constraint of withholding the desire for orgasm and pleasure. Explosive orgasm is when you ejaculate and for many can t continue playtime is over. Inner orgasm decreases arousal slightly, but

you are also less sensitive, and less inclined to release. This enables you to continue for hours on end. To experience the inner-orgasm you only need to remember one word: RAMPER (word association: romper, taking a romp in the sack)

Relax Awareness Measure yourself Pace yourself Energy circulation and Ride the wave

Relax, take your time. Enjoy all the sensations. Porn-style sex is fun, enjoyable and allows you to release your beast; but you ll most likely release ejaculate and end your journey short. Relaxation leads to awareness, heightens all of your senses and helps you focus on the pleasure you experience with yourself (masturbation) or with your partner, without the constraints of being on guard, and creating unnecessary tension. Pacing yourself, the pleasure-principle. You can enjoy the ride, without concentrating on the destination. The rise and fall of the sexual energy you produce by experiencing the pleasure. Standing at the Event Horizon, looking over the edge but you don t cross it; not yet.

The Energy and circulation, is walking the line, just before you step over to the other side. Taking that energy and experiencing it throughout your entire body, not just your genitals. Riding the wave of ecstasy. A sexual meditation. You are having S.E.X. not sex. A Sensual Energy Exchange. Arousal, leads to letting go. And letting go is good, but if you want an epic sexual experience, there is control involved. When you think of the idea of control, you immediately think of constraints. Change the way you think, the Will-Self determines that control is the pathway to ecstasy. If you commit the idea to muscle memory, you won t have to think about it, at least not consciously. Your subconscious knows what to

do, and you are letting go by enjoying the sexual experience in an uninhibited way, but without ejaculating, to end the experience short.

Techniques There are several resources for developing your control technique. I won t suggest any one source, because I believe in developing your own system. I ve been calling mine Sexxx Magic for years, but I also call it SinTantric, and a battery of other names depending on my mood. Here s some ideas to give you a start on your own research:

Sex Thearpy Medical Journals on Ejaculation and Erectile Dysfunction Women s Sexuality (psychology) Men s Sexuality (psychology) The sociology of Sexuality: sexual identity, cultural sexuality Eastern Philosophy: Tantra

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Attachment
As discussed in The Left-Hand Path: Tantra, Control utilizing RAMPER, you maintain control and allow yourself to experience the orgasm as an implosive force, enjoying the journey rather than focusing on the destination. Through the Awareness aspect of RAMPER, this is your attachment to the physical, while experiencing the euphoria of your heightened senses. If you are not aware of what you are doing, and what you are experiencing, this can lead to detachment. Much like letting go of the string of a helium balloon, and letting it float away. If you detach during the sexual experience, you lose focus and control. This leads to premature ejaculation, and ending the journey earlier than desired. Have you ever

had sex, and gotten lost in your own head, only to be returned by your sex partner saying you seem like you are a million miles away or you could be having sex with anyone, it s like I m not even here, what s with you? You have experienced detachment. So how do you stay attached? Focus. This is why Tantric sex is different than your traditional sex. Sure, during traditional sex you are focusing on enjoying yourself, but even if you are a tentative partner you can detach. Even during masturbation, you can detach. So, if you find yourself having a 5 minute quickie vs. the hours of passion you promise, you could be detached from the experience. How do you focus? By learning techniques to stay attached to the experience (See suggested research list: The Left-Hand Path: Tantra, Control ). Commit it to muscle memory, so you are not focused on being focused, but on the experience itself, riding the wave implosion after implosion, until its climax. Keep this idea in mind: Stay with me.

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Independence
It is said that when the god Shiva, the embodiment of pure consciousness, merged in sexual union with the goddess Shakti, the embodiment of pure energy, their Tantric embrace resulted in the creation of the Universe. How can one speak of independence, when the act of sexual intercourse requires a dependency on two people? Quite simply: each person works independently on his/her own personal journey. You may be concerned with the journey of your partner, but you act independently. You take on the archetypal identities of both Shatki and Shiva, based on your awareness of your attachment. You know when to be Shiva, and when to be Shatki. If your partner is working with the Tantric principles, he/she will also be working independently filling the roles as they cycle.

During the cycles which occur during masturbation, you work independently slipping into each archetype as they cycle through. You know when passive arousal is needed, and when aggressive arousal is needed. RAMPER! When Aleister Crowley created his Moon Child , a completely etheric child, it was through the roles of Shatki and Shiva. He created the universe. As discussed in The Left-Hand Path: Introduction , you have specific responsibilities. If you are not willing to carry the weight of these responsibilities how can you ever expect to experience an ecstatic existence? The Tantric Will-Self? It is your responsibility to work independently towards your goals. If each person accepted their personal responsibilities, many of the pit-falls of our species could have been leaps. Co-dependence has no place in Tantra, nor in the hearts and minds of those that walk the Left-hand path.

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Spiritual Dimension
Trying to explain spirituality to a person, who rejects the idea of the sense of spirit, is often difficult. As a Weak Atheist (Strong Agnostic) myself, people often have an adverse reaction to the idea that Atheists (of any type) understand spirituality, let alone experience it. Most often spirituality is connected to religion, and more and more people are stepping away from organized religion, and its dogma. To me, feeling spiritual is the sense of awe one feels from ecstatic experience. This is what I m referring to, in the context of Tantra and its Spiritual Dimensions. Naturally, you experience awe during sex, but the tantric experience offers dimensions of awe. Implosion to explosion. It s a journey, not a destination. When people speak of mind-blowing sex, what

are they really talking about? The endless dimensions of awe one experiences when drowning in the vast abyss of ecstasy. This is where your personal aesthetic really comes in to play. All of your fantasies, Tantric and otherwise, are put into action in the dimensional space of your imagination. If you can imagine it, experience it and its biological result is awe this is the spiritual dimension in LHP Tantra. Taboos are nonexistent in the Spiritual Dimension. You are your Will-Self in the Spiritual Dimension, free of any constraints, barriers and falsehoods. You are liberated.

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Hyper-Consciousness
Hyper-consciousness is beyond standard consciousness. Just because you are conscious, doesn t mean you are awake. You are droning about like a zombie, or a machine following commands. Hyper-consciousness is beyond this realm of existence, it s often referred to as the third dimension. The first dimension (or 1D) is what we are aware of on the surface. The second dimension (or 2D) is what we think we know beyond what we can see, and the third dimension (or 3D) is what we know to be true, our personal gnosis based on experience. It doesn t matter if I write a volume of texts on how Tantra works and why, you have to experience it to be able to relate to the idea. When you ve experienced the multi-dimensions of awareness and ecstasy and become super-human, you ll know you ve reached hyper-consciousness. Your gnosis is unverifiable; it becomes your UPG (unverifiable personal gnosis). It doesn t matter how vividly you explain it, no one will be able to relate to it, because they cannot experience your experiences. Your Tantric experience is uniquely different than the next person. The excitement in which you try to explain it, will peak interest. Perhaps I ve peaked your interest with these short essays on the subject. I can t tell

you exactly how to have a tantric experience, but I can guide you to it. All you need to do, is get aboard the ship and ride the waves across the sea. What lurks in the depths of the endless ocean, is mystery. Knowledge hidden in plain view. Left-Hand Path Tantra, is an occult practice. Make the connections; develop your own sex rites using the Cult of Cthulhu theology. The orgies are forth-coming, in fact you ll be beating them off with a jade stick. Ia, Ia the 3rd Dimension!

Books recommended:
AGHORA, At the Left Hand of God (Aghora) Robert E. Svoboda Tantra: Cult of the Feminine Andre van Lysebeth Don't Drink the Punch: An Adventure in Tantra Kamala Devi

Cora'Sahn Cult of Cthulhu www.cultofcthulhu.net