"One may think of Kundalini on this level as comparable
to a dragon; for dragons, we are told by those who know,
have a propensity to hoard and guard , and their favorite
thing to hoard and guard are jewels and beautiful young
are unable to make use of either, but just hang on, and so
the values in their treasury are unrealized, lost to
themselves and to the world. On this level the serpent queen
Kundalini is held captive by her own dragon-lethargy. She
neither knows nor can communicate to the life she controls
any joy; yet will not relax her hold and let go. Her key
motto is a stubborn "Here I am, and here I will
first task of the yogi, then, must be to break at this level
the cold dragon grip of her own spiritual lethargy and
release the jewel maid, his own shakti, for ascent to those
higher sphere where she will become his spiritual teacher
and guide to the bliss of the immortal life beyond
sleep." Joseph Campbell
me, but I just got to say it, if you're not doing the
personal work, no amount of Tantra is going to matter.
You're fooling yourself. I don't care if you're an advanced
Seminar groupie, a Certified Tantra whoosie, High-priced
Hippie Call girl, or a Swami Poobah, if you don't have a
daily routine of connecting with the Genius within you, then
you have no business teaching, or touching anyone PERIOD.
shut up right now and put that thing down!
world does not need another egoist out there brandishing his
or her homespun 'mental spew" no matter how homespun or
inspired it proves to be. We all need to be accessing the
Jewel-Maid Goddess of Kundalini within us and let her wisdom
speak to and through us.
can work on your relationship, your job, your bank account,
your garden, your toe nails, but the one thing you must
absolutely do [on a daily basis] is build some routine for
meeting a lot of so-called "Tantrists" who think
just because they call it Tantric sex, they are excused from
the daunting task of daily individual practice. I have
counseled whole basketball teams of eager young men who have
hauled their recalcitrant uncooperative goddess/partners
before me to have me put them in their place for forbidding
them from having extra "Tantra lovers" to practice
with. besides herself.
am I supposed to tell her?"
her, that I am serious about this shit, man. You're not
talking to some amateur here. I am an accomplished Tantric
yogi and I have needs and if she's not around to fulfill
them, then I get do tantra with women who are."
see. Well, first of all, I'm not going to "Tell"
her anything. One of the first laws of Tantra is she gets to
make the rules."
"Sorry, Don Juan. She makes the rules. I don't care if
you could fuck a harem, if you want to practice Tantra, the
first thing you got to do is listen to her. She has to feel
honored. Is that clear?"
I didn't make it up, pal, that's the way the Goddess wants
it for the time being.
she's working all the time and she's tired and I"M
HORNY, DUDE I'm on this really expensive Hormone Growth
program and my body has returned to the motility level of a
Thirty five-year-old. I got to do something or I'm going to
you should stop taking those things.
I mean, It's not like I'm the first one to say it, but what
profiteth a man should he gain the world and lose his soul?
I'm not a Christian or anything, but there are some truisms
that make sense, no matter where they come from.
don't get it. This is the latest, most expensive medical
formula for arresting the aging process there is. It's
cutting edge stuff and you're telling me to eighty-six it?
yes, if it interferes with your ability to get into your
heart. Why not eighty-six it? Or you might try White Tantra.
It's kind of designed for redirecting and channeling that
sort of energy.
man, I can't stand meditating, man, It's boring! Beside I
have a block against chanting mantras, and that sort of
if you can't be with your own energy, why would expect
anyone else to?
is about energy, even more than it is about sex. We do the
individual practice not so we can wind up on the cover of
Yoga Journal, but so we can become more attuned to the
Genius of Energy that dwells with our own bodies. When we
are in love with our own energy, then, and only then, can we
really love and experience someone else's. I hate to sound
like such a bleeding moralist, but this shit is true, dude.
It's only your ego that stops you from experiencing some One
Higher within you. Your ego knows the minute you sit down to
meditate it's days are over. Of course, it could take a
while before it stops fighting you. In your case probably
years, but that's okay, what better thing do you have to do
than to truly know WHO YOU ARE?
consciousness is not a spiritual choice, but a physical one.
You've got to exercise it everyday or remain forever in the
grip of the Dragon.
2001 Mentor Press. Sudaka International. All rights
The Red, CTE is an accomplished writer, lecturer,
instructor, Certified Tantric Educator and Professional Daka.
He is the author of numerous books, tapes and magazine
articles on Tantra, Mythology and Consciousness and the
On-line editor of the immensely popular website www.tantraman.com.
His next book is 10 Steps to Male Sexual Mastery.