Friday, July 30, 2010

Finding the Expert or Being it Instead

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

It has occurred to me that in this Origami, I might pull together a few things in consideration of the general discussion of sex and transmutation in a short and simple way according to my experience and to the degree that I have any idea what I am talking about. The problem of anything is always its complexity and usually its complexity has to do with a personal intention to understand something for the purpose of performing or manipulating it to a personal end, even if that end is to achieve union with the divine. The simple way is to find a way to get out of the way of the divine in its performance of it.

I see how people want to raise their Kundalini. I’ve seen people practicing Kundalini Yoga and engaging in practices that promise to accomplish that or eclectic variations of sitting and flailing about wildly for 15 minutes, as if what resulted could be called a Kundalini experience. I’m not in a position to judge the power or importance of anyone’s version of such an event except to say it probably isn’t one. Short bursts of released energy related to minor discharges of this force may or may not activate the main gusher but probably not. Madness of some kind is assured because it wipes out your personal being. There is only a certain type of individual who is prepared for this and they are usually seeking it out in a relentless fashion to begin with but quite often not in traditional ways.

The main purpose of awakening the Kundalini is to accomplish a kind of sexual union with one’s divinity and that involves the loss of the separated self. This is the result of more than one lifetime and though one may be in that lifetime but most likely not, the best intention is to seek the accommodation of the divine in initiating the process.

As I understand it, awakening the Kundalini and performing Tantra are not the same thing. Tantra in the general understanding involves a partner and there are a number of people around who know very little about it who will be willing to teach you all they know for a fee and then you can go out and do the same thing. Except for those who, for whatever reason, encounter a real teacher of Tantra; an extremely rare occurrence, the continued practice of it is going to take you, almost without fail, into the left hand path. You’re dealing with sex and you’re dealing with it in a time period where the astral state of sexual intercourse is in a degenerative and polluted condition.

The best of intentions are likely no match for the larger potency of the mass identification and general level of it. The primary archetype of Tantra is the Shiva/Shakti template with the feminine principle as the active part. This system has counterparts in various religions and the complexity of the possibilities is at the level of absolute insanity. I can’t imagine anyone who has some idea of what is involved actually wanting to go into it. Under the tutelage of a real tantric teacher you could be looking at decades and even more than one lifetime of study. The chances of finding a real tantric teacher are about as good as coaxing a snow leopard into your tent with a handful of beef jerky. It’s much easier to find some overly confident German, (for some reason there seem to be some number of these) a horny Indian actor or western simulation at Goa who might ask you to write your cellphone number on his thigh and learn a few surface tricks so that you can go out and do whatever he has in mind for you to someone else.

The usual result of the study of Tantra is sex magic and that’s an area not unlike the Sunderban or the jungles of Borneo. These are ancient teachings that deal with primitive force up to a certain level and very likely to wake up entities and situations that involve something as tame as a tiger, if you’re lucky, or something else.

Anyone who is serious about this sort of a thing would be most benefited by traveling around and talking to people who have been on the circuit of the ashram and new age sex and serenity tour, composed of trust funders, sleaze monkeys, sanyasin pop up gurus and the plethora of extraordinarily self involved, spiritual dilettantes who travel the world in strange entourages on the never ending dime of sycophancy and titillating promises of some hard to get mystery that they somehow got their hands on. You can ask them how long they’ve been practicing what they have been practicing and whatever was going on before that and see if you want to be what they arrived at.

Another handy teaching device is to go to any ashram or Buddhist retreat and watch the particular pecking order of the political structure that operates it. Once again you might want to know how long they have been at it and what your impression of them tells you.

I know how cynical this sounds but if you think this sounds cynical, wait until you get back from your journey and let’s see what you have to say. Don’t forget to attend a few new age seminars and retreats. There’s a great big one around Rhinebeck, N.Y, and others in various places where you can catch one teacher after another who has taken some system of bodyworking; dance, breath control, mind manipulation or psychological intimacy exchange that looks like an AA meeting without the confidentiality and has given it a new name that will solve not only every problem you have but the problems of everyone you run into if you will only attend for 3 weekends and the final 4 day intensive.

It won’t hurt to hit a few of the bookstores where you can read a couple of pages and then skim the rest and learn that it’s not only incredibly easy but permanent, no matter what it is. This is my problem with people like Eckhart Tolle. It took me about 15 minutes of listening and some short period of reading to find that he did not say a single thing I had not heard someone else say before and I am still impressed that people who should know better tell me that there’s something I’m supposed to get from him. I did notice one advantage and that was the promise of an unavoidable nap if I listened for about 15 minutes, which is what I got for listening for 15 minutes. It’s important to know that that is what you want going in or it could be like taking too much GHB.

If your intention is to discover something on your own then the road to anything begins on the road that awaits you when you step out of your front door. If you are serious about getting the entire package from the only one who completely understands it and who has the awareness of everything about you so that he knows the correct measure of everything in the universe that will benefit you and the best way to experience it, with the quickest and most lasting results, you have to go to the divine. Even if you wanted to open a bicycle shop or an ice cream store that would still be your best bet.

For simple and pedestrian requests all you have to do is ask and be certain it’s on its way. You can ask and then doubt the result and get that too. For the more valuable things like spiritual qualities and changes in awareness, as well as the removal of shortcomings and a personal meeting or the presence of the divine, it stands to reason that you would have to be relentless and sincere. In these cases the best thing to do is to act without fail in every moment as if you possessed these qualities, your awareness was changed, your shortcomings were being removed, you were on your way to see the divine no matter where you were going or that you were in the presence at all times.

Ask yourself what it would take to meet someone who was rich, powerful or famous? Should the divine be easier than that? The degree of intensity speeds up the arrival process and such things as the state of your karma and other things will surely have an effect. Since I accomplished most of these things, except for the removal of the shortcomings, inasmuch as they are necessary to be used as a personal and public service to avoid a particular misidentification and the Tantra spectrum, since I didn’t really want all that formalized approach and preferred the inner route to begin with, I can tell you it’s there to be had if you can make the decision that everything you do is related to the encounter, that you will not quit short of success and that you want it more than anything else. If this is the case it is probably better not to go looking in conventional locations unless it is your destiny to meet a true master and there are some around but not generally in conventional locations. Every one of them is the divine in some form, so that works.

I can tell you that you might not get rich or anything else that comes with having missed it. You might wind up alienated from everything else you were not alienated from before and you might have things thrown in your face constantly about the need to improve and be put in situations that are as far away from what you might have expected as you can imagine. You might find that you have abilities to do things that are astonishing and that it has no impact beyond the effect of the moment and that the very people who see them will forget at some point later on. All the highly paid and amply rewarded states of those pretending to it is where the carnival magics of charisma and spiritual pickpocking grant what one imagines they will get for the benefit of their search and one should never fool themselves into thinking they don’t want something like this. That might be one of the things you don’t forget to ask for on the way; to ask the divine to make sure you understand the value of what you are asking for compared to what the hidden part of your self was planning on.

Self deception is more inventive and calculating than we imagine and the highway to the heavens is littered with the failed ambitions of those who really didn’t want what they were asking for if they weren’t going to get some kind of vague payoff of one sort or another. I’m not saying this very well for a good reason. Of course you can have anything you want and even if you forget all about it, it is going to open like a cornucopia and bury you under more blessings than you will even be able to see or identify but no one gets there who hasn’t wiped out or had wiped out every possibility of enjoyment or pleasure in the things which cosmically forbid the acquisition of the other. Whether this gets restored later in some manner in some time or place is something else.


End Transmission.......

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25 comments:

Neko Kinoshita said...

Ok,

I'm still listening.

Now I need to go adjust my expectations based on the lesson to be learned today.

Crawling from under the trash that missed the dumpster,

Anonymous said...

What the fuck are you talking about?!

Publius said...

Les here is a link you and your readers may find amusing as it concerns exactly the topic at hand.
http://mysticbourgeoisie.blogspot.com/

Visible said...

Something that moves on from all of that wrist action and the magazine in your lap. It's not something you need to be thinking about in this life.

Anonymous said...

it might be lonely, but it is deeper and wider than any human can give to you. thanks for the assist.
~dor

bholanath said...

I think you said it very well. You always do. As you say, it's complicated, so each time other levels are touched upon, and each time is like new. I don't assume to know your 'reasons', but I trust your pure intent.
Reference to Rhinebeck cracked me up. I was hired as 'entertainment' a few times in the 90s. Surely the pinnacle of mind-fucking 'success'.
I take great joy and comfort in your authenticity. Have a great weekend, bro, we're deep in it now.
>onelove<

Anonymous said...

Les as always, thank you.

Love Your Life

Suidae Artiodactyla said...

Hog poet, with pearls like this I ham truly flying, yessir - Lawdee, what a buzz - as happy as a pig in mud.

Visible said...

It always amuses me when someone takes the time to write a long and uninformed comment to me and in one sentence I just delete it. I'm thinking they think I'll read it or be so concerned about fairness that I won't be able to help myself and that I'll post it.

I've said this a lot of times. If you want to expose yourself like this in a community that actually understands this kind of thing as much as any of us can then all you have to do is leave your name and make it verifiable.

Since you have done this several times and sound an awful lot like that failed country western open mike guy in San Diego, I understand your hesitation but honestly I don't mind you having your say. You probably think I'll mention certain things about you but I won't. This generic description was only for your benefit.

It isn't worth it to the environment to let some unknown come in and spew invective without some genealogy. In the respect of identifying yourself it is worth it in a cultural anthropological sense. Just letting this in because it's that rare and provides entertainment doesn't justify the likely hammering you will get. You need to show up and, for all you know, it might do something for that condition.

Anonymous said...

highly amusing and enjoyable. i knew one such "tantric" character (with mercury conjunct neptune) who wanted to teach women his skills. he eventually died of intestinal cancer.
and richard alpert related how he was doing a viparshana course in ca when he suddenly decided on the 2nd or 3rd day that it was all crap so he stopped, walked out thru the gate and told the monk there what he thought of it.
the monk merely replied;- " good, you're learning"

Josey Wales said...

Hey Les,

I'm also trying to understand. This is something I would like to know about, and I've had some great experiences with beautiful women.

In the best of situations, everything flowed naturally (pun intended) but then I forgot what I was doing to make the connection spiritual, and was unable to get back there again.

Josey

Visible said...

Josey Wales;

You've answered your own question.

Think of it as driving somewhere and getting distracted so that you take the wrong exit or just drive right off the road or all kinds of things. In this case the driving is a matter of life and death even if it never leaves the sofa or the floor. Living from one of these moments until the next gives the impression that it is not what I just said. It's not a matter of being killed by a particular incident. It's a matter of reinforcing the inevitable result.

DaveS said...

Anon@ 12:21 wrote "richard alpert related how he was doing a viparshana course in ca when he suddenly decided on the 2nd or 3rd day that it was all crap so he stopped, walked out thru the gate and told the monk there what he thought of it.
the monk merely replied;- " good, you're learning"


There it is in a nutshell.

I'm surprised I don't see Richard Bach's name mentioned here more... Illusions is a killer book and lays everything out nice and simple so even a knucklehead like me could begin to see how it works.

The problem is the simplicity. We have learned to trust complications, and when something so life changing is so simple... well it's not something we're willing to trust. That's where religion and the mumbo jumbo come in. To distract you from seeing the obvious. Where most go wrong is believing that because the typical religion has so many rules and rites, and yet remains spiritually empty, then it must be an even more massive undertaking to discover the true godhead. In reality it can be done by simply whispering the desire for a meeting and there it is.

Thanks for your words Les. They inspire some interesting dialogs – both with others and with-in myself.

Peace
DaveS
wv:desti

Rabbit said...

You're rare Les. Few people understand the things you do, and even fewer can express them well enough that some of it may just become understandable to people not yet there. Well done as always.

It is definately time people looked to their inner health. It feels to me like final exam time somehow.

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Anonymous said...

I aquired a book quite recently which is a sort of easy guide to Sigil magic. It is apparently a bit of a rarity due to limited printing. Not a best seller!

It can be quite instuctive, although i found that i had been - with the exception of the delivery method (see sex magic) - been using variations of this process on a number of occasions, although without having thought of it in those terms.

Cost me good few quid for the hard copy, although it is available on Scribd for free for those interested.

Works for me

siamsam

long john said...

yeah, like bholenath, your mentioning of rhinebeck, n.y. made me chuckle too. ya gotta know about that funky-ass scene to really get the humor of it.

also, along the same subject line... frankly, i never saw what the big deal was with that eckhart tolle booth of a character. to me, he was and is quite obviously a light-weight. as usual, i had heard about him long before most folks ever did. and i also persused his first book, right out of the gate. he and his book didn't impress me at all. he merely took a few things from advaita and re-packed them to sell to naive new-age book worms, who were mostly made up of women over 30 who probably weren't getting laid. then of course oprah gave him the nod, and so now he has caviar and champagne for lunch with that other friggin joker deepak chokera.

all of those pretentious types definitely suck in my book. but of course, my book is written in luminous fire letters in the deep space of unborn primordial awareness.

but i sure like how you skewer them guys, like shish-kebabs, and then slowly but artfully barbeque them over the course of your blog.

estebanfolsom said...

well
i have to admit
i only value a couple
'possessions'

one is my guit-box
'a handmade affair'

the other is a hard to describe 3'x5' 'goat skin'
scene - shiva-shakti

in the
eternal embrace
---
your post has jogged my memory

it was - oddly enough
just before
i had the pleasure
of union [first time both]
with my first 'girlfriend'

i was meditating [breathing]
sitting against the wall
when the 'energy'
began to 'rise'

from the base of my spine
through the top of my head

at the time
i knew nothing of the
serpent

and of course was ha-ha
way-laid the same evening
by our 'inter-action'
[me and my lady]

now it makes sense
tantra-kundalini


'oh
how many times
i've planted the seed
but you would not
let it grow

how many nights
have i
spent alone
darling
you'll never know'


35 years ago
and this is what
i've to show

still chopping wood
+ carrying water


but at least
i came down
from the mountain

jug in hand
to share
what
we - all - ready

know
[ledge]

jai-sat-chit-anand ?

truth
is the
consciousness
of bliss

that's it
est

Visible said...

There's a new Smoking Mirrors up-



There Must be a Reason but the Reason can't be Sane.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, again, LV, for your help.
Informative, Interesting, Iridescent.

bholanath said...

long john -
have we ever met?
perhaps in Kali-loka, or Bom Shankar loka?
some squalid newage whorehouse? a rest-stop on I-5? (grin)
you near the redwoods?
'bholenath' is more correct (thanks!), but bholanath is also, and easier to type.
respects

Anonymous said...

Les,

Your writings are always very insightfull. I believe that if we take it down to the most simplistic thought, which is no thought at all, just let the love come from the most powerful of all sources, the human heart.

Once we let the virtues of our heart direct us, and become one with everything, we will truly free ourselves, from materilaism, and the system of usury. We will be truly free to become one with the planet and the universe.

It is the balance with not only the planet and yourself, but the entire universe which resides in everyone. Evetually the spirit of your sexuality will conjoin with the same minded spirit of one who is attracted to your energy, in your heart.It beomes a much more powerful light form, and the sparks will fly!

Thats the special DNA that we as humans possess. Our purpose here is to spread that spirit of love not only here, but across the cosmos. Soon that higher frequency will put some of humanity into a very special place, and powers not imagined but by a few now, but hopefully many more soon!

TimeTraveler

Visible said...

There's a new Reflections in a Petri Dish up-



It Doesn't Matter What we Do Because no one Says a Thing.

Kevin John said...

"What the fuck are you talking about?!"

I might echo the same thing, however not in the same vein(I hope), as your guest did here.He certainly has a way with words.
So..let me get this straight, you're telling me there is actually more to heaven than (potentially)spending a few nights with that cute redhead down the way? Huh.
I'll get back to you on that.


Seriously though, I imagine that your reference to the Left Hand path as far as Tantra is concerned is because it easily would imprison one to the material realm, or that it could lead to more sinister applications of choice and affect?

Thanks for sharing that Les,and your friend's comments too.

Anonymous said...

woken in the morning
with the singing of a thrush
by the sun in rising
the scent of flowers rush
the learning of the highers
of the ever be
eternaly atuning
in the mind of all who see
laws and laws of nothingness
serving only to complicate
living love just loves
with feelings that it make
stirring in the heart
we interpret what we can
love is everywhere
through everything it span
in the tiniest ant
across the mountain range
sitting by the tree
in all it is contained.

..peace..