33 | BHUMESHVARI JAYANTI | 18.9. * Bhumeshwari is the Shakti that generates the 5 elements (Panchabhoot) and brings them into harmony with each other.

BHUMESHVARI JAYANTI

THE NINTH OF THE DASHA MAHAVIDYA
AN INITIATION INTO THE WISDOMS OF THE GODDESS.

18 September*

20:oo-23:oo CET | 19:oo-22:oo GMT

*A recording will be made available,
if you were unable to make the exact date/time.
Just get in touch.



“Oh Bhumeshvari
Your body is the entire creation
To know you is to fade into infinity.
One becomes a friend to all when you are close
Without you we one sees fiends and foes on all sides.
You reveal the secret of the shadow,
for shadows exist everywhere in creation.
Your body is the entire creation,
the folds of your femininity are hidden in shadows.
Those who want to know you in depth
must move into your shadows.”

– Boonath


The Goddess Bhumeshvari is the guardian of the manifest universe. The reflection of the spirit is reflected onto the body of Bhumeshvari, as it comes into physical manifestation. Bhumeshvari is commonly called Bhuvaneshwari. Many of Bhumeshvari’s hymns begin with the utterance of her body being the entire creation.

Bhumeshvari is the ruling Queen of the 5 Panchboot spirits.
The Panchbhoot are the 5 elements of the phenomenal world:

1) Bhumi (earth)
2) Jal (water)
3) vayu (air)
4) Agni (fire)
5) Space (vayu)

These five elements are connected to different elemental spirits.
The physical manifestation as the Panchbhoot spirits occurs by the subtle forces intersecting with the physical world. Bhumeshvari is the one who stands at that intersection. She is the one who unfolds the spiritual energies into the manifest world. The elemental spirits live as a collective in the particular element they are connected to. By focusing and working on a particular element, the spirits of that element are expanded or reduced depending upon the focus.

The right balance of elemental energies ensures health and harmony in our physical lives. Conversely, the imbalance of elemental spirits can manifest as all manner of disturbance in the physical aspects of our lives. Tantra works on balancing the Panchabhoot, through different mantras and mudras that affect the different Panchbhoot energies directly. Pancha means 5, and Bhoot means spirit.

The evocation of a particular element is a subtle science of working with the tools of Tantric science. Mantras and gestures are employed to this effect and are in turn enlivened by Bhaav. Bhaav is the mood or attitude of aligning with a particular energy. Bhaav is the ever important quality that brings life to the structure.

By aligning to a particular quality and evoking that quality within oneself through a mixture of inner focus and technique, we generate that quality. This is a description of Tantric ritual. By evoking the quality from within ourselves, we can quite literally connect with it and ritualistically invoke it. Bhumeshwari is the Shakti that generates the 5 elements and brings them into harmony with each other. Work with Bhumeshvari is the work with the 5 elements. Physically it is a grounding work of manifestation of our spiritual powers into the garments of matter.


Oh bless thee continuous stutter.
Of the word being made into flesh

The Window
L Cohen




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Ancient & sacred

On these healing circles you will practice a form of Yoga that is rarely available and accessible even in India today. You will take part in a sacred Yogic tradition that roots itself in India’s native shamanic wisdom & Tantric lineage handed down orally between generations of Yogis, Babas, Sadhus and Fakirs.
You will be exposed to the old tantric ways of seeking profound healing and spiritual awakening, including practicing in darkly-lit spaces to quieten the mind and awaken the senses to the body’s subtle energy currents, holding simple postures for long periods of time, and engaging in powerful breath-work to open-up the body and take the mind into altered states of consciousness.

GENTLE

The practice draws on postures seldom used in modern styles of yoga, ancient sequences that honour the mother and the divine feminine, gently opening-up the body to its highest levels of flexibility through minimal effort.
Integral to this experience will be the exploration of sound-currents present in the body (Nada Yoga) – perhaps one of Yoga’s greatest secrets and one of the most powerful vehicles through which the karmic patterns stored in the chakras can be accessed and released in pursuit of profound healing.

 

UNIQUE

Unique to this tradition is its simultaneous employment of Asanas (postures), aerobic & anaerobic Pranayam (breathwork), Mudras (gestures), and Mantras (sacred sounds).
The synergy created by the employment of these various yogic tools will lead you into altered states of consciousness and dream-like experiences aimed at facilitating a greater openness to inward journeying and an easier access to your subconscious.

UNBOUND

Because we are going to play with shamanic yogic traditions, the practice will take place outside of clearly time constraints. Generally, the practice will last about 6 hours, but if the group is ready to practice longer we might carry well into the night.

INCLUSIVE

The Circle is open to those interested in the healing path.
Tantra and Yoga practitioners, and those seeking healing, practitioners of the mystic arts. Both advanced and beginners will find a place in this circle.
If you have had or are having psychosis please get in touch directly with us as this is important to know about in this work. The same goes for those with strong mobility issues. Drug and alcohol users also need to inform us of their condition. Thank you.

 

 

The practice usually takes place in the dark or darkly-lit spaces.