Tantra, sometimes called Kundalini Yoga, is the worship of God
as the Divine Mother; (for those who are femininely inclined) it stresses the union of the male and female aspects of the
individual, to awake the Snake.
Tantra's most important and unique characteristic is its use
of sexual imagery to portray enlightenment, the return to Oneness beyond duality of life.
When Kundalini has been awakened, as a result of secret yogic
techniques, she rises through the chakras of the spine slithering like a snake upward to reunion with Shiva at the
crown of the head.
When god and goddess unite in sexual embrace, enlightenment
occurs, illusion vanishes, and there is only One.
This rising Kundalini flow also causes one to go into an altered
state of consciousness, as the heart chakra opens. This can be one of the most dangerous practices in yoga and is not to be
underestimated in its ability to harm.
Connected with the Kundalini practice is an elaborate occult
system that sees the human body as integrated to within and without. The occultists world view is summed up by the statement
as “within so without.” The Beatles sang a song influenced by the Maharishi “life flows within you an without
Yogis have the ability to slow down their breathing surviving
on almost no oxygen and to remain motionless for hours, thus freeing themselves from the supposed “illusion” of