Bhairavi Breath of Ecstasy
Bhairavi Breath of Ecstasy is the tantric practice of integrating and sublimating the sexual energy into an ever increasing awareness of the Divine source. The word Tantra has historically meant a spreading, propagation, or expansion. With time, the word came to suggest the teaching by which knowledge is spread. In a broad sense, Tantra refers to the tapestry of life with each portion related to all others. In ancient texts, the word is applied to a complex body of interconnected knowledge. It is an interweaving of the channels of consciousness through a web-matrix of the universal Mother spirit.
Tantra, like Yoga, uses breath, mind, and subtle energy to achieve inner and outer empowerment. One very important branch of Tantra is the Kaula path. The Kaula path directly sublimates the energy of sexuality, lust of the mind and subtle bodies and related human emotions into the Divine source. Tantrics on that path embrace the complete realm of human experience as tools for spiritual growth, rather than renouncing aspects of them. Classical works on Tantra, such as the Kulanarva and Yogi Tantra, echo a similar message in which Shiva revealed to his great Shakti a great secret. “O my beloved, in other systems, a Yogi cannot be a person of sensual enjoyment (Bhogi) nor can such a person of sensual enjoyment be a Yogi. However in the Kaula tradition, both Yoga and Bhoga have a joyful union.”
“Let them pergorm the sexual act when the moon’s kalas shine bright. When breath in sun’s nadis runs low, emit bindu.”
The name of the core Tantric technique is Bhairavi Kriya, a name which is derived from the great Bengali Tantric, who was initiated Ramakrishna into Kaula Marg Tantra. The technique is also known as Urdhvamnaya or Urdhvareta Kriya. Says the Kulanarva Tantra, “Urdhvarmnaya, which is the secret of all secrets, has thus been described only in brief and not in detail.” That is because the technique has always been passed directly from teacher to student. This Urdhvareta Kriya is discussed in the Ramayana and Mahabharata (per Bhattacharyya in “History of the Tantric Religion”). However, “the word has been mistranslated in favor of Dakshina Marg theology, thus distancing it from the sexual act.” This was not the intent of the Tantric Siddhas, such as Macchendranath, Thirumoolar, Agasthiyar and Sathguru Babaji.
“Lest the silvery liquid into the golden flow, the artful goldsmith covered it up with yogic breath. The sparks of Kundalini that flew upward by way of spinal tube. There above, he contained them with tongues tip.”