Wrathful Deity Channeled – The Shaman’s Power

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Sat down to meditate. Prayed and invoked a lot of different deities. I used Tara’s mantra, and visualized myself as one of her wrathful aspects, holding a lotus flower containing a spinning dharma wheel, seated on a moon disk in a lotus flower, Amitabha on my crown, and surrounded by a coronal wreath of fire.

As the feeling stabilized, I focused on her feminine attributes, channelling powerful energy through my imaginal vagina, and expanding my breasts to feed all the living, visualizing myself in consort with an appropriate male partner, and then switching it around, so that I was also the male, with a Vajravetali like figure.  Indestructible corpse – what a beautiful name! Channelling the whirling energy between us up through our crowns and out of the head into a womb of power above.

The channelled chanting starts quite early, barely ten minutes into the meditation – possibly the quickest arising yet. It is a short, repetitive mantra, most likely Tibetan, and, at first, starts out in just a muttered whisper, before gradually building in volume as the energetic sensations arise with it. It is easily the most demonstrably wrathful spirit I have ever channeled – my body swings, writhes and contorts rhythmically and pendulously with intensity and purpose, stretching and adapting my body in all sorts of unusual ways. No doubt, a fool would consider such an experience to be demonic possession, instead of a powerful, yet volatile, healing and awakening. It latter switches to a secondary mantra, which also sounds Tibetan. In general, the performance my body gives reminds me a lot of the dancing engaged in by the Tibetan oracles, who also rely mostly on wrathful deities for oracles, particularly Yamantaka.

The visions are of many wrathful spirits, definitely Yamantaka, and other blue, flaming, horned beings, possibly Sipe Gyalmo (who I invoked) and other Bon deities. At one point, I can feel these horns growing out of my head, and see a multiplicity of Yamantakas dancing upon the hazardous peaks of the Himalayas, raging with joy and power.

It feels like a definite Kundalini experience. There is a huge onrush of energy flowing through my lower three chakras, particularly my root and sexual chakras. I have not felt such a surge of sexual and Shakti prana for quite a long time – I don’t think any of them have ever been quite as intense, yet purely channeled, as this. It rises up into my imaginary womb, hopefully helping to burn away the karmic traces of sadness and grief that have become trapped there.

It strikes me that one of the reason the Vajrayana and Dzogchen traditions of Tibet are so powerful is because, though Buddhist, they are still essentially shamanistic in nature. Most of the Shamanistic traditions in the world have been utterly slaughtered, forgotten, or destroyed. Yet, the Bon and Buddhist traditions of Tibet are still being amazingly preserved and practiced to this day; and, with every passing day, more and more of its powerful, ancient secrets are being revealed and shared with the world at large. It is the greatest, greatest of gifts.

The reason it is so powerful is because of this dynamic coupling of the carefully codified wisdom and compassion of the Buddha Dharma, mingled with the natural, mystical, ritualized wildness of the Shamanistic Bon religion, tamed and wielded to perfection by Padmasambhava. Shamanism is always so powerful because it taps directly, and spontaneously, into the most powerful and ancestral of energies, without any remote requirement for intellectualism or even understanding. The shaman can do a lot of what he does simply because he does not understand, or even need to, in order to do it. Such a state of affairs is a puzzle to the ignorant, Western mind, which feels like it needs to grasp, explain, and intellectually reduce everything, before it can finally accept it and make use of it; rejecting everything that is misunderstood, even if it clearly and demonstrably works.

Of course, the shaman’s Way is not for everyone. It require complete grounding, courage, and fearlessness – the willingness to become repeatedly insane on a regular basis. Fortunately, for me, I have longed for insanity ever since I was a child, and so am perfectly suited to the role – especially as it is one that I have taken on in many, many lives. I am so grateful to have this part of myself reawakened, and look forward to sharing it with the rest of the world, to the benefit of all.

OM AH HUM!

 

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2 thoughts on “Wrathful Deity Channeled – The Shaman’s Power

  1. It is undoubtably true that some Christians, together with agnostics and atheists are ignorant of these Eastern presentiments. I must admit I find them distressing. The thought of you calling out to disembodied spirits or “Gods” is foolish in itself in my religion. It is indulgent and yes it is in a way allowing oneself to be possessed, hungry for the thrills of some gratification. In Christianity we, those like me, do not trouble the dead, as this allows the devil to enter us because God doesn’t like us disturbing the rest of the deceased. Likewise fortune telling is notorious for being hopelessly wrong and a tool of the enemy. Ego cannot be removed by a proclamation of being the King of Zeus either, for that matter. It compounds the problem and leads us into hypocrisy. To avoid going astray you should avoid such cults and develop a healthy prayer life, centred on the Almighty. This will work better than any discipline. This requires no posture, and can be achieved by the least effort. He may not know who you are at the moment. Such weaponry as sexual warfare is a big mistake, in my opinion. To be wrathful is always a mistake, and I’m speaking from experience. To teach you must become the student. The eye that opens is just as likely to be the devil himself, beware.

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  2. Who said anything about the dead? I said nothing about channeling the dead, and there is no such thing as death anyhow. And fortune telling is only hopeless in the hands of those who do not understand it. Given that it proves to be almost infallible in my life, I see no remote justification for that statement. Christianity’s obsession with the devil is what truly disturbs me. I don’t think you’ve understood what I’ve written here at all, or what I truly mean by the word wrathful. Until you’ve experienced such thing, you are only rooted in useless intellectual dogma and self-limiting beliefs. This about experience – not a book.

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