03/11/2010 § Ein Kommentar
The Thanthra Vidya Peedhom in Kerala, perhaps India’s first tantric school,only place where tantra is practiced and performed in a wider sense with the aim to develop individual potential. Here, the temples are consercrated strictly in accordance with tantra and mantra as the temple structure is considered a replica of the human body.It was late Sri Madhavan and some eminent tantra practitioners such as Mangattu Kashi Vishwanath Varma, Mulanavazhi Devan Namboothri and Chenas Parameshwaran Namboothripad who stood as pivots of this tantric renaissance.
From time to time he would place one of these women under hypnotic control and bring her to a burning ground, where bodies are cremated. There he would bathe her in liquor and invoke the power of the goddess with mantras and mudras (symbolic hand gestures). Yet during all this he had to remain completely unperturbed by sexual desires (he’d been celibate for the last thirty years). After the ceremony he let the girl go home untouched, unharmed and unable to remember what had happened.
Having completed theory, one night I assisted him in a particularly gruesome ritual. He took me to a crematorium where he had the cooperation of the man who burned the bodies. This man had pulled from the fire a smoldering half-burned carcass that we used as a kind of altar. My master sat down near the body in meditation. I had a box containing eight different powders; on signal from my master, I would sprinkle one of them on the hot, crackling corpse…