by Dinu Roman


Tantra relies
upon the practical realization of its teachings. 
Here we are not dealing with endless talking and
argumentation but instead with engaging ourselves fully
and thoroughly in an exceptional practice which can lead
the practitioner to Freedom, Pure Existence,
Super-Consciousness, Beatitude and super-normal powers (Siddhi-s). 

The Sahitya Tantra

"Start the
practice under the surveillance of a Tantric
initiate. If, after a certain time, you do not
obtain any positive results, then you are free to

In the same way that benefits can be
obtained only by using a remedy, the truth of the Tantric
Science can really be proved only through successful
practice. However, it is necessary to stress here that
the Tantric practitioner
develops and perfects his Siddhis only for the purpose of
raising himself at the level of the Supreme Being and
from there to fuse eternally with the Absolute. The Siddhis
have no value per se; they
are only a modality.  But all these powers cannot be
obtained by only talking about Tantra,
for tireless practice and direct experimentation only can
lead to such unusual achievements. About this, there is
no doubt.


Another important aspect in Tantra
is that the libido, when manifested as sexual
drive, is not at all considered to be only sensuality
but, at the innermost levels, as the soul’s ardent
yearning for spiritual perfection. Here the erotic
impulse appears as the psyche’s abyssal thirst to reach
perfection through unity of complementary polar
opposites.  In this way, re-born as a genuine Androgyne
of the Secret Tradition — magical child of Shiva
and Shakti — the
Individual Spirit will have access to the highest levels
of Consciousness. 


Tantra teaches
that, energetically speaking, woman is magnetic, passive,
lunar, receptive and charged with power of negative
polarity (Yin). In multiple
ways, she attracts, absorbs and stores subtle energy
which remains latent.  When connected in a proper
way with the male electric, dynamic and positively
charged subtle energy (Yang), the
female energy undertakes a complex alchemical reaction
and thus the couple generates an energetic power
station.  This is very easy to verify. Certain Tantric
techniques enable the practitioner to verify that the
bioenergetic differences of polarity between man and
woman are energized to the highest extent through the
love play and that a mutual exchange between these two
forms of energy (Yin/female, Yang/male)
takes place during sexual intercourse in which the two
partners harmonize themselves on multiple
levels. Performed in the Tantric
way (successive orgasms without ejaculation) these unions
can intensify and develop the latent extra-sensorial
capacities and the mental power of both partners beyond
any expectations. The couple who practice Tantric
sexual union use the subtle energies of the man’s
body and the complementary energies of the woman’s body
for attaining the state of harmony with the Absolute.


It is important to emphasize that Tantra
substantiates its techniques of spiritual development on
the perfect yet effortless control of the sexual
energy.   Here the point is to return to the
practitioner the enormous amount of raw sexual energy
contained in semen and in the correspondent female
orgasmic emanations in such a way that this subtle energy
may be sublimated and its efficiency used for higher
purposes, i.e. psycho-mental and spiritual.

Being in perfect physical, emotional
and mental health is a must for approaching any of the
sexual practices of Tantrism taught
in this School. Modern civilization leaves its mark
upon our  integrity, so we need to open up and to
re-learn to experience as intensely as possible our
senses. While it is true that cultivating the
sensory awareness, here being included different
techniques of amplifying the sexual pleasure and of
opening up to experience deep sexual orgasm, can be a
useful preparation for Tantra, these incipient techniques
are not Tantra yet if they
are not accompanied by a total, yet effortless, control.

Tantra, in
accord with the Science of the ancient Sages (Siddhas)
teaches that the sexual reproductive power (the Life
Force) can be transmuted into superior forms of energy
called Ojas and Tejas.
The practitioner causes his seed to rise up to his crown
center (Sahasrara), where it
becomes transformed into Soma,
the Nectar of Immortality. Through the Tantric
procedures, the semen is took over by the lymphatic
system. The lymphatic system consists of the fluid
(lymph) that bathes the tissues, being similar in
composition with plasma. The lymph contains white
cells involved in the immunity system of the
body. These white cells produce antibodies, special
substances which attack the foreign organisms (microbes,
etc.) and render them harmless.  Through the
lymphatic system, the semen reaches the brain (Corpus
Callosum) where it is
processed into extremely subtle energies (Ojas
and Tejas) used by the higher
mind.  As the physical brain needs oxygen and
proteins to function properly, the higher mind
(superconsciousness) needs big quantities of Ojas
and Tejas energy. The
Tejas energy is that
energy which produces the halo around the saints’
head. The Ojas energy
is that energy which confers an extraordinary vigor,
power and virility.

The transmuting of the semen’s energy
into Ojas and Tejas
does not take place only in men.  Women who
practice Tantra Yoga realize
the transmutation of that energy which produces the ova
and the menstrual cycle. These energies are transformed
into Ojas and Tejas
exactly as in the men’s case. As a result, the
menstrual cycle becomes scarce or even disappears
completely, and the ovulation process slows down or even
stops. Nevertheless, when the conception of a baby is
desired, the energies are permitted to accumulate at the
pelvic area, the ovulation returns to normal and the
menstrual cycle appears again.