“THE GREATEST OF ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE has been the discovery of human ignorance.” Lewis Thomas, Lives of a Cell. “OUR IGNORANCE, OF COURSE, HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US, AND ALWAYS WILL BE. What is new is our awareness of it, our awakening to its fathomless dimensions, and it is this, more than anything else, that marks the coming of age of our species.” Timothy Ferris, Coming of Age in the Milky Way.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Vajrayogini sure doesn't look Jewish!

Kundalini and Kundalini Shakti are Sanskrit terms for the primordial life-force or universal energy as it functions in the human body-mind. The closest Western term would be Holy Spirit. The arousal and release of this latent power in the course of meditation or devotional prayer, etc., is what Western mystics call “spiritual baptism.” 

This spontaneously occurred in my case in 1993 when I was 41. For the next eight months the Kundalini took me on a tour of the subtler dimensions of the whole  body-mind. Entirely unbidden (and for the first time in my  22-year meditation practice), I began having visions. 

An oft-recurring vision was of the hexangular “Star of David” of Judaism, which is also a common symbol in Hindu and Buddhist Tantra. For example, the above yantra (sacred diagram) represents the Tantric Goddess, Vajrayogini.  

In my lucid visions, the upward- and downward-pointing interpenetrating triangles, formed of brilliant light, stood in space before my inner eye, with my seated form (in lotus-posture) fitting inside the mandala star. I understood bodily that this archetype expresses the harmonized fullness of the ascending and descending currents of the life-force (kundalini shakti).

Oh, and here is Vajrayogini herself in all her allegorical, metaphorical splendor:


  1. Haha- great. Enjoy the merkahba body

    1. It's her reality source. It shows you take the mandala with you at all times. That this is the pure land at all times when coming from love which naturally develops wisdom. This is great you figured this out. She taught inner fire to the yogis so yes she and her twin are the basis of the kundalini and fire seeing. There is nothing beyond that union love. So it's cool you connected it but is secret- really! She gave her empowerment to a handful of beings in the strictest confidence. But is good you figured it out. Is natural to us isn't it. It's our natural state. Am glad. Take care. Much love.

    2. Garchen Rinpoche. He's amazing. Truly. Is the twin to white Tara. Is in the world now teaching. Check him out on YouTube if you can and hope you meet him. Peace

    3. Will check out your book! Wow! A professor! How wonderful! You can benefit many many beings! There are so many things Inwould want to explain if I was you but the most important of course is Love- it is all there really is. Wow! Very honored to find your blog. Thank you for benefitting beings so much being a teacher.