From the Sanskrit meaning-
Nila: Covering of dark-blue garmet, Intense love, epithet of Shiva.
Lohita:of a purple / red-violet and/or dark-blue / indigo colour, epithet of Rudra. Buddhi, visable darkness. Lightning vehicle, early dawn / the first dawn of day, one of the nine treasures / treasure of time, an auspicious sound, violet-blue vitriol.
Mani: Gem, Jewel, Seed, bead, clitoris gland / yoni, magnet, crystal, eye.
Tantra: Tattva – Mantra:
Tattva: casual sound of divine element, principle, essence.
Mantra: causal intellegent sound, sacred sound.
Tantra: Warp of sacred sound space matter, essence.
Whether we consider the 36 tattvas of Shaivism, the Hermetic planes and spheres, the Vedas, Surya Siddhanta or the Neo Vedantic Theosophical derivative thereof, whether we consider the Buddhist inter-beingness in akashic unity or the various shamanic cosmologies, etc. Of Khemetic esoterisism or Pleiadean geometric psychonautics, all systems are indicative of an order of scales and attributes of cosmic magnitude such that when we contemplate tantra as ‘Tattva-Mantra’ or sacred sound space, we can understand that insodoing we deal with a macrocosmic perspective through our own microcosm. That we therefore also expand on this path of tantra even as the universe itself, and that, through the element of subtle sound is a clearly implicit cosmology.
This expansion leads us from our present localisation of focus on the homogenic plane of personal-sexual and social beingness, awakening out into greater spheres of universal life. As we enter the broader space of Akasha we are confronted with the edges of our perception. Even as we gaze in wonder at the starry night and that black canopy of lights cast over our tiny earth, it does little good to concede that she is a great goddess in whom we are living, unless we can touch her reality. It does little good for the distressed child to watch a mother on television when it needs her warm presence and breast to suckle on in order to grow. When we look into the blackness of night or the darkness of the inner planes, our first concern is with sight.
Lets consider that the Logoic space is not black but rather a deep violet. That white light is also violet light is suggested as given out in the default frequencies of that grand torrid, aetheric matrix we call sahasrara chakra (see http://www.schoolofloveawaress.com for more info). Light is white light and / or transparent light when radiating toward our perception but violet when condensing away from our perception. When light condenses fast we think its black due to lack of inner vision. Space / the aetheric plane is violet not black. Our physical eyes are calibrated to deal with the plane of reality our physical world vibrates on, otherwise without spiritual the maturity of discernment we would be in chaos and confusion. The physical eyes deal with the world of the four elements, earth, water, fire and air and our awareness, or buddhi, functions through the universal akasha appearing to us as the transparent / invisible space within which we use our basic sense organs. So natural is this that we do not consider consciousness as an element like the basic four.
It is the spiritual eye of Nous or Buddhi which, as an effulgence of magnetic fluid, radiates into the akasha of our causal bodies and plane of space en masse, through which we see on these lower planes and also through which sight becomes possible for us on the inner planes. This buddhi, or pure love awareness, is clothed in violet light and is a result of subtle sound, or essential spiritual electricity (aatma, aatma-ta and paramaatma-ta). Violet diamond tantra uses this pre-given universal causal body of violet light / buddhic light and Aatmic sound as a tantric supra chakra for the exploration of inner space, facilitating psychonautic travel in our lesser and greater universal bodies.
The Violet Diamond Chakra is cultivated though the practices of the Violet Diamond path. The chakra can be understood through both the analogy of a person and a light bulb. The spiritual / electrical energy penetrates the bulb, the person or all space matter and vivifies it with life energy. This results in light or a burning and stimulation of the material concerned, the bulb, the person, all material in our universe. When life penetrates matter it results in awareness or light. Life, Love, Light. This happens through the medium of space, throughout all space or akasha, which is violet. Akasha is the medium through which sound or Aatma penetrates Shakti or magnetic fluid and creates the effulgent radiation of buddhi or awareness, whether in us, other beings or the universe on mass. The universe is sex. Sex is consciousness.
The unfolding path of tantra as a journey in consciousness can be understood in many ways or through many of its synthetic correlations. The planetary spheres are one of such obvious relevance that can help us understand the levels of tantric unfoldment we are offered in a solar system of 8 major astral spheres, including of course, our terrestrial earth. This brief essay aims to clarify something of the practical cosmological position of Violet Diamond Tantra and establish an understanding of its contemplative processes and their relevance.
Our time in the earth sphere will concern the basics of tantra in relationship to the basic material of the 5 elements: Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Aether (the Mahabutas) in their pure essential nature as divine ideas as well their contaminated aggregations in our personal bodies. This level of tantra is the beginning and here we ‘heal’ our elemental bodies, through catharsis, collective journeying, narrative and adoption of tantric mythology. On this path we progress to a mastery of our elemental bodies and also gain experience of their causal source, the electric and magnetic fluids, the signets of male and female sexual polarity.
Tests involve mastery of elements and their bodies; physical, etheric, astral, mental and causal. This relates uniquely to the karma’s and samskara’s were have developed through use of the these 5 elemental bodies.
Entering into more overt relationship with the moon sphere we learn about the magic of love, or at this level the polarity of Electro-magnetic spiritual fluids and how their dynamisism perpetuated the universal tantra, through using our own purified elemental bodies as a working laboratory. Hence the purification of the mahabutas is a required foundation for success in this second sphere, even as all spheres evolve dependent on the tests past in preceding spheres. All sphere simultaneously express an influence on all tantra, but our intentional journey through human initiation in the spheres follows a chronology. In our human tantrology then, the lunar sphere allow a first profound creation of balance between polarity, built on a mature elemental balance and allow us to enter samadhi and awaken the initial spark of mental initiation. The tests involve the correct use of creation in the lower aethers of the 5 elements, mastery of electromagnetism and freedom from illusion.
Mercury is the realm of mind and our time spent in samadhi is a pre-calibrated immersion in this sphere as it is the systemic mental body. Regardless of religion or practice, samadhi in all human being in our system is achieved through the perfect balance of polarity / duality / breath, which allow the consciousness or nous atom to leave the flux of ida and pingala and enter sushuma. When this mastery of polarity is developed and protracted, if built upon elemental balance in the bodies / chakra’s, then samadhi is attained an certain voltages of the Electromagnetic kundalini ascend up through and out of the aperture of the nirvana chakra into Sahasrara sphere to a fixed point in Guru chakra, the causal lotus. It is only when we begin to spend quality time in this state of samadhi that the mental body develops and direct knowledge is gained. Learning then advances more in one life time than countless other lives spent under the lid of delusion and sleep.
The mastery of polarity and tantra now happen on a transcendent and transpersonal level outside the crown chakra which can be understood as a realisation of cosmic Shiva linga, which is then brought down into the elemental bodies to to shared with lover and world as lover. All degrees of tantric evolution from this point on are transpersonal but can precipitate the personal sphere as is given through the magnetic compulsion of the next, Venusian sphere where the divine idea of the perfection of the human soul compels us both to return to love and to transcend love in order to become more completely human.
Tests involve the correct use of the mental body as a vehicle which can perceive inherent ontological and epistemology validity (Which is gained by mastery of samadhi) and gradual transfiguration of the lower elemental vehicles of the 5 elements and E-M fluids in the light of truth which Mercury is given to refract, whether in our microcosmic systems or the systemic solar system we are part of on our planet earth. The test of mercury are only possible if those of the lunar and terrestrial spheres are passed.
Through the above development, mental essence is precipitated down from the causal bindu point in Guru chakra to the purified elemental bodies and their chakra’s. This catalyses an inner alchemy which awakens the true mental, astral, etheric and latterly physical bodies. As this first real initiation into transpersonal growth develops, the evolving consciousness fits its self out to ascend higher to the frequency of Venus. In this sphere perfection of polarity on all the human levels and in all the elemental bodies is rendered and the person is tested through Venusian trails of love, wisdom and power which can qualify then ego to develop and embody the causal body or soul. As this growth is achieved in the spiritual bodies of the initiate it in turn precipitates the experience of the personal life and becomes concrete evolutionary fact in the nature of that person. The Venusian sphere is where we learn of our first galactic human soul and achieve a preview of the later journey we will make through the Jupiter sphere to perfect our human monad. The triadal nature of the causal bodies Love Light and Life is a refraction of that greater Love Light and Life of the monad.
Here tantrology and perfect mastery of duality is leaned and when embodies in human form through precipitation of laya tantra. The magic of sex is now so profound that one need not use the physical body because the eyes alone can cause an atmagasmic trance of ineffable sublimity and that the realisation which consciousness has now unfolded into is of a transpersonal, transhuman universal love; Self realisation as the cosmic Shiva Linga, one universal non-dual being loving itself(s).
The tests of Venus concern lust for all that is lustable. The powers which can secure desire or bind those to desire, as well as the greater potencies of creation itself built upon the mental science of Mercury. Those powers in the Venusian sphere are more vivacious due to her significance as sphere of love energy. Discipline and maturity need to be the foundation, especially for the tantric initiate who would develop the maturity of this consciousness, but for those who do, profound secrets of sexual alchemy, creative science and humanity await.
Systemic Solar Sphere
The Causal body, having reached a level of perfection is now cooked in the solar fire to complete that purification by burning away all that is not able to stand in the love light and life of truth, as a preparation for the maturity to be crystalised in Jupitean maturity. All the scaffolding and preparation are now burnt away and the human entity is tested and smelted to a degree of integral purity which can be called truly humane. In this sphere the unit is connected to the fires of her sister sun, Sirius and Pleiades. A revelation of the human soul is implicated via unification which the cosmos. The soul is perfected by the fire of Logos and given the fiery seed with which to master the next sphere and insodoing the right to claim its true power as Monad of Logos. The tantra has allowed a cultivation and development of the threefold fire of kundalini, through sexual friction, solar love and spiritual being through the preceding spheres, perfected in Venusian aethers and tested in Solar fires. This kundalini, or Human soul is now fitted for the trails of Mars.
The initiate is now someone in the hierarchy of our system and has to deal with this fact and what it entails as an egoic circumstance of valid comparison. These test of solar / logoic light are more severe than the former and again require considered maturity. The solar Logoic fire burns away all falsification and vanity and leaves on what is true and truly wise. This appears differently in different souls through different ages, but the qualifying fact is a solar wisdom which has a radiance, warmth and life which Venus could only refract. Emerging from these fires the initiate, if not dissolved completely, is purified and vivified to continue her/his journey.
In this sphere the power of the ego, the causal body and monad are synthesised by trails of power to render a spiritually mature embodiment of will in perfect balance with love and wisdom which is what qualifies and distinguishes the human spirit. To describe these experience would distort and confuse their reality and books have been written on the subject. Since this essay concerns tantric cosmology in our spheres, what what can know about this tract of the progressive awakening is that the Martial fires finnish the work of the Solar fires. The spirit is either purified or not. If not is must stay at the level of Mars or bellow and tests those who would follow it to Jupiter. If success then it moves to the next sphere. The precipitation of this degree of fire is so potent that without Monadic qualification it would simply be a destructive force, hence we are not concerned with this as evolving tankrika’s.
However, the destructive elements which lay in the sacral chakra are a Martian fire and we can begin to balance this by understanding that, collectively the paternal hegemony of our world is empowered by that angry, hungry Martian seed lacking Monadic love and wisdom. That our world needs rehydrating by the magnetic love of the female polarity to thwart this destructive masculine electricity exists as a collective planetary issue. Trantra, if practice in balance and with awareness, can allow such a healing of mankind through a healing of our female archetypes by embracing the magnetic fluid of love. The tests of Martial fire can qualify the human being to become the universal power it is as monad.
Here the Monad, or preeminent human spiritual essence is perfected in divine the triadal powers of Love Light Life. This power, brought down through vehicles purified by true spiritual initiation is so powerful than, again, it precipitates entire planes of consciousness loving them as meta bodies of beloved Devas and Dakinis, mankind, as emerging solar seeds and monads, or just vague personalities as well as all other life waves, atoms, et all are loved in the process. Tantra is now cosmic. The test of Jupiter are concerned with the perfection of selfless service to the degree of perfect monadic embodiment. We can only know this through the lives of great Christed initiates.
The test of detachment, power, time, space, illusion, magic and all essences of all spheres, including the avatarhood of the monad, are brought to bare upon the monad here that it may taste absolution and fit itself to go beyond the Fault of eternity, the edge of our greater systemic sphere, the complete solar initiation and journey onward as a real human being, a Logoic qualified monad. Nothing can be said or understood about that reality other than if taken into samadhi at a sufficient level in the Solar of Jupitean spheres.
Tantra is a cosmic path, even as the universe is a sexual being. Whether our own personal universe or the greater universe within which we are mere atoms of. Duality and non-duality are realities and this is seen in the Shiva Linga. This cosmic symbol holds the essence of tantric realisation. It takes us from working with our basic elemental bodies, healing their integrity along the time lines of our narrative as well as unfolding into a more subtle contemplative and deeper meta intimacy. Both ends of this journey are what make it whole, what make us as wayfarers, human.
Extract from book: Niilalohita Mani tantra
© 2014 Niilalohita Mani Tantra
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