The Womb of Creation

Monday 21 December


A big planetary
rotation of forces
occurs on Winter Solstice,
as the longest night
of the year
takes us to the very depth
of outer darkness.
This extended darkness
of the macrocosm
is mirrored
in our inner microcosm,
as we are but a reflection
of nature.

– Boonath

Dear Friends of the Healing Circle of Shadow & Light,

The longest night of the year is upon us.
Winter Solstice presents a polarity shift in the three worlds, that is the earthly, the lunar, and the underworld.

This holds true in both a physical and spiritual sense. The physical energies in our body are expressed in the three metals of Silver, Gold and Iron. These elements intersect with our spiritual being and influence us deeply.

The Solstice is such a day of potent physical and spiritual influence, tantrics recognise this and timelessly work with and harness such cosmic waves in the context of healing ritual.

Moon, Sun & the Black planet
Shuni (Saturn)
are expressed in the metals
silver, gold and iron.

On the morning following the winter Solstice, the rising light will melt the cycle that we have been in and the solar force will lengthen the days in the endless cycle of Death, Life and Mystery.
In the language of Tantra, Silver is lunar, Gold is solar and Iron is Saturnian darkness.

The balance
of these ever moving
three elements
is the Tantric pursuit.

The right measure of each, opens doorways within and without and creates magic.
Upon cosmic events such as the Solstice, Silver, Gold and Iron meet upon the year’s longest night and a transform of relationship between them and us takes place.
The structures of one’s Soul can be glimpsed within such polarity-shifting times under the guidance of the Tantric goddess Kali.

KALI MANDIR

The Womb is the Temple

The deep shadows that obscure her face are glanced and glared into, upon this ritual tantric night of Kali Puja, that is, the night of the Dark Goddess.
Tantrics reveal that the shadows of the womb are most accessible upon this night most Tantric.

Kali Mandir
is the Tantric name
for the Womb.

It translates as the temple of the dark goddess.
Kala is time, but Kali is that which takes away time. This is revealed in the Tantric image of Kali Dancing upon the body of Shiva. Shiva lays there with phallus erect, receiving the life giving currents of the One who destroys time. That one is Kali Ma, the Dark mother.

The child in the womb lives in the timeless realm. The Child’s birth is a death out of timelessness into the realm of time. This realm of time is the realm of Kala. It is the realm of time and space, the realm of cause and effect, in which we live and die.

HEALING

The Traumas of the Womb

Kali Puja is a night when the axis shifts and the days start to lengthen, it is a death of the dark season and a first birth of the light. Kali is most powerful on this night of witchery just before, when her night is the longest we will know in the year.

The darkness
creates a portal
that draws the spirits near
and offers a chance of healing
deep ancestral Karmas
related to the womb.
The womb being
the one that birthed
the whole enterprise.

The womb refers to the Shakti area of creation in both Woman and Man.
This long night has a very deep energy that can be observed by listening to the currents of energy. It is a night as deep as the womb of Kali Ma, the womb from whence we came and to which we will return.
Tantrics have followed these junctions since time immemorial and aligned themselves in concentrated ritual to the currents of nature.

We will follow suit
and partake of many
a dark mudra and mantra
on this night of Ceremony
to the Dark mother herself.

Practices of working with the womb are central to this night. What more can be said other than that it is a deep place, indeed the deepest cave of all creation.