A new online series of sacred feminine ritual-ology that will follow the Tantric calendar and will span across the whole of 2021. The ten Mahavidya Goddesses are the ten faces of the Feminine. Dasha means the ten mothers, and Mahavidya means ‘great wisdom’.
Together they are the “ten great wisdoms of femininity”. Some of their faces and gazes might look outside of standard displayed convention, but they are faces and gazes of the Goddess nonetheless. Each Mahavidya has her own ritual date in the Tantric calendar. These nights align – through astral and lunar forces – to the energies of each Goddess.
Through this series, the Tantric practitioner will undergo a path of acquainting themselves with the energy of each of the Dasha Mahavidya Goddess energies. This Mahavidya series consists of 10 Goddess Rituals. Working with the various faces of the Feminine is a healing and empowering pursuit of restoring the feminine power to her full dimension within ourselves, irrespective of our gender and relationship to the femmine.
Some of the Mahavidya Goddesses tear apart our ideas of civilised and established standards, they challenge the socialised mind to its very boundaries by courageously venturing to the borders of the known. The Tantric practitioner on the Goddess path opens doorways of liberation, freeing the Soul from subservience to the established and constraining energy of psychic norms.
If you undertake the path of the Mahavidyas,
you will confront established norms
of consciousness within yourself.
This is a challenging endeavour
& a deeply liberating experience.
In the Tantric calendar year, each Goddess has her Jayanti, which can be translated as birthday or commemoration. These days correspond with Lunar tides and astral forces that support the energy of each of the Goddesses. The Lunar cycles are ever moving and transport energies to the earth realm that yogins have tuned into since time immemorial and attempted to work with in the rituals of Tantra.
We offer this year an ongoing study course along with home Nuskha (meditations) for venturing to face the feminine power in all her expressions: the mother, the lover, the maiden, the crone; the princess, the queen, the witch and the temptress – just to name a few. And we shall meet Shakti in her many manifestations, whether sublime, beautiful and attractive, or repulsive, feared and even loathed.
That which repels us has power over us;
yet, if we face it, it can give us power.
These rituals can be attended individually or all together as part of a series, which will run through the whole of 2021 in accordance with the traditional Tantric lunar calendar. Together they present us with the ten aspects of Shakti. Fitting together as pieces of a puzzle, they will reveal to us the true face of Shakti in all her wholeness.
We will work with the mantras and yantras of each Goddess. The inner and outer mudras that support each Goddess energy will be practiced within ritual context within the Hatha Tantric Puja. By coming to know each of the Goddesses through concentrated ritual work, we come into the unfolding and healing of that particular energy within ourselves.
This will be a profound initiation into journeying to the face of the Goddess, that reveals her distinct features expressed by the ten Mahavidya.