Sri Subhagananda Nath – One Who Enjoys the Bliss of the Goddess

“Guru is the path.” – Śiva Sutras of Vasugupta, Cap II, Verse 5 It is a modern conception that Numinous transmissions are easily accessible to all regardless of the experience or preparedness of the student. In many cases, the teacher becomes an afterthought and the sacred transmission of Gnosis, if found to be valuable at…

Tantric Physics II: Sacred Body, Sacred Space | Upcoming Publication

“We worship the Three-eyed Lord who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings. As the ripened cucumber is freed from its bondage to the creeper, may He liberate us from Death for the sake of Immortality.” Deep within the mysterious caves of the Himalayas, saturated by the cosmic radiations of the sacred Mount Kailas and Lake…

Becoming the Fire of Digestion – Food as Yajna | Tantric Physics

“Becoming the fire of digestion, I reside in the bodies of all living entities; then, in conjunction with the life airs, Prana and Apana, both incoming and outgoing, I digest the four kinds of food.” – Bhagavad Gita 15.14  (Translation by Swami B.V. Tripuri) “Having become Vaishvanara, I exist in the body of living creatures; and,…

Dangerous Medicine | Tantric Physics

“The difference between a Kamsa, who tried to kill Him, and a Kuchela, who worshipped Him, is slight indeed. One approached Him with hatred and the other with love, but both thought of Him constantly and were thus rewarded with Moksha, or liberation. An object of mortal dread and antagonism can produce as much absorption…

Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam | Tantric Physics

“Seek Govinda, seek Govinda, seek Govinda, O fool! When the appointed time of death arrives, grammar rules surely will not save you.” Adi Shankara, Bhaja Govindam ( Moha Mudgara) Most individuals spend their days and nights consumed and preoccupied with fear, gossip, worries, news shows and trivial entertainment. The concept of Ahara in Yoga and…

Night Vision | Tantric Physics

“Ya nisa sarva-bhutanam tasyam jagarti samyami Yasyam jagrati bhutani sa nisa pasyato muneh” “That which is night for all sentient beings is like day for one whose senses are controlled. That which is the time of awakening for a sentient being is like the night for the introspective sage who sees.” Bhagavad Gita, 2.69 (translation…

The Hand as Instrumentum Magicum – Five spaces of sacramental embodiment | Excerpt from Entering the Desert: Pilgrimage to the Hinterlands of the Soul

“Lead me from unreal to the Real,  Lead me from darkness to light, Lead me from death to immortality.”  –  Brihadaranyaka Upanishad   Upon entering the inner desert of the soul and navigating the outer desert of the world, the concepts of “mind” and “body” dramatically expand and are symbolized by the magical instrument of…

The Hidden Solar Pools of Agni – Working With the Sacred Flame

Perhaps the most universal concept in all systems of spiritual praxis is the sacred flame.  The incendiary imagery of the flame is an apt metaphor for an almost unlimited range of themes ranging from the guiding light of inspiration to the metabolic function of digestion. The medical system of Ayurveda cherishes and worships the sacred…