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Commonly Asked Questions

As a tantra teacher the question I get commonly asked is “can I practice tantra on my own” the answer is “absolutely”.  In tantra we call this right hand path , to be able to integrate tantra into our daily exercises through understanding and knowing “thyself” only then can we combine this energy with our partner and this is known as “left hand path”.  Tantra is about acceptance, accepting who you are as a person and honoring and loving YOU; it is about cleansing, clearing the body, mind and spirit of negative emotions, beliefs, addictions; it is about passion; feeling passionate about EVERYTHING in and around your life not just on a sexual level, it is about Consciousness, learning to be in the beauty of the moment and just BE.  People who take drugs for example are not conscious because they are trying to escape reality (the now) by creating a fantasy through drug use.  When they make love, where will they really be? Totally immersed in the moment or in their own daydreams and thoughts.  TANTRA IS ABOUT BEING NOT DOING!!

There is a beautiful definition of the word NAMASTE (which means blessings) that reminds me of the purity and beauty of tantra:

“I honour the place within you in which the entire Universe dwells.  I honour the place within you which is of love, of peace, or truth and of light.  When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are one”

The Quiet Cone - An Incredible Experience

Recently myself and a group of people from the tantra meditation class had the honour of experiencing an amazing evening at the Quiet Cone in Parkerville.  The Quiet Cone is a pyramidial shape cone reputed to have geometric properties that focus positive energy and deflect negative emotions.  In this beautiful sacred space you will experience the sound of the gong.  The potency of symphonic gonging is not only therapeutic but can also have quite an astoundingly positive effect on the body's energy centres.

It was an amazing experience that left myself incredibly at peace and relaxed and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Peter and Lynn for their warmth and hospitality not to mention their wisdom and dedication to the gongs. I can thoroughly recommend the Quiet Cone for anyone wishing to receive healing and relaxation on the highest level or who simply wants to experience something "different".

On the 28th March the Quiet Cone is hosting an amazing evening of Gongs, POW Wow drums, Didgeridoo and Cherokee Bobby Running Fox and his son Mivan will be entertaining with their singing and native flute.  All profits are going to some wonderful charities.  DON'T MISS THIS EVENT!

Please visit web for further details  www.quietcone.com

A Beautiful Poem Written by RP (a client of mine)

THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE

Along the journey of life paths may start far apart, come together, share each others space and part their ways, to sometimes cross again or maybe explore completely separate parts of the universe.

When two paths cross there is the opportunity to learn, share, care and drink together from the fountain of life, to experience pleasure, fulfillment and joy, before each one's journey carries you along to somewhere else.  No long term commitment is made, but memories and feelings maybe cherished for ever.

When you are along your journey there are times when you are focussed on others and not on your own path. You feel lost, tired or do not feel anything at all.

You may not realise you are on part of the path which is shared and you miss the opportunity to refresh yourself.

Or you may be scared to be sharing the path, not sure where it may lead or how long it will be shared.  Maybe you do not want the sharing to end.

But always be aware that at times you need to be focussed on yourself, your soul and your spirit for these may need refreshment - so, walk up to the fountain and drink deeply for oneself, share your path for a while and enjoy the journey.

......some reflections on Tantra.

Namaste 

 

Namaste

Recommended Reading

  • The Heart of Tantric Sex by Diana Richardson 

  • Reclaiming Aphrodite - The Journey of Sexual Wholeness by Amrita Grace 
  • Emergence of the Sensual Woman by Saida Desilets

  • Tantra for Erotic Empowerment - The Key to Enriching your Sexual Life by Mark A Michaels, Patricia Johnson and Tristan Taormino

  • Ecstasy Through Tantra by Dr Jonn Mumford (see below for more info)

  • A Chakra and Kundalini Workbook by Dr Jonn Mumford (see below for more info)

  • Death Beginning or End? by Dr Jonn Mumford (see below for more info)

  • Heart of the Flower by Andrew Barnes and Yvonne Lumsden (available at the online shop Sanctuary of Tantra)

  • The Multi Orgasmic Man by Mantak Chia and Douglas Abrams

  • The Multi Orgasmic Woman by Mantak Chia and Rachel Carlton Abrams M.D.
  • The Way of The superior Man by David Deida (LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! A must read for all men and women
  • The Power of your subconscious mind by Dr Joseph Murphy (Although not in the field of Tantra I thoroughly recommend this book as one of the best self help books around)

I am thrilled to announce ANGUS AND ROBERTSON AUSTRALIA are now selling Dr Jonn Mumford's books.  Currently the store in Bondi Junction Sydney has the books in stock but you can refer to the link below for stockists in Perth. 

I am studying 'Om Kara Kriya Tantra' with Dr Jonn Mumford, (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati). Dr Mumford is such an amazing teacher with a wonderful sense of humour and I highly recommend all his books.  They are so full of tantric wisdom and erotic tantric delights! www.jonnmumfordconsult.com

http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/search/JONN+MUMFORD/ 

Only $21.95

Only $33.95

Only $15.90

Ecstasy of Tantra

Chakra and a Kundalini Workbook

Death Book

Ecstasy Through Tantra

by Dr Jonn MumfordPaperback

Chakra And Kundalini: Psycho-Spiritual Techniques For Health, Rejuvenation, Psychic Powers And Spiritual Realization

by Dr Jonn Mumford Paperback

Death - Beginning Or End?: Methods For Immortality

by Dr Jonn MumfordPaperback