In this series I explore the method and outcome of various magickal rites, attempting to equip the practitioner with the tools they need to succeed in achieving their own ascension (or descent as it may be).
That morning I had a chance to perform the traditional sixty-four yogini mantra, which is given below, with the simple warning to not use it frivolously. It is not in the same class as all-auspicious universal godhead mantras such as the so called hare kṛṣṇa mantra:
hare rāma hare rāma
rāma rāma hare hare
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa
kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare
This class of mantra given above is designed to meet the most basic spiritual needs. It repels the demon Kali (Not to be confused with the goddess Kali) It requires no previous qualifications, and does not cause any unreasonably difficult side effects, so it’s a good starting point for beginners in mantra. It addresses a trio of the divine, Balarama (“Rama”) and his younger brother, the black god, Krsna (“Krishna”), and the aspect of Devi called Hare (Subhadra, their sister, not Radharani, although some like to attribute it to Radhe-Krsna, there is a separate mantra for the Vrindavan couple). This trio comes from a very ancient period in Bharat’s history, and are still depicted in their original tribal form today, even in mainstream and modernized sects like ISCKON.
Mantras are usually, but not always, sung in Sanskrit language. An Indo-Iranian language, it should be of especial interest to students of Sumerian religious practices, as most evidence points to Sumerians as being Australoids, that is from Australia, sharing linguistic and genetic characteristics with Australians and with Indians also consider Australoid. Sanskrit is more melodic than Sumerian, and lends itself to hymns better, but use of Sumerian god names should be considered appropriate when one is able to find application. The Sumerian language disappeared from India around 2000 BC. (Read more by Dr. Ashok Malhotra: http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Tracing_the_Origin_of_Ancient_Sumerians)
Another good example of a “vanilla” mantra, and equally good for your body of light is the elemental formula is the Panchakshari:
Oṃ Namaḥ Śivāya
This is a classical element base mantra, invoking all the elements except earth as well as the god Siva, who is most famously known for being the god of destruction and the tandav (dance of destruction). When used frivolously it has no ill effects and does good for the mind and body of the practitioner. It is also often used as a healing mantra or to ward off evil.
The yoginis, or dakinis, on the other hand, are considered to be quite dangerous. One must be a highly experienced tantric practitioner to be confident one will come out through the ordeals they throw at you alive. I do not recommend this mantra to anyone who has not at least experienced the so-called HGA phenomenon or established a good, sound, working relationship with some, any aspect of Devi. This will be enough to control and pacify all that Shakti will throw at your feeble mind.
Some will argue that it’s best not to distribute texts widely known to be dangerous to potentially uninitiated viewers, but the truth is, without all of the risk and danger, the occult becomes boring or droll, and sometimes a bronc is what a student needs to learn how to succeed.
The 64-Dakini Mantra
ॐ is pronounced “Aum”, or “Ohm”. Svāhā is a “hail” and refers to the goddess svāhā, who presides over sacrifices and is the wife of Agni, the fire god, the first god mentioned in the oldest book of Sanatana Dharma, The Rig Veda. Note that this 8-fold expansion contains all ten of the Mahavidyas, the aspects of devi that represent the divine feminine goddess form of the Tetractys of pythagoras. Thus the TwinStar is also embedded in this mantra along with all 64 hexagrams of the I Ching!
ॐ Kali Nitya Siddhamata svāhā
ॐ Kapalini Nagalakshmi svāhā
ॐ Kula Devi Svarnadeha svāhā
ॐ Kurukulla Rasanatha svāhā
ॐ Virodhini Vilasini svāhā
ॐ Vipracitta Rakta Priya svāhā
ॐ Ugra Rakta Bhoga Rupa svāhā
ॐ Ugraprabha Sukranatha svāhā
ॐ Dipa Muktih Rakta Deha svāhā
ॐ Nila Bhukti Rakta Sparsha svāhā
ॐ Ghana MahaJagadamba svāhā
ॐ Balaka Kama Sevita svāhā
ॐ Matra Devi Atma Vidya svāhā
ॐ Mudra Poorna Rajatkripa svāhā
ॐ Mita Tantra Kaula Diksha svāhā
ॐ Maha Kali Siddhesvari svāhā
ॐ Kameshvari Sarvashakti svāhā
ॐ Bhagamalini Tarini svāhā
ॐ Nityaklinna Tantraprita svāhā
ॐ Bherunda Tatva Uttama svāhā
ॐ Vahnivasini Sasini svāhā
ॐ Mahavajreshvari Rakta Devi svāhā
ॐ Shivaduti Adi Shakti svāhā
ॐ Tvarita Urdvaretada svāhā
ॐ Kulasundari Kamini svāhā
ॐ Nitya Jnana Svarupini svāhā
ॐ Nilapataka Siddhida svāhā
ॐ Vijaya Devi Vasuda svāhā
ॐ Sarvamangala Tantrada svāhā
ॐ Jvalamalini Nagini svāhā
ॐ Chitra Devi Rakta Puja svāhā
ॐ Lalita Kanya Sukrada svāhā
ॐ Dakini Madasalini svāhā
ॐ Rakini Papa Rasini svāhā
ॐ Lakini Sarvatantresi svāhā
ॐ Kakini Naganartaki svāhā
ॐ Sakini Mitrarupini svāhā
ॐ Hakini Manoharini svāhā
ॐ Tara Yoga Rakta Poorna svāhā
ॐ Shodashi Latika Devi svāhā
ॐ Bhuvaneshwari Mantrini svāhā
ॐ Chinamasta Yoni Vega svāhā
ॐ Bhairavi Satya Sukrini svāhā
ॐ Dhumavati Kundalini svāhā
ॐ Bagla Muki Guru Moorthi svāhā
ॐ Matangi Kanta Yuvati svāhā
ॐ Kamala Sukla Samsthita svāhā
ॐ Prakriti Brahmandri Devi svāhā
ॐ Gayatri Nitya Chitrini svāhā
ॐ Mohini Matta Yogini svāhā
ॐ Saraswathi Svarga Devi svāhā
ॐ Annapoorni Shiva Samgi svāhā
ॐ Narasimhi Vamadevi svāhā
ॐ Ganga Yoni Svarupini svāhā
ॐ Aprajita Samaptida svāhā
ॐ Camunda Parianganatha svāhā
ॐ Varahi Satya Ekakini svāhā
ॐ Kaumari Kriya Shaktini svāhā
ॐ Indrani Mukti Niyantri svāhā
ॐ Brahmani Ananda Moorthi svāhā
ॐ Vaishnavi Satya Rupini svāhā
ॐ Mahesvari Para Shakti vāhā
ॐ Lakshmi Monoramayoni svāhā
ॐ Durga Satchitananda svāhā
The dakinis, literally “sky dancer” is a female spirit embodied in the form of a flying lady, the East Asian version of an angel. Some of them are quite sinister and terrifying. The old world vultures who participate in the sky burial ritual of the Tibetan Cho practice are the living embodiment of the dakinis. Followers of Thelema will be pleased to know that vultures are also symbols of Ma’at, the heir apparent “Hrumachis” to our young Aeon of Ra Hoor Khut, and so this ritual will yield immense insight into the current aeon as well as put one in touch with the fierce dakinis which will be useful in an age of War and Science.
The Dakinis are often associated with Siva, with him as the “axle in the wheel” surrounded by these whirling feminine energies that power both him and the universe. It is with some surprise that I got the result of Vishnu in accord with a meditation that would normally be associated with Shakti or Siva, but it is certainly welcome and I attribute it mostly to the positive response from one or more Dakinis connected with Vishnuloka. The endless debate upon whether Vishnu or Siva are the same or separate deities is not very important to me – Vishnu liked to come to me as Mahakala, Siva shows himself to me as Balarama, the “original Krsna” as Sri Prahbupad calls him. Krsna is the fair face for feeble human minds. The reality is – terrifying. As it should be.
So why this series? I’m working on a Mutational Alchemy curriculum but teachings are necessary right now, all the time for lost seekers. There has been a lot of confusion over the past few decades in the so-called “occult” in the few internet forums and less than reliable books available to serious students of esoteric arts. Bearing this in mind I set out to compose a series of firsthand accounts including methodology and outcome that were not framed by incompetence or overly eager accounts of half baked initiates pretending to the title of Magus.
If this seems harsh, it is meant to be. Pretenders have grown far too bold and absurd in their claims of performing magick when they are only deluding themselves. Most are easy to spot, even for the less experienced, but they can be vain wastrels and their falsehoods need to be exposed whenever possible.
The adage: “To Dare, To Know, To Will, To Go, To Keep Silence” is at all times advised as a ward against this sort of impropriety and to clarify the importance of freedom in personal practice – try anything within your own limits of reason.
While no one can ever describe the essence of a real magickal experience, it is true that hearing about what is possible may affirm, inspire or yes, even deter. So it is clearly important that a high standard of integrity be maintained in recording and relaying magickal ritual experience data.
With that said, here is the first of these. Almost all magickal experience is spontaneous, it’s difficult to predict and always, of course, powerful. That is the primary reason for occult’s popularity- the divine is wonderful and far more addicting than base intoxicants such as alcohol or sex. There is nothing more blissful than divine union.
September 4th 3-4AM
Earlier that day I had performed the 64 Dakini Mantra listed before. Sleep overtook me after working on yet another aspect of the curriculum.
There is a place between waking and sleep where subconscious meets conscious mind, which is very useful for communicating between realms.
I encountered a number of different “gateways” – one may linger but these realms are transitory when a game is afoot. It’s a bit like travelling through a tunnel, but far less linear. Something was pulling me in towards a central domain.
Fear is a huge problem during these events, and yogis and yoginis need to try to overcome their various deep seated fears or likes and dislikes before attempting to cross such distances. These fears and biases can be very hard to bring up to observe unless you have an experienced guide or chemical to bring them out. They can literally destroy the lives and peace of those who are not in control of their senses and are not mindful. Thoughtless people, those who desire greatly the fruits of their various actions, those with uncontrollable sexual or blood lust are in great danger when undergoing almost any kind of serious meditational operation. This is not merely a matter of self control, but of awareness. One must be aware of their position in relationship to universe herself, and be mindful of karma. Karma is not merely a “law of return” it is the mental asana and a very easy thing to navigate once you know its tricks. Cursing someone, killing someone and other actions normally viewed as sinful are all based on context, as one learns reading the Vedas. I am not condoning killing, as a vow of non-violence is preferable. But a soldier in a war must fight, that is a soldier’s duty. The Bhagavad Gita teaches us that. Fear is a greater impediment in my opinion, than pride, lust, violence or anything else. Ravana was the greatest devotee of Siva, no small feat, and he was filled with passions. Also a very great king. If he was afraid he would have never achieved such great success. Compare him with Arjuna, who was frozen, petrified on the battlefield. Krsna warns him of such behavior, that it leads to infamy.
To conquer fear that disrupts meditation and the achievement of enlightenment, the Buddhists took to Chod practice for example, where the dharma guardians send you terrifying visions for you to overcome (after giving them permission to do so of course.) Some simple over the counter chemicals will also send you into a terrifying delerient state but this is not recommended as one can be overcome by their fears. One fearful thought can be enough to bar entry or send your mind squarely back into your body, failing union. There are other gates requiring different parameters, but fear is the one that will summarize the majority of setbacks.
During “ascension” depending on various circumstances, one may be able to “see” various realms as they pass through them, or it may simply all be a blur. In this case I was stopping for a few seconds as as I passed through each gate. If I was afraid at any one of these gates I would be turned back. There was one realm that was full of rolling black thunderclouds. Finally I came to a chamber full of pink lotuses, and golden light permeated the vast expanse. There a pair of eyes emerged from thin air and finally the full form of devi appeared clothed in red. This is the form of Lakshmi, although when I saw it I attributed it to Lalita Tripurasundari at first. The clear difference is the pink lotuses are Lakshmi’s, and although Lalita is also attired in red, she is much more childlike in her disposition than this one. Lakshmi is senior to her emanation of Lalita Tripurasundari. Lalita represents the desires connected to wealth, and is a playful one, Lakshmi represents wealth itself, and above all else, spiritual wealth.
It is important to note in visions that the form takes precedence in the mind over and above one’s expectations. – there is a reason why the artists of Bharat depict Lakshmi as on a pink lotus, clothed a certain way. That’s how she actually appears to her devotees, and it does vary a little, but not so much that you would not be able to recognize her in this universe. Human minds are fortunately very similar.
Some kind of transaction took place between us, she approved me, and I got through – the next gate was the entrance to Vishnuloka, although I did not realize where I was or who I had just met until I passed through.
A dark rolling sea of crashing waves, lightning and a twilight sky were all around and I became aware of Vishnu’s presence. He allowed me to know who was talking to me. The divine is very good at disguising itself and one should never assume anything when it comes to evocation or invocation. His voice was very smooth and baritone. Meeting with Vishnu is a very awesome experience, better than anything. It is his form of Balram or Shesha Ananata that is my Ishta-dev, whom Guru Prahpupada refers to as the “original Krsna”. This form I know very well via scripture and iconography, but it is nothing next to having such an experience firsthand, for all of the Vedic knowledge one can acquire is merely hearsay in comparison to an actual meeting through Bhakti yoga.
He granted a boon. Vishnu grants a lot of boons, frequently and generously, like an old grandfather doting on his countless grandchildren. Needing nothing himself, he is generally seen as the boon giver and is worshipped in order to achieve Nirvana or anything one might wish for in this material world. As the husband of the goddess of fortune, all kinds of wealth is at his disposal. He might not grant wealth if it takes away from spiritual wealth. However, a boon is different because it confers a kind of choice. One may wish for anything and get it. (And this has lead to many an Asura or Rakshasas gaining the upper hand over the Suras.) I knew this, and so I chose appropriately according to my lifes work – The Abrahadabra Institute. I asked for help and assurance of its success.
For a moment I saw the glad faces of some beings hidden in the darkness. They wanted this too, and I was in a position to achieve it as I was positioned in the station of Man (Jen), between Heaven (Yang) and Earth (Yin).
Lord Vishnu procured a kukri. I only saw his hands as he showed it to me. They were dark blue like the color of a thundercloud. His face was obscured and all of my sight was captured by the bejewelled gold hilt of the kukri, which was sheathed in a gold scabbard as well. It had gems along the scabbard of different colors. He said “You will know what to do when the time comes for it.” I took the athame and had a much more extended conversation, which isn’t recorded here. The vision dissipated, I was left alone in my bedroom wondering.