Saturday, June 21, 2008

And the Winner is . . .


As it turns out, the poll(s) did not help much. Last time I put up the poll there were only a few votes but most went to Buddhism. In fact, all but one went to Buddhism. That one vote went to Tantric Yoga.

And this time there were three votes for three different things: Islam, Tantric Yoga, and A Course in Miracles.

But the decision wasn’t that difficult. I would have loved to have a tie breaker. Nevertheless, it seemed obvious that since Tantric Yoga had received two votes combined then it should be the spiritual path of choice for the next six months.

I should jump in and explain that I have no intention of focusing on the sexual aspects only. This seems to be the Western understanding and application of Tantric Yoga. While sex and sexuality are, without a doubt, a part of the Tantric experience, to suggest that Tantric Yoga is only about sex/sexuality is like saying that marriage is only about sex/sexuality. This is the approach I am taking with my studies, that Tantric Yoga is experienced in every area of life, as is true of any spiritual path.

So bearing that in mind, I have a reading plan based on several books I already have in the house. Two are purely Tantric Yoga texts, both by Osho. I have another book that focuses purely on the sexuality of Tantric Yoga and, in order to maintain some balance, I will probably read other books on yoga which are not Tantric in their focus.

Here are the texts that will be the primary focus of my studies, for better or worse. The thickest is The Book of Secrets and I honestly don’t know if I will finish it in six months. The others may or may not be finished. I am simply listing them here to show the books that will be the foundation. As I have done in the past, I will allow myself room for intuition and inspiration to perhaps read beyond this initial list.

And as always, anyone is welcome to join me. I am open to discussing anything during my studies via email.

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