An introduction to Tantra
In the literal sense and a more generalized form, though, it means ‘to rule’. For example, the word Rajtantra means ‘the rule of a king (raja)’ and also, the word ‘Prajatantra’ signifies ‘the rule of the people (praja)’ or democracy.
In contrast to other spheres of knowledge, Tantra is much more easier, simple and provides relief instantly. This practice has been prevalent in India since thousands of year ago. Tantra includes the study and worship of paranormal powers and cosmic energy, medicines, mantra or hymns, body energy and carrying out Tantric activities using totkas (certain objects that have been purified under a spell), magical amulet, mantras, human bones, and semi-decomposed human and animal dead bodies.
Due to these mystical practices associated with the Tantra, the common man has remained aloof from it and has always looked down upon the ‘Tantra Sadhaks’ or the practicers of this ancient knowledge with suspicion. This knowledge has long been associated with Black magic, although, it has a totally scientific base and its worthy to note that the famous ‘Reiki’ is only a part of this vast ocean of knowledge and study of energy.
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