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Initiation is the process by which an appropriately qualified person personally introduces an aspirant to a particular Tantric practice. Initiation often involves practicing together, so that the aura or energy of the more experienced practitioner can infuse and shape the aura of the aspirant.
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Initiation is the process by which an appropriately qualified person personally introduces an aspirant to a particular Tantric practice. Initiation often involves practicing together, so that the aura or energy of the more experienced practitioner can infuse and shape the aura of the aspirant. Ideally, initiation takes place in the context of a [[Tantric Relationships|Tantric relationship]], with proper [[consecration]], and under the supervision of an experienced Tantric mentor.
  
 
Initiation is sometimes viewed as the planting of a psychic or spiritual seed, which will then develop over time as the aspirant practices further on their own. In other circumstances, it can be viewed as a ritual which changes the state of the aspirant, in the same way that the marriage ritual changes each member of the participant couple from "single person" to "spouse". While the change is in one sense merely a concept, the power of ritual in the subconscious mind can make the participants feel noticeably different immediately after the ritual.
 
Initiation is sometimes viewed as the planting of a psychic or spiritual seed, which will then develop over time as the aspirant practices further on their own. In other circumstances, it can be viewed as a ritual which changes the state of the aspirant, in the same way that the marriage ritual changes each member of the participant couple from "single person" to "spouse". While the change is in one sense merely a concept, the power of ritual in the subconscious mind can make the participants feel noticeably different immediately after the ritual.

Latest revision as of 07:41, 19 November 2017

Initiation is the process by which an appropriately qualified person personally introduces an aspirant to a particular Tantric practice. Initiation often involves practicing together, so that the aura or energy of the more experienced practitioner can infuse and shape the aura of the aspirant. Ideally, initiation takes place in the context of a Tantric relationship, with proper consecration, and under the supervision of an experienced Tantric mentor.

Initiation is sometimes viewed as the planting of a psychic or spiritual seed, which will then develop over time as the aspirant practices further on their own. In other circumstances, it can be viewed as a ritual which changes the state of the aspirant, in the same way that the marriage ritual changes each member of the participant couple from "single person" to "spouse". While the change is in one sense merely a concept, the power of ritual in the subconscious mind can make the participants feel noticeably different immediately after the ritual.