practitioners or Tantriks are known for their supernatural powers derived
from their knowledge of Tantra and its devotional practice. Proper recitation
of mantras help invoke the natural forces to produce the desired effect.
"Tantrasadhana" or tantrik meditation and worship helps one
attain many supernatural powers. These powers may be used for good or
for bad purposes.
practices mainly aim at the illumination through the unification of
polarities inherent in the world and one's self. These opposites are
symbolically subsumed as "Shiva" and "Shakti" or
consciousness and energy, personified as male and female forces of nature.
Shiva, the Destroyer, represents universal consciousness diffused throughout
the galaxies, while Shakti, the Divine Mother, is the power swinging
in a celestial dance, between energy and matter, giving birth to all
creation, both tangible and transcendent.
the Latent 'Shakti' in Us :-
ago, tantrik masters discovered that to be successful externally or
internally we must first awaken our latent power, for only those who
are strong and blessed with great stamina reach the final destination.
The key to success is the Shakti - the power of the soul, the power
of divine force within. Although every individual possesses an infinite
and indomitable Shakti (power), most of it remains dormant. Within this
Shakti, we can neither find spiritual illumination nor enjoy worldly
The Misuse of Tantrik Powers :-
a large number of tantrik enthusiasts, in both the West and the East,
mistakenly identify tantra as the yoga of sex, black magic, witchcraft,
seduction, and an amalgam of techniques for influencing the minds of
is due, at least in part, to the fact that tantra is both a spiritual
path and a science," says Rajmani Tigunait in his book Tantra Unveiled.
"As a spiritual path, it emphasizes on the purification of mind
and heart, cultivating a spiritually illuminating philosophy of life.
As a science, it experiments with techniques whose efficacy depends
on the precise application of "mantra" and "yantra",
ritual use of specific materials, and the performance of tantrik mudras
and accompanying mental exercises," writes Tigunait.
the layman's language, such practices can be thought of as tantrik formulas.
They will yield a result if properly applied, regardless of the character,
spiritual understanding or intention of the practitioner. When this
scientific aspect of tantra falls into the hands of charlatans, it is
inevitably misused giving tantra a bad name. Fortunately, however, there
are still tantrik masters, authentic scriptures to undercut such false
and distorted notions and make it possible for us to gain a better.