Posts by Shakti Malan

Tantric Fantasies and Realities

In the public imagination, it seems Tantra is still synonymous with happy-ending massages, wild sexual orgies and staring into the eyes of strangers who are butt-naked, just like you. While this version of Tantra is certainly doing its bit for shaking up rigid sexual mind-sets, it’s a far way off from the essence of Tantric…

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Discovering a deeper meaning to the word Acceptance

I wake up this morning in the house of friends who gave me shelter after evacuating my home in the forest with massive fires raging all around. It’s dark outside  – midwinter darkness at 5.30am – and a perfectly full moon is occupying in the sky, like one bright, all-seeing eye. I will remember this…

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Call Me Daddy’s Little Girl

I’m deep in the throes of what I thought was a passionate sexual attraction. Clothes are coming off, hearts are beating fast, lips and sexual organs are colliding. I’m looking deep into his eyes – and then I discover – he’s not really looking at me. Suddenly, I remember: ah, we’re doing that again. We’re…

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Relationship Hygiene 101

When it comes to relationships, dare I say probably you, like me, have embarrassing tendencies, like getting really co-dependent or commitment-phobic? Of course the easy solution is to blame your partner for being a narcissist or some similarly impressive-sounding psychological misfit. Looking around in my own life and on social media gives me enough evidence…

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When the feminine takes over

In my last post to you, I’ve described what happens when your inner masculine is in balance – and what it looks and feels like when he gets out of balance. Now you’re probably wondering about your feminine. Yup, we all have an inner feminine (guys, spend a moment entertaining yourself by imagining her). When…

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When my masculine gets too strong

Ok, so we all have an inner masculine. When he is in balance in us, life develops an awesomely streamlined simplicity. The balanced masculine is on target, has one pointed focus and operates from an inner clarity that cuts through the bullshit and gets to the point. Things get done. Goals are achieved. Life runs…

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Principles of Love – Words from Mother Mary

I received the following download while I was at John of God in Brazil and would like to share it with you here. Beloved, I am Mother Mary. Thank for listening. For as long as human beings hold the perception that you are not love, you will always feel a shortage of love, and will…

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How a Protestant Virgin became a Tantric Guide

How a Protestant Virgin became a Tantric Guide   As a high school student, I was told after aptitude tests that the best career for me would be bureaucrat or office worker – “anything that feels safe and predictable”, the career guidance teacher said. Fast forward 30 years, and I’m a guide to many in…

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What is Liquid Body Aliveness?

Most of us treat our bodies as functional objects moving around in space, and we only pay attention to them when they don’t do what we want them to do. What would it be like to live from inside the sensual aliveness of a body that is pulsing with the rhythm of the cosmos and moving in seamless oneness with life, like a river merging with the ocean? Rather than being the object of your life’s story – or the main character -. what would it be like to be the subject of your experience – the one who is moment to moment at play, from the inside of life, within this sensing-feeling-tasting-touching body of yours?

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