Tantra as described by Isabel Allende in Aphrodite

By Shakti Malan | July 12, 2009

I have been reading Isabel Allende’s Aphrodite – The food of love and the love of food. Much of the book is an exploration of aphrodisiacs – tantalizing and amusing reading. I was particularly touched by what this charming lady had to say about Tantra, and quote the paragraphs here as they deserve some discussion:


Totality of a Tight Rope Walker

By Shakti Malan | May 8, 2009

May 8, 2009

In The Quiet Girl, Peter Hoeg’s main character Kasper Krone grew up with a mother who was a tight rope walker. She occasionally performed without a net, and on one of these occasions, she fell to her death. Kasper reflects on what he saw in her eyes on that fateful night.


Integrating Masculine Feminine

By Shakti Malan | November 25, 2008

I have a question on the ´total integration´of the feminine and the masculine within. Do you experience that total integration within yourself ? – and how does that feel ? How do I know when that is happening ?