Freeing the Body from Armouring

By Shakti Malan | July 9, 2013

The term body armouring was coined by psychologist Wilhelm Reich. His book Character Analysis deals most directly with body armouring.

In Reich’s research, he found the functions of body armouring to be that it:

Keeps potentially explosive emotions in and;
Wards off the emotions of others.


Sexual Somatic Presencing

By Shakti Malan | May 26, 2013

Sexual somatic presencing teaches you how to work with the body/soma on several levels, including the following:


Wisdom From the Deep – Lessons from a Tropical Ocean

By Shakti Malan | February 9, 2012

I am writing this reflection from Neil Island, a tiny green dot in the Andamans, off India. There are some profound learnings from this experience that I would like to share with you.and it comes with an invitation to join me for a magical swim with the dolphins; read on.


An Erotic Ecology

By Shakti Malan | April 27, 2011

Tantra and Ecological Wisdom

April 27, 2011

The following article by me was published in Biophile magazine issue 20. I thought you might enjoy reading it.


The Kiss: Why Not to… and How to

By Shakti Malan | January 28, 2010

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news: Tantra doesn’t like kissing – or at least not kissing as it is generally done. Here I shall explain to you why, and then bring the good news: There are some potent alternatives.


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 ?