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Magick Tantra FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Magick Tantra.

This FAQ is about Magick Tantra.

Contributors:
catherine yronwode (cat@luckymojo.com)
tyagi nagasiva (nagasiva@luckymojo.com)
Matt Atkins (matkins@io.com)
Shava Nerad (shava@efn.org)
Tzimon Yliaster (tzimon@xiqual.com)

Editors:
tyagi nagasiva (nagasiva@luckymojo.com)
catherine yronwode (cat@luckymojo.com)

Modifications to this FAQ, as well as new questions and answers, should be discussed in alt.magick.tantra rather than via private e-mail.

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copyright 1999 catherine yronwode, tyagi nagasiva, and Matt Atkins; reproduction for profit or for non-electronic distribution prohibited without the express permission of the copyright holders.

Editors:
tyagi nagasiva (nagasiva@luckymojo.com)
catherine yronwode (cat@luckymojo.com)

-1.1 What topics are fit for discussion in alt.magick.tantra?
This newsgroup is for the discussion of tantra yoga,...
-1.2 What topics should not be discussed in alt.magick.tantra?
Flaming or disparaging others is never appropriate. ...
-1.3 What distinguishes the newsgroup alt.magick.tantra from the newsgroup alt.religion.tantra?
The creation of this newsgroup was a natural development ...
-2.1 What is tantra yoga?
Tantra yoga is a general name for a confluence of ...
-2.2 Do you have to be Hindu or Buddhist to practice tantra yoga?
Generally tantric yogis or yoginis are Hindu, and by ...
-2.3 Can a person with no religious affiliation practice tantra yoga?
Tantra yoga is a Hindu and Buddhist religious practice. ...
-2.4 What is karezza?
Karezza is a term derived from the Italian (meaning caress)...
-2.5 What is Taoist sexual alchemy?
Taoism is a Chinese philosophy and religion ...
-2.6 What is meant by "neo-tantra"?
Neo-tantra is a term coined recently to ...
-2.7 What is meant by references to "Western, non-religious tantra yoga"?
Western, non-religious tantra yoga is an oxymoron. ...
-2.8 What is sex magick / sex magic?
Ceremonial sex magick (often spelled with a k) is the ...
-2.9 Is a sex religion like tantra yoga the same as ceremonial sex magick or folkloric sex magic?
Ceremonial magick is a Hermetic enterprise which ...
-3.1 What are the tantra yoga techniques that prolong intercourse?
Traditional tantra yoga techniques include visualization,...
-3.2 How do tantra techniques differ physically from karezza techniques?
Tantra yoga places more emphasis on visualization, ...
-3.3 Are tantra yoga and karezza techniques the same as extended sexual orgasm (ESO)?
Some of the physical techniques are the same, but ESO and ...
-3.4 Will refraining from orgasm harm one physically in any way?
Apparently not, but overemphasis on avoidance of orgasm ...
-3.5 How can one interest one's partner in tantra or karezza?
That would of course depend on the type of person one'...
-3.6 Can a solitary person practice tantra or karezza through masturbation? Can sex magicians work with masturbation?
To practice tantra is not the sole privilege of ...
-3.7 Do tantra teachers or sex magicians advocate any sort of "standard practice" religious ritual or physical techniques? If so, could you outline them?
There are no universal standards for ritual work in ...
-3.7.1 Tantra: Yoni puja and linga puja
Worship of the generative organs is found in ...
-3.7.2 Tantra: Control of orgasm
Volitional control of the male orgasm is taught in ...
-3.7.3 Tantra: Avoidance of orgasm
Male avoidance of orgasm is central to certain ...
-3.7.4 Tantra: Passive copulation
By this is meant very slow, mindful penis-in-...
-3.7.5 Tantra: Eye-gazing
This is recommended in most schools of tantra yoga ...
-3.7.6 Tantra: Breath-control
Some form of this is common to all branches of ...
-3.7.7 Tantra: Circulation of subtle or aetheric energies
This is spoken of in almost every branch of sex-...
-3.7.8 Tantra: Antinomianism
Some schools of tantra yoga encourage ...
-3.7.9 Tantra: Lifestyle
Some schools of tantra yoga and Western sex-...
-3.7.10 Tantra: Deity worship
Some branches of tantra yoga and tantra-like sexual-...
-3.7.11 Tantra: Meditation
Some schools of Hindu and most schools of ...
-3.7.12 Tantra: Use of asanas (postures) and mudras (hand gestures)
Most teachers of Hindu and Buddhist tantra, as well as ...
-3.7.13 Tantra: Use of mantras (chants) and yantras (symbolic images)
Tantra yoga is not alone among the various types of ...
-3.8 What are the goals (stated) and effects (stated and not) of tantra and karezza?
The stated goals vary by the branch of tantra or tantra-...
-3.9 Is it possible to learn tantra yoga or karezza without a guru or teacher?
Some teachers of tantra yoga insist that a ...
-3.10 How can a gay person practice tantra? Where is their kundalini?
-4.1 Tantra: I would like to learn more about these subjects, but am extremely wary of "teachers" and especially so in this context. There are a lot of fakes out there. Can you provide references that I can read to learn more?
Self-teaching or mutual teaching with a partner ...
-4.2 Is the Kama Sutra of any real significance to tantra yoga?
It seems like an ancient marriage manual more than anything else....
-4.3 Are there tantra videos, courses, or seminars?
Most materials currently available on video or taught ...









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