Traditional Tantra Massage – Tantra
Tantra Massage is also known as Tantra Energetic Body work.
There is a massage called tantra but tantra is not a massage.
Tantra massage is not ancient practice from ancient tantric temples, and is not from India. In fact Tantra Massage is a contemporary practice. Tantra Massage has come from Berlin 1975 and is the work of German Zen Monk Andro Andreas Rothe.
Much has been said about tantra massage. Tantra massage is enshrined in bizarre concepts and in far too much imagination. As it seems every day seem to bring a new concept a new claim around tantra and around tantra massage.
Andro is yet to make the claim that tantra massage is tantric sex, or that the massage can lead to sex. He has never made the claim that tantra massage had been practiced in ancient tantric temples in India.
As a matter of fact Andro’s position on the issue is very clear: there is no space for sex in tantra massage, the massage is about the self not the practitioner or the other, the giver of the massage is not a receiver – the receiver is not a giver. Tantra Massage space is a sacred space for self-discovery. This is a space of honour and unconditional respect, a place of no harm. PeaceQuiet practitioners have all received training with Devatara or Andro Rothe we know exactly what the father of tantra massage says about its own work and methodology.
The fact we massage the entire body does not mean sex. The fact the body is invited to respond to the massage the way the body wants to, it doesn’t mean sex. In our tradition sex is in the mind, the body knows nothing about sex. It is what it is and people can put labels on it, people can develop attitudes about it, the fact is the body only knows how to respond to its own reality.
At PeaceQuiet our tantra practitioners and tantra massage practitioners are only interested in the state of the body and mind which exist prior to any concept any idea any belief.
Anyone who has travelled that far into themselves will know that prior to the content of mind there was only emptiness spontaneous joy, spontaneous peace, vast tranquillity and the ability to respond to the moment as the moment unfolds without noise and without projections.
At PeaceQuiet our practitioners can only work at this level of consciousness. We invite you to meet us at this “place” of no content.
What is the massage good for?
Tantra Massage is an individual thing. The practitioner gives the massage and the receiver receives the massage. Then is up to the receiver to decide how his/her body perceived the massage, how they’ve been able to benefit from the massage the teachings the moment, whether they felt spiritual about it or whether they have experienced something else of their own.
We don’t impose ideas or concepts to anyone, we simple point their own observations towards a Tantra framework of understanding.
Tantra itself is not life, it’s not the destination it’s a lens though wish we can to see and experience ourselves a pure consciousness and awareness.
We don’t do Spirituality. To me self is a tangible reality sensed right
here right now on this earthly dimension. it’s not for everybody and neither is Tantra Massage. We are concerned by the highest principle that drives humanity’s highest and most common desire and this is Happiness which is another word for love, another word for self. Happiness does equate to spirituality neither is it attached to anything in particular it is a recognition.
Some of us respond to a direct account of haw and what we feel, how we go about sensing our unique reality.
Different traditions different sects from Hinduism to Buddhism have their own methods and teachings but one thing remain common across all Tantra traditions.
The attainment of Nirvana the attainment of higher status of consciousness including spirituality is the prime duty of humanity living life here on earth. This understanding is the leading path to peace happiness joy harmony with self with earth and with others.
Shakti Verah holds the view that Eastern Traditions never had anything to do with sex and if they had what exactly does it means for us all today?
Who could anyone possibly know for a fact since the evolution of our attitudes to sex and to the divine have been marred and limited carved by ideas of sin, wrongful doing, religion, wars, politics, science, laws, repression, power and control.
We can look at images from Ancient China, Japan and Tantra Temples and say its sex then run with it alongside our own cultural biases. We can only see what our cultural eyes are telling us, we can only speak with limitations imposed by our language.
What did the Tantras want to represent their thinking? By carving so called tantric sexual positions impossible to be achieved by human beings what exactly did they want to represent? Are they representations of their own recognition of the divine multifaceted powers and possibilities we ought to mirror ourselves to despite our limitations? From time to time they return to such temples to celebrate the marriage between Gods then don’t return for another years?
The Westernised writers say its tantric sex but whom best to tell the meaning of these stories if not the native people on India? Are the natives telling us what they think of it, what it means to them? Academics from different Cast background are not immune to their own agendas are telling the stories and in Anthropology we know how that can end as projection of our won thinking fears and concepts.
For so many reasons Shakti Verah is not at all interested in what the tantras were doing thousands of years ago. As people we have changed, sex has an ugly history that does not reflect how we perceive ourselves and how we perceive the world we live in.
In order to render Tantra relevant to us today Shakti Verah finds listening to what each and every one’s knowledge and understanding about the massage session, they’ve experienced, their feelings, their emotions, in the Here Now is all that matters for the work she does with those interested in pleasure, self-development and enquiry.
For Shakti Verah this knowledge is non cognitive and is not an intellectual exercise. This knowing comes from direct cell experience which is sensed observed recognised and expressed in a very individual way. This knowing is free from accounts offered to us by history, science, religion, and even by Tantra itself.
Because unless one has a direct understanding of one’s own realisation all that is said and done is just concepts believes and practices. Tantra is about self so people practiced tantric sex in ancient India in tantric temples, so what?
None of us was there to see what was going on, but we are Here Now can we focus on us now?
This emphasis on the now has earned tantra massage the moral stand to be called after Tantra. The moment we bring sex into tantra massage, either mundane, spiritual transcendental or enlightened sex, tantra massage is no more, because tantra massage is about the self not the other.
And self is neither the body nor the mind it is something each and every one of us need to find out in a direct and unique. Tantra and Tantra Massage, Meditation are some the tools we can use for this rediscovery. The tools are not the destination so the point of focus is the self not the tools not the paths the stories told thousand years later.
PeaceQuiet would love to share such tools as we have experienced and as we understand for our own selves.