The Chakras Yantra


The practice of meditation, realizing and using the energy centers of the body, has evolved from remotest antiquity. There are symbols in the vast natural caves of Paleolithic Europe (c. 20,000 BC) which can be accurately matched with symbols still used today by those involved with Tantric meditation and practice. This yantra was created after studying a number of paintings of the chakras from various centuries. They were made to aid the practitioner by expressly stimulating a special kind of mental activity, and to evoke psychosomatic energetic forces. To look at this image meditatively is to bring forth an esoteric sense of who one truly is, and what is possible. “Tantra has always believed that our failure to grasp time lies at the room of all other human failures. To see the nature of time is to understand the process of Genesis, that ladder of descending stages from the Origin through the evolution of the cosmos. Once we grasp that, we can, so to speak, reverse the machine for ourselves, and climb back up the ladder of Genesis. To reach that summit of intuition Tantra holds to be the worthwhile goal.”

Tantra: The Indian Cult of Ecstasy, Philip Rawson