Traditional Tantra versus Neo-Tantra: is there a difference?
Well yeah! A huge difference! And it was such a delight to speak to Nikki Rhodes about this difference in an interview on her podcast The Secrets of Spiritual Sex.
She calls me ‘a lifelong student of non-dualistic Tantra’, which isn’t exactly true. I only committed to tantra practice in 2015, and the study of it in 2018. Yet I knew what she’s hinting at – the way I’ve lived has been, for so long, in a Tantrik manner…
We talk about exactly what is traditional Tantra and why we get it so confused with the modern movement of neo-Tantra. Much of my understanding of this I owe to my teacher Christopher Hareesh Wallis. He’s an exceptional scholar (and practitioner) that details this confusion in his amazing book Tantra Illuminated. Christopher is the one I learned about the nature of “toxic relationships” from too – there’s more detail in the podcast on that.
Nikki says “This episode unpacks what it means to truly live life as a Tantrika and why it is so much more than cuddle-puddles and lingam massage. Smashing societal conditioning and pre-programmed patterns of relating, living and loving, this episode is a game-changer for those deep into the quest for Truth within.
…A little something to smash open your Tuesday and get you inspired to take an honest look at how you show up in your relationship.”
Podcast available everywhere here: http://hyperurl.co/secretsofspiritualse