The following blog posts are a selection of entries written by Shakti Malan between the years  2008-2014.  Shakti loved to share her teachings and perspectives through blogs, books, e-books, articles, interviews and more.  Her blog writing was always accessible and inviting, allowing the reader to meet her and be met in a simple, human way.

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I find myself in a very awkward and unknown – I would even say, embarrassing – place in my life. In my life (indeed, lifetimes) as a Tantrika, my focus has been opening with unconditional love, and with a full YES, to all of life’s experience, with deep, unreserved embodiment. And here I stand now,…

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– The Life of an Advaita Dakini – The following are my notes for the talk I did at the September 2011 Sexuality and Consciousness Conference in Europe. I post them as is, and hope to have the video up on youtube soon. In the tradition of Advait Tantra, the dakini’s being is the main…

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Last Wednesday afternoon, my father died. A few hours later, I was in the Kalk Bay Community Hall, surrounded by loved ones who had come to welcome me back after 3 1/2 months of international teaching, and to dance with me again. This dance I call BlissDance. It is a free movement space that I…

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This article appeared in the Natural Medicine of June 2011. It is remarkable how many people have had some traumatic experience around their sexuality. Typically such experiences leave the deepest imprint when they happened in childhood, but even more recent events can be so traumatic that they get suppressed into the subconscious. For us humans,…

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Paper presented at the second annual African Conference for Sexuality and Consciousness Practitioners, Kalk Bay, 3 – 5 December 2011. I, Shakti I, Shakti, come into this work of Tantra having first immersed myself in academia, and then having been drawn, by existence, into the deep wisdom of the earth. By the age of 30,…

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In conventional sexual encounter, orgasm tends to be the goal. For many men, achieving ejaculatory orgasm is their only goal. For many women, pleasing the man by making him ‘come’ is the only purpose of sex. When the man becomes a little more conscious, he gets focused on the woman’s orgasm. The flipside is that…

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Tantra is an ancient mystery tradition which is available to us today in a new way. What distinguishes Tantra is its totality as a path of awareness – it demands total presence in every dimension of our human experience – including our sexuality. Tantra takes us beyond the dualities that keep us in ego-limitation. It…

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At our recent Tantra Girls’ Night Out evening, women asked me questions about what happens in Tantra workshops where there are both men and women present. The concern that they expressed was that, if they come without a partner, they may have to be intimate with strange men beyond what they are comfortable with. I…

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Question: 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 ? Shakti: The journey of male-female integration is a central direction of Tantra. This is a…

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