For tantrics, the forces of nature and the natural world, including human beings, are embodiments of the divine. Tantric eyes and ears are tuned to a world full of wonder and possibilities, infused with divinity and constantly creating and recreating itself. The tantric paths all connect the practitioner to points of potential where transformation can occur, in the inner world of personal karma as well as the material world of collective experience.

“You are a citizen of two worlds,” Swami Rama, the founder of the Himalayan Institute, was fond of saying. For all of us interested in a life of fulfillment, both worldly and spiritual, there are no better tools than the skillful use of tantric practices and philosophy. Explore the tantric path in this series of articles by Sandra Anderson.