A Bhairavi Meditation
This short meditation has been extracted from the work of the Ganna Chakra, a London-based group of magicians exploring Tantric magic.
"I bow to that Devi who is red like the splendour of a
thousand rising suns. She is garlanded with skull, rosy breasted,
her hands held in the gestures of granting boons and dispelling
fear. The crescent moon rests on her forehead. Three-eyed, she
dwells in the heart of the sun.
I bow to that Bhairavi from whom emanate the fearful
thunderous sounds of dissolution, and who is surrounded by the
white ashes of the cremation ground; she wears garlands of skulls
on her breasts and in her ears. She is Narayani, who helps us go
beyond. She is Gauri, the quencher of all sorrows."
"Softly smiling, you shine with a crimson glow that may
be compared to a thousand newly risen suns. You wear a silken
veil a garland of skulls. Blood smears your breast. Three
voluptuous eyes adorn your lotus face; the moon is your diadem.
Your lotus hands show the gestures of victory, of wisdom, the
granting of boons, and the allaying of fear."
For this meditation, Bhairavi is identified with the Dakini of
Seat yourself in a lotus-circle of four petals, within which there is a yellow square. Muladhara means "root-support" - meditate upon the root - who planted it, how does it grow, what might it grow into? What does it support? Meditate upon the principle of solidity. Of the Earth. Of being rooted. Of being Supported. What do these things mean to us?
Try and relate the body-zone of the chakra to feelings,
thoughts, sensations. You may find it useful to vibrate the Bija
(seed) mantra LAM. When you feel ready, turn your attention to
venerating the Shatki - the 'power' the mysterious mistress of
the chakra. Call her by the names you know her. Offer her
litanies (see those given above as examples) and give her
offerings that you think will please her. If she is pleased with
your offerings she may be willing to interact with you in some
way. If she does so, thank her and breathe her and the chakra
into yourself to close the meditation.
This is a simple astral sequence which may go towards
establishing some kind of personal rapport with Bhairavi. Note
that this meditation leaves it entirely open as to how Bhairavi
will manifest for you - will she appear before you (within the
chakra), in your body, above you, etc - this is open, as is the
manner in which she may communicate with you. Feel free to
elaborate this as you will.
Comments & feedback are welcome.