Here’s a vintage post from the PerfumedSkull blog discussing the ritual tools and substance typically used in mantra healing work by Ngakpa/ma’s.
Here’s an excerpt: “It should be clear that the doctrine of emptiness undermines any sort of rank materialism, or reification or fetishizing of objects and concepts. At the same time, the body and the senses are central to Indo-Tibetan tantric philosophies and systems of practice. Ritual and contemplative engagement with sensory objects, and the progressive refining and transmuting of sensuous experience is pivotal to tantra’s relationship with the creative imagination, and lies at the heart of its self-transforming and self-divinizing agenda. ”
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