Extract from a speech given by Iris Disse in the Simon Bolivar Andean University 2014
From the beginning of time there has existed only one creative force, and this force is feminine.
She began to move, to vibrate, Kali was born, the goddess of time.
She gave birth to the complete universe because creating was her pleasure.
She danced, and through her dance she formed the world, the stars, the sun,
the seas, the earth, the planets and the animals, and she was filled with happiness.
Then Kali divided herself so that she wouldn’t be alone.
She became the feminine being and from her other half she created the masculine form, Shiva.
Together, they shared and explored their pleasures.
Together they created the first human beings, man and woman; and they
gave them tantric rituals so that they could participate in the bliss and
strength of the cosmic illumination and become one on the other side of time and space.
This is how it’s written in the Tantras
What does Genesis tell us?
· The sacred goddess is a unit and it gives her pleasure to create.
While dancing, the world was created from an abundance that the goddess
wants to share. Since everything in the world is from the goddess, everything that exists is sacred.
· The masculine and feminine are two poles that exist to learn and celebrate the
positive tensions that allow us to define ourselves and find the differences
between us. We are here to explore what gives us pleasure.
· The tantric path gives power to the person that follow it and arrives to the stateof illumination.
· It is the spiritual path that includes sexuality as a sacred force.
· The thermometer to determine if you’re on the path is your personal happiness.
Since the goddess has created the universe in order to be happy, you become
closer to her if you’re able to live your everyday life happily.
· Tantra is not a religion, an institution, a dogma or a church. Tantra is a path that
can adapt itself to any creed; you can discover through it a higher level of consciousness.
It is a deeper understanding of religion that each person practices.