SUCCUBUS DAKINI LUCID DREAM YOGA
A Dakini is a female entity of dreams, who is known of in Tantric practice; she is of similarity to the European Succubus.
There are many differing Dakinis; each of whom is unified with various alternate-selves (Avatars) of the Yogi, he can assume within (alternate reality) lucid dreams, which are empowered by the conjured Dakinis.
The Succubae can be seen as governess’s who have governance over a myriad number of dream worlds, likened to beads threaded by a superstring.
Although a Dakini is similar to a Succubus, she represents far more as a feminine (Anima) embodiment of enlightened energy within the watery domain of the dream.
This indicates that the phenomenon of the Succubus can be better understood, of Old Hag Syndrome dream visitations, when looking into what the Dakini represents. In the Tibetan language a Dakini is known as a Khandroma, which translates as the following: ‘void going woman, she who traverses the sky, she who moves in space, sky walker, or sky dancer.’
The Dakini is called upon of conjuration when practicing dream yoga, which is orientated towards attaining lucid dream contact with her; wherein she is akin to a Genie of Succubus wiles, who initiates the conjurer into the associated knowledge, of which she personifies as a knowledge/wisdom holder.
A Dakini is associated with the arousal of the Kundalini Shakti, of which she is an energetic fluctuation, of its fire snake energy, as it arises along the spinal column of the practitioner.
As the Kundalini fire snake arises along the spine, its feminine energy of Shakti activates the seven (planetary sphere) Chakras out of which the Dakinis emanate of differing (seal) expressions. Their various dream (metal) characters pertain to what they individually personify of inner knowledge.
A Dakini is so central to a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner attaining full enlightenment as a Buddha, that she appears in a Vajrayana formulation of the Three Jewels Buddhist refuge formula, which is known as the Three Roots.
A Dakini commonly appears as the Dharma protector, sensuously sitting astride the lap of a guru and Yidam, with who she copulates of a sacred union.
But Judith Simmer-Brown, who is a Professor and past Chair of Religious Studies at Naropa University, as well as being a prominent Buddhist scholar, points out:
“The Dakini, in her various guises, serves as each of the Three Roots. She may be a human guru, a vajra master who transmits the Vajrayana teachings to her disciples and joins them in samaya commitments. The wisdom Dakini may be a Yidam, a meditational deity; female deity Yogas such as Vajrayogini are common in Tibetan Buddhism. Or she may be a protector; the wisdom Dakinis have special power and responsibility to protect the integrity of oral transmissions.”
As a key Tantric figure the Dakini can also be found in other forms of Tantric Buddhism, such as the Japanese Shingon school, from where she was disseminated into Japanese culture, who evolved into Dakini-ten; whereby becoming inextricably linked with the Kitsune (Succubus) of ‘erotic iconography.’
The origins of the Dakini had originally stemmed from ancient shamanistic practices, such as that of Siberian shamanism, whose shamans derive their powers from their conjured spirit wives.
The spiritual focus upon the Dakini continues to this day as a part of Indian folklore; though generally in wrathful forms, which of a meditation practice remains a part of Hindu Tantra.
Although the Dakini appears in Hinduism and within the Bön tradition, Dakinis occur most notably in Vajrayana Buddhism, who play a particular role in Tibetan Buddhism.
The Tibetan Dakini, is generally seen to be of a highly erotic form, of infernal looks; her nature is volatile of wrathful temperament whose abode of a haunt is often that of the charnel ground.
She initially manifests as an Old Hag Syndrome ‘Nightmare’ until the practitioner learns to overcome his fear to then ride her as his Mare of the Night; whereupon she will then become as his spiritual Muse of an inspirational (Tulpa) thought-form, who guides him into the dream to make lucid of awareness.
Dakinis are energetic (Tulpa) beings of (archetypal) Succubus form, who are erotically evocative of the microcosmic movement of energy (information) within inner space.
In this context, the macrocosmic sky of space indicates Shunyata, the insubstantiality of all phenomena, which, at the same time, represents the dream-time Dakini potentiality for all her possible (planetary sphere) Succubus manifestations.