Kalkinath - On the Adoration of the Lingam
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Tantra, as a form of spiritual practice, has received much attention from advocates of Gay Spirituality. Some writers are concerned with the need to demonstrate that, despite the heterosexual structure and language in Tantric texts and practices, that homo-erotic practices did exist historically, albeit as Jeffrey J. Kripal puts it, as ‘secret sadhanas’ (sadhana = practice). This search for ‘historical proofs’ has its place, and is fascinating for those of us who have an interest in the recovery of gay & bisexual archetypes and myths, but we should not forget that Tantra is a living discipline – and a practical one at that. The test for modern practitioners is not merely to rely on old texts and practices, but to draw on the spirit of Tantra and make it viable for our contemporary needs and desires. This article presents a Tantric dimension to fellatio, and describes a puja (ritual) for dedicating blowjobs to Shiva