I call myself a Dakini but can it also mean VAMPYRE?
HMMMMMM YOU SAY DAKINI but he says (vampire)? Yes I was told that women who heal others sacred sexual energy are to be called dakinis yet when I mentioned this to one of my Indian students he laughed at me and said that in HIS language and in his folklore Dakini means vampire. Yes he might be right. There are varied dialects in the Indian culture so why shall I argue with him. If he thinks that Dakini means vampire what is the essence or nature of a vampiress? Do we feed off the ether and pranic energy off the sexual energies conmingled during our shared sacred space? Or are Dakinis mistresses who are similar to ghouls as we prey and have a feeding frenzy getting drunk off the male or female energy of our pupils. Without me mentioning names of other Dakinis I once heard a tale from one of my “clients” and he said his last session with a Dakini made him feel as if she were stealing his energy. He grew weaker after their time together and felt as if he were in a trance and had no power. Hmmm I say. Was he tired or was he just pleasantly relaxed and more or less aware that time had passed in good company. Are there Dakinis or Dakas that have a keen interest in feeding off the energies of their partner and they do so for magical purposes. Well it’s all about intent I say. Where your intention is focused is part of the fun and play of alchemy. Someone I studied with a long time ago before I even know what tantric yoga was explained to me the power of energy and how I must use my kegels and support my kegels and think of an egg coming from my yoni so I can develop my female strength. He was someone I loved but he was 20 years older than me and he considered himself a mystic. He used the word adept to me frequently and said I am a natural and that I know how to use my energy naturally for what I wish. Throwing these terms into a different light shall we then say Daka and Dakinis know how to use the elements and play with air the ether and wood and metal and earth and space much like a magician would claim to harness these elements to set something or some cause in motion? I do know I have a tendency to dissuade certain beings from seeing me especially if they use a frilly word like ESCORT in reference to my healing work. I am not saying I ride above the mess of all this economy nonsense we are all coping with but I do say I syphon energy and I may purposefully not wish to taste of someone’s energies that are not like mine. Have you ever felt so uncomfortable being in someone’s aura only to find they are either your mirror reflecting things in yourself you would not wish to confront? Have you ever walked into someone’s aura and stepped back repulsed but you don’t really know why? So getting back to the theory that Dakinis and Dakas are just energy vampires . I have copied and pasted an article or brief passage regarding the term we use DAKINI from www. khandro.net…. and I have copied this passage verbatim
(The Worldly Dakini
The enlightened dakini is the spiritual guide of the Buddhist but as we know, there are cultural and historic precedents. Dakini-s first became known to us as envoys of the Indian Goddess, Kali. As such they perform both divine and worldly tasks in often terrifyingly dreadful ways.
Willis found Martin Kalff’s “Dakinis in the Cakrasamvara Tradition,” (Tibetan Studies, M. Brauen and P. Kvaerne, eds. Zurich: 1978) in which he refers to the worldly, and also rakshasi or ghoul-like beings, as “pre-Buddhist.” These last were described in Eva Dargyay’s German dissertation on Mamo from which Kalff translates: “Some of them ride on birds and they scream. In their hands they hold the lion’s emblem of victory. Some of them have one body and ten faces. They eat intestines and hearts.”
The unenlightened dakini is termed “worldly” because she is trapped or caught in the cyclic existence that is samsara and like most beings, is subject to suffering, death and rebirth. Some words used to refer to the more frightening kind of dakin include sprite, witch, imp, and ghoul.
Also, as an unenlightened or worldly figure, she can be in thrall to a god or other being, and can act as a trickster, a messenger or guide, and especially a “psychopomp” — one who conducts the dead to the Underworld.
In that dismal form, the dakini is related to the valkyrie of Teutonic and Norse mythology. [Old Norse: falkyr] ~ maidens who carry heroes from the battlefield to Valhalla, abode of the gods. Richard Wagner composed a famous theme for their entrance in the opera known in German as Die Walkure which forms part of the 1852 cycle, The Ring of the Nibelungs. This well-known melody was used to herald the arrival of Sikorsky helicopters in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 film about the evils of war, Apocalypse Now. )
so there you go?! The more I read of the topic Dakini the more I realize that fables, mythology, Ideology and sacred Mystique play a key role in the allusion and illusion and elusiveness of our The gifts and alchemy of Dakini and Daka ♥