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Oh Bhumeshvari
Your body is the entire creation
To know you is to fade into infinity
One becomes a friend to all when you are close
Without you one sees fiends and foes on all sides
You reveal the secret of the shadow
For shadows exist everywhere in creation
Your body is the entire creation
the folds of your femininity are hidden in shadows
Those who would know you in depth
Must move into your shadows
The physical world is her body,
the Moon and Sun her breasts.

The Goddess Bhumeshvari is commonly called Bhuvaneshvari. She is the guardian of the manifest universe. The reflection of the spirit is reflected onto the body of Bhumeshvari as it comes into physical manifestation.

Many of Bhumeshvari’s hymns begin with the utterance of her body being described as the entire creation.

Bhumeshvari contains the word Bhumi,
Bhumi is the earth Godess and signifies the manifest physical world.
Bhumi in the Name of Bhumeshvari signifies her role as gatekeeper between the subtle and the physical realms.
Bhumeshvari is the ruling Queen of the 5 panchboot spirits.

The Panchbhoot are the 5 elements of the phenomenal world.

1) Bhumi (earth)
2) Jal (water)
3) vayu (air)
4) Agni (fire)
5) Space (ether)

These five elements are connected to different elemental spirits. The physical manifestation as the Panchbhoot spirits occurs by the subtle forces intersecting with the physical world.
Bhumeshvari is the one who stand at that intersection. She be the one who unfolds the spiritual energies into the manifest world.

The elemental spirits live as a collective in the particular element they are connected to.
By focusing and working on a particular element, the spirits of that element are expanded or reduced depending upon the focus.

The right balance of elemental energies ensures health and harmony in our physical lives, conversely, the imbalance of elemental spirits can manifest as all manner if disturbance in the physical aspects of our lives.

Tantra works on balancing the Panchabhoot elemental spirits. The different Mantras and Mudras effect the different Panchbhoot energies directly.

Pancha means 5 and Bhoot means spirit. The evocation of a particular element is a subtle science of working with the tools of Tantric science. Mantras and gestures are employed to this effect and are in turn enlivened by Bhaav.

Bhaav is the mood or attitude of aligning with a particular energy. Bhaav is the ever important quality that brings life to the structure.

By aligning to a particular quality and evoking that quality within oneself through a mixture of inner focus and technique, we generate that quality.

This is a description of Tantric ritual.

By evoking the quality from within ourselves, we can quite literally connect with it, first from within and then invoking it from without. When evocation and invocation become one, we have Bhumeshvari. She is the unification of the earthly and spiritual nature, as well as all the seemingly disparate elements of creation. This unification is Tantra and Bhumeshvari is the Goddess who gives birth to that unification.

Bhumeshwari is the Shakti that generates the 5 elements and brings them into harmony with each other.
Work with Bhumiveshvari is the work with the 5 elements.
Physically it is a grounding work of manifestation of our spiritual powers into the garments of matter.

Oh bless thee continuous stutter
Of the word being made into flesh

L. Cohen – The Window


The Sensual World

And how we’d wished to live in the sensual world
You don’t need words, just one kiss, then another
Stepping out of the page into the sensual world
Stepping out off the page into the sensual world
.”

K. Bush – The Sensual World

The panchabhoot (5 elements) correspond to the Indriyas. The Indriyas are the (senses) that interact with the 5 elements. The receptive senses interact with the material world from outward in. The table below shows the relation to the Panchabhoot (element):

Ghraana (Smell) – Bhumi (Earth)
Rasana (Taste) – Jal (water)
Sparshana (Touch) – Vayu (Air)
Chakshu (Sight) – Tejas/Agni (Fire)
Shotra (Hearing) – Akash (Ether)

The Gyanindriyas are the five physical sense organs that receive information from the external world into the internal world. They are nose as in scent, the mouth as in taste, skin as in touch, the eyes as in vision, and the ears as in sound. The word ‘Gyan, in Gyanendriya, means knowledge. The five Gyanindriya’s literally receive knowledge from the external world.

The Karmnindriyas are the five expressions that arise within and are expressed outward. Karm the word Karmnindriyas means action.

The Karm (action) are executed through Karmnindriyas of the mouth – Vaak, as in sounding and speaking, the hands – Pani, as in holding and touching, through the legs and feet – Pada, as in walking, through the Yoni or Ling – Upashta, as in sexuality, and through the rectum – Payu, as in excreting.

Bhumeshvari is the Goddess who rules the Indriyas (senses) in all their faculties of reception and expression, along with their intersection with the Panchbhoot elements.

Bhumeshvari is the guardian of the earth.

Working with Bhumeshvari ritualistically along with her corresponding Mantras and Mudras is the work of physical harmony.

Bhumeshvari reveals where there is disharmony in the translation that transpires between the subtle and the physical.

Hrim is her sacred syllable, Ha Ra I M is the Mantra that brings matter and spirit together


The Process of Birthing, Living & Dying

In Bhumeshvari are inherent the three states that govern and imbue the physical world.

Rajas is action and tension,
Satva is rest and suspension and
Tamas is Death.

Known collectively as the 3 Gunas.
Bhumeshvari has 3 folds on her soft sensually curved waist.

The first fold of sensuous flesh emits a red glow (Rajas)

The second fold emits a golden hue (Satva)

The third fold of femmine flesh emits a dark blue light (Tamas)

Her beauty bewitches the spirits to take physical birth. It is even said that Shiva’s third eye came into being so that he could watch her beauty while meditating.

All three of these colours and qualities are needed in the right measure for there to be harmony. These 3 qualities and colours are balanced by Bhumeshvari.

An overemphasis of any one of these qualities disrupts the whole enterprise of physical and spiritual being. Tantrics work with these colours when approaching the Goddess Bhumeshvari

Bhumeshvari rules the functions of creation, preservation and dissolution. These three principles that are present in all things are known as the Trimurti. Expressed in the 3 deities of Brahma (creation), Vishnu (preservation) and Shiva (destruction).

Bhumeshvari rules these 3 principles and their intersection with the physical realm. She is the Mother of the 3 gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The Mother who gives physically tangible birth and manifests form to the 3 energies of creation, preservation and destruction.

Jaggadhattri is one of her names, it means: She who feeds the world from her breast. Bhumeshvari nourishes the creation as if it were a baby. When we connect to Bhumeshvari, we call on the nourishing power of the nursing Mother. She is the force that nourishes and ripens the stunted parts of our souls.

Bhumeshvari nourishes and raises the children inside us. She nourishes with the triple Goddess power of the Goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali.

Note that these 3 Goddesses are the lovers of Brahma (creation), Vishnu (preservation) and Shiva (destruction) they are the Shakti behind the Shakta.


Triple Queen

Saraswati is the Lover of The creator Brahma, He is the seed and Saraswati is magnetically linked to him as the creative egg.

Lakshmi is the Lover of the preserver Vishnu, He is the seed and Lakshmi is magnetically linked to him as the creative egg.

Kali is the Lover of the destroyer Shiva, Shiva is the seed and Kali is magnetically linked to him as the creative egg.

Bhumeshvari is all three Goddesses forces rolled into one.

Bhumeshvari is the triple mother power of the Gunas. She it be who materialises the subtle forces of the 5 elements into the tangible physical realm.

She is the grounding force, the mediator between the celestial and the physical manifest world.

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