Right brain activity tends to be creative and innovative in character while left brain activity is rational and step-wise. The left brain controls the right side of the body and the right brain controls the left side of the body. Although it is not true that all left-handed people are more creative than right-handed people, many lefties are indeed creative. Ideally, both left- and right-handed people would be able to combine brain hemispheres and be both creative and rational. Unfortunately, most of us are either one or the other and combining both is not taught well in our schools, society, or by our peers.
The right brain contains the fifth brain circuit which is a holistic, superconscious state and is a major goal of Tantric rituals. Opening the fifth brain circuit, represented by Tiphareth in the Tree of Life, brings the feeling of bliss, a vision of wholeness, the abililty to see holistically, and a neurosomatic ability, among many other benefits. It is also the first step to even higher brain circuits with abilities we almost never tap into.
Another right brain activity is sex. The fourth brain circuit, the sexual circuit is located in the right hemisphere of our brains. When this brain circuit is energized, chemical changes are made in the body and brain which are enormously healing, inspirational, and energizing. This energy and chemistry can be used to awaken and energize the fifth brain circuit, creating even more chemical changes in the body of a highly desirable nature. We can heal our bodies with the chemical changes these brain circuits produce (neurosomatic means mind over matter) and many Tantric rituals, many techniques of the Tree of Life, and much of the teachings of the Tao are designed in such a way as to energize these two circuits.
Methods of opening the right brain functions abound and include music, sex, art, exercise, massage, color therapy, aroma therapy, accupressure, polarity therapy, and much more. This book is about Tantra which is the attainment of spiritual values through control of sexual energy. Therefore, we will discuss principally the manner in which sex is used to open the right brain functions and specifically the fourth and fifth brain circuits. In our fore-brain, the frontal lobes, there are several more brain circuits seldom or never used consciously by the average person. We will also discuss later how to open these brain circuits by using the paths created by activating the right brain circuits. The reason sex is emphasized here is because this is the energy which is used to open the even higher and more powerful brain circuits available in our frontal lobe areas, the so-called "new brain" unique to humans and so seldom used by any of us.
The first goal of a student of Tantra is to overcome Ego and Biosurvival circuit control. To do this the student focuses on the Rational and Sexual circuits, excluding the control of sex by the Ego. In this manner, the right brain circuits are opened by the Rational brain circuit and not controlled by the childish and selfish Ego. When this is successful, the student will undergo a major change and the further opening of the right brain will commence with the influence of the fifth brain circuit, the most powerful of the right brain circuits. The Ego has seniority in the circuitry of the brain and normally controls all but the even more senior Biosurvival circuit. It takes a retraining method to move control of the brain from the Ego to the Rational mind, more training to be able to control the energy of the Sexual brain circuit, and even more training to be able to learn to think from the activity of the fifth brain circuit instead of thinking from the Ego or even the Rational mind..
The second goal of Tantra is to introduce the student to ways in which the student can open and control the activities of the fifth brain circuit. This is normally done through the most powerful higher brain circuit available to the conscious control of humans, the fourth brain circuit, the Sexual brain. When control of our sexuality is taken from the Ego and Biosurvival circuits, we can gain Rational mind control over this source of important energy and chemistry. When the Rational brain circuit controls the Sexual brain circuit, the energy of the fourth brain circuit can be raised to much higher levels. Appropriately applied, this will bring the energy levels high enough to begin to energize the fifth brain circuit and thus enhance further the actions of the third and fourth brain circuits. Tantric rituals of sexuality are designed to bring these results about. The key to success is the control over the two lower brain circuits, the Ego and Biosurvival circuits. When these are present, disease and damage are present.
Tantrics throughout the ages have considered the rewards of activation of the higher brain circuits worthy of lifetimes of effort. Even a small burst of fifth circuit activity will have a person walking 3 feet off the ground, totally aware of all about them, and able to perceive, discern, and remain detached from, the problems of other humans. Many people who gain a small dose of fifth brain circuit activity believe they have touched God or at least heard from their god and been blessed abundantly by god powers.
This is the draw of "being saved" or "born again" revivals in which the congregation is aroused though passionate speeches, music, meditation (prayer), and combined energy fields, until their energy is high enough to open the gates to the fifth circuit. Many of these people display physical symptoms similar to epilepsy, gain unusual physical powers (often of healing), have powerful intellectual insights, become holistically elevated into spiritual powers, and gain psychic ability during the period of time the fifth circuit is active. These are just a small amount of the manifold powers of the activity of the fifth brain circuit when opened but out of control. Imagine the power available to us from a fifth brain circuit activated and under our conscious control.
Fifth circuit "junkies" abound in such environments and have a kind of "sinner to saint" mentality. They take a fifth circuit energy hit much as a drug addict takes a hit from their drug of choice. This fifth brain circuit energy changes their body and brain chemistry dramatically. The changed chemistry may wear off in a few hours or a few days, sometimes lasting as long as two weeks but seldom longer without another "hit." When the chemistry wears off, the addict will move to other, easier to obtain and always certain chemistry such as alcohol, pot, cocaine, or other drug of choice, becoming a sinner again. Thus, these addicts must continue to find a source of fifth circuit activation and will attend revivals, prayer meetings of various types, or any other group, method, or technique which will bring their chosen chemistry back to their body. They are out of control in the sense that they do not know what they are doing and need the control of someone else to bring them to fifth circuit glory.
Well, we are all addicts. So, there is nothing wrong with being an addict to our fifth circuit chemistry. The only change I would suggest is that the person be aware that they are addicted to the chemistry, not the church, preacher, bible, group, path, or whatever. However, being addicted to a born-again, Christian, faith-or-be-damned group is better than an addiction to heroin, crack cocaine, or other fifth brain circuit- opening drug. At least with the church group, the person usually has health and a support group and with the drug, there is only the drug and ultimately disease and death.
What do we get from the activation of our fifth brain circuit? The list is long and only a partial listing can be provided at this time. The effort of attainment is certainly worthwhile as you will see from the listing of benefits. These include:
It is really worth an effort to attempt to attain the full functioning of the fifth brain circuit under conscious control.
The technique recommended for permanent opening of the fifth brain circuit is Tantra. In fact, experts advise that the only method of permanent activation of the fifth brain circuit is the study and practice of Tantra. This is not to say that other methods don't open the fifth brain circuit. As mentioned above, revivals, prayer meetings of various types, and many other techniques will open the fifth brain circuit. As also mentioned above, this activation will wear off quickly and is not under the control of the individual. This puts the person in the control of an outside group and is little better than the outside control of a drug (well, definately better than drugs).
The sexual techniques of Tantra may require someone to teach you how to get from s to e to x, but once there, you are the expert on your own brain circuits and can complete your attainment at any level you wish. Thereafter, the opening of your fifth brain circuit is between you and your sexuality. You don't even need a partner for this if you don't want one. Tantra teaches that polarity will raise you to higher levels but that is not a required benefit and the individual can use the Tantric methods as they wish once they are learned and in control. What the student learns is up to the student, not the teacher. What the student wants is up to the student, not the teacher. Whether the teacher will teach is up to the teacher, not the student. What is taught is up to the teacher, not the student. Each has a role, each has their desires, and each must cooperate or the effort is wasted.
Once the decision is made to gain the benefits of fifth brain circuit activity, the student should surround themselves with all the fifth brain circuit activators possible. These include instrumental music, principally classical, light classical, light jazz, and exclude heavy metal, strong drum beats, music with words, country/western music, or other second circuit and first circuit (primative) music or rhythm. Paintings of inspirational character, photographs of nature, appropriate colors, gentle humans, cats, nature, and other inspiring things need to be kept close. Jarring, shocking, harmful, stressful things need to be kept at bay while learning to get and keep fifth circuit activation. Exercise, creative activity such as painting, playing musical instruments, meditating, yogic exercises, and especially sexual activity in all forms, imaging, fantasizing, masturbating, coitus, touching, playing, etc., is extremely important.
Your sexual energy is the key to unlocking the activity of the fifth brain circuit. The sex act is commonly divided into four portions, arousal, plateau stage, orgasm, and relaxation. Arousal can be initiated in many ways and is encouraged at any time the student can do so legally. To gain the plateau stage of sexual performance requires that arousal be maintained for a period of time longer than seven minutes. After about seven to ten minutes of arousal, most people enter the plateau stage of sexual activity and begin to change their body and brain chemistry to one which is similar to the chemistry of puberty. This is the strongest healing and holistic chemistry the body knows and, when prolonged will always bring fifth circuit activity.
Normally, the plateau stage is followed by the orgasm and the chemical factory is shut down. Tantra teaches to keep the chemical factory open by avoiding orgasm in such a way as to enjoy sex but keep the chemical factory going for healing and to keep the fifth brain circuit activity open and continuing to bless us with our own god powers. This is the time to practice Dianism as mentioned previously. Dianism as described is the practice of abundant sexual activity without orgastic emission. This especially applies to males. Females may have many orgasms as long as they don't have so many they cause the chemical factories to shut down. With practice, males may maintain a near orgasm for long periods of time without emission and chemical factory shut down.
Surround yourself with as many things and methods capable of bringing fifth circuit brain activity as you can. To do this, a partial listing of techniques follows:
1. Unlearn traditional ways of thinking. Don't judge or analyze others and their actions or thoughts. Function on a basic, physical, fourth brain circuit sexual plane. Be patient. Be creative. Be different than you were. Give up the past and the disastrous training it contains.
2. Meditate 38 minutes daily. New ideas indicate good meditation.
3. Be aware. Notice everything about you; colors, sounds, people, trees, etc., and try to increase that awareness every day.
4. Listen to dreams, hunches, intuition and sort them out according to second circuit, first circuit, or possible higher brain circuit emanations. Dreams represent the firing of brain cells in specific brain circuits. Many times these are just random firings and mean nothing. Some times, they are not random and tell you what a specific brain circuit is focused on.
5. BELIEVE YOU CAN DO THIS! Don't rely on the opinions of others to judge and evaluate your path. Rely on the discernment of your teacher and guide as you build a new ability to rely on your own discernment based on the new understanding and knowledge of the world around you.
6. Surround yourself with the following:
flowers, potted or fresh cut
music, classical or light classical
sensual touch and thought
views of scenic nature
helpful, respectful, and similar friends
7. Be creative to some extent each day
8. Read about your Path. Study regularily
9. Good nutrition
10. Use activity to open the fifth brain circuit. Practice Tantric rituals of all levels where legally possible. The physical world works to bring forth physical energy. Don't rely on mental energy to boost your physical energy to the levels required to reach your goal. These methods abound and are great for the spiritual couch potato. Get off your couch and make some mental, spiritual, and physical progress each day.
Tantric rituals can be connected with the paths of the Tree of Life which is a map of the functioning of the human brain. Prolonged sexual activity, such as the Tantric rituals represent, always produce some fifth brain circuit activity. This also creates the strongest healing chemistry known for the human body. Active sex is said to clear the right brain and allow holistic thought processes to flow.
Tantric methods note that the lower chakras may be clogged with excess sexual energy of unwanted frequencies and this should be cleared out to be replaced with sexual energy of the desired character and frequency. The reason for this is that we have all been trained to relate Ego and sex. Thus, sex is often done in anger, domination, control, pain, or other harmful emotion. Any of this energy needs to be released and replaced with new sexual energy.
There are certain characteristics of a fifth circuit influenced person and certain characteristics of a third circuit (Rational) influenced person. If you wish to have more third circuit activity in your life, try to behave as the list below notes for third circuit characteristics. If you wish to grow in fifth circuit activity, try to create in your daily life as much of the fifth circuit characteristics as you can.
Fifth brain circuit
Creative in art
Can do many things at once
Poetry easy, joyful
Visualize whole picture
Good at make believe
Love to explore
On time - never
Sensitive to surroundings
Third brain circuit
Good at math
Must do one thing at a time
Visualize one part at a time
Not good at make believe
Hamburgers, french fries
Fear of unknown
On time - always
Not aware of surroundings
These are a few of the comparisons to note between a third circuit personality and a fifth circuit personality. Of course, a balanced person may be able to be some of all of both lists as they need in their daily life.
The fourth brain circuit is not a thinking circuit. At the point of orgasm you are not making grocery lists nor working complex fractions mentally. When the sexual brain circuit takes over such thought processes are put aside until later. The reason for this mental state is that the brain normally works with a single brain circuit in charge and two more brain circuits functioning but in lesser, supportive roles. This is the reason the Tantric techniques work so well. Tantra energizes the third brain circuit, the Rational mind, moving away from emotional childishness of the lower brain circuits. This brain circuit is used to energize the fourth brain circuit which is brought to a highly energized state but kept secondary to the Rational mind. If orgasm were allowed, not only would the chemistry shut down but the Sexual mind would take control for a short period of time and possibly allow the quick reacting second circuit Ego to grab control.
As the sexual energy builds, the third brain circuit must increase its energy level to maintain control. Thus, the third brain circuit will begin to open a path to the fifth brain circuit also with the increased energy and focus on patterns which the Rational mind requires. The high energy of the fourth brain circuit opens a path from the Sexual brain to the fifth brain circuit and the two brain circuits working together increase the activity of the fifth brain circuit in the consciousness of the adept.
The fourth brain circuit is also highly vulnerable to outside influence and energies. The genetic code is protected by creating a Biosurvival sexual need to create babies and carry on the species. The Ego is given territory to protect through a sexual need to dominate and control. The Rational mind has little of these needs and can be counted on to bring a healthier attitude to physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual growth. Please note that you must protect your fourth circuit from the predatory Ego and fearful Biosurvival circuits. You must also protect the Sexual brain from outside predation and bad energy. To do this, visualise a white or golden light surrounding you as a shield when you feel bad energies. When such energies are bad, visualize a mirror-like shield reflecting energy back to the source. Picture a favorite Mandala or Yantra, say a Mantra either mentally or aloud, and especially, visualize how you want things to be in your emotional and sexual condition.
Draw on your loved one for protection. Reach out mentally and join with your teacher for protection. Meditate an area of safety and create shields around you to keep your focus. Ask for protection during obesience each day. Keep yourself from outside influence which will destroy your efforts and create harm for you and your loved ones.