Tantra identifies all power in the world to stem from life itself and the Keeper of Life is the female, not the male. Mother Nature is the primal moving force behind everything. Mother Nature was and is a dynamic, unimaginable force, the most powerful force in the universe. Only after she is satisfied can spirituality be approached. Even the Tantrists were dependent on Mother Nature to fulfill the sensual pleasure aspect of their control and belief system. Hence she is looked after and taken care of first. She must be looked after before illumination can occur. The signposts for illuminating the crown chakra are as follows:
Symbol: The symbol here is a beautiful crystal chalice which is beautifully illuminated.
Colour: The colour of the chakra is the color which generates a brilliant bluish white light in a crystal cup. It is the essence of light itself.
Emotion: Humility is the emotion of the chakra. One gets to come in association with something which is so much greater and powerful. This makes one more humble and grateful to the Singularity. Along with this emotion the sense of awe is also blended. This sense of awe is experienced by someone who has had an ultimate experience and can remember that he or she is part of the Eternal One.
Element: The element is the substance of spirit which gives one the strength and courage.
Sound: The sound of the chakra is that of the sacred OM mantra that is sounded without sound. That is, the mouth is opened, the tongue is moved, and the body vibrates on the silent M.
Animal: The animal in this chakra is the thousand-petaled lotus. The leaves of the flower contain all the colours and all shades. These leaves glow with their own inner illumination. The glow of the leaves is quite prominent. This fact allows one to know that he has already been through the light and that the lotus is full of the nectar of his knowledge.
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