Worship of the Shiva Lingam
The lingam is a representation of the masculine force in nature which is often represented as a phallus. In this puja we will focus our prayer and intentions to the body of the practitioner. By worshipping the lingam, we are worshipping Shiva and connecting ourselves to the masculine principle of pure consciousness and transcendent presence.
As Tantrics, we use the body as a spiritual tool and by engaging in taboo practices we are able to transcend dualistic perceptions of good and bad, tap into hidden power sources, and unite with the divine. This can help heal trauma associated with masculine sexuality and help us understand our own sexuality as sacred.
This is an opportunity to heal the masculine aspect of ourselves and to heal our relationship to men in general. Lingam worship is a profound ritual and it is important that we come with an attitude of reverence and respect.