What is Shaktipat and how does it work?


Shaktipat is transmission of energy from an awakened being to activate the dormant Kundalini of another.

The phenomenon works on basis of sympathetic resonance between two points of consciousness within the unified field of Kundalini awareness, which is all pervading, omnipotent and eternal. The point of higher potential of the initiator connects and conducts the higher vibrational state to the lower one of the seeker.

The higher potential of the adept conveys its charged consciousness to that of the seeker, which is scattered and not focused. The combined vibration activates the inherent infinite charge of the seeker beyond the threshold vibration, underneath which Kundalini lies dormant.

While more pronounced when beings are in each others presence, it operates globally and has temporal effects. The interpenetration of spiritual energy occurs through quantum waves, electromagnetic waves, scalar waves, light waves, acoustic waves and through the superconduction of consciousness. That is the sympathetic resonance of oscillating systems. 



Shaktipat literally means descent of grace. It is originally a yogic initiation and is well recognized approach for activating the Kundalini leading to an inner unfolding of awareness and higher states of consciousness. It is the core of the Siddha traditions and a way to preserve true spiritual knowledge thorugh lineages predating back to 800 AD.

Shaktipat is the birth point for all yogas: tantra, vasi, siva, karma, kriya, raja, laya, bhakti, siddha. They take place only due to Kundalini awakening and manifest spontaneously in an adept.

Shaktipat is referred to in the Torah’s Old Testament in Deuteronomy 34:9 in the passage, “And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hand upon him.” In Kabbalah, the term for Shaktipat is S’micha m’shefa or Haniha. In the New Testament, it is referred to in John 20:22, which says that Jesus “blew upon them and said to them: 'Receive Holy Spirit.’ 



The single intent of Shaktipat is the transformation of individual consciousness with its vehicles – mind and body – into fully expanded Consciousness of the Divine.

That process of transformation and purification is marked by both sublime experiences of divinity, as well as by dark nights of the soul and surfacing of old traumas, as the entire neurochemstry undergoes a rewiring.

Physical, emotional and mental states of ecstasy as well as periods of purging and distress are experienced as karma gets released.

While initial experiences may focus on physical, emotional and mental purification and transformation, shifts in values, attitudes and behaviors will also occur and have a major impact on relationships due to the karmic dissolution and restructuring of identity.


- Rohan Kapur

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