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Margot on WebTalk Radio’s Sex and Happiness Show

Allo!

I am so pleased to share my latest interview on webtalkradio.net on the Sex and Happiness show. Laurie Handlers calls me ”The Great Mother of Tantra,” hmm I like that:

“At last Margot Anand, all time “Mother of Tantra.” author of numerous books (classic: The Art of Sexual Ecstasy), creator of Sky Dancing Tantra comes out of seclusion to discuss not only the great wisdom understanding she has of the principles behind this ancient science, but she freely expresses her views on the politics of sex within the Tantra community and the world at large. Articulate as ever, Margot shares her beginnings with Osho and how she risked teaching in a time when it was all new to even talk about sex anywhere other than the bedroom.”

You can download the podcast here http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2012/03/05/sex-and-happiness-–-sex-–-tantra-politics/

“I would like to be able to motivate you to really go into the study of Tantra without any prejudice because ecstasy means standing outside of yourself… and that means being willing to jump into the unknown and jump into the infinite…. There’s nothing better you can do.”

ENJOY!

I Dreamed of Costa Rica–Margot’s Reflections

My Friends,

I have returned from my adventure at Blue Spirit. The area around NOsar was absolutely lovely. Immense coast line of great pristine, untouched beaches, no garbage anywhere, the environment totally protected.

Blue Spirit was a dream ! All the most elegant and modern amenities, an extraordinary group room for workshops, with pristine wooden floors and glass walls overlooking the coast and the magnificent ocean.

The food– vegetarian and sensational beyond delicious with “cleanse” menus, and all raw menu options available.

The people– were loving the options to dance, do yoga, meditate do ChiGung, or study Tantra with me, or Shamanism with John Perkins.

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We let the New Year in with ritual and community. These photos show us doing a sacred fire ceremony on the beach to let go of the old energies and call in the light and protection for 2012 and beyond.

I hope I get to tell you in person about this unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica. Now onward to Byron Bay for the Sex and Consciousness Conference.

Margot

Nosara, Costa Rica: Where a 10-Year-Old Genius is Born !

Today, a most wonderful adventure happened. I met a 10 year old genius, Mael,  and his parents. The father is Thierry van der Weid. His wife, (and mother of the genius ) is Martine (French).

Thierry is Swiss and a graduate of the French/Swiss business school: HEC. He came with his family to Costa Rica and developed many businesses very successfully. Martine is lovely, joyful and free. She plays with their son, and looks after their home.

Mael, at 4 or 5 years,  started painting. His parents detected talent and immediately encouraged him by building him a painting studio, getting him the best colors and papers, and painting with him to keep him company; to allow him to trusthis talent.

Now, years later, his paintings are so free, so amazing, that his parents (2 years ago) decided to open an Art Gallery where he paints and exhibits his paintings. He has already sold hundreds of them to people who are building homes around here and in the USA. His parents’ real estate offices bought some to decorate the new homes they were selling.

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Mael, at 10, had already earned and saved $ 20.000 from his paintings. He went on a holiday with his parents and discovered mini-golf. He became passionate about mini golf. He decided to build one where he lives, right in his back yard, on some land his parents own around their restaurant : Cafe de Paris. Right on Center street at the cross roads to the beach and to Nosara –the village itself.

So Mael went to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica,  and met with an engineer who specializes in designing and building mini – golfs. Then Mael designed his own game spaces  along with holes and obstacle courses. And the engineer came down to Nosara, Cafe de Paris, and built this Mini Golf attraction designed by Mael.

Mael had calculated the income that might eventually refund his expenses would double in 6 months. He made twice as much as he had foreseen. He noticed that in the afternoons, when the sun is too hot, parents came with their young kids. Because the mini golf is situated in a jungle like environment with many shady trees.

And in the evening ,  young adolescents came in groups of 5 or 7, hanging out, drinking coca cola, playing Mini Golf, laughing and having a great time. The entrance fee is between $5 and $10 depending on your age.

Meanwhile, Mael goes to the local Montesori School where his creativity is encouraged. And he continues to produce paintings, and now has begun sculpting. He is wise beyond his years and his mother says that whenever she is unsure about something and doesn’t know what to do, Mael comes up with a wise answer that helps her. Clearly, his parents are in love with their son and respect him deeply. During School holidays, they go travelling and visit different countries every year, so Mael gets to know the world. I had lunch with the three of them We asked Mael “are you happy ?” “yes” he answered. And : “is there anything you would change in your life ?”  “No” he answered, “it is perfect as it is, absolutely perfect .”

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Can you imagine ????? And they all say : »this could only happen so gracefully because we are in Costa Rica »…. A Kudo for this country. HOW ABOUT THAT !!! Is that cool or what ???

Dreaming of the Dream Home

margots-houseIt is while on travel that home is missed most–home for me being a beautiful one-of-a-kind creation, just recently completed, that lies on the East Coast of Bali in between the waves and Bali’s highest peak: the towering Mount Agung.

To be involved with this architectural opus from conception to completion brought me great joy, as well as a number of challenges. But the bond between my living space and I has never been more sacred and intimate. My home contains Balinese guardians, Javanese carvings, a space for me to paint, a unique self-designed statue of Goddess Lakshmi, a 180′ view of the sea, 2 gorgeous Persian cats, sacred artifacts blessed by monks, and much more. This is how a friend described his first visit:

When I entered the space, I felt a release from my body. In every direction I felt a sense of mystery and freshness of energy that was overwhelming. As I scanned the 180 degree view of the ocean, I experienced a convergence of the elements; a blissful connection to the power of nature. And then my eyes greeted the extraordinary Lakshmi sculpture standing directly in the center of view. I felt an immediate urge to send praise and thanks for this outstanding temple of life force and creative inspiration.  I had never wanted to dance to the sensation of wave and wind so much.

Resurfacing in Bali to the New Me

My first speaking engagement in Bali was the first time I returned to the world of public talks in a long time.  After half a year of a deep « house cleaning » hiatus on this far away island, I felt I could dare to share the fruits of my discoveries-and it only affirmed my joy.  Part of my journey of soul recovery was thanks to receiving many blessings, initiations, inspirations, visitations from the Balinese high priests, from my Balinese friends, from the ceremonies I attended, and I felt progressively more and more integrated with these gifts.

To my delight, I was invited into deeper layers of magic and mysteries, spending all nights in sacred temples, taken over by trance dancing as my Balinese friends suddenly morphed into high priests singing magic incantations and sanskrit mantras. One of the highlights of this time, was when my friend, the popular writer Bapak Anand Krishna, author of 120 books on spiritual teachings and traditions, invited me as a speaker (here we go again !) to his Bali Meditator’s Festival happening in Ubud. I found myself facing an audience of 300 educated, English-speaking, enthusiastic  participants coming from all over Indonesia.

I was given the honorable place of opening this symposium, sitting on the stage next to the HonorableIdaPedanda Sebali Tyaniar. I was told he was the number One High Priest of Bali. He invited me to open and start this conference. I responded thanking him and offering him  the honor of doing so in return. A wise move, given that women, in Indonesia, are just « coming out » culturally, and usually, men are still considered « first » on the honors list.  Ida Pedanda spoke in Indonesian about « the importance of togetherness » . The translator forgot to translate, charmed as she was by the content of his speech. I pretended to understand and loved the vibe. Then I spoke about the importance of meditation as a way to lead a dharmic life. And again the translator forgot herself , as her ears took the place of her mouth ! It did not matter. We had a great time, and we all loved it.

It  was the first time that I participated in a symposium where both speakers at the table did not understand each other’s langage, but each other’s hearts. And the audience got it. And here I was again, unwittingly cast as a public person. And, I’ll admit : loving it again. And this time, the burn out was over.

Check out “A Hathor Planetary Message” from Tom Kenyon!

The Hathors predict more chaos and mental illnesses are a result of planetary shift, and give us a really cool meditation as an antidote to getting carried away by the chaos. at www.tomkenyon.com (from 25 august).

They also say that we can expect that things ARE NOT GOING TO TURN OUT THE WAY WE EXPECT THEM TO, even on a day to day basis. Have you noticed how that is the greatest meditation to learn : PATIENCE and HUMOUR ?
When you turn on the stabilizer and your plug blows out and you laugh…. you’re enlightened, I say, for that moment at least!

Love and good luck on the journey
Margot

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