"A man's virility can be stimulated with the help of oils, dry massage, bathing and perfume, headbands, ornaments, comfort, beds and coaches, pleasant looking clothes, bird singing and the sounds of a woman's jewelry."
From ancient times cosmetics and jewelry played an important part in the erotic game. Applying carefully the make-up can be a transfiguration meeting of who we are and who we want to be. A "new face" can give a great confidence in you and can also be a stimulating experience for your lover.
A lot of sexual techniques uses fully the magic power of make-ups and specifies different types of them that stimulate certain feelings. The level of sailing nowadays can measure the importance of cosmetics.
No woman feels complete, especially when she is not beautiful, without having some make-up on and without wearing some jewelry. Even the most natural look is hardly cultivated. In all cultures cosmetics had helped to make faces beautiful and had transformed a so-called "usual" face into a "presentable" one.
Women in China used to make a red sign in the middle of their foreheads. A similar technique still exists in India and Nepal, where it signifies the drawing into the spiritual or religious life.
In the Tantric erotic games the man as well as the woman can wear this sign in order to evoke the awakening of the Third Eye (AJNA CHAKRA). This sign is the symbol of the conscience awakening.
The artistic applying of cosmetics and ornaments is a beautiful and important practice that can be done by a united and loving couple. Obviously, the natural cosmetics are preferred to the synthetic ones.
A lot of synthetic commercial products lead to skin diseases and this is why make-up should be carefully chosen and done. It is not necessary to buy expensive products, because Nature gives you some very efficient organic compounds.
For most women it is a real pleasure to pick up and try special combinations. When they are applied adequately, both cosmetics and ornaments can transform a woman very much, helping her to be seen and transfigured differently by the others.
Sometimes, Tantric techniques indicate the body - painting from esthetical, psychic, symbolic and even physiological needs. Applying colored cosmetics on different body parts stimulates and helps focusing the energy in certain places, because of some subtle RESONANCE processes.
Tantric cosmetic products contain more substances like: cinnabar, santal paste and powder, rice paste, saffron, nutmeg, turmeric, arsenic, soot from different substances, camphor, shells and ashes. Some of them have a certain physical and psychical effect on the body.
The extremely strong body make-up is the one obtained from drugs - powder like: laurels, marijuana, opium and other hallucinatory substances, mixed with perfumed oils and colored pigments. European witches used to use the same substances into their rituals.
An Eastern ritual is painting the palms and the soles of a woman in red. This is a part of the "honoring of SHAKTI " ritual and that's why natural oils are being used. In more complex rituals the feet can be painted completely with drawings of flowers and symbols.
Other body parts, especially where there is a force concentration, like the belly button, heart, neck, sex, forehead and palms, can also be painted. Thus certain practices are nice to the eye and they also stimulate erotically and awaken the creative imagination.
They give your body a lot of mystery. Plus, the mental concentration that is required to apply the make-up will help you get control over your wandering mind.
In order to experience certain strong sexual techniques, that imply sexual continence , the body must be bathed and smeared with oils. Then it is covered with refined ashes all over it.
The ashes of wood contain several precious minerals that can be easily absorbed through skin. The pure ashes of certain heavy wood types (oak for example) have a deeply refreshing effect on the body.
After these ashes have been applied, certain precise signs are being drawn on shanks, thighs, arms, forearms, the region between the sex and the belly button, across the belly button, the middle of the chest, the neck and forehead (usually there are groups of three parallel lines). They are drawn with an ointment made of santal wood powder, grass, cereals, and euphoric compounds.
Then The Third Eye ( AJNA CHAKRA) is painted in the middle of the forehead, right till the hairline. The woman can also have these signs drawn on her body, but usually the man is the one who has to look like this (being covered in ashes and symbols).
The woman should be very seductive and sensual (her face and certain body parts with make-up: forehead, neck, nipples, belly button, YONI, hands and legs covered in red). The male emission and the female receptivity are thus activated by the careful and impressive use of make-up during the erotic act.
It is good to know that red activates strongly the centre of male sexuality. It explains why red is predominant in the female make-up. The Chinese and Japanese see the contrast between the color of the skin (usually covered with white powder) and the red color of the lips and cheeks as a symbolic prelude of the "Mysterious red and white forces that produce matter". They underlined this aspect especially in the theatre masks.
"Her black hair, like a raven, her eyebrows were like the alcedo and arched like the new moon. Her almond-shaped eyes were charming, clear and reassuring, and her lips red as a cherry was so tempting. Her nose was noble and fine, her cheeks were fragile and they were slightly covered with powder. Her face had the delicate roundness of a silver sphere. And her vital and harmonious body was as light as a flower. Her fingers were thin as shoots and her waist was slender as the reed. Her belly was round and soft and her breasts big and soft, too."
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First the eye shadow had a purpose that has been forgotten. Besides the fact that it accentuates the natural brilliance, the shape and the beauty of the eyes, dark colors absorb the light. Kohl is an eastern product used in this purpose, and if it is prepared adequately, it has a therapeutically refreshing effect.
It has to be prepared the right way, out of the soot of medicinal substances, like camphor. A recent pharmacology research shows that camphor stimulates breathing, the heart and the cerebral cortex and it helps improving the memory.
Tantric texts include several formulas to preparing the Kohl, which is extremely strong because the camphor is burnt out along with some volatile substances. The Tantric Kohl is then scraped off the vase and applied on the eyes and forehead and other body parts.
Tantric invocations of The Great Cosmic Powers archetypes require the use of make-up among other things. For example, in Nepal there is an "Annual festival of the Omnipresent Goddess", celebrated through the decoration and show of special chosen virgin, to which presents are given.
Her face is carefully put make-up on, with red, white, yellow and black signs. Tantra says that any woman regains her virginity after the menstrual period. Certain rituals specify the celebration of this aspect through the woman's preparation as the embodiment of the Omnipresent Goddess by using make-up, volatile oils, refined clothes and jewelry.
Moles are considered in the present as something out of fashion, but things will certainly change in the future and they will be on fashion again. Women used to make black dots on her faces. In the Eastern cultures beauty marks like moles informed upon the woman's status as an initiator in the love secrets in relation with their form, size and place.
Most women feel that their ornaments and jewelry attract them. These have a special meaning to them; reminding them of a special erotic experience that ties her to the man she had the relation with and who gave it to her.
A woman must choose her ornaments for a special occasion very carefully, taking into account not only their esthetical effect but also their value as amulets. The jewelry considered amulets are very important in rituals as well as in the Tantric life. They act by starting certain subtle resonance processes on the conscious level as well as on the unconscious one. An amulet is impregnated with subtle benefic energies and with magic and emotional qualities and has an effect because of our power of association. It allows us to get in resonance with certain benefic subtle Macrocosm energies.
Jewelry enriches the image of beauty that a woman can create through a combination of make-up, clothes and ornaments. Flowers should also be included into the category of body ornaments; it is amazing how exciting a woman can become because of the association of colors and flower - perfume with her own perfume.
In the secret Tantric tradition a woman's ornaments are symbols of her personal cosmology and indicate her evolution direction. There are five types of Tantric jewelry (the necklace, the earrings, the bracelets, the headbands and the belts).
They symbolize the Five Elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether). By making a certain piece be evident, a yogi woman makes her qualities obvious. By wearing symbolic jewelry she connects with her own ideal, transformed image.
In the Tantric rituals the woman should wear the most symbolic jewelry. A beautiful, vital and sensual woman with make-up on and also with certain ornaments is a very exciting image to any man, especially if he known that she has prepared just for him.
Try to use natural cosmetic products and jewelry in order to give force to your relationship and to increase the esthetical pleasure.