The brave Hero is rewarded with powerful tools;
charms, spells, talismans;
magical items to complete her quest.
Us Pirates have three that we most value:
An ANCHOR shaped like a trident:
The knowledge of Yoga, Tantra and Meditation.
It is a most powerful instrument
that expands our mind, that makes us free.
A Magic COMPASS of eight-fold path,
that always points in the direction of our Will.
That shows the multiple ways to our North Star.
And, a joyful SHIP of possibilities…
So, we sail confidently and steadfast
with these great amulets we’ve found.
We break the gale and pierce the fog.
We become Captains of our life.
“Tantra aims at expanding the experience of everyday life, of enjoying and living life to the full, as a means to higher awareness.”
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Ship, compass and anchor
The SHIP is our community, the sacred circle where we meet to do things, or to enter states of non-doing.
What we do is either coming from ancient Indian mysticism (the ANCHOR), or from a more playful and experimental source, which also reflects what we enjoy doing (the COMPASS).
The Anchor and the Compass support each other. The former prepares our body and mind for the extraordinary experience. The latter satisfies our deep longings and offers many paths to come to ourselves.
In the end, we are just playing at being ourselves.
THE PIRATE COMPASS
Each fleeting instant, the universe is freshly created
for your experience. Will you accept the gift?
Captain Pipi Spielhand
THE PIRATE ANCHOR
Tantra, Yoga and Meditation support our lives and everything we do together. Our Tantra comes from an ancient lineage, passed directly from teacher to student. And it’s been pirated to also embrace any traditional or contemporary knowledge that is effective and available.
YOGA. Includes, not only Asana (yoga poses), but also Pranayama (breathing techniques), Shatkriya (detoxifying methods) and a wide and mysterious system to discover Prana, our subtle life-energy, and to awaken powers that lie dormant in us.
MEDITATION. Ancient Tantra is rich in effective and sophisticated meditations. The tantric can make anything her meditation object; from the food she eats to a physical pain. The tantric Meditation has immediate practical uses, and it’s ultimate end is to awaken the divine in us.
TANTRA. Yoga and meditation are the tools. Tantra is the thread that weaves it all together. Tantra is the understanding of reality as the dance of Shiva and Shakti, the experiecer and the experienced, in other words: You and The World. TAN is to expand, TRA to liberate; that reflects Tantra’s effect in our whole being.
There’s much more to the classical knowledge to which we owe our power and clarity. Like the sciences of Karma, Bhakti and Jyana Yoga, (the mastery of Action, Emotion, and Wisdom, respectively). Or the exploration of altered states of consciousness. Or the tantric sex rituals.
The ocean is wide and deep, matey, jump on our vessel and we’ll show you the sights.