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Occult Power of The Word

The word has spiritual, magical, mystical and even demoniac powers, some of which are described in the following concepts:

  • mantra - the sacred syllable, both sound and spiritual energy, is a fundamental tool in tantra and consequently, in Kashmir Shaivism (see the practice of japa and uccara)
  • prayer and religious chanting - are essential instrument in religious rituals
  • casting a spell, incantation - speech is the principal magical instrument
  • scriptures - sacred words considered to be originated from God Himself, such as agamas in Kashmir Shaivism; a notable difference between the occidental scriptures and the Kashmir Shaivism agamas is that the agamas are considered to be Shiva Himself, in the form of word, not just the mere words of Shiva
  • degraded speech - curses and profanities - associated with demoniac resonances
  • satya siddhi - the power of efficient speech - whatever one says, comes true - such a power is said to be the result of the practice of satya - truthfulness
  • nyāsa - a magical ritual of imposing mantras with the hand on specific parts of the human body, thus awakening the latent occult powers within it

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