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The Mystical Tantric Talisman

April 11, 2008

Our world is full of simple, abstract symbols that hold meaning. Gazing upon a heart, for example, we think of love, and a round circle with three lines inside is recognized as the universal message for peace. In the west, advertising images are so powerful that just a simple “swish” conjures up a certain brand of athletic wear. Spiritual traditions have long known the impact of our visual environment, relying on images to make us turn inwards. Thousands of years ago in India diagrams called “yantras” were drawn on temple walls to imbue the space with energy, give aspirants a focal point for meditation, and help people raise their vibration. Yantras were also etched on metal or created with flowers, colorful powders, herbs and spices. Although anyone can draw a yantra, creating a yantra for worship is a ritualistic procedure involving Sanskrit chanting and intention to bring life to the form, making it more than a work of art. One of the most fascinating combinations of yantra and mantra may be found in the Tantric Talisman of India, a mystical spiritual tool for personal growth and transformation.

The Tantric Talisman uses precise formulas of yantras and mantras, which are engraved for the recipient and encapsulated in a small container. Where yantra involves the use of sacred symbols and mantra the use of sacred sound, “tantra” is the science of moving energy through prayer, focus and visualization. When a trained spiritual teacher combines these three energies the Talisman emerges, to activate positive movement, alter unfavorable energies, and protect the recipient. Basically the Tantric Talisman may be regarded as an energetic device that shifts conditions, causing profound positive change for a person or situation.

In India, select spiritual teachers learn the ancient craft of creating the Tantric Talisman, a technique that is passed down through many generations. The Talisman is comprised of a small tube of five precious metals and a metallic scroll. First the teacher sits in meditation, working with a recipient’s name, date of birth, desires and any obstacles that person may be experiencing. Then the teacher energizes the scroll by reciting Sanskrit mantras and blessings and by engraving powerful prayers and symbols on the scroll, which is rolled up and sealed within the cylinder. The completed Talisman is placed on an altar where the teacher meditates with it for a few days, imbuing the Talisman with hidden powers.

When the Talisman is ready, it is given to the recipient to be worn as a pendant, carried in a small pouch, or placed at home in a special place. The Talisman magnetizes to the recipient the graces needed to help fulfill Divine Will, dissolve ill karma, and bring happiness and fulfillment. Like a magical amulet, the Talisman works in conjunction with the recipient’s powers of manifestation and the co-creative energies of the Divine, helping remove negative influences so people may achieve prosperity, loving relationships, good health, spiritual endeavors, and direction in life, amongst other goals.

The art of creating a Talisman is not only unique in the West but also somewhat rare in India, where today few individuals are trained in this ancient knowledge and craft for several reasons. First, many of the healing methods are written in Sanskrit and etched on palm leaf scrolls, which are only available to those who read Sanskrit and who are allowed access to these scrolls. Second, spiritual teachers may not find worthy students to learn the process of creating the Talisman so the techniques are not passed on to younger generations as readily. Therefore, the Tantric Talisman is becoming both uncommon and prized as well, due to its rarity.

Traveling through India one will still see people wearing these sacred gifts around their necks on silk cords or chains, personal, private totems of each individual’s unique path. Even babies and animals wear tiny Talisman to protect them and surround them with love. Hopefully as the world embraces yoga in all its facets, the Talisman craft will be passed on to its proper custodians, who will honor this sacred tradition, keeping it alive for many more years to come.

Psychic Palmist of India Professor Sasi is one of the few individuals on the planet today who was trained in India in the craft of making the Tantric Talisman. For more info, please contact Professor Sasi at or 310-842-6087


Palmistry & Personal Growth

August 23, 2007

Many people ask me how palmistry can help them in their life. Is it really true that the lines of the hands hold significance? How can the shapes of the fingers have meaning? Do the lines ever change? Actually all of these factors have specific answers and applications to real life. In fact, palmistry is actually a time-tested art, science, craft and philosophy from India, dating back thousands of years. It works because the proof is in the pudding! That is, a trained palmist does not really need to explain to a client why palmistry works–through the palmist’s insights, predictions, and energies, a client actually sees that palmistry is both a highly accurate and fascinating discipline which may help guide a person to manifest his/her highest potential in life.

I began studying palmistry when I was a little boy growing up in South India. My father was one of the world’s most learned and accomplished psychic palmists as well as a respected spiritual teacher. To me he served as my best friend, philosopher and guide, and I will be forever grateful to him for his teachings and wisdom. Although my father never traveled far beyond his own village, thousands of people sought out his guidance from far away. In our home we hosted famous people, politicians, and dignitaries who visited my father to benefit from his psychic insights and special counseling. Ordinary people from all walks of life also came to see him on a regular basis as well. All clients were treated with the same respect and care, no matter what their status in the world.

As a small child I practiced meditation and focusing with my father. He took me to renowned mystics where I was fortunate to witness many so-called “miraculous” events. I saw people healed of difficult ailments through unusual or metaphysical means that were inexplicable on a practical level. I even saw some masters manifest things out of thin air. In India, many evolved beings have what are termed “siddhis” or advanced powers that enable them to do profound feats which seem to bypass the laws of the natural universe. But, despite many of the amazing things I witnessed, my father also kept me grounded, humble and realistic. He reminded me that special powers exist within all of us and it is our challenge to hone the skills. His job (and mine today) was to help people tap into their hidden powers for manifestation, success, and happiness. When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I help ordinary people do extraordinary things! I consider it to be my privilege, calling, and duty.

When I was old enough to study palmistry, my father took me along as a silent observer to many people and places. I watched as he read the hands of priests and nuns, and I would see what was in their palms that led them to embrace a religious life. Other times we visited convicts, and as my father counseled them, I was able to see why they had turned to crime. All of these palms became etched in my mind, each one offering insights and clues. To me the palms began to look like ancient maps and I felt like I was determining past voyages and deciphering present routes for change, success, joy, and healing. What was the best freeway to take to manifesting happiness? In time, I began to see the path emerge clearly in someone’s palm. What was the route to material success? That looked like a different freeway. And in each palm I found that although the answers were different, many of the questions were the same. It became my mission to interpret and analyze what I was seeing and ultimately to point people in a positive direction.

In addition to interpreting someone’s past choices, part of palmistry involves counseling a person to shape a powerful future. Each person comes to the earth with a unique purpose to fulfill, and it is the palmist’s role to help determine that path and guide the individual towards the abilities, gifts and opportunities which will help them manifest their highest potential. In general the left hand represents the blueprint for one’s life, while the right hand represents present and future tendencies. A small portion of life is what we would call “predetermined,” while the rest of it is to be created. Interestingly, the lines on the hands change as the life changes, and the life changes as the lines change. So the lines and life choices are inter-connected.

Another part of palmistry that cannot really be completely learned is the psychic aspect. It is fairly easy to pick up a book on palmistry and discern which are the major lines. Interpreting them psychically represents a much more delicate and complicated process. This is something which is either present in the practitioner or not. Although some psychic awareness can be honed, to a large degree psychic abilities are predestined. In my family, there are four children, for instance, but my father discerned when we were little that I was the one who had inherited the psychic gifts. Therefore, I was the child who was trained in psychic palmistry as some of the natural predisposition to the intuitive arts was already present in me. The wonderful thing about my father’s style of teaching me was that he wished for me to be have formal schooling (”The more education, the better,” my father felt) so I earned various degrees in regular universities, in addition to my work in psychic palmistry and the healing arts. This schooling helped me become a well-rounded person and amplified my abilities to counsel people of different backgrounds.

It is difficult to speak about palmistry briefly, because for me the subject is fairly endless. Just as no two lives are alike, neither are two palms alike. My purpose is to give people clues as to their potentialities, skills and talents so that they are in a better position to not only handle life but to master their destiny and fulfill their dreams. When an athlete trains for a sports event, he/she becomes highly charged with positive energy. When a musician practices for hours on end, the concert represents the culmination of that practice. I regard a psychic palmistry consultation as my time to impart specific wisdom and unique insights, so that, like a highly accomplished athlete about to run a race or musician about to perform, the client becomes renewed with energy, ready to grasp and celebrate life.

Creating Peace in a Modern World

August 15, 2007

“Peace comes not from the absence of conflicts in your life but from your ability to cope with them.”

Many people believe that creating peace in today’s society means living in a beautiful, pristine place devoid of conflict, strife, and the many negative or undesirable qualities of human existence. That is, eliminate the chaos and all will be well. However, as my father taught me when I was growing up in India, the world exists in a state of duality and discord, since this planet is always comprised of souls at different levels of evolution and conscious understanding. While it is highly unlikely that there will ever come a time in which everyone has simultaneously evolved to a place of absolute love, it is indeed possible for a majority of us to attain a dominant vibration of harmony and peace. During this process of transformation into a higher space, we are faced with the challenge of attaining peace in a modern society–amid loud city noises, angry drivers, and aggressive portrayals in the media, how can we touch serenity ? How can we help shift the dominant vibration of our universe into a calmer, kinder one for all? How can we all be more peaceful?

Anyone can sit alone on a beautiful beach or at the top of a mountain and experience inner calm. The sound of the ocean, the gentle movement of a breeze, and mostly the absence of any other people around us (!) make peace highly attainable in such an environment. In India, there are many mystics who retreat to the forest caves high in the Himalayas to touch upon inner peace. The outer tranquility of Nature influences and facilitates their inner journey towards peace. However, it is perhaps the ultimate mark of an advanced soul to live around chaos and still experience this same tranquility. I have seen other mystics in India meditating in the midst of bustling city life, under a tree, unflinching and completely serene, for many hours. So, which approach is “better?”

I believe that although both approaches lead towards the same goal, there are several considerations. First, there is a small percentage of individuals for whom retreat from the outer world is a viable option. Although the path of the mystic is considered a lofty one, it may not be a “higher” path—just one that is more appropriate for some souls. This choice may be one that was determined in a previous life, one that feels completely natural for the soul when he or she comes here. However for most people on this earth, it is their dharma (duty) to be in the world and of it. Thus, in order to find peace while living in this busy world, we must first become peaceful within ourselves. Through meditation, contemplation, self-growth, practicing kindness to people and animals, we energetically influence our surroundings for the better. When we are peaceful, wherever we look we see peace because we emanate that which we are, ultimately contributing to the transformation of the world into a higher ideal. Although the path of the mystic sitting alone in the forest is tempting and alluring at times, it is equally challenging and worthwhile to tap into peace by being a vital, moving part of this beautiful world.

The challenge for most of us is, therefore, not to retreat or withdraw from society, but rather to work on clearing our own negative tendencies so that we can bring more loving qualities to our daily existence, to our communities, and to the planet at large. When we emerge from our meditations and spiritual inner work, we are changed. Vibrationally we are different and since we are each an integral part of the whole, so too does the world change with our individual transformation.

My work in the world is to help people achieve inner peace so that their lives become a reflection of this serenity. We do not create positive conditions in our lives if we are in a state of anxious haste or agitation–therefore peace is not merely a pleasant state of being but in fact a vital part of our existence, facilitating the manifestation of our dreams and goals. Peace is a reality that emanates first from a state of mind and being that exists within and then flows out into the world. When we consciously cultivate and create this state within ourselves on a consistent basis, our outer world reflects peace back to us and becomes that peace which we see.

Sanskrit Prayer for Peace:
Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavantu

Translation: May all the beings everywhere be happy and peaceful.

Copyright © Professor Sasi 2007