'Dedicated to the Goddess
in us all’
64 Dakini Temple Project
What is a Dakini and what can
Dakini energy mean in our lives? Originating in the yogic
and tantric traditions of the East, a Dakini is an expression
of feminine wisdom-energy. Distillations of archetypal emanations,
the Dakinis represent those essence principles within the
self which are capable of transformation to a higher octave.
the mirror of your mind, the mysterious home of the Dakini."
The secret Dakinis guard the
deeper mysteries of the self. Representing upsurging inspiration
and non-conceptual understanding, Dakinis invite you to
cut free of all limitations. They are unconventional, unexpected,
spontaneous, dancing in great bliss, at one with divine
In the eastern tradition,
a cycle of 64 Dakinis/Yoginis represents a complete cosmogram
for the transformation of the self, embodying the total
energy cycle of creation as depicted by the dance of Gnosis,
the wisdom and energy of the Divine Feminine. In representing
this complete cycle we have the opportunity of evoking not
only the Goddess, but of manifesting the totality of the
Great Goddess herself. This is the powerful vortex we wish
to establish in the form of a circular Goddess Temple for
the new millennium.
Yogini/Dakini temples flourished in
India around the 9th through the 12th centuries. Erected
in remote places, especially on hilltops, the temples were
circular enclosures open to the sky. Around the inner circumference
were 64 niches which housed exquisite stone carvings representing
various aspects of the Goddess energy, creating a circular
mandala around a central image of Shiva, symbol of Cosmic
Consciousness and the one-pointedness of yogic discipline.Our
contemporary Dakini Temple will utilize this Tantric blueprint,
translating it into the language of the new media to create
21st century versions of the powerful Yogini temples.
The Goddess Temple
holds the vision for constructing a physical
Dakini/Yogini Temple. On a hilltop which commands
a 360° view of pristine redwood forests, there is a special
energy vortex and sacred site where the Temple could be
built. The land had already been dedicated to this purpose
by Christopher Hills. Named "the 8th Domain" it
represents the energy field encountered in the realm of
mastery above the 7 chakras. The board of the Goddess Temple
has held a number of ceremonies on this land to establish
the vibration of the Temple and request the participation
of the higher realms. A great portal has already been opened.
Our vision for the temple is an open
circular enclosure, about 54 feet across with 64 niches,
or shrines, around the inner circumference. Each portal
would house a full-size life cast of a Dakini, taken of
64 earthly manifestations of Dakini energy. The Temple itself
would be a crystalline transparent and translucent structure,
veined with gold and with water conduits.
The life casts of
our Goddesses should be both light and durable. They can
be alternately painted, translucent, and lit from within,
decorated and empowered with jewels, swathed in silk or
fiber optics. They would represent all the states from most
light to most dense, and all the colors of the spectrum.
They are coded to the various combinations of the four elements
that make up the manifest world – earth, water, fire and
air- and, as Dakinis, they all exist within the element
of ether, painted as they are on the ‘mind sky’.
Each would be assigned,
with the full participation of the particular Dakini, an
animal/bird mask representing her particular totemic energy
and the various families of creatures inhabiting our planet.
These remarkable masks could be removed from the statues
and worn by the actual priestesses during dances, rites
adorned in the traditional ornaments of the Yogini/Dakini,
we will embody whichever Goddess forms are appropriate
for this time and place, and include cross-cultural
references and symbols. This will truly be a temple
to the Goddess on an international and interdimensional
scale -including a blend of Goddess manifestations from
the past with visions of the future. Our aim is integration,
not separation. The energies of Isis and Mary, Sophia
and Inanna, Aphrodite and Tara, Kali and Kuan Yin will
dance together freely in this circle of the divine,
along with futuristic and intergalactic Dakinis.
Although our temple
will draw on the established Tantric tradition, in our circle
of Yoginis we have the chance to select those forms that
most clearly align with the evolutionary energies suited
to the planet of today.
Within the circle of the Divine Feminine
there will be a revolving circular floor or stage lit from
below. This will illuminate the lotus circles and sacred
geometries of mandalas, inlaid on the floor with translucent
colors or holographically projected.
This kind of temple
is a transformation center, related to the solar plexus
center of the subtle body which, in the Tantric tradition,
is visualized as having 64 rays emanating from it. The Yogini
Temples were centers of high initiation. We predict that
ceremonies of incredible power can be conducted here. The
forces of light and the Devic (God/Goddess) realms can be
contacted and attracted to this circle of transformation.
When the circle is created with clear intent, all who enter
and participate are viewed as equal and pure. There is great
beauty in this concept. It is the creation of heaven on
earth and the interdimensional magic theater.
The portals of the Dakini Temple correspond
with 64 sacred sites on the planets, and 64 celestial bodies,
creating a kind of ‘light acupuncture’ when all align. The
vision we hold sees full alignment with the star map of
This vision is completely realizable
if the support comes for the project. If you are interested
in making a tax deductible donation towards the creation
of the 64 Dakini Temple, sponsoring a Dakini and/or pilgrimages
to the sacred sites, please go to the Donations
section of the site.