The Great Cosmic Powers, the 10 Facets
of the Divine Mother, Maha Shakti
The tantric vision depicts the universe as a pyramidal vibratory structure, the different worlds being placed on different levels or layers. Each such level has its own vibration frequency and it is the expression of a certain level of consciousness. At the top of this gigantic pyramidal structure there are certain essential energy focal points, symbolically called Cosmic Powers or Goddesses, which have a fundamental role in the creation, maintenance and resorption of the Manifestation.
There are ten Great Cosmic Powers (Dasha Maha Vidya), each having specific functions within the universal harmony. The esoteric knowledge of the ten Great Cosmic Powers and the subtle, telepathic communion with their gigantic spheres of force is so important and valuable in terms of accelerating our spiritual evolution, that among the many yogi activities and techniques that are available during the spiritual camps, the meditations of communion with the Great Cosmic Powers hold a special place.
Moreover, the Yogi Holiday Spiritual Camp in Costineşti is even integrated, in a certain manner, within the sphere of influence of one of the Great Ten Cosmic Powers. In this way, the entire subtle field of the camp is impregnated with the huge beneficial energy that is specific to that Great Cosmic Power. Thus, she becomes the "spiritual protectress" of the summer camp of that year. She will be invoked, called upon, and implored to bestow her grace, and thereby all participants may receive a sui-generis initiation or re-initiation into the mysteries of her sphere of force.
The ten essential female deities, Dasha Maha Vidya, are nothing else than ten facets or dominant aspects of the personality of the fascinating Supreme Divine Mother (Maha Shakti). Although each of the Ten Cosmic Powers lead the aspirant to the Godly Ultimate Truth, they have different characteristics and fulfill a distinct function within the ineffable cosmic harmony of the great Creation of God.
In their traditional order, the ten Great Cosmic Powers are the following:
Kali - the Great Cosmic Power of time and transformation;
Tara - the Great Cosmic Power of compassion and divine grace;
Tripura Sundari - the Great Cosmic Power of beauty and love;
Bhuvaneshwari - the Great Cosmic Power of space and knowledge;
Tripura Bhairavi - the Great Cosmic Power of ardent effort and sacrifice;
Chinnamasta - the Great Cosmic Power of endless courage;
Dhumavati - the Great Cosmic Power of the creative beatific void;
Bagalamukhi - the Great Cosmic Power of stoppage and benefic fascination;
Matangi - the Great Cosmic Power of harmony and godly order;
Kamalatmika - the Great Cosmic Power of abundance and plenitude.
For those who have not yet reached the stage in which a certain Great Cosmic Power is studied, there is also the possibility to meditate while focusing on its specific yantra. A yantra is a simple geometric diagram in which the essential characteristics of that Cosmic Power are depicted synthetically and symbolically. The yantra upon which the yogi focuses during the meditation allows the attraction and assimilation into their inner universe, due to occult resonance processes, of the corresponding divine aspects and attributes of that Great Cosmic Power. During the camp, this external support (yantra) is made available by the organizers in the location where this type of meditation takes place.
The third option is the meditation of communion with a certain Maha Vidya using an appropriate musical background. You will find in the camp programme the schedule of these meditations of communion with a musical support, carefully chosen to facilitate the occult resonance with the mysterious sphere of force of that Great Cosmic Power.