Angelina Jolie – a tantra goddess? Yes. In the truest tradition of tantra, her name itself conjures up visions of unbridled energy, untamed and yet powerful. The mention of Angelina Jolie is synonymous with passion, and none can ignore it. Every man would want her, and every woman secretly wants to be like her.
Long before Angelina Jolie stormed the world with her highly acclaimed role in the American television film Gia (1998), her smouldering sexuality, devilishly beautiful eyes and sensuous bee-stung lips had become bywords of sensuality. She infuses the power of sexuality in everything that she does.
Yes. To an experienced tantra teacher, Angelina Jolie is indeed the quintessential tantra goddess. She is clearly the defining part of any relationship that she may be in. The world has a wild and unstable image of her, but it can never pigeon-hole her. She is at once wild, untamed, sexual, nurturing, compassionate, loving, uncompromising, home-bound, nomadic, dominatrix – all rolled into one.
These are aspects of the image that she shows to the world, but her tantra vibrations are hard to conceal. Such vibrations drive us to our destinies whether we know it or not; whether we acknowledge them or not. Here is a woman who is highly aware of her inner self, of the Goddess within her, but a ‘self’ that is not completely known to herself and certainly not to the world. The ‘real’ Angelina Jolie – the divine feminine behind the woman of the world – is one of those rare people who allow their inner divinity to come out.
All persons have myriad facets to their personalities, but few give expression to all. She does – and that is what makes her powerful, memorable and a celebration of feminine tantra energy. She is not a mere woman, but one totally unafraid to follow her mind and heart. She exudes class even as she blatantly tongues her lover, making the act shocking but not cheap. A tantra teacher can see that sexuality is inherent in her, and not a put-on. She may wear it on her sleeve, but she does not take it too seriously. It is second nature to her, not something that she is self-conscious about.
For Angelina Jolie, being sexy is as natural as being a mother, and she proves it as she continues to expand her multi-cultural family. She has shattered the stereotype of the sexual female – she is sexy and yet beyond sexiness, diving passionately into humanitarian work and imbibing it in her life.
In Brad Pitt, Angelina found what was missing in all her previous relationships. Unlike the men she had previously dated, Brad is not a macho, overtly sexual presence in her life. He has a comparatively soft aura and understated sexual energy. For once, a tantra goddess finds an energy that complements hers completely.
Her driving need to have a large family that embraces various cultures stems from the void in her heart created by her estrangement with her father. The lack of a strong father figure in her life led to a dangerously close relationship with her brother. Since that relationship would never have been accepted by society, Angelina Jolie was always left hungering for more. She did all that she could to get Brad away from his previous wife, Jennifer Aniston, and even today will not allow him to keep any relation with her. Her need for a good father for her children drew her to Brad, who always wanted children (while Jennifer never did).
If Angelina Jolie is a woman who shows what can be possible with even a half-realization of one’s true self, then her life is also proof of the follies one can commit if that realization is not complete. Tantra condemns taboo relationships within the family, but a proper understanding and complete realization of ancient tantra leads to a highly fulfilling life that not only holds adventure, but an all-embracing goodness.
Angelina Jolie is surely moving in that direction, but needs a deeper understanding of herself. Nevertheless, the tantra goddess in her can never be denied. Tantra aims to make a goddess out of every woman, especially one who is highly aware of her inner self, of the Goddess within her…..