The Sanskrit word “Samdhya”, or “Twilight”, actually refers to four times during the day: dawn, midday, dusk, and midnight. These are the points of transition, where one form of activity switches to another. These times of day are seen as especially potent for meditation and inner work.
Samdhya can be seen as deriving from “samdhi”, a joint or junction, or as deriving from sam + dhya, where “sam” means “together” or “completely” and “dhya” means “meditation.”
There are many other layers to the Tantric and Yogic concept of Twilight, but suffice it to say that many mystical and magical traditions around the world have given special importance to liminality, the “space between.”
The Hatha Pradipika (quoting the Khecari Vidya) says, “Neither worship the Shiva Lingam by day or night. Worship the Shiva Lingam instead by stopping the day and night.”
Samdhyanath was initiated by Dhruvanath in 2011. Aside from Kaula and Nath Tantra, he is also an avid student of Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga, Sri Vidya, Sanskrit, and Internet Memes. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Trikhanda Zonule.
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