[ Pratishtha ]
Process of consecration or energizing an object or space. These processes are mainly of two kinds: mantra pratishtha, through chanting appropriate mantras and performing rituals; and prana pratishtha, through a direct process involving the consecrator’s own prana-shakti, or life energies.
“If you transform mud into food, we call this agriculture. If you make food into flesh and bone, we call this digestion. If you make flesh into mud, we call this cremation. If you can make this flesh or even a stone or an empty space into a divine possibility, that is called consecration.”
Today, modern science is telling you that everything is the same energy manifesting itself in a million different ways. If that is so, what you call the Divine, what you call a stone, what you call a man or a woman, what you call a demon, are all the same energy functioning in different ways. For example, the same electricity becomes light, sound and so many other things, depending upon the technology. So it is just a question of technology; if you have the necessary technology, you can make the simple space around you into a Divine exuberance; you can just take a piece of rock and make it into a God or a Goddess; this is the phenomenon of consecration.
If you can make this flesh or even a stone or an empty space into a Divine possibility, that is called consecration