I have used Kamadev gayatri and Kleem mantra in the past as a form of meditation, although not recently. I have considered returning to this lately, although being in an environment with all bedrooms close to one another and how the voice becomes louder when chanting with headphones on, there are practical concerns to consider. It is possible I could do this kind of thing with a single candle out in a garden area away from the others.
During a period when I was using these two mantras, I had a murti I created as an image of Kamadev/Red Tara which I would annoint with ghee and perfume. Usually one or two malas per mantra in a single session. I also had a Vashikaran Kamadev mantra I used.
This practice worked incredibly well, improving my voice for the band I was working with to try and produce my songs at the time, as well as improving the reaction of people to my energy. When I would go on trains and chant the mantra internally I would see people falling into a loving or playful state around me with one another, and even saw interactions with some other travellers towards me.
Unfortunately at the time I was living with a man who was bipolar and coming out of an addiction to alcohol with no replacement to vent his problems onto, and the energy of Kamadev ended up driving him quite insane and having him threaten to assault me, and caused a lot of consternation in the house as he began to have delusions which even had him threatening to call the cops at one stage because he believed I had stolen the cone-piece to his bong (an implement I’ve never owned myself). Eventually I took the “easy” way out of leaving the house to live in hostels for eight months… but ended up not being able to escape whatever sick karma existed with him because he returned into my life 8 months later due to the landlord who invited me back to the place lying about the fact that he was going to be there, claiming he wouldn’t when in fact he was virtually living there full time. It took me a further full year to get their presence out of my life. As a result, my memory of the success of the Kamadev practice is marred by the violence and bipolar nature of that individual. So perhaps I need to re-own that practice in conjunction with Libertine and see how far I can push the aura.
In a way mantra work is a form of magic in and of itself, but it works on the self which then causes the changes in the surroundings. Its a way of aligning as well as quietening the noise that distracts from the goal.