Icchā śákti (or Iccha shakti) is a Sanskrit term translating to "will-power". It is used as a technical subdivision of Shakti in Shaktism.

Helena Petrona Blavatsky in her The Secret Doctrine (1888) introduced the concept of Itcha sakti (will-power):

"Its most ordinary manifestation is the generation of certain nerve currents which set in motion such muscles as are required for the accomplishment of the desired object".[1]


  1. ^ Helena Petrona Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Penguin, 2016 [Theosophical Publishing House, 1888], p. 208.