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Awakening to Kali: The Goddess of Radical Transformation by Sally Kempton

By Sally Kempton

The sages of Tantra taught that after we stick to the trail of Shakti, the sacred female precept personified by means of the goddesses of yoga, we wake up the complete capability of our personal internal energies. Kali, teaches Sally Kempton, might be either the main powerful—and misunderstood—goddess of all.

Kali—her identify potential “Black One”—is the unique darkish Goddess, whose hidden reward is ecstasy. She brings either fierceness and love, destruction and rebirth—and untamed braveness and freedom for these prepared to completely understand and embody her many presents. during this publication, readers are invited to discover teachings, tales, meditations, prayers, poems, mantras, invocations, and rituals to align with this cosmic strength of radical transformation.

Program Highlights
• Kali because the replicate of Our personal internal country
• Kali the Blood Drinker
• the 2 Faces of the darkish Goddess
• Kali and the Ego
• Kali’s Fierce varieties
• Kali’s position in religious Liberation
• Contemplation: The Felt experience of Kali on your existence
• The Tantric Kali: Deity of Heroes
• The Kali girl: Archetype of female strength, Sexuality, and strength
• A Kali Asana perform
• A Contemplation on Kali’s Audacity
• The Shadow Kali
• Kali because the internal Voice of damaging Rage
• Dialoguing with Kali (a guided perform)
• Kali because the Human instructor
• A Visualization perform for providing Your unfavorable traits to Kali’s hearth
• Unlocking the Hidden Kali
• Meditation: Kali because the nice Void

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36 Ka¯lı¯ puts the order of dharma in perspective, perhaps puts it in its place, by reminding Hindus that certain aspects of reality are untamable, unpurifiable, unpredictable, and always a threat to society’s feeble attempts to order what is essentially disorderly: life itself. Ka¯lı¯’s shocking appearance and unconventional behavior confront one with an alternative to normal society. To meditate on the dark goddess, or to devote oneself to her, is to step out of the everyday world of predictable dharmic order and enter a world of reversals, opposites, and contrasts and in doing so to wake up to new possibilities and new frames of reference.

Tantra was gaining a dubious notoriety in the West during the early 1970s, fueled partly by the India-looking counterculture and partly by Indian god-men such as Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh. Among his many published books, see esp. the five volumes of his Book of the Secrets: Discourses on the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra (Poona: Rajneesh Foundation, 1974), From Sex to Super-Consciousness (Bombay: Jeevan Jagruti Kendra, 1971), and Tantra, the Supreme Understanding: Discourses on the Tantric Way of Tilopa’s Song of Mahamudra (Rajneeshpuram: Rajneesh Foundation International, 1975).

36 Ka¯lı¯ puts the order of dharma in perspective, perhaps puts it in its place, by reminding Hindus that certain aspects of reality are untamable, unpurifiable, unpredictable, and always a threat to society’s feeble attempts to order what is essentially disorderly: life itself. Ka¯lı¯’s shocking appearance and unconventional behavior confront one with an alternative to normal society. To meditate on the dark goddess, or to devote oneself to her, is to step out of the everyday world of predictable dharmic order and enter a world of reversals, opposites, and contrasts and in doing so to wake up to new possibilities and new frames of reference.

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