Oh give me of Thy surrounding, And of Thy peace at the hour of my death!
Kali is one of the ten Mahavidyas, a list which combines Sakta and Buddhist goddesses. Over time, she has been worshipped by devotional movements and tantric sects variously as the Divine Mother, Mother of the Universe, Adi Shakti, or Adi Parashakti. Shakta Hindu and Tantric sects additionally worship her as the ultimate reality or Brahman. She is also seen as divine protector and the one who bestows moksha, or liberation. Kali is often portrayed standing or dancing on her consort, the Hindu god Shiva, who lies calm and prostrate beneath her.
Kali is worshipped by Hindus throughout India. Kali appears in the Mundaka Upanishad section 1, chapter 2, verse 4 not explicitly as a goddess, but as the black tongue of the seven flickering tongues of Agni, the Hindu god of fire. Her most well known appearance on the battlefield is in the sixth century Devi Mahatmyam. The deity of the first chapter of Devi Mahatmyam is Mahakali, who appears from the body of sleeping Vishnu as goddess Yoga Nidra to wake him up in order to protect Brahma and the World from two demons Madhu and Kaitabha.
When Vishnu woke up he started a war against the two demons. After a long battle with lord Vishnu when the two demons were undefeated Mahakali took the form of Mahamaya to enchant the two asuras. When Madhu and Kaitabha were enchanted by Mahakali, Vishnu killed them. In later chapters the story of two demons can be found who were destroyed by Kali.
Chanda and Munda attack the goddess Durga. Durga responds with such anger that her face turns dark and Kali appears out of her forehead. She immediately defeats the two demons. Later in the same battle, the demon Raktabija is undefeated because of his ability to reproduce himself from every drop of his blood that reaches the ground. Countless Raktabija clones appear on the battlefield. Kali eventually defeats him by sucking his blood before it can reach the ground, and eating the numerous clones.
Other origin stories involve Parvati and Shiva. Parvati is typically portrayed as a benign and friendly goddess. The Linga Purana describes Shiva asking Parvati to defeat the demon Daruka, who received a boon that would only allow a female to kill him. Her bloodlust gets out of control, only calming when Shiva intervenes. Parvati performs austerities to lose her dark complexion and becomes Gauri, the golden one. Her dark sheath becomes Kausiki, who while enraged, creates Kali.
Regarding the relationship between Kali, Parvati, and Shiva, Kinsley writes that:. In relation to Siva, she [Kali] appears to play the opposite role from that of Parvati. Parvati calms Siva, counterbalancing his antisocial or destructive tendencies; she brings him within the sphere of domesticity and with her soft glances urges him to moderate the destructive aspects of his tandava dance. It is never Kali who tames Siva, but Siva who must calm Kali. Another story involving Kali is her escapade with a band of thieves.
The thieves wanted to make a human sacrifice to Kali, and unwisely chose a saintly Brahmin monk as their victim. The radiance of the young monk was so much that it burned the image of Kali, who took living form and killed the entire band of thieves, decapitating them and drinking their blood. They soon find that they have worsened the situation for with every drop of blood that is dripped from Raktabija he reproduces a clone of himself. The battlefield becomes increasingly filled with his duplicates.
The Devi Mahatmyam describes:. Kali consumes Raktabija and his duplicates, and dances on the corpses of the slain.Podcast: Play in new window Download Duration: — Gemstone expert Nicholas Pearson explores more than gemstones and Crystals strongly connected with energies of the Divine Feminine.
Included in the book are old favorites like amazonite, amethyst, geodes, and carnelian alongside newer and more unusual stones such as sakura ishi, yeh ming, Zhu, and Lemurian seed crystals. Nicholas talks about the influence of his grandfather and father regarding stones and their love for nature.
Also included are the stones magickal uses, and the aspects to the Divine Feminine it embodies. Pearson provides an overview of major Goddesses from around the world revealing how Goddess traditions and myths have incorporated stones throughout history. Nicholas offers step-by-step instructions for Goddess-centered magickal rituals, guided meditations to connect with the Divine Feminine, and the use of crystals for spell casting.
He explains how to create crystal grids, including the Triple Goddess Grid and the Venus Grid, Crystal elixirs, such as Aphrodite Elixir and Yemaya Essence; and crystal charm bags for purification, wealth, and a happy home. With the rebirth of the Goddess now happening after millennia of suppression, Pearson show how, by working with gemstones and crystals, you can help restore the radiant light and limitless magick of the Divine Feminine and move humanity toward collective growth and healing.
Nicholas Pearson has been immersed in all aspects of the mineral kingdom for more than 20 years. He began teaching crystal workshops in high school, later studying mineral science at Stetson University while pursuing a degree in music.
He worked for several years at the Gillespie Museum, home to the largest mineral collection in the southern United States. You must be logged in to post a comment. Skip to main content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer Podcast: Play in new window Download Duration: — Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.Aker was an ancient Egyptian earth god and the deification of the horizon. Anat was a goddess of fertility, sexual love, hunting and war of Canaanite.
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All rights reserved.Revolution comes when a cycle of authority or power is ending. It has become inadequate for the task of leadership now required and a new order must be established in its place.
It is not simply a chapter within a book drawing to a close but an entirely new book, perhaps an entirely new genre, opening up according to divine will unfolding. In such cases, subtle change is not going to cut it. You need radical action to bring about the new order. That new order may be in your world, or in your own being. When revolution is sacred, the new order will be that which allows you to become more of yourself to successfully attain your spiritual goals.
In the spiritual tradition from which she originates, she is called on in times of war when demons seem to be getting the upper hand. She is the only warrior determined and vicious enough to destroy the destroyers. She is unstoppable, except for when divine consciousness tells her that her job is done. Her appearance marks a time of sacred revolution that cannot be stopped until it has come to successful completion. The nature of revolution is the overthrowing of an existing hierarchy of control to replace it with a new one.
Usually there is a philosophical and political purpose behind the process, and that often involves forcibly overcoming a exploitative abuse of power by those in positions of authority. There may be change — different political parties could come to power, for example — but often enough, it will be a case of the same problems with different perpetrators. What sets aside a revolution as sacred is when it comes at a time when genuine transformation rather than superficial change is possible.
Change takes courage. We have to be willing to let go of what we have known, and bear uncertainty, whilst we explore new possibilities and eventually evolve into a new way of being. Even with that willingness there are times when a pattern of the past has become so lodged in the psyche that gentle evolution is not possible.
You could imagine it like a person screaming in unnecessary panic. You may try talking to them in soothing tones, but if they are about to jump in a car and drive away, putting themselves and others in mortal danger, then a sharp slap might be in order to snap them out of hysteria and into the present moment. Or perhaps it is a way of relating to power based in fear rather than loving empowerment. Kali may stomp into your life and kick you out of the nest so that you realize you can fly.
She may rip the life raft out of your hands, causign you to splutter temporarily until you stand up and realize that you can just walk safely out of the rampaging river. When the Oracle of Sacred Revolution comes to you, you can be sure that you and your life are going to change.Please check back at 3pm EST to see our brand new look! My Account. Advanced Search. The minerals of Mother Earth are rich in power and magic.
They have a long history of helping us focus our thoughts and prayers. Through their ability to focus and amplify our power of concentration, they have found a valuable place in the practices of meditation and ritual.Working with Goddess Kali! /altar for Kali.
The use of minerals and crystals in rituals associated with Goddesses and the glory of the Divine Feminine have a long history in many cultures. The Divine Feminine is an ancient concept found in many of the oldest cultures of the world. From the "Egyptian Book of the Dead" with Isis, Nuit, and other Goddesses to the recent popularity of "The Da Vinci Code", the feminine role has been prominent in legends, religions, and belief systems.
Galen Gillotte's excellent book Sacred Stones Of The Goddess provides us an outstanding guide to rituals and mediations to focus our lives and provide ourselves with the understanding and appreciation of what the Divine Feminine can contribute to our self awareness, self identity, and our self knowledge. The book offers detailed explanations of each of the following Goddesses and provides appropriate rituals and mediations focused on each.
The table below is based on partly on Galen's book augmented by further research, particularly at the comprehensive site, The Obsidian's Dictionary of Pantheons. The list below is an introduction to Goddesses and their crystals, certainly by no means a complete list, but it is a good beginning for anyone interested in understanding how to bring the Divine Feminine power into your life.
Scan down the list carefully and determine if any of the goddesses seems to call to you. We are in the process of bringing you a fresh look at each of the Goddesses.
Jessica Sitarik, at age 14, started this project and researched many of the Goddesses, and written a short description of them. She explained why the Goddess is important, and how the Goddess can help you in your life. As we add to her work, you will see more and more of the Goddess names in the table below become links. If you feel a bond with any of the Goddesses, then build a small altar - it can be simple or elaborate--to her in an area of your home.
Put a candle, some flowers, maybe a figure or picture, and a few appropriate crystals there. The suggested crystals in the list are a starting point. You might feel they are right, or you might not. Find the ones that seem right to you. Keep them clean, and don't use them for other purposes.
You will find many crystals suitable for Goddess rituals here at the Crystal Vaults. We also carry Goddess Stones. The crystals offered on this web site are certified as natural and authentic by a Graduate Gemologist. Each of the crystals in the Goddess Gallery is hand selected and suitable for bringing the power of the Goddesses and the Divine Feminine into your life and home.
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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In this practical guide to working with the stones of the Goddess, Nicholas Pearson explores more than gemstones and crystals strongly connected with the energies of the Divine Feminine, including old favorites like amazonite, amethyst, geodes, and carnelian also known as the blood of Isisalongside newer and more unusual stones such as sakura ishi, yeh ming zhu, and Lemurian seed crystals.
Providing an overview of major Goddesses from around the world, he reveals how Goddess traditions and myths have incorporated stones throughout history. Guiding you through the basics of crystal work, including cleansing and programming, the author offers step-by-step instructions for Goddess-centered magickal rituals, guided meditations to connect with the Divine Feminine, and the use of crystals for spellcasting. With the rebirth of the Goddess now happening after millennia of suppression, Pearson shows how, by working with gemstones and crystals, you can help restore the radiant light and limitless magick of the Divine Feminine and move humanity toward collective growth and healing.
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Arin Murphy-Hiscock. Although much of the material in this book is highly sophisticated, it also contains some of the clearest, most lucid instructions for actually working with crystals that I have ever read. Highly recommended! Stones of the Goddess is a considerable contribution to the occult, metaphysical, pagan, goddess-worshipper, and witchcraft communities. Pearson understands the geological reasons why stones have the energies they do and how they can assist us.
This book is sure to deepen your relationship with the world of rocks, goddesses, healing, and magick and is a book that every practicing witch and magician should have in their library.Divine feminine energy has a lot of names: yin, lunar, shakti, and passive, to name a few. Divine feminine energy is the goddess energy within.
Every human, regardless of gender, has both divine feminine and divine masculine solar, yang, shiva energy within them. Much of our modern culture focuses on the divine masculine: doing, pushing, producing, going.
Just like yin and yang, you need both energies: they complement each other. But sometimes you can get so caught up in your divine masculine that you forget to nurture the divine feminine, too, and you suffer.
You miss out on your intuition, on compassion, self-love, presence, and just simply being in silence. Imagine the radical revolution in the world if more people moved from that divine feminine space.
Imagine if more people were connected to their intuition, loved themselves deeply, lived compassionately, and allowed themselves to be present. Connecting to your divine feminine is always important, but especially this month.
Your divine feminine energy reminds you that you are whole, that everything you desire is within you, and that you are worthy of love from yourself and from others.
It all starts with your breath. Chandra Bhedana Moon-Piercing Breath is a version of alternate nostril breathing that connects you to lunar energy by inhaling only through your left nostril and exhaling through your right.
For this breath, find a comfortable seat. Bring your thumb and middle fingers to third eye center. Close your right nostril with your thumb to inhale through your left nostril, then close your left nostril with your right and pinky fingers to exhale through your right nostril.
Continue to breathe this way for at least twenty rounds of breath. Inhaling in through only your left nostril activates your lunar energy which runs on the left side of your body and exhaling only through your right nostril releases your solar energy which runs on the right side of your body.
Divine feminine yoga is all about connecting with your intuition, creating, and being present. Allow yourself to get on your mat with no expectations, listen to your body, and get creative with a flow.
The poses below are some ideas to help you connect with lunar energy. Use them as a starting point for your own creativity! Fetal position on your right side. The first yoga pose. Not only does this pose help you feel safe and cozy, it also activates your lunar energy by having your left side only facing up.
Use this gentle pose to offer yourself some nourishment. Get still, get quiet, and be present. Half moon pose, Ardha Chandrasana. Cultivate balance, a deep sense of confidence, and creativity completely grounded in your divine feminine in this pose. Pigeon pose, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana.