Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga

Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga

by Sally Kempton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604078916
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 121,519
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton has been studying and teaching the wisdom of yoga for 40 years. A highly regarded teacher of meditation and spiritual philosophy, she writes the popular Yoga Journal column “Wisdom.” Known for her gift of making yogic wisdom relevant to daily life and for transmitting deep states of meditation, she teaches retreats and teleclasses internationally. Sally is the author of Meditation for the Love of It (Sounds True, 2011). She resides in Carmel Valley, California.

Table of Contents

Illustrations xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 A Crown of Feminine Design: The Goddess Incarnates 1

Chapter 2 The Grand Tannic Narrative: Gods, Goddesses, and Worlds 25

Chapter 3 Durga: Warrior Goddess of Protection and Inner Strength 55

Chapter 4 Lakshmi: Goddess of Abundance and Good Fortune 83

Chapter 5 Kali: Goddess of Revolution 117

Chapter 6 Parvati: Goddess of the Sacred Marriage 147

Chapter 7 Saraswati: Goddess Who Flows as Language, Insight, and Sound 177

Chapter 8 Sita: Goddess of Devotion and Mystical Submission 201

Chapter 9 Dhumavati: Grone Goddess of Disappointment and Letting Go 221

Chapter 10 Radha: Goddess of Romantic Longing 237

Chapter 11 Chinnamasta: Goddess of Radical Self-Transcendence 259

Chapter 12 Lalita Tripura Sundari: Goddess of-Erotic Spirituality 279

Chapter 13 Bhuvaneshwari: Goddess of Infinite Space, She Whose Body Is the World 301

Epilogue: Dialoguing with the Goddesses 321

Appendix I The Goddess Families and Their Consorts 331

Appendix II Calling Out the Power in Mantra: Overview and Pronounciation Guide 333

Appendix III Quiz: Goddess Power in Action 335

Appendix IV Which Goddesses Are You? 337

Reader's Group Guide 343

Notes 355

Annotated Bibliography for Further Reading 367

About the Author 373

About the Illustrator 374

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