Musings on the goddess Kali

For a few weeks now I’ve been thinking about the Hindu goddess Kali. How her skin captures light and darkness at once, how her violent dance encapsulates creation and destruction and life and death at once, and how here raging passion is the passion of the earth, and the universe.

Since Kali is a manifestation of Durga, and Durga is a manifestation of Parvati, and Parvati is Shakti, then Kali is Shakti, and she is a representation of the power of Shakti. And Shiva is the male Shakti, Shiva and Shakti are male and female reflections of each other and the same primal force. Thus, the dance of Shiva is also the dance of Kali, and the motion of the primal force.

I can’t help but imagine Kali burning down the churches of the Abrahamic faiths.


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