Awakening Shakti Paperback – 15 Mar 2013
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"Feminine energy is now rising all over the planet, and Awakening Shakti shows everyone - both men and women-both how to participate in and benefit from the truly healing power of Goddess energy."
--Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
"Awakening Shakti is a magnificent contribution to the essential movement of our time-the return of the Divine Feminine in all her passionate glory. Kempton's book is not only a completely lucid and deeply felt exploration of the different facets of the Hindu vision of the Goddess; it is also as down-home as it is exalted, and as practical as it is ecstatic. I cannot recommend this book highly enough."
--Andrew Harvey, author of Return of the Mother and Radical Passion
"Rekindling knowledge and worship of the Divine Feminine may be the most important thing we can do to balance our fractured civilization. This book brings the Goddess alive in her many important forms. Well-researched, sparkling with stories, as well as practical applications, this book is your Bible to the Hindu Goddesses."
--Anodea Judith, author of Creating on Purpose and Wheels of Life
"With her signature combination of sound research, personal experience, and engaging storytelling, Kempton offers an authentic, experiential guide to working with eleven goddesses who embody the totality of life's beauty and challenges. I recommend it highly!"
--Constantina Rhodes, PhD, author of Invoking Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth in Song and Ceremony
"The ascent of the Divine Feminine is one of the most important developments in contemporary spirituality. As both a skilled journalist and a gifted teacher, Sally Kempton more than does justice to this significant subject."
--Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation
"Sally Kempton's new book is a treasure that brings myth, meditation, and everyday revelation together in a way that will allow every woman to embody the divine feminine in her life. Sally enlivens the full spectrum of the goddess--from independent protector, to lover, to dynamic and powerful creatrix. I highly recommend this soon-to-be classic!"
--Shiva Rea, yogini
"Sally Kempton has given us a mythic manual for a new kind of feminism--a feminism of the soul. And this is a good thing, because humanity needs feminine power now as both a healing tonic and a source of reinvention."
--Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of the Omega Institute, author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow
About the Author
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.
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Several meditations are offered here and each practice will suit you in a particular moment of your life.
I'm fascinated by Indian Gods and Goddesses, but this book is something more: it shows you a way to work with yourself (your thoughts, emotions, relationships) through the goddesses.
And it is NOT only for women.
I recommend the accompanying CD, too.
(Personally, I wouldn't recommend the kindle edition, this is one of those books I prefer to read on paper)
But an awesome introduction to including goddess practices. Love the mantras.