Feb 20, 2014

Shakti, yoga goddess of abortion

It just occurred to me, that the chief Yoga goddess Shakti "is seen as the divine force that destroys evil and restores balance: she 'represents the cosmic energy of destruction of the ego, which stands in the way of spiritual growth and ultimate liberation.'[1] In some instances, Shakti assumes the role of Parvati, the energy and consort of Shiva; in other instances, the role of Lakshmi, the energy and consort of Vishnu. The most fearsome role Shakti plays is as Kali, the “Dark Mother” goddess, who, standing naked, wears a garland of skulls around her neck and a belt of heads around her waist, wielding a bloody sword and clutching a severed head. It is not uncommon for Yoga teachers to recommend tapping into this feminine-divine source of empowerment."

Does this sound like the goddess of abortion? And all his false promises? I mean all those cut off heads?

[1] See Georg Feuerstein, The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice, 3rd Ed. (Chino Valley, AZ: Hohm Press, 2008), 87

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