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Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power Paperback – September 23, 2010
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Amazzone's voice is strong and clear. Goddess Durga promises the transformation, empowerment, and dignity that is our birthright. (Marisa Tomei, Academy Award-winning actor)
Scholarly and fierce, the work of Laura Amazzone draws from our ancient strength. The time for this wisdom is now. (Alice Walker, poet; activist; author of The Color Purple)
Laura Amazzone is a modern day yogini. She is a scholar as well as a practitioner and her new book Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power embodies this duality....True to feminine form, Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power is a balanced read, utilizing the logical brain and the intuitive heart. The book itself is in a non-linear layout, meaning it does not need to be experienced from start to finish- it is cyclical and can be picked up, flipped through and enjoyed from any angle. (Common Ground)
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Through the manifest (Durga), we aim to unite with the unmanifest (Shiva). Of course, shakti is always characterized as feminine. However, this is largely an abstraction and more for our ability to understand and progress spiritually than a literal, concrete representation of the underlying source of all manifest reality as a female. In truth, shakti transcends gender (gender arises out of shakti, not the other way around) and in fact is not even separate from divine consciousness (Shiva and Shakti are in fact one - there is no duality). It is easier, though, to approach divine shakti as separate and feminine, so we do - but this is for us to comprehend, not an accurate reflection of reality.Read more ›
Reading this book, I was riveted. I have never been a student of Goddess and I had a smattering of knowledge about her forms. Truthfully, I found the whole subject confusing. This book handled all my confusion. Plus, I got to read a fascinating story about Laura's personal interaction with Goddess. She tells her own story with courage, humility, humor and joy. I loved it!
As a woman and a human being, I highly recommend this book!
This is an account of years of research. One might reasonably expect it to be filled with dry, dense prose, laden with footnotes and heavy with esoterica. There are notes, certainly, but the book is anything but dry. There are entire chapters where the palpable tension and thrill of discovery make for page-turning fascination and the "can't put it down" satisfaction of a great mystery novel. For there *are* mysteries here, and she explores them with courage, insight, compassion, and a marvelous talent for narrative.
This is an unusual and a necessary book. It is at once as ancient as humanity and current as tomorrow. Women should read it to understand how very far displaced they have become from their central role in human affairs.Read more ›
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I love it! I can tell a lot of research went into creating this book--it flows from the past to modern day smoothly. It is really helping me discover my true self.Published 4 months ago by ELT
An amazing book, I loved reading it and learning about Durga and her forms and all the different parts of Tantric.Published 6 months ago by YumiYo
Laura Amazzone provides an excellent overview of Tantra and the important role the Goddess and women play within its cosmology in her book, Goddess Durgā and Sacred Female Power. Read morePublished on March 6, 2014 by Kimberly
What's fascinating about this book is how delicately and strategically Laura Amazzone interlaces the language and comparative approach of academia with her personal experiences and... Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by Yasmine Elli
O livro mescla com muita profundidade e leveza a abordagem analítica e a experiência pessoal da autora. Read morePublished on September 19, 2013 by Fernanda Suhet
This book gave me so much. A travel book that takes you to the heart of Goddess worship that still exists. I feel like I found a big missing link to my feminine lineage. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by aurora scatterheart