A Feminine Force
By (author) Ajit Mookerjee
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Kali by Ajit Mookerjee
Book DescriptionKali, according to Indian legend, sprang forth from the brow of the Great Goddess Durga during a battle to annihilate demonic male power. With her lolling tongue and necklace of severed heads, Kali has often been represented simply as death-dealing, cruel and horrific. But as Ajit Mookerjee shows, the same goddess is creator and nurturer, feminine energy, the essence of mother-lover. As divine mother, lotus goddess, she brings worlds to birth, sustains them and absorbs them, in a never-ending cycle of her own opening and closing. In India, worship of the goddess in her multiple forms, and the vision of the sacred as woman, have never ceased. Now in the west, in a time when feminist views are gathering more and more importance, in an age which is seeing a shift between the sexes, Kali and all that she represents take on a new relevance. Using a collection of paintings, sculptures and original writings, this is a celebration of Kali and an exploration of the rich meanings of feminine divinity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500275054
(254mm x 178mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ajit Mookerjee
5000 Designs and Motifs from India, Paperback (October 1996)
Incredibly rich treasury of authentic royalty-free designs from Harappa culture, Ajanta and Bagh murals, Muslim monuments, Buddhist temples, much more. Immediately usable or great for design inspiration.
Kundalini, Paperback (December 1991)
In Kundalini: The Arousal of the Inner Energy, Ajit Mookerjee writes of the core experience of Tantra, the process in which the energy is awakened and rises throughout the energy centers (chakras) to unite with Pure Consciousness at the crown of the head. Beautifully illustrated in color with Indian tantric art.
Tantric Way, Paperback (July 1989)
Basing their approach on a historical and explanatory survey, the authors deal in detail with astronomy, astrology, alchemy and cosmology in tantrism. They also discuss the viewpoints of "left-hand" and "right-hand" tantrikas and respective attitudes towards human sexuality and its place in ritual.
Kali, Paperback / softback (March 1988)» View all books by Ajit Mookerjee
The author draws on the powerful imagery of painting, sculpture, and literature in this celebration of the Hindu goddess.
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