The Living Goddess: Reclaiming the Tradition of the Mother of the Universe

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Yes International Publishers, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 186 pages
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This beautiful book takes us to India today and shows us a Goddess who flourishes in temples, festivals, and in the hearts of millions. Johnsen penetrates the heart of the tradition to reveal that it offers not only an honouring of fertility and feminine values, but an amazing revelation of the limitless potentials of human consciousness.
 

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The living goddess: reclaiming the tradition of the Mother of the Universe

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Johnson, author of Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India (LJ 6/1/94) and devotee of Amritanandamayi Ma, uses story, myth, and Tantric cosmology to encourage Westerners to heed the rich ... Read full review

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I am going to read the full book. I loved her quote of the Triune Goddess. She is doing a good job of describing the varied understanding of the divine Feminine. The other reviewer who said she didn't know anything about science does not appea to have a clue about what this book is about.

Contents

Entering the Universe of Tantra
1
The Goddess as Wisdom and Inspiration
25
The Goddess as Wealth and Good Fortune
53
Durga The Goddess as Conquering Power
79
The Goddess as Consciousness
107
The Goddess
137
Reclaiming the Goddess Tradition of the West
163
A Shakta Catechism
185
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Linda Johnsen is a long-time student of religious philosophy and spirituality and an initiate in the Shaktavaita Tradition. She holds degrees in Eastern and Western Psychology, and has post-graduate training in theology and Sanskrit. She has travelled to India and lived with women saints. She writes for several spiritual magazines and has contributed to several anthologies including The Divine Mosaic: Womens Images of the Sacred Other. She resides in California.

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