The Disadvantages of Worshipping Kali . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 23 April 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

Image: “Kali Holding a Demon’s Head,” from Wellcome Images, 30 March 2018, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kali_holding_a_demon%27s_head._Wellcome_L0035010.jpg … CC BY 4.0 International … COMMENT: While in general I find little affinity with the power of destruction represented by the Hindu concept of God as Kali, I do like the idea of using that power to slay demons, whether they be one’s own, or whether they be those notorious ‘freelancing’ demons that roam about Earth seeking the ruin of Souls.

Image: “Kali Holding a Demon’s Head,” from Wellcome Images, 30 March 2018, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kali_holding_a_demon%27s_head._Wellcome_L0035010.jpg … CC BY 4.0 International … COMMENT: While in general I find little affinity with the power of destruction represented by the Hindu concept of God as Kali, I do like the idea of using that power to slay demons, whether they be one’s own, or whether they be those notorious ‘freelancing’ demons that roam about Earth seeking the ruin of Souls.

Dear Ones,

At the beginning of this video …

Video: “Discovering Devi, ‘Impressions of the Observer’,” by Raadhakalpa Dance Company, 18 December 2021 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUpxj7CyxEM ..

… note how the woman is stabilizing her energy field through the use of hand mudras and arm position. You can do this too, through the practice of yoga. For more on that, see my blog categories:  Yoga – kundalini yoga  … and …  Mudras and kriyas by Alice (see also ‘Mudras and kriyas’) ..

Then the dancer in the video brings this sacred energy into everyday activities (portrayed as hand movements without showing the objects she is manipulating in the video).

Then a sacred chant and dance makes it clear what she is doing.

Then … I do not know whether this is so … I get a feeling the woman is calling down from heaven the power of Kali.

Kali and Shiva are associated in my mind with murder, and I am very against taking the life of a human being. My own inclination and feeling are toward the worship of God as Brahma and Vishnu … as Creator and Preserver of the Universe, rather than as Shiva, the Destroyer.

Worship of God as Brahma or Vishnu has the advantage, I feel, of helping a person lead a normal, productive life as a member of the world community, rather than winding up in prison or … something even worse … being executed for having murdered.

Rather than allowing ourselves to be intoxicated with the power of Kali or Shiva … the heady notion of taking another person’s life away from them … I feel it is important to understand the outcome of our actions in the world community. Unless we contribute positive energy to the Universe, we are not likely to receive positive energy from it.

I could be completely wrong in my interpretation of the video; if so, please excuse me.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Kali, murder, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Trimurti, Hinduism, psychic murder, theology, Demonic Realm,

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