Shakti Rising: Embracing Shadow and Light on the Goddess Path to Wholeness

Shakti Rising: Embracing Shadow and Light on the Goddess Path to Wholeness by Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan MD.

Publication date: October 2017

“Pulling from Eastern traditions including tantra and yoga, and focusing on the feminine principle of divine energy also known as Shakti, this book bridges the divide between dualistic concepts and non-dual philosophy. By exploring the symbolism of the Mahavidyas (Kali, Tara, Tripurasundari, Bhuvaneshwari, Tripura Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Baglamukhi, Matangi, and Kamalatmika)—each with a veiled face representing a destructive quality that perpetuates ignorance and suffering, and a true face representing the wisdom that stimulates profound transformation and liberation—you’ll learn to embrace and incorporate every aspect of who you are.”

Fabulous book!!! I not only totally enjoyed it, but benefited from it as well. I have read the books on the Mahavidyas by Sally Kempton and David Kinsley and this author is right up there!

Chapter by chapter you will explore the 10 Mahavidyas, all aspects of Shakti Herself.  You will find things to consider, meditate about and exercises to use to help you identify these archetypes within!  Much of the work is to help you move from our mundane dualistic way of viewing the world. Highly recommend!


The Book of Greens by Jenn Louis with Kathleen Squires

The Book of Greens is a truly beautiful book.  It, and books like it, are what make a book lover want the real thing – an actual book!  When I picked the book up for the first time, I was amazed by the texture of the cover and the embossed lettering.  I felt as though I were caressing something I loved.

Then I opened it. 175 recipes using greens – all kinds of greens, many I have never heard of.  I am so excited to begin exploring these recipes for new taste delights.

The photographs, by Ed Anderson, are stunning.  The foods are rich in color, each picture a work of art that creates a mouth watering response!   I love to cook and so cookbooks are an essential in my home. I have always been a believer in eating whole foods and plenty of vegetables and I admit, greens are my favorite.

Tomorrow night I am going to try the Grilled Romaine Hearts with Bagna Cauda for a spicy, salty treat!

A related article by authors – Go Green.

And another – Tender Bok Choy Salad with Chicken and Orange

More information about the book.
Here you can read an excerpt from the book.
Read about the book from the publisher – see the praise for the book and view the fabulous table of contents. Take a look inside the book to see what I am talking about!

Author Bio

The Book of Greens
Ten Speed Press, California/New York
ISBN 978-1-60774-984-4

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”