Altar of the Goddess as Destroyer
The Goddess also has a fierce and frightening aspect. Without death, there can
be no life. Within the essence of the Goddess there are powerful and sometimes
ruthless energies. Retribution, vengeance, detachment, rage and cosmic justice
are often listed as attributes of both Kali and Lilith. The same Goddesses are also
life givers and creation Goddesses. Kali is ever present, ever changing, always.
The worship of, and reverence for Kali Ma is widespread throughout India.
Many contemporary Pagans are also reclaiming a connection with these fierce
Goddesses. Feminine power has often been represented as negative, rather than
in a truer light, so it is also with both Kali and Lilith. Reclaiming these Goddeses
is a way of reclaiming your sacred right to rage. Reclaiming & honoring Kali Ma
is essential for sacred balance. Homage paid to Kali Ma is necessary respect.
Knower of Mysteries
Mother who is Life and Death
Dancer adorned with Skulls
Destructive as Fire
Spark of Creation
Kali is the ever becoming, ever destroying force of Life.
She is both unimaginable horror and abundant bliss, eternally
intertwined in the dance of being. She is seen in the deadly dance
of antelope and lion. She is the sacred cycle of all existence swirling
with unbridled passion, power and eternally recycling energy.
She is Kali Ma Protectress and Destroyer.
Kali is the Holy Paradox,
like wild fire that destroys and births the forests.
The dark visage of Kali haunts sleep and dances in nightmares.
Ever present, ever waiting, Kali is greeted with awe and dread.
There is no escape, in time Kali will dance us all into dust.
Hail Kali Ma, the ferocious Mother of darkness.