The Hindu goddess Kali is believed to personify maternal feminine energy and helps to disarm negativity by destroying old patterns, ending unhappy situations, and beginning relationships anew. The enclosed book radiates with reproductions of Indian art and includes Hindu myths about Kali, as well as examples of mantras, prayers, and rituals to summon her primal feminine power. Includes ? Hand-painted Kali figurine ? 96-page hardcover book ? Exquisite box that transforms into a shrine
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Customer Rating: Summary: The Dark Mother who dances among the ashes of her enemies Comment: For me personally this book in a box is all about the Goddess Kali, its not so much about where it was made, or who wrote it or why for that matter they wrote it in the first place.
The book that comes with the figurine is not a complex academic treatise about Kali, but nor is it what you could term a "fun" item for Kali is the Goddess of Creation and Destruction, life and death in fact so she is a contradiction in terms but she is also a mother with a mother's instinct to protect her children.
I have to admit I am biased when it comes to Kali as I have a passion for her, in fact I am a devotee of Kali, and this is where my worry comes into play with regard to this item being sold on amazon.
Whilst on one level I like it because it makes people mere aware of this enigmatic Goddess whose love for her children makes her the ultimate mother, on another level it concerns me because Kali is not a Goddess one should dally with if you do not have a passion for her in the first place, for she is a jealous mother whose wrath can no know bounds.
Treat this book and figurine with respect for Kali is not a mother figure really want to get on the wrong side of, believer or not.
Customer Rating: Summary: Well..I have no idea what to say about this box set... Comment: FYI, this page has several glicks in it...for instance the other (maybe not all but pretty close) reviews are for the Ganesh box as is the "look inside" link. If you want to know what's in this book, or what it's really about...look elsewhere as Amazon.com refuses to update this page correctly. Customer Rating: Summary: Better luck elsewhere Comment: This book is mainly an incomplete rehash of information found in more complete form elsewhere. Loving Ganesa by Satguru Sivaya is one that jumps immediately to mind. As for the statue, there are much better ones available, or read about the iconography and make your own -- making images of the gods is said to be pleasing to them. Customer Rating: Summary: This item is made in China Comment: This book/statue combination is fabricated in China. By purchasing it, you are supporting a government that represses the religious freedom of countless MILLIONS of people. Customer Rating: Summary: Better yet Comment: This marvellous package of a book and statuette of the Hindu god Ganesha - Remover of Obstacles (the elephant god), is better yet than the Buddha Box that Manuela Dunn Mascetti published a couple of years ago. Stand the elephant god on your desk and all obstacles to progress will vanish!! Wonderful and ingenious.