About the Author

Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton has been studying and teaching the wisdom of yoga for 40 years. A highly regarded teacher of meditation and spiritual philosophy, she writes the popular Yoga Journal column “Wisdom.” Known for her gift of making yogic wisdom relevant...

Customer Reviews for Awakening Shakti

By rene d
Date Added: Saturday 26 October 2013
Beyond my expectations!
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By Johanne S
Date Added: Wednesday 14 August 2013
I highly recommend Awakening Shakti - beautifully written and wonderfully researched. A book to refer to again and again.
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By Kelly O
Date Added: Monday 1 July 2013
I'm really enjoying this book! The stories about each goddess are very interesting and meditation exercises are included in each chapter. The illustrations are beautiful. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in Indian goddesses and gods, as well as yoga and spirituality.
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By Phil Kenney
Date Added: Sunday 24 February 2013
Sally Kempton's new book, "Awakening Shakti," is a spiritual gem. Because Sally is a gifted writer and her devotion to the Divine so strong, this work shines with the dynamic energy she describes so well. What I particularly love about Sally's writing is the richness of the language. Her sentences are juicy and actually sensual, giving the reader an actual experience of the abundant Shakti she so openly adores. What this creates is a union between the transcendent and the personal, between spaciousness and intimacy.

As a psychotherapist, what I value so much in these pages is the inclusion of material that is psychologically sophisticated and emotionally nuanced. Sally isn't afraid of the deepest, darkest feelings and neither are the Goddesses who embody all the elements of our experience. By elaborating on the likes of Kali and Lalita, Sally gives us the delicious, esoteric myths of these Tantric Icons in a way that allows each of us to recognize them in everyday life.

There is more!. Again and again, Sally brings us back to practice. She invites us to engage the energies of the Divine Feminine. And the practices she offers are profound ventures into the heart of this mysterious presence we call Shakti. Once again, we find a true yoga which unites the ancient traditions of the East with more contemporary ways of deepening our experience so that we may more fully receive the bounties of the Goddess's offerings.

This book is a must read for women, and men alike, who wish to partake of a grand, adventurous voyage into the mythology and vastly inclusive spirituality of the Tantric Feminine. Enjoy.
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By Nancy
Date Added: Thursday 21 February 2013
This is more than a book , it is a gateway into experiencing the Shakti through the Indian goddesses examined in the book.
Sally has always been my favorite teacher and this book gives the world her teachings. She is able to explain complex subjects so the average person can understand them and she gives you tasks to do which will enable you to enter into the experience she talks about.
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By b.o.b. b
Date Added: Monday 18 February 2013
After hearing Sally , I purchased the book for reference , I am currently doing art on the Wisdom Goddess's. Though I haven't read the entire book it is denoted and very useful.
You always do an exceptional job. I love you service to us all.
A grateful friend.
Love and Light,
be
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