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This is the path where even suffering transforms into pleasure, where poison becomes nectar, where the world itself becomes the abode of liberation. -Utapaladera, Tenth-century Kashmiri sage What do you do when you yearn to have it all-radical joy as well as spiritual depth, abundance along with deeper love? How do you bear witness to the suffering and darkness of the world, yet passionately celebrate life''s sweetness? The sages of tantra have known for centuries that when you follow the path of Shakti-the sacred feminine principle personified by the goddesses of yoga-these gifts manifest spontaneously. Yet most of us, women as well as men, have yet to experience the full potential of the inner feminine energies. When you know these powers for what they are, they heighten your capacity to show up for every aspect of your life. They let you open spiritually, love more deeply and fearlessly, create with more skill, and, above all, find the kernel of ecstasy at the heart of even the most painful times. In Awakening Shakti, Sally Kempton shows readers how to recognize and invite: Kali, bringer of strength, fierce love, and untamed freedom Lakshmi, who confers prosperity and beauty Saraswati, for clarity of communication and intuition Radha, who carries the divine energy of spiritual longing Bhuvaneshvari, who creates the space for sacred transformation Parvati, to awaken creativity and the capacity to love With a wealth of meditations, visualizations, mantras, teachings, and beautifully told stories, this book provides a practical guide for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life.