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" Copyright © The Library of HalexandriahFundamental to many ancient and modern religions, philosophical traditions, and new age thought, is the concept of Death and Rebirth.  In Hindu India, for example, the goddess Kali is “uncompromisingly alone, the mother of death... she i..."

The Mystery of Life

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Fundamental to many ancient and modern religions, philosophical traditions, and new age thought, is the concept of Death and Rebirth.  In Hindu India, for example, the goddess Kali is “uncompromisingly alone, the mother of death... she is the force of time leading ever onward to destruction.And then, when she has destroyed everything, Kali will be the timeless sleep from which new ages will awaken.” Like the Kali Yuga -- which derives its name from the Goddess -- Kali is the ultimate personification of death and rebirth.  In the world of Gods and Goddesses, Kali is often considered the most terrifying, “the goddess who perpetually transforms life into afascinating dance of death.”  Her bloody rites, however, over-shadow [pardon the pun] her spiritual significance. “As a symbol of the worst we can imagine, as the most extreme picture of our fears, she [Kali] offers us a chance to face down our own terror of annihilation.”  In many respects, Kali “is a blissful goddess.  Once faced and understood...

Kali frees her worshipers of all fear and becomes the greatest of mothers, the most comforting of all goddesses.” This then is the essence of Death and Rebirth.  While the thought of death -- annihilation -- is unattractive (or terrifying), a problem often arises from the taking out of context the word “death”, when the complete phrase -- the essence of Kali -- includes the other word, “rebirth”.  If death is but a cessationof one’s existence, just prior to creating a second, and perhaps better existence... Then, what’s the problem?  Keep in mind that on a day to day level, Sacred Orgasm can be death and rebirth as well!  Did you want to give that up? It’s death AND rebirth.  On the grander scale, it’s Reincarnation.  On the lesser scale, it’s eliminating from one’s life the no longer beneficial, the no longer relevant, the proverbial baggage we inevitably lug about with us, and then proceeding forthwith to a new set of experiences -- invariably better ones.  It’s the closing of one door (death) and the sudden discovery of a multitude of new doors (rebirth), which had not been seen -- or had been capable of being seen -- prior to the closing of the first door. In the classics, it is the Descent into theUnderwo......


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