Archive for May, 2011
At The Shrine Of Malang Shah Aulia And The Dance Of The Wandering Dervish And The Goddess
At The Shrine Of Malang Shah Aulia And The Dance Of The Wandering Dervish And The Goddess

When the Muslim wandering mystic died, the goddess Bhagavati buried him with her own hands.

The Reality Of Legends: The Sabarimala Pilgrimage And The Dance Of Faiths
The Reality Of Legends: The Sabarimala Pilgrimage And The Dance Of Faiths

I would not have believed had I not seen it with my own eyes, heard it with my own ears, and felt its power and passion within my own body and soul. But on a cold winter’s morning in the city of Erumeli while standing on a hill overlooking the Vavar mosque I saw it […]

The Kerala Phase Begins Or The Power Of The Feminine Divine
The Kerala Phase Begins Or The Power Of The Feminine Divine

I am finally in Kerala and beginning my work here with an exploration of the power of the female deity in Hindu, Muslim, and Christian spirituality. Each of the three religions venerate powerful goddesses (for the Hindus), saints and martyrs (for the Christians) and revered holy women (for the Muslims).