Hymn to the Yoginis

We honor the women who lived
who were skillful and wise
who held the great knowledge
bringing together heaven and earth.

We honor the women who breathed
who became sky-borne goddesses
who were uncompromising
in their fierce wisdom.

We honor the women who laughed
rumbling like thunder
teeth flashing like lightning
across a monsoon sky.

We honor the women who loved
who bled and birthed and sang
who learned and taught
and brought forth jewels of desire.

We honor the women who speak
even now in whispers through the ages
to those children of the Source
who become quiet and listen.

(Kulasundari Devi, 2013)

Cāmuṇḍā at Kamakhya (Photo courtesy of © William Clark)

Cāmuṇḍā at Kamakhya (Photo courtesy of © William Clark)

Cāmuṇḍā at Kamakhya (Photo courtesy of © William Clark)

Cāmuṇḍā at Kamakhya (Photo courtesy of © William Clark)

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Yogini at Kamakhya (Photo courtesy of © Uma Maura Hagerty)

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Yogini at Kamakhya (Photo courtesy of © Uma Maura Hagerty)

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Yogini at Kamakhya (Photo courtesy of © Kulasundari Devi)