The Calming of Kali (Gnostic Series)

The Calming of Kali (Gnostic Series)

Kali Ma, called the “Dark Mother,” is the Hindu goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction. Her name, the feminine form of ka-la, primarily means “time” but also means “black” in honor of being the first creation before light and time itself. Traditionally depicted as the Destroyer calming her bloodlust by mounting her consort Shiva amidst the blood-soaked battlefield, a rare legend presents her as Maternal Protector with Shiva appearing amongst the destruction, not as her mate, but as an infant, crying aloud. Kali, hearing the distress of the helpless child, ceases her carnage to pick up and breast feed the infant, calming her ferocity.

Model: Dekilah (with Sarah as secondary arm model)

Bodypaint: Mosque Teiro

Created using bodypaint and secondary arm model w/no effects added digitally.

Featured at “Sacred Visions” @ The Scarab Club on 11/15/2012.

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