When approaching the Dark Goddess from any culture, often the biggest mistake people have is to focus on the external image, and with respect to Kali, this is her pending darkness, upon which all the negativities of human nature is projected. Instead of looking at the darkness that these Goddesses eliminate as the supreme originating power, what is actually seen is one’s own repressed emotion, superstition and even primitive impulses.
To truly understand the Dark Goddess is nearly impossible. Her darkness itself reflects back a depth that can be so profound that it disturbs our psyche. As we find ourselves standing before the unfathomable abyss, we often are overcome with perturbed emotions and fear the apprehension that prevents us from stepping off into the unknown.
We can ignore the Dark Goddess all we want yet there is one thing that we cannot ignore and that is - she was the one who was with us as the beginning of all time (and even before time itself for she is its own creator), and she will be the one who greets us at the end of our days when we return to her.
If you are interested in attending an Encountering the Dark Goddess workshop yet do not live in Adelaide, then contact Frances to discuss the possibility of her bringing this popular workshop to you.