Dakini and Varnini" |
23in x 13in, o/c,
© Linda Falorio 1992, collection Atlantis Bookshop, London.
"chopped-off," and masta means "head"
ó The goddess who
has chopped off her own head is the sixth Mahavidya,
or "transformation," of
the Ten Great Transcendent Wisdoms of the Goddess Kali. Her seed mantra is HUM, used
for mastery of the senses and annihilation of the mind. Chinnamasta, the patron of
headLess Press, has chopped off her head (the five senses) to enhance her
psychic abilities and to stimulate the Will. Thus she is
associated with the powers of
Dašth and the Abyss, as well as with Ajna Chakra. The shakti on the right is Varnini
(knowing), and the one on the left is Dakini (action). The painting shows the goddess
Chinnamasta (desire), distributing her life-energy freely to the Universe,
upon her worshippers whatever they ask for and desire.