Goddess Divine Energy catalogue
280 pages, 170 illustrations
Out of print
This lavish and engaging book surveys the imaginative expressions of the divine female found in the art of India, Tibet and Nepal.
Countless images of the goddess in Hindu and Buddhist art depict her variously as seductive, benevolent, malevolent: a loving mother, a compassionate saviour or rage personified. With her male counterpart she can be the compliant consort, the passionate lover, or a symbol of the non-duality of ultimate reality.
Arranged thematically to include sections on Prakriti, Goddesses in Hinduism, Tantra and Goddesses in Buddhism.
With 20 short chapters and over 170 paintings and sculptures, from the early centuries CE through to the 20th century, Goddess is an excellent survey of this complex and fascinating topic.