Volume 5 Issue 1 Spring 2019

3 8 S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 5 - 1 S p r i n g 2 0 1 9 Dhūmāvatī, Kālī, Shodashī: Searching for Three Faces of the Sacred Feminine Received January 17, 2019 Revised February 5, 2019 Accepted February 8, 2019 The essay provides an artistic elaboration of the meditative experience of energies and forms of selected Mahāvidyās – ten aspects of Adi Parashakti, sacred feminine energy according to the Indian tradition. Textual descriptions are complemented by visual expressions realized by the author herself. Key words Mahāvidyās, Shakti, yantra, mantra, tantra Barbara Le Pape