There are many forms of the Great Mother; every culture has its own. Pele is the ancient fire goddess, who lives at the top of Mount Kilauea and is revered as the creator of Hawaii’s landscape. She’s also known as Ka wahine ‘ai honus, the woman who devours the Earth, giving a sense of her destructive power.
Kali, the Hindu goddess of time, a Hindu form of the feminine Divine, is sometimes misunderstood as the evil bloodthirsty goddess of death and destruction. In fact she is one of the most beloved goddesses in India. Kali destroys only what needs to be destroyed – be it a powerful demon, sin, fear or ignorance.
The text and picture below are reprinted from Net of Light newsletter with Sharon McErlane’s permission.
We are living in a time foretold by indigenous cultures and ancient scripture as the moment when the Mother would return to Earth. The Earth and all her beings are now in desperate need of the Divine Feminine and so She has come.
Here is a photograph of Pele, a form of the Mother, taken by Brian Powers sometime last month during a series of eruptions on Kilauea in Hawaii. There are many forms of the Divine Mother but here you can see Her powerful, fierce and loving self in action.