Shakti

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[Sanskrit, “energy,” “power,” “force”] Shakti is the dynamic, creative force of the universe—the feminine principle of the Godhead, who releases the potential of God from Spirit to Matter.

In Hindu philosophy, Shakti is the name given to the Feminine aspect of a male deity, often personified as his spouse or consort. She is the dynamic, activating energy of God in the universe. The Masculine counterpart is viewed as the quiescent, unmanifest aspect of Spirit, requiring the activating force, the Feminine aspect who is Shakti, to release the God potential from Spirit to Matter.

See also

Shekinah

Sources

Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 35, no. 68, December 25, 1992.

Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 24, no. 60.