A Sandstone Figure of a Dancing Ganesha India, Madhya Pradesh, 10th/11th Century The potbellied deity carved in openwork dancing on a lotus pod, reaching out to a bowl of sweets with his trunk and flanked by musicians, his face with a humorous expression 39½ in. (100.3 cm.) high
Cosmological scroll.16th century.Tibet.Rubin Museum of Art .This eight-panel, double-sided scroll presents diagrams exploring various aspects of the cosmos as described in the Buddhist text called the Wheel of Time (Kalachakra) Tantra. This tantra emphasizes the correlations between the outward appearances of the universe and the human body.
In Greek mythology, Circe is a minor goddess of magic. Having murdered her husband, the prince of Colchis, she was expelled by her subjects and placed by her father on the solitary island of Aeaea. Circe was renowned for her vast knowledge of drugs and herbs. Through the use of magical potions and a wand she transformed her enemies, or those who offended her, into animals.
➰ Kali, is the powerful and often feared Goddess of death and destruction which is part of the Alchemical process of resurrection, rebirth, and empowerment. She brings the death of the Ego as the illusory self-centered view of reality. She is the great destroyer and transformer of that which is profane and needs to be purified by fire (Shakti) to bring the life force into its highest expression.