Turn to me with your whole heart and do not despise me because I am black and dark, for the sun has burned me so, and the black depths have covered my face. Aurora consurgens
17. I shall not rest until I have dissolved it all.
18. So also the light that is absorbed. One absorbs little and is called white and glistening; one absorbs all and is called black.
19. Therefore, O my darling, art thou black.
The Goddess says:
“O Shiva! Please reveal the inner meaning of my mystic form of Kali, she who is black as the limitless night sky, awesome, fearful, yet compassionate. Tell me how she differs from Parvati, my better known form. Tell me how any woman can become one with Kali, and as such, how she can best serve her lover. Tell me, O Shiva, before this night is through!”
“O Precious Goddess, few are those who truly understand the meaning of Kali. Few are those who can face her terrific form without fearing for their lives. Fewer still are those who serve her as I do you, knowing full well every subtle nuance, every shade of meaning. Kali is black because she is the doorway through the voidness of both inner and outer space. Her blackness is made up of all colors and, like the black holes of universes, she ultimately absorbs everything that has ever been created. All brightness eventually recedes into blackness, just as all spirituality eventually merges into Kali-consciousness.
Kali is absolutely naked, just as your mind was originally naked and will ultimately return to nakedness. Like Shiva’s, Kali’s nakedness both attracts and repels. In her primordial nakedness, all things are possible. Kali’s three eyes tell of her absolute power over the three times of past, present, and future and suggest that her inner nature is deeply perceptive. Symbolizing the exalted forces of the sun, the moon, and lightning, the three eyes of Mother Kali show her control over this universe.”