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Sacred Menstrual Puja Ritual

"Ritual Puja for Menstruation" by Annalisa Derr

Video edited by: Kalista Skydancer for SHE IS LOVE and Annalisa Derr

This ritual performance piece is the second “offering” in a series exploring menstruation, the Divine Feminine, and Mary Magdalene.

“Puja” is a Sanskrit word meaning worship. Widely speaking, puja is a devotional worship act that is unique to various Hindu traditions. Giving/receiving puja is a sincere devotional act, generally administered in temple ceremonies by Brahmins, but it is also performed at home by a member of the household. Furthermore, the honoree of puja is reserved for a god/goddess or a very important person.

In this performance piece, I have decided to use the act of puja to honor both menstruation as a process as well as the menstrual body.

This is a particularly challenging topic because in most cultures that are steeped in patriarchal institutions and androcentric mindsets, menstruation and therefore women, are considered dirty, impure, unclean, a “hindrance” to business, etc. For many women in the world, Her time of the month ushers in a time of menstrual seclusion because the act of menstruation is seen as taboo and polluting. Even in the West, menstruation is still considered shameful and is, in fact, treated much more like a disease rather than a natural and necessary bodily process.

In north India, Kamakya is a tantric goddess associated with fertility. She is often seen with Her vulva exposed, and Her menstrual blood is believed to fertilize that land. Brahmin priests preside over Her temple, and in an ironic twist, control who can and cannot see the the “menstrual blood” of the goddess. Because of strict menstrual taboos, menstruating women are not allowed in Her temples.

Therefore in this performance fragment, I performed puja to Kamakya to celebrate my menstrual body as well as to honor women, the female body, and menstruation as beautiful, natural, and life-affirming!

Various Symbology:
* Red—passion, fertility, menstrual blood
* Roses—associated with goddesses and the vulva. Rose petals are often used in puja ceremonies to honor the deity.
* Rose-petaled yantra—a visual representation of the mantra chanted for the goddess.

 

Contemporary Dakini Emanation

“Dakini White Sphere” Created by: Kalista Saraphina “Skydancer” kalistaskydancer.com

Mantra on Compassion through the womb: Luminescent White Sphere White Mist Wind Air The Heart. All women on some level are Dakinis. Although the Dakini is ultimately not a being and transcends gender, the feminine has a beautiful capacity to infuse hidden wisdom and treasures into her expressions. Through her heart, she can bypass the literal mind, blossoming open love’s infinite dimensions. The Dakini is adept at embodying and entering multiple realms, and transcending back into the infinite. Hidden secrets are revealed in the undulation of a woman’s body when she is connected to her essence, cosmic potential, and open to potent energy flowing in. This deep hearted sensuous feminine creativity becomes an opening, and expression of Dakini wisdom.

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