Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan talks about her latest book Shakti Rising: Embracing Shadow and Light on the Goddess Path to Wholeness.

Can the wisdom of the Mahavidyas, goddesses who represent the light and the shadows within us, be relevant to our shakti risingordinary life? Drawing on her own search for the highest truth, a respected cardiologist invites readers to explore just how this ancient knowledge of the divine feminine can be applied to our own lives and our spiritual search.

The ten forms of Shakti known as the Mahavidyas represent not only macrocosmic forces such as time and space but also various interconnected shadow and light aspects of our psyche. The Mahavidyas have traditionally been steeped in esoteric and mystical descriptions, often removed from the practicalities of the spiritual journey.


We talk about:

  • The Energy of Shakti
  • The 10 Mahavidyas – the 10 forms of the Divine Mother
  • How to live a purposeful life
  • How to mobilize inertia
  • Who we are at the soul level
  • How to deprogram from mass consciousness


Bio:Kavitha is an integrative cardiologist at Beaumont Health System and Associate Professor of Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, Michigan. She has published extensively in cardiovascular imaging, leading national and international multicenter trials to establish the best practice and applications of these technologies. She has been featured in the “Best Doctors of America” and has served on several national and international committees. She has been a spokesperson for the American Heart Association and served as the co-chair of “Go Red for Women” sponsored by the American Heart Association. She has won several awards and grants for research in cardiology and was awarded the “Seeker of Truth” award for her research endeavors. She appears often on local and national radio and television and routinely gives invited talks on cardiac imaging, heart disease in women, Ayurveda, medicine and spirituality, and yoga for heart disease.