Crick Crack Club presents:
Doors: 7.30pm | Starts: 8pm | Running time: 75 minutes (TBC) (no interval) | Suitable for: adults 16+
Thu 16 May // 20:00
How can meditating on a goddess who has cut off, and is now holding, her own head, which is feeding on a stream of her own blood, whilst standing on the bodies of a young couple as they make love on a funeral pyre, lead us to the path of ultimate wisdom?
Mashing up performance, lecture and storytelling, Dr Seema Anand, journeys through cremation grounds, yogic practices, and death rituals, to decode the mysteries of the most fierce and most feared of Hindu goddesses - the Mahavidyas.
Expect life, death, creation, destruction and sacrifice, all in search of cosmic truth...
Seema Anand is a performance storyteller, a mythologist specialising in women’s narratives, and an award winning author. She lectures on several ancient Indian texts, including the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita, and Tantric philosophy. She is also an acknowledged authority on Eastern Erotology, and a qualified master of tantric meditation traditions.
Seema's research on ancient Indian folklore, bringing ancient Indian texts back into the public space, is affiliated to the UNESCO initiative for preserving endangered oral traditions.
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