Prayer printed on one side and Mantra on other side.
"Om and salutations to she who is the first one, dark within her own reality, the supreme primordial feminine, who cuts through illusion to the unbridged illusion to the unabridged truth of existence"
"Um Klim Kalika-yei Namaha Om Hrim Shreem Klim Adya Kalika Param Eshwari Swaha"
Kali is a goddess of death but She brings the death of the ego as the illusory self-centered view of reality.
Nowhere in the Hindu stories is She seen killing anything but demons nor is She associated specifically with the process of human dying like the Hindu god Yama (who really is the god of death).
It is true that both Kali and Shiva are said to inhabit cremation grounds and devotees often go to these places to meditate.
This is not to worship death but rather it is to overcome the I-am-the-body idea by reinforcing the awareness that the body is a temporary condition.
Shiva and Kali are said to inhabit these places because it is our attachment to the body that gives rise to the ego.
Shiva and Kali grant liberation by removing the illusion of the ego. Thus we are the eternal I AM and not the body.
Of all the forms of Devi, She is the most compassionate because She provides moksha or liberation to Her children.
The counterpart of Shiva the destroyer, they are the destroyers of unreality.
The ego sees Mother Kali and trembles with fear because the ego sees in Her its own eventual demise.
A person who is attached to his or her ego will not be receptive to Mother Kali and she will appear in a fearsome form.
A mature soul who engages in spiritual practice to remove the illusion of the ego sees Mother Kali as very sweet, affectionate, and overflowing with incomprehensible love for Her children.
Ma Kali wears a garland of skulls and a skirt of dismembered arms because the ego arises out of identification with the body.
In truth we are beings of spirit and not flesh, so liberation can only proceed when our attachment to the body ends.
Thus, the garland and skirt are trophies worn by Her to symbolize having liberated Her children from attachment to the limited body.
She holds a sword and a freshly severed head dripping blood.
As the story goes, this represents a great battle in which she destroyed the demon Raktabija.
Her black skin represents the womb of the quantum unmanifest from which all of creation arises and into which all of creation will eventually dissolve.
Depicted as standing on Shiva who lays beneath Her with white skin (in contrast to Her black or sometimes dark blue skin).
He has a blissful detached look.
Shiva represents pure formless awareness sat-chit-ananda (being-consciousness-bliss) while She represents "form" eternally supported by the substratum of pure awareness.
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