Fractals of Reality Book

“The Śrīcakra is held together by the unifying force of the Bindu from which all the elements emerge and disperse into its farthest reaches. If the Śrīcakra is the whole of creation, each of its elements is a fractal, holding within itself the potential for totality. Each element is a fractal of reality and a portal to wholeness.”

The Śrīcakra is a yantra, a diagramatic representation of the cosmic unfolding. Usually, commentaries on the Śrīcakra focus either on its ritual worship that leads to its understanding and internalization, or on its mystical aspects and the benefits of its sādhanā in terms of wealth, powers, or fulfillment of life goals. In both, there tends to be a paucity of expansion on its profound psycho-physio-socio-cultural correlations with the issues we struggle with, which tend to be removed from ritual and mysticism. In this approach, life and sādhanā remain distinct and separate, where the insights of study or practice remain inaccessible in the moment-to-moment unfolding of life.

In this book, Kavitha Chinnaiyan offers us a teaching of the Śrīcakra that is highly practical and applicable in the trenches of life, where it matters most.

SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION

In celebration of the release of Fractals of Reality, Sfaim Press is releasing limited copies of a hard-bound collector’s edition. This special edition has the Śrīcakra embossed in gold onto a luxurious linen cover personally signed and blessed by the author. It includes a number of stunning, high-quality color photos of Kavithaji's Gurus, Devī, and the Meru at the Sri Vidya Temple Society Rajarajeswari Peetam in Rush, NY. It also includes high-quality prints of the original artwork from the book by Rashmi Thirtha Jyoti. These include images of the Śrīcakra, Lalitā Mahātripurasundarī, and the Āvaraṇa Yoginīs. Prints of the artwork as plates within the book are only included in this special edition.

Purchase of this special edition book will also include:

  • 50% off the Fractals of Reality Self-Study course - an immersive ten-day course on the philosophy and experience of the Śrīcakra through the auspicious Khadgamāla Stotram. (Please note, this discount cannot be applied retroactively).
  • Exclusive, originally designed postcards and bookmarks inspired by the book, only available with this edition:
    o Two 4.72 x 4.72” prints
    o 5 bookmarks

A PEEK INTO THE BOOK:

Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan (Saundaryāmbikā) is a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine. She is a Śrīvidyā initiate and the author of Shakti Rising (Nonduality Press, 2017), which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Books of 2017, Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma (New Sarum Press, UK, 2020) and The Heart of Wellness (Sfaim Press, 2021). She is the founder of Śabda Institute.

She has studied Tantra, Advaita Vedanta, Yoga and Āyurveda with teachers across the globe. Her workshops, courses and writings strive to bring these time-honored traditions to modern living in practical ways.

Reader Reviews

The Heart of Wellness details how the body can be an ally to self-inquiry, not an impediment. I recommend this unique book, whether your interest is physical health or spiritual enlightenment, or both.”

TNothing short of a transmission! Kavitha Chinnaiyan’s book, Fractals of Reality: Living the Śrīcakra, shines with pristine clarity. It is the most comprehensive, practical, and authentic work on Śrīvidyā. A must for any Devi worshipper. Dive effortlessly and fearlessly into this ocean of wisdom that rises from the heart of a sincere Śrīvidyā upāsakā.

In Fractals of Reality: Living the Śrīcakra, Kavithaji (Saundaryāmbikā) has taken up a herculean task to give a practical explanation of the Śrīcakra. To say that this book is well researched and written would be an understatement since it is a comprehensive guide to Śrīvidyā, not just for beginners but also for advanced sādhakas. The grace of Goddess Lalitāmbika and the guidance of the Vāgdevatās are evident in this work.

This book, Fractals of Reality: Living the Śrīcakra, is a magnificent milestone in the modern-day unfoldment of the Śrīcakra, shedding significant light on this ancient practice, and inviting readers into its origins and profound wisdom. There are many wonderful revelations and insights herein.

May the endless blessings of the Guru maṇḍala be with you!

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