Fractals of reality

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.


In this book, the esoteric wisdom of the magnificent Śrīcakra or Śrīyantra, which is a diagrammatic representation of the cosmic unfolding, is explored from a practical standpoint and its immediate application in daily life.


For modern practitioners, there are few resources that expand on the Śrīcakra's profound psycho-physio-socio-cultural correlations with problems and issues that tend to be removed and separate from ritual and mysticism. Life and sādhanā remain distinct and separate, where the insights of study or practice remain inaccessible in the moment-to-moment unfolding of life.

Fractals of Reality offers us a highly practical and applicable approach to the Śrīcakra where it becomes immediately accessible and useful as the map of the microcosm that reflects the macrocosm. All of life comes together in a cohesive whole.

Replete with diagrams, charts, illustrations, examples, meditations and contemplations, this is a book that you will use every single day in your own practice, no matter what path you are on.

Fractals of Reality is also available as a hard-bound special edition with exclusive content that is not not available in other versions. Check it out here!

With the first print run of the book, there were some errors in the Khaḍgamāla Stotra (included in an Appendix). The errors were corrected in subsequent print runs. We are sharing a correct version of the Stotra here to download and enjoy!

Praise

Nothing 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.

Indu Arora, author of YOGA Ancient Heritage Tomorrow’s Vision & MUDRA The Sacred Secret

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.

Jithesh Sathyan (Yugānandanātha), Sriguru at Srividya Tantra Peedom

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.

Swami Khecaranatha, founder of the Heart of Consciousness

Fractals of Reality offers the reader a comprehensive overview of yogic and tantric philosophy as the backdrop to unveiling the complexity of the mysterious tantric diagram known as the Śrīcakra. Chinnaiyan has indulged us by sharing her deep knowledge of the ancient teachings hidden within its form.

Sarah Tomlinson, author of Nine Designs For Inner Peace (Inner Traditions publishing)

Dr. Chinnaiyan efficiently collates, sorts, and (very clearly!) explains the vast literature on the topic, aided by the teachings of some of the world’s most esteemed living masters. The result is a thrillingly authentic, gratifyingly lucid presentation that manages to fully respect the Śrīcakra’s venerable, sacred history, while also offering a much-needed point of easy access for modern readers of every culture, religious background, and level of interest. A stunning achievement, and a highly recommended read.

Michael M. Bowden, author, The Goddess and the Guru; editor, Gifts from the Goddess; co-founder, Shakti Sadhana.

Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan skillfully weaves scholarly research and her direct experience as a practitioner to lay out the architecture of both the Sri Vidya tradition and the Śrīcakra. Fractals of Reality is a much-needed resource for the modern seeker—especially given that the Śrīcakra is a complex esoteric cosmology that traditionally requires guidance. The contemplative aspect of the book is a refreshing invitation for the spiritual aspirant to enter into holographic contemplation and use the Śrīcakra as a tool to embrace the totality of existence and awaken the deity within.

Janice Craig, Founder, Shakti Shrine

Kavitha Chinnaiyan’s latest book, “Fractals of Reality,” gently carries the reader through increasingly subtle levels of knowledge and practice in the Śrīcakra. Kavitha masterfully weaves together lineage specific understanding with practical “down to earth” engagement in her unpretentious and accessible style. This book will appeal to both established practitioners of the vidyā, as well as those hearing of the all-important cakra for the first time.

Brian Campbell, Lecturer in the Religious Studies Department at California State University, Sacramento and Śrīvidyā upāsaka

Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan unveils the beautiful mysticism inherent in one of the most iconic symbols in the world, the Śrīcakra. This fascinating book dives deep into every aspect of the wisdom to be gained through this study, which can be a spiritual path all on its own. I am enamored.

Lissa Coffey, author of Song Divine: A New Lyrical Rendition of the Bhagavad Gita

Fractals of Reality is a book that one must return to again and again in order to absorb the profound wisdom contained within and to apply it to everyday life, as the book enables us to do. Every reader will benefit by taking this book as a lifetime companion, finding new insights and guidance as one progresses on the spiritual path.

Dena Merriam, author of The Untold Story of Sita and Rukmini & the Turning of Time

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