The authentic acceptance of Shakti and kundalini by Christians is much more daunting and would entail rejecting centuries of Church inquisition against pluralistic manifestations of the divine. It would involve reinventing Christianity with the Goddess accessible directly as the Supreme Being. This would rekindle memories of paganism, polytheism and chaos. 

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Rajiv MalhotraRajiv Malhotra is an Indian-American scholar who is deeply committed to India's dharmic traditions. He is the founder and head of Infinity Foundation (, whose mission is to further the dialogue among civilizations as equals. Rajiv is the author of two books: Breaking India (Amaryllis, 2011) and The Audacity of Difference (HarperCollins, forthcoming in 2011). A sought-after speaker both in the U.S. and India, his web site is

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