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" The author's feminist take on Hinduism finds the radical roots of its mythology...The result is an enlightening and empathetic guide to finding one's inner strength."

- Publisher's Weekly


With this feminist manifesto rooted in classic Vedic teachings, trail-blazing Vedic spiritual teacher Acharya Shunya empowers women everywhere to step into their divine immensity and lead powerful, abundant, and wise lives. Sharing classic myths, original insights, and empowering practices, Shunya honors her progressive Vedic roots while breaking the shackles of tradition, and offers a profound process for awakening the many faces of the goddess within. 

“Roar Like a Goddess is a portal to the power of the three wisdom goddesses that lie within each of us. This book is a transmission that will awaken and empower you.”

Tracee Stanley. author of Radiant Rest and Empowered Life Self-Inquiry Oracle Deck

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Goddess Durga

Part 1 of my book features the Goddess Durga—A role model who vanquishes internalized oppression. Durga teaches you how to take back our full feminine power and roar with conviction and self-sourced approval and esteem!


Goddess Lakshmi

Part 2 of my book introduces the Goddess Lakshmi—Known for her beauty and generous spirit, Lakshmi guides you to cultivate unshakable inner contentment and soul-aligned abundance.


Goddess Saraswati

Part 3 of my book celebrates the Goddess Saraswati—The ultimate teacher of our deepest journey to Self, Saraswati illuminates the gifts of wisdom, peace, and inner freedom by owning our authentic voice and dsires.

Praise for Roar Like A Goddess
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"Acharya Shunya, the first female head of an ancient Vedic lineage, brings the powerful Hindu goddesses Durga,..."  Read more

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“What Acharya Shunya has accomplished in this book is nothing short of a reinterpretation of the Hindu..."  Read more

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“In this modern compendium of ancient Hindu goddess mythology, Archarya Shunya teaches us how to..."  Read more



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“Tuning into the archetypal and symbolic energies of Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati offers us a way to embody..."  Read more



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“Roar Like a Goddess is a much-needed clarion call for every woman (and man) to stand up and exclaim..."  Read more

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 “Roar Like a Goddess is my favorite kind of mythological book, as it demands the contemporary reinterpr..."  Read more

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“Roar like a Goddess is radical permission to embrace our holy wrath, highest pleasure, and deepest aut..."  Read more

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“One of the gifts we receive from the Indian tradition is the recognition of the divine feminine as Shakti, the nondual..."  Read more



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“Roar Like a Goddess is not a book about the Goddess; it is the voice of the Goddess, bold and clear..."  Read more

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“Roar Like a Goddess is a portal to the power of the three wisdom goddesses that lie within each of us..."  Read more



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“Roar Like a Goddess is one of the most introspective, thought-provoking works in the true spirit of..."  Read more

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Acharya Shunya, Master Spiritual Teacher

Acharya Shunya is a truth teller, a mystic teacher, a trailblazing spiritual teacher and bestselling author who facilitates bold authenticity, divine awareness, self-remembrance, and wisdom pathways to awakening within. As the first female head of her 2000-year old Vedic lineage from India, Acharya Shunya's  openhearted, inclusive nondual teachings reinterpret and re-contextualize ancient Hindu teachings and goddess legends for modern times, always honoring her progressive Vedic roots while breaking the shackles of tradition to bring modern-day women, an inclusive, feminist spirituality. In Roar Like a Goddess, Acharya Shunya empowers women everywhere to step into their divine immensity and lead powerful, abundant, and wise lives through her revolutionary revisioning of ancient India’s primary goddess archetypes. She is the Founder of The Awakened Self Foundation and the Nonprofit Vedika Global, Inc., organizations headquartered in northern California, that empower, educate, and inspire a world-wide community of students through online courses, workshops, and retreats in alchemical Ayurveda, inner Yoga, universal Adwaita and trainings to Awaken the Inner Goddess. Learn more at and