Kali Yuga
The ‘‘Iron Age’’ of Hindu mythology. Hindu mythology
posits four ages of the world the Krita Yuga (Golden Age of
Truth), lasting 4,800 years of the gods; the Treta Yuga (Silver
Age), 3,600 years of the gods; the Dwapara Yuga, 2,400 years
of the gods; and the Kali Yuga (Iron or Evil Age), 1,200 years
of the gods.
Since a year of the gods equals 360 years of men, the extent
of Kali Yuga is said to be 432,000 years; it would have begun
in 540 B.C.E. During the Kali Yuga righteousness has diminished
by three-quarters, and the age is one of devolution, culminating
in the destruction of the world prior to a new creation
and another Krita Yuga in an endless cycle of time.Kalé, Shrikrishna Vasudeo (1924– )
Psychologist actively concerned with parapsychology. Kalé
was born on April 10, 1924, in Poona, India. He studied at the
University of Bombay (B.A., 1944; M.A., 1947) and Columbia
University, New York (M.A., 1950; Ph.D., 1953). In 1959 Kalé
became a reader in psychology at the University of Bombay. He
has written widely on psychology and has a continuing interest
in parapsychology.
Sources
Kalé, Shrikrishna Vasudeo. ‘‘Parapsychology and Science.’’
Indian Journal of Parapsychology 1, no. 2 (1959).
———. ‘‘Parapsychology and Science.’’ Indian Journal of
Parapsychology 2, no. 1 (1961).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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