“This is the culmination of the Aghora trilogy - the first two being Aghora: At the left hand of God & Aghora: Kundalini.
I read the first many years ago, possibly in a phase of spirituall and moral vacancy and impoverishment and it did affect me very deeply.
the writing itself is cross between a candid account and formal commentary, memoir and myth. steeped in Indian contemporary culture and based, as the author says, on the life of a real life Aghori, addressed with the pseudonym Vimalananda.
The book is an intense read, though the accounts should not be entirely taken as objective reality. those who may have experienced otherworldly phenomena will understand the difficulty in relating them.
i tried re-reading them recently but did not feel the same sense of wondrous disbelief. i would recommend it nonetheless to those interested in knowing about Aghora, tantra and Indian mysticism.
there is something in these 3 volumes that did change my life.
ßeowulf wrote this review Tuesday, October 2, 2007.