Aghora - The Left Hand Path Of God - Robert Svoboda

Finally.. I found the time, last night to finish this book.

As a student of the occult, I would be expected to have read the book, and digested the information present in this book.
As a matter of fact, I was searching for this book, all over the place...
But again, as this is a rare book.. (Was published in 1998 .. amidst a lot of controversy.. especially on a couple of chapters ..) and no second hand copies were available....

So.. now comes the book ...

Writing a review for the book, which has aready been acclaimed is not a big deal.. anyway ... Here comes...

The book starts with an introduction to the Tantric Texts ...
Followed by a brief discussion on the Right Hand and the Left Hand Paths..

The actual Aghori in the book is Vimalananda .. who recollects incidents in his life time.. and narrates them with some amount of wit ...I was disappointed in some aspects of the book... I thought certain rituals would be explained in a more detailed.. unfortunately .. that was not the case.. Vimalananda remains as tight lipped as his contemporaries.. which is again.. understandable ...Chapters on RnuBandhana, and Mahakala, And Mahapurusha .. are extremely ...interesting ... and enlightening...Vimalananda's first interaction with Smashan Tara was the highlight of this book... The book specifies a number of do's and don'ts .. hence it is like more of a checklist rather than a manual or a textbook ...Vimalananda's take on Karma, Death, Karmic thoughts, intercourse, Shakti and other occult aspects are worth reading ...
The author and Vimalananda.. very specifically tell you that, practising certain rituals is upto the discretion of the 'saadhak' and that in no way.. will the person/should the person.. blame the supreme forces for the effects that might arise out of its usage...

A pretty good disclaimer though ....

I personally enjoyed reading the book..
The book is close to 300 pages ..
though it is quite possible to read it quite fast, due to its simplicity ... :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008 by Hari
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  1. i would like to learn the tantric art, but u can never find anyone who is willing to teach; everyone is out for money!!!

  2. Anybody plz update aghora at the left hand path of god book in free PDF format or let me kn frm wea i can download

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