'The English Mahatma' was one of Aleister Crowley's many titles. In the 1920s a young seeker after religious enlightenment chanced to meet Crowley during one of his bruising court battles. The advice of the master was to quit England and seek illumination direct from the horse's mouth in India. In the twilight of his life, the seeker came to be known as 'The English Paramahamsa'. By the end of the 1960s the magical revival had stalled, the victim of megalomania, lack of relevance or purpose. What becomes of those still searching in more cynical times? This fictional narrative gives one possible answer as it follows the first faltering steps of another simple man in search of spiritual enlightenment amongst an ancient Tantrik sect of the Tankhem tradition.