on 26 October 2007
Very rarely do you read a book, & it blows your mind away. Wow! Thats all I could say.
Shambahvi, a female Tantric, tells her story in this book- how she went from being a fashion designer, living in luxury in some foriegn country, to a practioner of Hindu Tantra(not neo Tantra) in India.
The story jumps back & forward, as she recollects her life, & gives the Tantric philosophy. How the Godess slowly became pleased with her, & shared with her occult secrets. How she had to face dark Tantrics who tried to attack her, but she survived by chanting her own Mantra.
David Frawley has written an intro to the book, & also recommended it on his website. I wanted to know what sort of book would impress even Frawley, himself a Master, & the best author on Vedas/Tantras, I think.
A funny story is, the man who introduced Frawley to Shambhavi, wrote a letter to him addressed as "David frawley, Texas, America" He got the letter!
The other reviewer, who gave it 1 star, was proably expecting some kinky sex story(which is what people associate Tantra/Yoginis with), but got an honest life account, with no tilitation. No wonder hes angry :-D
on 12 December 2009
Very difficult to follow, probably for people who are a lot more into the psychic stuff, I could not read it, I could not understand what she was talking about. Very elaborate. Not for me, or for anyone who is a novice in soul searching.
on 22 April 2013
Took it up for examination to learn more about this youtube personality's works. Utterly rebarbetic to reason, a novel full of sexual megalomania, an insult to the god[cant make up ones mind where the loyalties lay] if there was one[as a new western convert would babble after living a life full of sensual indulgance. Inherent in it are a projection of one's freudian fantasies self-contradictory as if the god (would wear the dress one wished and must always be fair] a sign of the troubled times of instant kundalini nirvana, a multi billion industry. Ramakrishna spoke exactly the opposite and it is not good to misquote people who were genuine in the OsHo times one lived in. Ther recession surely has its benefits for the industry of rape, propaganda and decadance. It is all but human to seek the definitive truth, the final assurance, something to cling on, hope,pity without having to find out for oneself.
Mice and fallen women and men who are exactly the opposite what the Swami Vivekananda urged the youth to do have compassion and live a life worth living in this world and use ones faculties fully rather than living an orgy of nirvana. To die in a scrap heap is better after having done one's best to live every minute as Kipling said, fully rather than imagining orgies and smoking pot. Dragging poor Ramakrishna [who gave very sound advice though he had his failings as Narasing Seal pointed out] and Ramana to fit ones propaganda adds insult to injury.