AGHORA II: Kundalini This trilogy forms a portion of the story
of the Aghori Vimalananda. An aghori is a
practitioner of Aghora, the spiritual discipline
that takes Tantra to its farthest limits.
For Vimalananda Aghora was a wholly internal
process that eliminates all commonly-accepted
restricitions to the human faculties of perception.
He defined an Aghori in this way: "An
Aghori is beyond the bounds of the earthly
shackles; nay, something above the elements
which shape the universe, and you. He takes
a sort of intoxicant and thus gets intoxicated
in Supreme Love which emanates from the innermost
recesses of his heart. Shall I call it interiority?
It is that part which is beyond awareness.
He gives off the best part of love. Why part?
Part of the Supreme, Universal Love, where
one experiences, with the help of perception,
All-in-One/One-in-All. When you, the finite,
merge into infinity what dost thou not know?
During this stage he merges with his own
deity so that he becomes Him -- capital H.
That is why he is said to have gone from
darkness to divine enlightenment. This is
Aghora II: Kundalini This, the second volume
in the Aghora series, focuses on Kundalini,
the transformative power of the enlightened
self. Kundalini, the root from which all
spiritual experiences sprout, has remained
secret for so long because it cannot be explained,
only experienced. This book recounts how
Vimalananda introduced me to Kundalini, and
took me step by step through the practices
used to awaken Her. It examines mantras,
yantras, tantric practices, and shows how
normally mundane things like music, food,
and even the noise of trains rumbling down
tracks can be turned to one's spiritual benefit.
For Vimalananda Kundalini was not some sort
of impersonal serpent energy, but rather
took the form of his beloved deity Smashan
Tara, the "Saviouress of the Cemetery."
He trusted Kundalini implicitly, and She
never let him down.
"Required reading for anyone interested
in knowing and experiencing Tantra."
- Nik Douglas
"Often even a sentence or two will shed
more significant light on profound states
of consciousness or very complex stages of
meditation than the reader is likely to find
in whole volumes intended to illumine the
Robert Masters, Ph.D.