T. Lobsang Rampa was preordained to be a Tibetan priest, a sign from the stars that could not be ignored. When he left his wealthy home to enter the monastery, his heart was filled with trepidation, with only a slight knowledge of the rigorous spiritual training and physical ordeal that awaited him.
This is his story, a hauntingly beautiful and deeply inspiring journey of awakening within Chakpori Lamasery, the temple of Tibetan medicine. It is a moving tale of passage through the mystic arts of astral projection, crystal gazing, aura deciphering, meditation, and more - a spiritual guide of enlightenment and discovery through the opening of the all-knowing "Third Eye".
This is the first a series of groundbreaking books written by T. Lobsang Rampa, which catapulted him to international fame in the 1960s and '70s. Rampa's stories touched the hearts of the millions and put them in touch with Eastern philosophy for the very first time. Whatever one might say about him, there is no doubt that Rampa played an important role in bringing Buddhism to the West. His continuing popularity is a result of his deep knowledge of the human psyche and spirit, and his true understanding of the eight-fold path of the Buddha.