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Re: Theos-World Dugpas and Aghoris

Dec 17, 2009 09:22 PM
by MKR

Here is the link for wiki on aghoris - <>

In the cremation grounds, the Aghoris pick up barbicued human flesh and eat
them. This is going on for centuries.

Another interesting fact about the going ons at Varanasi is the easy and
legal availability of mind altering herbs; both consumed and smoked. There
are Government approved shops selling them. Aghoris tend to smoke mariwana
and use other herbs which affect the mind. You do not hear much about this
aspect of the life in Varanasi.

By the way, the Indian Section is headquartered in Varanasi and I have not
heard of any theosophist talk about the drug culture of the city. The TV
documentary was a mind opener for me.


PS: Internet, has allowed information such as the above accessible to anyone
interested in the topic. Is not Internet wonderful?

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 4:23 AM, <> wrote:

> mkr,
> Well, one thing occurred to me is a cremation ground holds the ashes of the
> cremated and there is no flesh to eat that remains from the cremation it
> would seem to me. Can you post the URL for the Aghoris and/or the Wiki link?
> I am not much into "the Devil made Me Do IT " thing myself. I do recall
> having read a at length narrative some time back of a Major Tantric Goddess
> that is usually encountered by an aspirant when they reach a certain
> attainment at charnal grounds as a step in certain initiations but cannot
> remember enough to source it right now. You know the mahatma's told that the
> game set of the White Brotherhood Hierarchy is in eternal force
> counter-force for the entirety on the Manvantaric projection and they made
> the point that the game set is formulated so that the force-counter force
> between the two polarizations is ideally supposed to maintain a close
> equality of force so that the universe can continue to have stability in
> maintenance on the level of dynamics while on a lesser level of our
> participation it seems the similar effect cycles across human experiential
> reality. Christians can become obsessed with worry over demons and devils
> which also predicated the inquisition among other things, if anything my
> view is Theosophist should at least be sophisticated enough to detach
> themselves from this juvenile prederilection which is so very Catholic lol.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "MKR" < <>>
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> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:43:45 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> Subject: Theos-World Dugpas and Aghoris
> Dugpas and Aghoris
> Tonight I saw a documentary on Aghoris, a secret Hindu Sect which
> practice tantric rites as well as eat human flesh from cremation
> grounds and use mind altering drugs. It appears they are distributed
> in North India and SE Asia and are found around cremation grounds. In
> the documentary, they were able find them only late in the nigh and
> you do not see them during the day. There is also a writeup in Wiki.
> The founder of the sect is entombed in Varanasi, the holiest Hindu
> City in India and most seem to live there. Due to the kind of
> practices as well as the extreme secrecy surrounding them, one wonders
> if there is an interaction between them and Dupas or even some Dupas
> go about as Aghoris.
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