The Shadow of the Dalai Lama – Contents

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Introduction: Light and Shadow

Plato’s  Cave

Realpolitik and politics of symbols


Part I - Ritual as Politics


1 - Buddhism and Misogyny (historical overview)

The "sacrifice" of Maya: the Buddha legend

The meditative dismemberment of women: Hinayana Buddhism

The transformation of women into men: Mahayana Buddhism


2 - Tantric Buddhism

The explosion of sexus: Vairayana Buddhism

Mystic sexual love between the sexes and cosmogonical eros

The guru as manipulator of the divine

The appropriation of gynergy and androcentric power strategies

The absolute power of the "grand sorcerer" (Maha Siddha)


3 - The “Tantric Female Sacrifice"

The karma mudra: the real woman

The inana mudra: the woman of imagination

Karma mudra vs. inana mudra

The maha mudra: the inner woman

The "Tantric female sacrifice"


4 - The Law of Inversion

The twilight language

Sexual desire

The incest taboo

Eating and drinking impure substances


Ritual murder

Symbol and reality

Concurrence with the demonic

The aggression of the divine couple

Western criticism


5 - Pure Shaktism and Tantric Feminism, and Alchemy

The gynocentric male sacrifice

The vajra and the double-headed ax

The dakini

Kali as conquered time goddess

The "alchemic female sacrifice"


6 - Kalachakra: The Public and the Secret Initiations

The seven lower public initiations and their symbolic significance

The self-sacrifice of the pupil

The lineage tree

The divine time machine

The four higher "secret" initiations

Sperm and menstruation blood as magic substances

The “Ganachakra" and the four "highest" initiations


7 - Kalachakra: The Inner Processes

The candali: the fire woman

The “drop theory” as an expression of androgyny

Excursus: The mystic female body

The method or the manipulation of the divine


8 - The ADI Buddha: His Mystic Body and his Astral Aspects

The “Power of Ten”: The mystic body of the ADI BUDDHA

The astral-temporal aspects of the ADI BUDDHA

Rahu—the swallower of sun and moon

Kalagni and the doomsday mare

The myth of eternal recurrence


9 - The ADI Buddha: The Mandala Principle and the World Ruler

The Buddhist mandala cosmos

The mandala principle

The Kalachakra sand mandala

The world ruler: The sociopolitical exercise of power by the ADI Buddha

Profane and spiritual power


10 - The Aggressive Myth of Shambhala

Geography of the kingdom of Shambhala

The kings and administration of Shambhala

The “raging wheel turner”: The martial ideology of Shambhala

Lethal war machines

The "final battle"

Buddha versus Allah

The non-Buddhist origins of the Shambhala myth

Evaluation of the Shambhala myth

"Inner" and "outer" Shambhala


11 - The  Manipulator  of  Erotic Love


12 - Epilogue to Part I



Part II - Politics as Ritual


Introduction: Politics as Ritual

Myth and history

The battle of the sexes and history

The sacred kingdom

Eschatology and politics

History and mysticism


1 - The Dalai Lama: Incarnation of the Tibetan Gods

Buddha Amitabha: The sun and light deity

The various masks of Avalokiteshvara

The XIV Dalai Lama as the supreme Kalachakra master

Statements of the XIV Dalai Lama on sexuality and sexual magic


2 - The Dalai Lama (Avalokitshvara) and the Demoness (Srinmo)

The bondage of the earth goddess Srinmo and the history of the origin of Tibet

Why women can’t climb pure crystal mountain

Matriarchy in the Land of Snows?

The western imagination

Women in former Tibetan society

The alchemic division of the feminine: The Tibetan goddesses Palden Lhamo and Tara

TaraTibet’s Madonna

The lament of Yeshe Tshogyal

The mythological background to the Tibetan-Chinese conflict: Avalokiteshvara and Guanyin

Wu Zetian (Guanyin) and Songtsen Gampo (Avalokiteshvara)

Ci Xi (Guanyin) and the Thirteenth Dalai Lama (Avalokiteshvara)

Jiang Qing (Guanyin) and the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (Avalokiteshvara)

Feminism and Tantric Buddhism

The XIV Dalai Lama and the question of women's rights


3 - The Foundations of Tibetan Buddhocracy

The history of Buddhist state thought

The Dalai Lama and the Buddhist state are one

The feigned belief of the XVI Dalai Lama in Western democracy

The "Great Fifth" - Absolute Sun Ruler over Tibet

Magic as politics - the magic world of the V Dalai Lama

The predecessors of the V Dalai Lama

The successors of the “Great Fifth”: The Thirteenth and Fourteenth Dalai Lamas

Incarnation and power

The "Great Fifth" and the system of incarnation

The sacred power of the Tibetan kings and it’s conferral upon the Dalai Lamas

The XIV Dalai Lama and the question of incarnation

The introduction of the doctrine of incarnation in the West

The various orders of Tibetan Buddhism (Gelugpa, Kagyüpa, Nyingmapa, Sakyapa, Bön)

Unification of the Tibetan Buddhist Order under the Absolute Reign of the XIV Dalai Lama

The "Karmapa affair"


4 - Social Reality in Ancient Tibet

The Western image of Tibet

The social structure of former Tibet

Tibetan criminal law

Clerical commerce

Political intrigue

More recent developments in the historical image


5 - Buddhocracy and Anarchy - Contradictory or Complementary?

The grand sorcerers (Maha Siddhas)

The anarchistic founding father of Tibetan Buddhism: Padmasambhava,

From anarchy to discipline of the order: the Tilopa lineage

The pre-ordained counter world to the clerical bureaucracy: holy fools

An anarchistic erotic: the VI Dalai Lama

A tantric history of Tibet

Crazy wisdom and the West


6 - Regicide as Lamaism’s Myth of Origin and the Ritual Sacrifice of Tibet

Ritual regicide in the history of Tibet

The Tibetan "scapegoat"

Ritual murder as a current issue among exile Tibetans

The ritual sacrifice of Tibet

Real violence and one’s own imaginings


7 - The War of the Oracle Gods and the Shugden Affair

The Tibetan state oracle

Dorje Shugden—a threat to the XIV Dalai Lama’s life?


8 - Magic as a Political Instrument

Invocation of demons

"Voodoo magic"

Magic wonder weapons

The “Great Fifth” as magician and the XIV Dalai Lama

Mandala politics


9 - The War Gods behind the Mask of Peace

The aggressiveness of the Tibetan tutelary gods (Dharmapalas)

Gesar of Ling - the Tibetan "Siegfried"

The Tibetan warrior kings and the clerical successors

The Dalai Lamas as the supreme war lords

The historical distortion of the "peaceful" Tibetans

Is the XIV Dalai Lama the "greatest living prince of peace"

Tibetan guerrillas and the CIA

Marching music and terror

Political calculation and the Buddhist message of peace

“Buddha has smiled”: The Dalai Lama and the Indian atomic tests


10 - The Spearhead of the Shambhala War: The Mongols

Genghis Khan as a Bodhisattva

The Buddhization of Mongolia

The Mongolian Shambhala myth

Dambijantsan, the bloodthirsty avenging lama

Von Ungern Sternberg: The “Order of Buddhist Warriors”

The XIV Dalai Lama and Mongolia


11 - The Shambhala Myth and the West

The Shambhala missionary Agvan Dorjiev

Bolshevik Buddhism

The Kalachakra temple in St. Petersburg

Madame Blavatsky and the Shambhala myth

Nicholas Roerich and the Kalachakra Tantra

The “Shambhala Warrior” Chögyam Trungpa

Other Western Shambhala visions

The XIV Dalai Lama and the Shambhala myth


12 - Fascist Occultism and it’s Close Relationship to Buddhist Tantrism

The Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s national socialist friends

The Nazi–Tibet connection

Julius Evola: A fascist Tantric

Miguel Serrano: The Dalai Lama’s “friend” and chief ideologist of “esoteric Hitlerism”

The former SS-man Heinrich Harrer: teacher of the XIV Dalai Lama

Julius Evola: the "Tantric" advisor of Benito Mussolini

Miguel Serrano: "friend" of the Dalai Lama and chief ideologist of "esoteric Hitlerism"


13 - The Japanese Doomsday Guru Shoko Asahara and XIV Dalai Lama

Shoko Asahara’s relationship to the XIV Dalai Lama

The staged Shambhala war

The sect’s system of rituals is Tantric Buddhist

Asahra’s Gods

The Japanese Chakravartin

Murder, violence and religion

The Japanese Armageddon

Religion and chemical laboratories

The song of Sarin

The international contacts

The two different brothers


14 - China’s Metaphysical Rivalry with Tibet

Mao Zedong: the red sun

The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

The “deification” of Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong's "Tantric practices"

A spiritual rivalry between the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Mao Zedong?

The post-Mao era in Tibet

A pan-Asian vision of the Kalachakra Tantra

Taiwan: a springboard for Tibetan Buddhism and the XIV Dalai Lama?

Are the Chinese interested in the Shambhala myth?


15 - The Buddhocratic Conquest of the West

Robert A. Thurman: “The academic godfather of the Tibetan cause”

The stolen revolution

Thurman’s forged history

A worldwide Buddhocracy

Tibet a land of enlightenment?

Thurman as “high priest” of the Kalachakra Tantra


16 - Tactics, Strategies, Forgeries, Illusions

The "Tibet lobby"

The manipulation of the "Greens"

The illusory world of interreligious dialog and the ecumenical movement

Modern science and Tantric Buddhism

Buddhist cosmogony and the postmodern world view

The yogi as computer

Hollywood and Tantric Buddhism


17 - Conclusion

The atavistic pattern of Tibetan Buddhism

Clash of Religions: the fundamentalistic contribution of Lamaism

Return to rationalism?


Postscript: Creative Polarity beyond Tantrism




Annex: Critical Forum Kalachakra Tantra






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