AVATAR OF NIGHT the Millennial Edition
As Woodstock and the Apollo moon landing lit up the skies of history, Tal Brooke flew to New Delhi, quickly becoming immersed in the vast subcontinent of India as he pursued a radical pilgrimage of consciousness. After quickly exhausting the “Grand Tour” of landmarks popularized by the spiritual tourists of the West, Brooke plunged into wilderness India, and the journey shifted into high gear.
From their first meeting, Brooke was heralded by Sai Baba, India’s greatest miracle-working godman, as the inner-circle disciple who, like Oppenheimer at Los Alamos, would help trigger the explosion of India’s ancient mystical tradition into the Western world.Within Baba’s enchanted realm, Brooke saw and experienced things that seemed to obliterate all Western conceptions of reality as his journey vectored further into an alien universe. What had appeared as the prized state of godlike enlightenment, which seemed just within reach, became a precipice–not of enlightenment–but obliteration, even possession. Brooke was becoming a captive soul of an ancient inner transformation, while Baba’s outward divinity concealed a timeless, demonic presence.
After two years of surrender to a Being who claimed to be God on earth, something remarkable happened. The end-game of spiritual powers ensnaring one man’s soul turned abruptly and miraculously. Poised on the edge of a precipice, Brooke was rescued from above. With hauntingly vivid images, unexpected humor, and a profound passion for truth, Brooke lays bare the powerful reality of good and evil and of things beyond the familiar realm of the senses, in a book that will not be easily forgotten.