Gail “Gayatri” Tredwell was there every step of the way—from early devotee to head “Far more than a cautionary tale, Holy Hell is a captivating, heart-rending, . 8 Dec Amma’s former personal attendant of 20 years Gail (Gayatri) Tredwell published her autobiography of her life with Amma entitled “Holy Hell: A. 19 Mar holy hell gail tredwell holy hell amma 13 holy hell by gail tredwell gail tredwell holy hell book holy hell gayathri gayathridevis book reg amma.
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As one that specialized in working with sexual trauma and PTSD i have never heard of a case where an adult woman was raped then recovering that memory from repression.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. But she decides to stay on despising her empty western life style even though her boyfriend leaves her. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Just one of many examples occurs tbe Gayatri is donning the ochre cloth of self-sacrifice, renouncing all personal desires to pursue God and God alone. Wanna write a book about it? By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It does feel on occasions that the author had a slightly unhealthy obsession towards ‘Amma’ – but then that must be true for her numerous devotees too. I was happy and relieved to read such a clear and well written report.
Views Read Edit View history. Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu! At that time there was a hue and cry among the inmates and devotees and once everyone was discussing the matter in the hut around Amma. She also makes serious allegations against the saint like financial misappropriations and sex with many male followers. Amma’s former personal attendant of hll years Gail Gayatri Tredwell published her autobiography of her life with Amma entitled ” Holy Tge But she is standing alone against a huge multi millionaire industry and millions of followers.
For the average Keralite, a hippie meant a holg who did not wash, smoked pot, and indulged in loose sex: It teaches you what would happen if a normal human being sacrifices everything to serve an actor.
I could relate to the mind-screw that comes with the teacher student relationship born partly out of one’s own neuroses and projections, and partly out of trying to suppress critical thinking when faced with paradoxes and hypocrisy.
You are commenting using your WordPress. I help a Western follower of an Asian religion, and Asian gurus, so I am not at all hostile to the concept of following a teacher, and yes, eve It’s hard to say I loved this book, but it was very good.
So if Amma had lots of sex with gusto and was also a bit of a jerk sometimes does that mean Amma has no connection with the divine? Some parts of this book were extremely shocking; no hel why this book is not easily available in India. Those who fail her at ggayatri step can easily leave and lead life whichever way pleases them.
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Supposedly a genuine guru can do no wrong. You don’t need to be brilliant to identify these living God’s.
Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me! Now people is saying it’s all false storyIf you make a complaint, at least police will enquire about this and if its true they will shut down this place Please send a compliant to First of all thanks for sharing your dreadful experience with us.
Holy Hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness
Just like the body being susceptible to viruses even more so the mind. Told to lie about Amma’s bodily functions and cover up the fact that she was a normal woman who menstruated. The book was well written and held my interest until the end but I was disappointed and felt she really missed finding the true God and peace she was really searching for.
We have the choice always, to live in eternal presence, or the hell of duality and separateness. There are 3 stories from the last 2 years alone of women being held for years in homes in the USA. For I am very sure Gail was not fully rational initially, at least while she was with Amma.
Notify me of new comments via email. Gradually she cant stand the contradictions of Amma and overcomes the mental hurdles to run out of the Ashram and reclaim her life. But somehow they suppress the discussions with their power. This book is a tell all memoir of a woman who was Amma’s devotee for 20 years. The control she exerted over the young Australian was not physical but emotional: When you see her hug, hug, hug and hug for hours without breaks, sitting on one spot without eating, without sleeping and still going strong after my eight hours of sleep you know her intentions are good.
She also makes serious allegations against the saint like financial misappropriations and sex with many male followers. For those who love India should not read such a book. It is typically a dominant-submissive relationship, sometimes with sex involved. After publishing the book Holy Hellthe first interview with Gail was publish www. Enlightening and quite helpful in the teachings that this book shares with especially women on deciding for yourself what you will or not will put up with.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A few years after leaving the ashram I began seeking intuitive counseling. Just so that you know. I courteously made my debut in on a warm and sunny morning in Queensland, Australia. Quotes from Holy Hell: Like you write,she never intended deeply enough to understand Amma or tred her path. Oneness with Loves presence is the goal at Enlightening and quite helpful in the teachings that this book shares with especially women on deciding for yourself what you will or not will put up with.
I’m sorry to have to say this, But, I think people considering getting involved with this creepy group should read this book. An essential reading for every Amma devotee. Gail got elevated to the position of manager, and was accompanying Amma constantly on her trips.