The Soma Tantra: A Cosmic Tragedy

Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Poetry

By Obsidian Eagle

Publisher : Word On A Wing Press (via CreateSpace)

ABOUT Obsidian Eagle

Obsidian Eagle
Obsidian Eagle is a pen name for an Indie author who wrote The Soma Tantra to spread spiritual knowledge and respect for all belief systems. It is a work of High Fiction filled with epic action, mythic figures and comic camp. It comprises Book I of The Lunacy Trilogy. Its successor:  More...



When the moon god Soma Chandra defies his brethren by kidnapping their Guru's new wife, the gears of war are set in motion. An age-old conflict between demonic Ashuras and godly Devatas is rekindled amid Antarloka's heavenly sphere. Meanwhile, Shiva and his consort Kali plot destruction, then dispatch agents into the fray. Mortal races square off against immortals as the balance of power shifts - but through it all, it is a single human girl who can trump either side ... Steeped in Hindu Myth and mixed with elements of Greek Tragedy, The Soma Tantra puts a fresh spin on fantasy while serving up a sumptuous dose of adventure!

It actually all began with a dream unlike any other: There was a city at the end of the universe. A security guard who monitored people's thoughts there made sure that none of the laws of thinking were broken. However, one night there was a large banquet at the royal palace, where a small child was in attendance. Before dinner began, all the public officials focused on the androgynous youngster when it started asking some unusually deep questions. There is no memory left of those questions, except that each one drew surprised gasps from all the guests. The guards in the surveillance tower could do nothing to stop an influx of unregulated ideas. As the youth asked a third question, everything within the dream dissolved into an ocean of emotion! Amid said ocean, everyone could feel everybody else's feelings. Therein was found great pain, unspeakable pleasure, forgiveness, and universal understanding. Afterward, the dream seemed to resume, but the thought police from the tower had lost their power. They were no longer necessary. People would run randomly into each other throughout countless conceptual corridors, stare into one another's eyes and at the same time say: "I have seen The Hieros Gamos!" The writer awoke with bittersweet tears of joy flowing forth from his eyes. After several false starts, he settled on Hindu Mythology as the vehicle to deliver the message received in the depths of that Akashic dream. That's where The Soma Tantra really came from, and if you read carefully enough, you'll tap into its source as well . . . PS: It's also worth mentioning that the author had viewed an Anime called 'Dead Leaves' the night before having this highly unusual dream.

From Ben Lachini (Obsidian's first fan):

The Soma Tantra is a modern day Epic Poem in a class akin to The Epic of Gilgamesh and Homer's Iliad / Odyssey. Very few such works have poured out from our collective unconscious throughout history and even fewer are available nowadays, but this is truly a masterpiece crafted by an exceptional Storyteller and Poet.

In today's world and specifically in the Western hemisphere, here is a diamond in the rough that has yet to capture the popular imagination. Unfortunately, it may never do so, since the spirit of this gift has been traditionally reserved for those who possess a certain degree of discernment and interest in esoteric topics.

It's highly recommended for students of philosophy and spiritual seekers who'd like to raise their level of consciousness while simultaneously enjoying a superb tale. This story touches upon and elevates all the tendencies, proclivities, and conditions (Sanskaras) that make up us human entities (which should increase your focus regardless of what path you find yourself on). What's more, it will probably make you roar with laughter at key points calculated by its witty author. Who knows? Maybe you'll even fall IN LOVE with The Soma Tantra's subtle beauty as it familiarizes you with major figures of Hindu Mythology!