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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Who was her teacher? The book says everything mentioned in there has been described to the best of her memory.

The rarest of gems are found in the deepest and darkest caverns of earth. At age nineteen, when she was a happy-go-lucky, adventurous lass from Australia. After all, it was buried so deep it could never be found. I really liked it not because of the literary marvel, but because I hope such revelations will be an eye opener for people who have blind faith in the self claimed Godmen of India.

This is what he told me: I gravitate towards spiritual memoirs of this type due to my own experiences with India, dodging the guru bullet and the doubt that lead me to leave my own path after close to 8 years. So my guess is Gail was a believer, not a knower. Secondly, who told you that Gail is anti-hindu?

She is one of the popular God Women of Kerala,with considerable following around the world. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Let our efforts at learning be luminous and filled with joy, endowed with the force of purpose.

Gail Tredwell – Wikipedia

Because she became fluent in the Malayalam language and had continual intimate proximity to Amma for twenty years, Tredwell is uniquely capable of portraying this famous woman. And the comments about her not speaking about it for a long time: I was hardworking workaholicdedicated obsesseddetermined stubbornand physically strong. Only then was she able to muster her battered but not quite broken spirit and plot her escape.


Gail is a disillusioned woman, who was once caught up in a cult and bears the spiritual scars of the same: Actually, you need to try being one.

Gradually she seems to return to normal, but by then she’s been missing from the parallel world and her credits is completely shot, so she loses her 20 years of normal living.

I would not have touched had it not been for the controversy — and I believe it is the same with a thousand other people. At age ten I won first prize in my school writing contest and was awarded a copy of The Secret Garden.

This is a brave story which took her 15 years after her escape from Ashram to publish indicating the mental torture she must have undergone over there. The people who flock to these gods on earth are mostly educated people gifted with rational minds to think things out.

But she decides to stay on despising her empty western life style even though her boyfriend leaves her. Welp, knock Amma off the guru list. It teaches you what would happen if a normal human being sacrifices everything to serve an actor. The book is not literary piece of work, rather, if true to every detail, a shocking revelation of ever expanding god-woman empire.

Them how would Amma or Swamis or anything to do with the ashram be right in her eyes?! She also makes serious allegations against the saint like financial misappropriations and sex with many male followers.

Each of us must decide for himself or herself whether to admire Amma as a role model or to reject her as a fraud. It is hardly surprising, because in a multicultural democracy where religion is always a touchy subject, no government will foolishly go against such an institution without solid evidence.


Embezzling The World: Holy Hell – What life was like for Amma’s personal attendant of 20 years!

A memoir written by a follower of Amritanandamayi. You have judged the author. Let us together join our mental forces in strength for the benefit of humanity. Mar 07, Deepu Joseph rated it it was amazing.

Holy Hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness

The pro-repressed childhood memory camp says the younger the subject prior gaytri years old and the longer the traumatic event the greater the chance for memory repression. The book alleges that a senior follower of the ashram, Balu, had a forced sexual relationship with the author for many years.

When you serve you are serving that state of being in the one Guru or Teacher so they can lift you out yell that sense of separation you have with everyone.

As she grew older, her vision cleared and she saw the ashram for what it was: So well that she could figure out structural nuances in the Malayalam words. Kerala has gone into verbal overdrive with shrill accusations from both sides flying across the media tje the internet. You have unwound the secret life of Gail.

We have spirituality which you can believe in or not but neither of those choices make it real for you.