FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF WALES TO THE BAY OF BENGAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc9RNEdv-So&feature=youtu.be
A talk about the inspiration behind my novel Dharma Sutra. filmed by Michael Traverzo in Trefil Quarry, a well used film location in Wales. Several episodes of Doctor Who were filmed here and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy used it as the planet Vogsphere. Some people questioned my remark, describing myself as a fundamentalist Christian. That was my upbringing, I studied Religious Education at Advanced Level and gained a level one pass. However part of the course was comparative religion study and this began the process of questioning my parents ethics. When I first read the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead in 1977 my life totally changed. I found the answers to many of life's great mysteries within its pages and I found more reassurance of my new direction in the words of Leonard Cohen. My full transfiguration took place in the Jagannath beach temple in Puri, Orissa, after years of around India and Africa. So many people I have met on my journeys helped colour the pages of this book.

“I guarantee you ain't read anything like it before,” Richard Torres, hedonist and rock star.