Traveling as security escort with the Dalai Lama, author Stephen K. Hayes found himself introduced to a hidden part of Tibetan spiritual lore. In discovering Vajrakilaya, the wielder of the phurba demon defeating dagger, he became captivated with gaining more and more expertise with the secretive practice. He ended up in India and Nepal pursuing the phurba dagger lore for the next 20 years.
In Heart of Light, Blade of Thunder, Author Stephen K. Hayes describes how he learned about Vajrakilaya, how he became fascinated with the little known lore, and finally how he began his journey towards mastery of the practice.
The book consists of 36 short chapters. Each chapter starts with a story from the author’s investigation, and then goes on to reveal a bit about Vajrakilaya phurba practice. Each chapter closes with a page of questions or considerations stimulated by the chapter just read.