Gold, Guns and God
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—A Forthcoming Biography of Swami Bhaktipada and a History of the West Virginia New Vrindaban Hare Krishna Community in Ten Volumes, by Henry Doktorski

Kirtanananda Swami Bhaktipada receives a birthday gift—a golden crown and mace, similar to the royal acouterments offered to the murti of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in his Palace of Gold, expertly crafted by master jeweler Ishani dasi (Ellen Schramm), the head of the New Vrindaban Jewelry Department—during Bhaktipada’s vyasa-puja celebration commemorating his 49th birthday, at New Vrindaban, West Virginia (September 1, 1986)

VOLUME I—A PREMATURE ATTEMPT TO BECOME SPIRITUAL MASTER (309 pages)

Chapter 1: This Child Is Going to be a Great Preacher
Chapter 2: Keith and Howard: “A Couple of Wild and Crazy Guys”
Chapter 3: Living in the Big Apple
Chapter 4: Denizens of Mott Street
Chapter 5: Discovering Marijuana
Chapter 6: Keith Becomes an LSD Guru
Chapter 7: “Passage, O Soul, to India!”
Chapter 8: Turning Hippies Into Happies
Chapter 9: “The Spiritual Master Is Never At Fault”
Chapter 10: Keith Becomes Kirtanananda
Chapter 11: Return to India
Chapter 12: “A Crazy Man”

VOLUME II—NEW VRINDABAN: THE EARLY DAYS (304 pages)

Chapter 13: Establishing the Caste System in the Modern World
Chapter 14: Almost Heaven?
Chapter 15: The Prodigal Sons Return
Chapter 16: The First West Virginia Winter
Chapter 17: “We Must All Follow Kirtanananda Maharaja”
Chapter 18: Growing Pains
Chapter 19: A Great Sinister Movement
Chapter 20: In Every Town and Village
Chapter 21: A Transcendental Rock Opera
Chapter 22: Kirtanananda Becomes Sole Leader at New Vrindaban
Chapter 23: The “Cult of Kirtanananda”
Chapter 24: “He Is Worth Ten Of You”

VOLUME III—THE GLORY DAYS OF NEW VRINDABAN (315 pages)


Chapter 25: The Shooting Affair
Chapter 26: Our men should . . . be trained to kill
Chapter 27: These Devotees Are My Jewels
Chapter 28: A Labor of Love
Chapter 29: New Vrindaban Under Lockdown
Chapter 30: I Am Already Living Here
Chapter 31: The Passing of Prabhupada
Chapter 32: The Palace Marathon
Chapter 33: The Palace Dedication
Chapter 34: Glory Days
Chapter 35: A Tourist Magnet
Chapter 36: Prabhupada Rex
Chapter 37: Spend Your Summer In Heaven

VOLUME IV—NOT A SAFE PLACE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN (305 pages)

Chapter 38: The Zonal “Acharyas”
Chapter 39: ISKCON “Gurus” Begin to Deviate
Chapter 40: “Demons” at New Vrindaban
Chapter 41: The Secret Homesexual/Pedophile Inner Sanctum
Chapter 42: Women Improve With a Good Beating
Chapter 43: Children at New Vrindaban
Chapter 44: Child Sexual Molestation
Chapter 45: Scam-Kirtan
Chapter 46: Sex, Polygamy and Sankirtan

VOLUME V—A WHISTLE-BLOWER MURDERED (223 pages)

Chapter 47: Show-Bottle “Guru”
Chapter 48: Chakradhari and the Fringies
Chapter 49: The Murder of Chakradhari
Chapter 50: A New Temple for Radha-Vrindaban Chandra
Chapter 51: Cows, Bulls and Calves
Chapter 52: The Temple of Understanding and Land of Krishna
Chapter 53: The Bell Tower

VOLUME VI—THE SECOND NEW VRINDABAN MURDER (298 pages)

Chapter 54: Sulochan: A Thorn in Bhaktipada’s Side
Chapter 55: The Kirtanananda Exposé
Chapter 56: The Guru Reform Movement
Chapter 57: Preaching from a Jail Cell
Chapter 58: Bhaktipada Nearly Killed
Chapter 59: Brain Damage
Chapter 60: Murder Conspiracy
Chapter 61: The “Demon” Jailed
Chapter 62: The Murder of Sulochan

VOLUME VII—“IT’S PERSECUTION, PURE AND SIMPLE” (217 pages)

Chapter 63: Court Cases
Chapter 64: “Religious Persecution”
Chapter 65: The Berkeley Takeover Attempt
Chapter 66: Expelled from ISKCON
Chapter 67: Child Molestation Cover Up
Chapter 68: Bhaktipada’s “Boys”

VOLUME VIII—THE INTERFAITH ERA (357 pages)

Chapter 69: The Great Experiment
Chapter 70: Uniting East and West
Chapter 71: Krishna-izing the Classics
Chapter 72: The Krishna Chorale
Chapter 73: Bhaktipada’s 50th Birthday Party
Chapter 74: The Advent of Jesus Christ in the Temple
Chapter 75: The Accordion Ensemble
Chapter 76: “Music at the Palace” Concert Series
Chapter 77: The Organs
Chapter 78: The Temple Orchestra
Chapter 79: Music Theater
Chapter 80: The Liturgies
Chapter 81: The Morning Service
Chapter 82: The Noon Service
Chapter 83: The Evening Service
Chapter 84: Ideational Music
Chapter 85: Christian-Style Robes
Chapter 86: Women Swamis
Chapter 87: Silent Meditation
Chapter 88: Interfaith Preaching
Chapter 89: The Proposed Cathedral of the Holy Name
Chapter 90: The Interfaith “Cities of God“
Chapter 91: Bhaktipada’s “Rule”

VOLUME IX—PUSHED OUT COMPLETELY (293 pages)

Chapter 92: The Arson Trial
Chapter 93: “A Good Day for a Crucifixion”
Chapter 94: Under House Arrest
Chapter 95: End of an Era
Chapter 96: The City of Fraud
Chapter 97: Bhaktipada Returns Triumphantly to New Vrindaban
Chapter 98: The Winnebago Incident
Chapter 99: Admitting to “Past False Pride”
Chapter 100: “Civil War” at New Vrindaban
Chapter 101: Pushed Out Completely

VOLUME X—SIX FEET UNDER: THE LAST DAYS (280 pages)

Chapter 102: Picking Up the Pieces
Chapter 103: New Vrindaban Readmitted to ISKCON
Chapter 104: Behind Prison Bars
Chapter 105: Return to New York City
Chapter 106: “Passage, O Soul, to India!”—Recapitulation
Chapter 107: Last Days
Chapter 108: Six Feet Under

Bonus Volume—NEW VRINDABAN IN PICTURES—Color and Black and White Photographs from the Swami Bhaktipada Archive

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