T. Lobsang Rampa

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Cyril Henry Hoskin
T. Lobsang Rampa

T. Lobsang Rampa seated to the right of a painting depicting a Siamese cat

Born 10 April 1910(1910-04-10)
Plympton, Devon, England, U.K.
Died 25 January 1981 (70)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Known for The Third Eye (1956)

Tuesday Lobsang Rampa (Unknown [or, April 8, 1910] - January 25, 1981) was, by his own account, a Tibetan lama and transmigrant residing in the body of Cyril Henry Hoskin, also known as Doctor Carl Kuon Suo, coming to inhabit his new form when Hoskin fell out of a fir tree while trying to photograph an owl.

As Rampa, he authored several autobiographical and fantastical stories about his life in Tibet and his travels through our world and the cosmos, claiming, among other things, to have spent time with the Yetis, gained clairvoyance via trepanation, and generally to have lived the mad-cap life of a Bondian agent serving forces unknown. While many suggest his stories were highly implausible, utterly dubious, and even totally ludicrous, Tuesday Lobsang Rampa never once conceded even an inch of ground to his critics, continuing to write about his amazing adventures and his mastery of the metaphysical up until his death.




  • Doctor T. Lobsang Rampa (1969), Meditation, The Henderson Company