David-Neel illustrates the point that there is much more to life than is found on the surface. Readers are initiated into powerful meditations, breathing exercises, the control of body heat, visions, shamanic magic and past life recollection.
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Alexandra David-Neel spent many years in the East and especially in Tibet, a closed, awesome, icy and mysterious world. 'Magic and Mystery in Tibet' records her fascinating travels and the discoveries she experienced in this forbidden country. Having studied at the Sorbonne under Professor Foucaux, a noted Sanskrit and Tibetan scholar, Alexandra David-Neel is one of the most distinguished of women explorers. She brings a common sense and sometimes sceptical eye to the practices and beliefs of the magicians and mystic masters of the ancient dreamland of Tibet.
Amongst the extraordinary events she describes are how Tibetan mystics can live naked in zero temperatures; how they practice psychic sports; how they can run incredible distances without rest, food or drink; how they utilise telepathy; and how they appear to defy gravity.
“Precisely the person to explore Tibet… absolutely fearless. Her accounts of Tibetan religious ceremonies and beliefs are the fullest and best we have.”
THE NEW YORKER
Alexandra David-Neel studied at the Sorbonne and then journeyed to Tibet. She has written in four books of her experiences.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140000682
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