Originally published in 1967 by Souvenir Press, an account of a woman's journey through Tibet in the 1920's, describing the monks and monastries and the magicians and mystics who live in zero temperatures , run long distances without food and use telepathy to communicate.Originally published in 1967 by Souvenir Press, an account of a woman's journey through Tibet in the 1920's, describing the monks and monastries and the magicians and mystics who live in zero temperatures , run long distances without food and use telepathy to communicate.Read Less
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Alexandra David-Neel approached religion and its practices in Tibet with the objectivity of a sociologist, and yet made it palatable for the arm chair adventurer.
May 23, 2009
A fascinating book. It takes us to a time now gone, when Tibet was a secluded kingdom with all its heritage and wisdom intact.
The author writes from personal experience about the teachings described in this book.
It is sad however to think that many of the monasteries she visited were destroyed and perhaps some of the teachigs lost forever.
Dec 18, 2008
It is a terrific glimpse into Tibet and its religion from a 1920's culture perspective. Some previous background knowledge is helpful for understanding the content. It is a sorrowful reminiscing of what has been lost.
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