Magic and Mystery in Tibet

Magic and Mystery in Tibet

Product ID: 4006

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Author: Alexandra David-Neel
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 1997/2002
Language: English
Pages: 224
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0042910196


The classic account of a woman's extraordinary journey to Tibet.

Alexandra David-Neel spent many years in the East and especially in Tibet, a closed, awesome, icy and mysterious world. This book 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 bring a common-sense and sometimes skeptical 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 utilize their telepathy; and how they appear to defy gravity.


Precisely the person to explore Tibet absolutely fearless. Her accounts of Tibetan religious ceremonies ad beliefs are the fullest ad best we have. - The New Yorker