Magic And Mystery In Tibet

Author: Madame Alexandra David-Neel
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486119440
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A practicing Buddhist and Oriental linguist recounts supernatural events she witnessed in Tibet during the 1920s. Intelligent and witty, she describes the fantastic effects of meditation and shamanic magic — levitation, telepathy, more. 32 photographs.

Magic And Mystery In Tibet

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A practicing Buddhist and Oriental linguist recounts supernatural events she witnessed in Tibet during the 1920s. Intelligent and witty, she describes the fantastic effects of meditation and shamanic magic -- levitation, telepathy, more. 32 photographs.

Magic And Mystery In Tibet

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Magic And Mystery In Tibet 1932

Author: Alexandra David Neel
Editor: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781417977543
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Magic And Mystery In Tibet

Author: Alexandra David-Neel
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ISBN: 9781789871500
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Alexandra David-Neel was among the first Westerners to extensively explore Tibet. In these memoirs she tells of her encounters there; the people and their culture, and fervently Buddhist society. The author's early years, wherein her enthusiasm for travel and curiosity of faraway cultures grew, are excluded from these pages. Rather we begin with David-Neel's first trip to Tibet, and her initial impressions of the country. The friends she makes, and the various officials and Buddhist priests of varying rank and station, are recounted vividly. As a Western woman, David-Neel did not always encounter friendliness or tranquility in those she met: many were less than welcoming, or even hostile, to her presence. As she was a pioneer in Tibet, it is for these explorations that David-Neel is most remembered. The complex traditions of the Tibetan lamas, and how its people existed upon the high plateau of the Himalayas, fascinated many in Europe. Allowed meetings with religious officials, including the 13th Dalai Lama, it was only after a decade of exploring the Tibetan culture that David-Neel dared to go yet farther by travelling, incognito, to Lhasa - the capital city, forbidden to all foreigners... A classic memoir, known for inspiring the writers and poets of the Beat Generation, Magic and Mystery in Tibet is both biography and a great tale of adventure.

Tibetan Tale Of Love And Magic

Author: Alexandra David-Néel
Editor: books catalog
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Tibetan Tale of Love and Magic is essentially the life story of a Tibetan highwayman around the beginning of this century, which he told to Alexandra David-Neel, prompted by the peculiar circumstances of their meeting. Although written in novel form, as the author explains in her preface, this is 'a true story, which has been lived'. Her straightforward reportage is both factual and fantastic and synonymous with the mysteries of Tibetan magic.

The Secret Lives Of Alexandra David Neel

Author: Barbara M. Foster
Editor: Overlook Books
ISBN: 9780879517748
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Lawrence Durrell called Alexandra David-Neel 'the most astonishing woman of our time.' She was the first European to explore Tibet at a time when foreigners were banned; few have led a life of adventure to equal hers. Using never before available material from the secret files of the India Office, the Fosters chronicle the life of this extraordinary woman including details of her mastery of secret mystical practices, including out of body travel, long distance telepathy, vampiric shamanism and tantric sex.

Tibetan Magic And Mysticism

Author: J. H. Brennan
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Generations of isolated Tibetan monks have devoted their lives to an unparalleled investigation of the human mind and soul. Over many centuries, as Buddhism blended with Bon, the aboriginal shamanic religion of Tibet, a great esoteric tradition evolved. In this revised and expanded version of Occult Tibet, the prolific and eclectic J.H. Brennan surveys this vast spiritual heritage born in the shadows of the Himalayas. Explore the realms of death and rebirth, karma, trance states, dream yoga, and the mysterious manipulation of energies and objects via sound. Travel back in time to learn how early visitors experienced Tibet through the extraordinary experiences of luminaries like Huxley, Crowley, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and others. A unique and fascinating view of Tibetan culture and spirituality, Tibetan Magic and Mysticism brings the ancient magical techniques of Tibet to the magicians and mystics of the West. Book jacket.

Tibetan Yoga And Secret Doctrines

Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199727896
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Books, audiotapes, and classes about yoga are today as familiar as they are widespread, but we in the West have only recently become engaged in the meditative doctrines of the East--only in the last 70 or 80 years, in fact. In the early part of the 20th century, it was the pioneering efforts of keen scholars like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the late editor of this volume, that triggered our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines--a companion to the popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, which is also published by Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz edition--is a collection of seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts that first appeared in English in 1935. In these pages, amid useful photographs and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts, readers will encounter some of the principal meditations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers throughout the ages in the attainment of Right Knowledge and Enlightenment. Special commentaries precede each translated text, and a comprehensive introduction contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with European notions of religion, philosophy, and science. Evans-Wentz has also included a body of orally transmitted traditions and teachings that he received firsthand during his fifteen-plus years of study in the Orient, findings that will interest any student of anthropology, psychology, comparative religion, or applied Mah=ay=ana Yoga. These seven distinct but intimately related texts will grant any reader a full and complete view of the spiritual teachings that still inform the life and culture of the East. As with Evans-Wentz's other three Oxford titles on Tibetan religion, which are also appearing in new editions, this third edition of Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines features a new foreword by Donald S. Lopez, author of the recent Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.

The Tibetan Book Of The Great Liberation

Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199727236
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The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation, which was unknown to the Western world until its first publication in 1954, speaks to the quintessence of the Supreme Path, or Mah=ay=ana, and fully reveals the yogic method of attaining Enlightenment. Such attainment can happen, as shown here, by means of knowing the One Mind, the cosmic All-Consciousness, without recourse to the postures, breathings, and other techniques associated with the lower yogas. The original text for this volume belongs to the Bardo Thödol series of treatises concerning various ways of achieving transcendence, a series that figures into the Tantric school of the Mah=ay=ana. Authorship of this particular volume is attributed to the legendary Padma-Sambhava, who journeyed from India to Tibet in the 8th century, as the story goes, at the invitation of a Tibetan king. Padma-Sambhava's text per se is preceded by an account of the great guru's own life and secret doctrines. It is followed by the testamentary teachings of the Guru Phadampa Sangay, which are meant to augment the thought of the other gurus discussed herein. Still more useful supplementary material will be found in the book's introductory remarks, by its editor Evans-Wentz and by the eminent psychoanalyst C. G. Jung. The former presents a 100-page General Introduction that explains several key names and notions (such as Nirv=ana, for starters) with the lucidity, ease, and sagacity that are this scholar's hallmark; the latter offers a Psychological Commentary that weighs the differences between Eastern and Western modes of thought before equating the "collective unconscious" with the Enlightened Mind of the Buddhist. As with the other three volumes in the late Evans-Wentz's critically acclaimed Tibetan series, all four of which are being published by Oxford in new editions, this book also features a new Foreword by Donald S. Lopez.