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  Magic and Mystery in Tibet
By: David-Neel Alexandra




 
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Author: Alexandra David-Neel

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For centuries Tibet has been known as the last home of mystery, the hidden, sealed land, where ancient mysteries still survive that have perished in the rest of the Orient. Many men have written about Tibet and its secret lore, but few have actually penetrated it to learn its ancient wisdom. Among these few preeminent was Madame Alexandra David-Neel, a French orientalist. A practicing Buddhist, a profound historian of religion, and linguist, she actually lived in Tibet for more than 14 years. She had the great honor of being received by the Dalai Lama; she studied philosophical Buddhism and Tibetan Tantra at the great centers; she meditated in lonely caves and on wind-swept winter mountains with yogi hermits; and she even witnessed forbidden corpse-magic in the forests. Her experiences have been unique.
"Magic and Mystery in Tibet" tells the story of her experiences in Tibet, among lamas and magicians. It is not a travel book nor an autobiography, but a study of psychic discovery, a description of the occult and mystical theories and psychic training practices of Tibet. She tells of great sages and sorcerers that she met; of the systems of monastic education; the great teachers and their disciples; Tibetan folklore about their spiritual athletes; reincarnation and memory from precious lives; elaborate magical rites to obtain siddhis; the horrible necromantic magic of the pre-Buddhist Bonpa shamans; mental visualization exercises to create disembodied thought forms (tulpas); visions; phenomena of physical yoga, control of the body heat mechanism; breathing exercises; sending "messages on the wind;" and much similar material.

Magic and Mystery in Tibet, Alexandra David- Neel, Dover Publications, 320 pages, $9.95

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